Beginner's Ukulele - Twinkle Twinkle - Become A Star!
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Beginner's Ukulele - Twinkle Twinkle - Become A Star!

Learn to play this famous nursery rhyme on ukulele / uke / ukelele. Clearly explained right from the start.
5.0 (10 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
498 students enrolled
Last updated 7/2017
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 35 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Play 'Twinkle Twinkle' on the ukulele in 3 different ways.
  • Have a basic understanding of melody and chords.
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Requirements
  • A ukulele, access to a tuner and a desire to learn.
  • No need to be able to read music.
Description

Learn to play Twinkle Twinkle on the ukulele. This course is aimed at beginners.  There is no need to be able to read music or even have picked up a ukulele.  All you need is a ukulele, access to a tuner and a desire to learn. 

This course will start right at the beginning - showing you:  what the different parts of the ukulele are, how to tune the ukulele and how to use the resources for this course.

We will then move on to playing the tune of Twinkle Twinkle. By the end of the course, you well be able to play three different versions - the melody line on its own, the chords and a developed version combining the melody and chords together.  This gives you a great introduction to the different sounds your ukulele can make. 

Resources at each stage will include easy-to-read diagrams, tablature (TAB), charts and mp3 playalongs.  The sheet music is also provided for those who are interested but there is no need to be able to read them.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to play the ukulele.
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Curriculum For This Course
25 Lectures
02:14:31
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Introduction
1 Lecture 02:07

Introduction to playing Twinkle Twinkle on the ukulele.  This lesson gives an overview of the course.

Preview 02:07
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Getting Started
4 Lectures 21:21

Introduction to the getting started section. This lesson gives an overview of the getting started section.

Introduction
00:47

Overview of the different parts of the ukulele.  By the end of this lesson, students will know the different parts of the ukulele.

The Ukulele
04:55

Tuning the ukulele.  By the end of this lesson students will be able to tune their ukulele.

Preview 06:49

Understanding the resources.  By the end of this lesson students will be able to understand the resources provided with this course.

Resources
08:50
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Melody
7 Lectures 45:43

Introduction to the melody section. This lesson gives an overview of the melody section.

Introduction
02:48

Open strings on the ukulele.  By the end of this lesson students will be able to play the 3 open strings needed for the melody version of Twinkle Twinkle.

Open Strings
03:37

Open string pairs on the ukulele.  By the end of this lesson students will be able to play the 3 open string pairs needed for the melody version of Twinkle Twinkle.

Preview 06:39

Notes of Twinkle Twinkle.  By the end of this lesson students will be able to play the 6 notes needed for the melody version of Twinkle Twinkle.

Notes
05:41

Note-pairs of Twinkle Twinkle.  By the end of this lesson students will be able to play the 7 note pairs needed for the melody version of Twinkle Twinkle.

Note Pairs
11:48

Rhythm of Twinkle Twinkle.  By the end of this lesson students will be able to play the rhythm needed for the melody version of Twinkle Twinkle.

Rhythm
06:47

Melody version of Twinkle Twinkle. By the end of this lesson students will be able to play the melody version of Twinkle Twinkle.

Melody Version
08:23
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Chord
6 Lectures 26:32

Introduction to the chord section. This lesson gives an overview of the chord section.

Introduction
01:47

Strumming the ukulele.  By the end of this lesson students will be able to strum the ukulele as needed for the chord version of Twinkle Twinkle.

Strumming
01:35

Chords of Twinkle Twinkle.  By the end of this lesson students will be able to play the 3 chords needed for the chord version of Twinkle Twinkle.

Chords
04:23

Chord-pairs of Twinkle Twinkle.  By the end of this lesson students will be able to play the 2 chord-pairs needed for the chord version of Twinkle Twinkle.

Chord Pairs
04:33

Rhythm of Twinkle Twinkle.  By the end of this lesson students will be able to play the rhythm needed for the melody version of Twinkle Twinkle.

Rhythm
05:13

Chord version of Twinkle Twinkle. By the end of this lesson students will be able to play the chord version of Twinkle Twinkle.

Chord Version
09:01
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Developed
6 Lectures 37:50

Introduction to the developed section. This lesson gives an overview of the developed section.

Introduction
02:57

Strumming the ukulele.  By the end of this lesson students will be able to strum the ukulele as needed for the developed version of Twinkle Twinkle.

Strumming
01:41

Open strings followed by a strum on the ukulele.  By the end of this lesson students will be able to play the 3 open strings followed by a strum needed for the developed version of Twinkle Twinkle.

Open Strings
06:53

Open string-pairs with strums on the ukulele.  By the end of this lesson students will be able to play the 3 open string-pairs with strums needed for the developed version of Twinkle Twinkle.

Open String Pairs
08:35

Rhythm with strums of Twinkle Twinkle.  By the end of this lesson students will be able to play the rhythm with strums needed for the developed version of Twinkle Twinkle.

Rhythm
07:26

Developed version of Twinkle Twinkle. By the end of this lesson students will be able to play the developed version of Twinkle Twinkle.

Developed Version
10:18
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Final Words
1 Lecture 00:58

Conclusion to playing Twinkle Twinkle on the ukulele.  

Conclusion
00:58
About the Instructor
Paul Lennon
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656 Students
3 Courses
Professional composer and teacher

Musician, composer & teacher.

An all-round musician accomplished on many instruments including guitar, violin, piano, bass, trumpet, drums, banjo. He also composes and records in many styles that stem from his classical and jazz training and from his experience playing in bands ranging from folk, reggae, pop to modern jazz.

Studied violin, piano and composition at Trinity College of Music and attained his L.T.C.L. in the second year.

Currently teaching privately and is writing and recording media music with David Hewson.

Co-author with Ben Hewlett on the Ben Hewlett Harmonica Course. Paul composed and recorded all the material for the CDs that accompany the books in this series as well producing all the music notation with harmonica TAB.

Examples of Paul’s work can be heard on his website along with more information about his teaching and writing.

Amanda Jones
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11 Reviews
499 Students
2 Courses
Musical Student

Amanda has been studying music for a number of years and is a student of Paul Lennon.  She has learnt music theory, singing and a variety of string instruments. The string instruments include the ukulele, guitar, mandolin and violin.  She is the co-creator, director and editor of Paul Lennon's beginner's ukulele courses.