Beginner's Ukulele - Happy Birthday - A Festive Serenade!
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Beginner's Ukulele - Happy Birthday - A Festive Serenade!

Learn to play this festive song on the ukulele / uke / ukelele with fingerstyle and strumming!
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Last updated 8/2017
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 36 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Play 'Happy Birthday' on the ukulele in 3 different ways.
  • Play using both fingerstyle and strumming.
  • Have a basic understanding of melody and chords.
Requirements
  • A ukulele, access to a tuner and a desire to learn.
  • No need to be able to read music.
Description

Learn to play Happy Birthday 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 Happy Birthday. By the end of the course, you well be able to play three different versions - the melody line on its own using fingerstyle, the chords using strumming and a developed version combining the chords with a new rhythm.  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 this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to play the ukulele – fingerstyle and strumming.
Course content
Expand all 26 lectures 02:26:44
+ Introduction
1 lecture 02:22

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

Preview 02:22
+ 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
+ Melody / Fingerstyle
8 lectures 01:07:26

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

Introduction
03:05

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 Happy Birthday.

Open Strings
04:23

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 Happy Birthday.

Preview 11:28

Notes of Happy Birthday.  By the end of this lesson students will be able to play the 8 notes needed for the melody version of Happy Birthday.

Notes
07:38

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

Note Pairs - Part 1
13:00

Note-pairs of Happy Birthday.  By the end of this lesson students will be able to play the 8 note pairs needed for the second half of the melody version of Happy Birthday.

Note Pairs - Part 2
13:56

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

Rhythm
08:07

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

Melody Version
05:49
+ Chord / Strumming
6 lectures 25:36

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

Introduction
01:52

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

Strumming
01:19

Chords of Happy Birthday.  By the end of this lesson students will be able to play the 5 chords needed for the chord version of Happy Birthday.

Chords
05:47

Chord-pairs of Happy Birthday.  By the end of this lesson students will be able to play the 5 chord-pairs needed for the chord version of Happy Birthday.

Chord Pairs
09:06

Rhythm of Happy Birthday.  By the end of this lesson students will be able to play the rhythm needed for the chord version of Happy Birthday.

Rhythm
01:35

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

Chord Version
05:57
+ Developed
6 lectures 29:03

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

Introduction
02:12

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

Strumming
06:44

Chords of Happy Birthday.  By the end of this lesson students will be able to play the 5 chords needed for the developed version of Happy Birthday.

Chords
03:35

Chord-pairs of Happy Birthday.  By the end of this lesson students will be able to play the 5 chord-pairs needed for the developed version of Happy Birthday.

Chord Pairs
07:21

Rhythm of Happy Birthday.  By the end of this lesson students will be able to play the rhythm needed for the developed version of Happy Birthday.

Rhythm
02:53

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

Developed Version
06:18
+ Final Words
1 lecture 00:56

Conclusion to playing Happy Birthday on the ukulele.  

Conclusion
00:56