Introduction to Ukulele 1
- 33 mins on-demand video
- 6 articles
- 20 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
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- Certificate of Completion
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- Realise that Ukulele has given them the knowledge of themselves that one can achieve a musical instrument.
- Introduction and topics covered
- The benefits of playing ukulele and Famous Musicians
- Types of ukulele before you buy
- Parts of the instrument
- Which one shall i buy
- Warm up your fingers
- How to hold the Ukulele
- Care for your instrument
- Name of the open strings
- Tune the Ukulele
- Taste of calypso strum
- Strum Exercises Beginners
- Two chord songs to tryout with chords to practice.
- It's raining, it's pouring and youtube free example. Easy finger picking
- Circle of 5ths, using a card or your fingers.
- Checklist what have you learned
- Quizzes and practise Exercises
- Materials needed: a tuned ukulele, tuner. Decide what size ukulele you wish to play. Ensure it is of a good quality to ensure a reliable tuned instrument.
- This course is for a newbie or doesn't know anything about an instrument. or how to choose in buying one.
Productive use of a person's time and enhances relationships. This course introduces the learner to care and consideration of their musical status and instrument. It is about
The benefits of playing ukulele and Famous Musicians alongside them.
- Most new students are all fingers and thumbs, this is normal. Begin to foot tap or clap to the rhythm to improve your timing
- There is guidance in the course on how to get past the real early beginner stage.
- The Introduction course is best suited for someone who knows nothing or very little of the instrument and to buy one. Ukulele 1 is for ACTION - we can play a song. Ukulele 2 will be better for the next level of learner.
Welcome to this informational course on an introduction to caring for you and your instrument. This information will help you in ways that will ensure you succeed in your playing. Keep on keeping on for your brave learning at becoming a musician. This course is very simple for new musicians. There is another course if you find this too simple. :-)
Please ensure you get through 75% of the course before you leave a review. Talk to me first if you have a problem. I am regularly online to help.
Guidelines for a review: positive, something you would like to see different, positive. This is for newbies encouragement and myself. A positive review gives you a blessing as well. Let's encourage people to become musicians. God bless. If you'd like to see a particular song on here to play, let me know. I have a vast amount.
Cheers and goodwill. Thanks for joining this class
Objective: Learn How to say Ukulele in Hawaiian and a short history on the ukulele.
Objective: Learn to expect positive experiences for including this instrument in your lifestyle. You can never be lonely or bored again, or it will widen your circle of friends.
Put up some suggestions on the page on why Ukulele is good for you.
Keep this list written out so you can see it. Share here.
Learn to keep on keeping on.
Share here if you are entertained by playing music and why it doesn't bore you.
How does it affect your mood?
Do the challenges absorb you?
Are you a worried that you may not continue in playing this instrument? Let us know so we can be a team to encourage you and give you our positive results.
Objective: Learn how to hold your ukulele
As opposed to guitars which have straps for easier holding, the soprano and concert ukulele are small and don't need a shoulder strap.
Hold the ukulele high up on your body, around the chest area. The body of the ukulele should be cradled in your right arm, with your right hand extended for strumming/picking. Be careful not to hold it too tightly, or you will smother the tone.
If you are a lefty, swap the words right and left in this article, and you're all set to go.
This video shows you the Open Strings.
The Special C6 and Am7 - open strings
C6 and Am7 are the same chord and this is what the ukulele is tuned to on the piano and makes open string tuning. So no finger placement is required so far to practice strumming. The sounds are tuned to the GCEA sounds on the piano.
Left hand tuning is opposite to the Right Hand tuning. Turn the soprano ukulele over and tune as GCEA going down from your chin.
Remember string No. 1 is closest to your knee = A string on the left hand tuning and right hand tuning.
The outside strings are thin
The inside strings are thick and tune as shown. There isn't another type of ukulele that one can just turn over without changing the strings. Try it out if you need, or start as you mean to finish and play like a right handed player. Sitting opposite mirror image to a right hander to begin with can help.
There are plenty of left handers in string players. The notes on the ukulele songs are still the same.
Objective: To learn
- Care of your instrument
- Avoid leaving your instrument in the sun or very cold temperatures.
- If you want to add a strap, then ask the music shop to tap in the bottom knob to hold the strap.We don’t want you splitting the wood.
- For my tenor, I use a low-cost guitar strap.
- Wipe the strings down with a paper towel as oils from our fingers transfer.
Objective: To learn care for the good strings you purchased. This is an investment in your future musical lifestyle.
If your ukulele is new or the strings are new,then strum it hard for the first week
to settle in the strings (this stretches them).
Keep tuning as you go so they get good exercise and limbers up.
Wipe the strings down with a paper towel as oils from our fingers transfer to the strings
Objective: Strum for 4/4 music and Latin. DDU UDU. This is the first strum i was taught on the guitar and it has proven very useful for plenty of adaptions on the ukulele. When you strum this repeat the strum structure in your head so your brain nerves learn the pattern instinctively. Ukulele is all about letting your brain learn patterns to create the nerve pathways. Perhaps eat brain food while you are learning and take a multi vitamin.
This Taumarunui Ukulele page has good songs and information on a monthly basis.