Beginner's Ukulele - Strumming Basics
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Beginner's Ukulele - Strumming Basics

Learn the both left hand and right hand techniques on the the ukulele / uke / ukelele using the strumming method!
3.8 (5 ratings)
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440 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2018
English
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 46 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Play the ukulele using the strumming method.
  • Learn left hand and right hand techniques.
Requirements
  • A ukulele, access to a tuner and a desire to learn.
  • No need to be able to read music.
Description

Learn to play both left hand and right hand techniques on the ukulele for the strumming method. 

This course is appropriate for all levels. If you are an absolute beginner, then this course will show the basics.  If you are more advanced then you can use this course to improve your technique and/or as part of your daily warm-up/practice. 

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 right hand techniques - learning different types of strums and different strumming patterns.  

The next section will look at left hand techniques - learning different chords and how to move between them.  

Resources at each stage will include easy-to-read diagrams, tablature (TAB), charts and mp3 playalongs for your own practice. 

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to learn the strumming method on the ukulele.
Course content
Expand all 22 lectures 01:22:38
+ Introduction
1 lecture 02:25

Introduction to Strumming Basics.  This lesson gives an overview of the course.

Preview 02:25
+ 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
+ Right Hand
8 lectures 29:42

Learn downward strums with the pad of the thumb.

Preview 03:39

Learn upward strums with the pad of the index finger.

Right Hand - Lesson 2
03:45

Learn to strum down-up-down-up (D-U-D-U) with the pads of the thumb and index finger.

Right Hand - Lesson 3
03:06

Learn downward strums with the nail of the index finger.

Right Hand - Lesson 4
03:18

Learn upward strums with the nail of the thumb.

Right Hand - Lesson 5
03:20

Learn to strum down-up-down-up (D-U-D-U) with the nails of the index finger and thumb.

Right Hand - Lesson 6
03:10

Learn D-D-U, D-U-U, D-U-D strumming patterns with the pads of the thumb and index finger.

Right Hand - Lesson 7
04:46

Learn U-U-D, U-D-D, U-D-U strumming patterns with the pads of the thumb and index finger.

Right Hand - Lesson 8
04:38
+ Left Hand
8 lectures 28:25

Learn F-chord.

Left Hand - Lesson 2
02:17

Learn to move between F-chord and C-chord.

Left Hand - Lesson 3
03:31

Learn Dm-chord.

Left Hand - Lesson 4
02:31

Learn to move between:

- Dm-chord and C-chord

- Dm-chord and F-chord.

Left Hand - Lesson 5
05:03

Learn G7-chord.

Left Hand - Lesson 6
02:29

Learn to move between:

- G7-chord and C-chord

- G7-chord and F-chord

- G7-chord and Dm-chord.

Left Hand - Lesson 7
06:07

Learn chord sequence of C-F-Dm-G7.

Left Hand - Lesson 8
04:06