The Ukulele Academy: Play Music Today! (2020 Update)
4.2 (971 ratings)
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6,265 students enrolled

The Ukulele Academy: Play Music Today! (2020 Update)

Premium Ukulele Lessons & Tutorials - Master Technique AND Free Your Music Expression on the Ukulele / Uke / Ukelele!
4.2 (971 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
6,265 students enrolled
Created by Andrew J. Smith
Last updated 4/2020
English [Auto]
Current price: $90.99 Original price: $129.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 19 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn how to play ANY song without other tutorials
  • Harness music theory to play creatively and expressively
  • Master confident performing
  • Understand different chord types to shape your musical style
  • Realize how the ukulele's anatomy affects your playing
  • No previous musical experience required
  • Have access to a ukulele to follow along
  • Be ready to learn!

"This course is absolutely excellent ...I've looked at YouTube and other videos, but they all seemed to start "in the middle" and left me perplexed...This course unlocked ALL the mysteries and left me feeling like now I really can learn this instrument. And Andrew is charming, engaging, and fun." - Anne

"It’s only been two lessons so far and I’m already making progress!!" - Ciana

"Andrew is a very good teacher. His love of music comes through and his gentle approach is encouraging. Great voice too!"  - Pat

"10/10 will recommend to others looking to pick up an instrument." - David

Andrew Smith's core belief is that everyone can play music. Now, his highly-rated premium ukulele course is available on Udemy! It is designed for both complete beginners and somewhat-established ukulele players who want a deeper understanding of music. You can be playing and understanding music in no time! Andrew simplifies complicated musical topics with straight-forward, structured, and energetic teaching - so get ready to make music like a seasoned musician! After completing The Ukulele Academy, you will be able to play any song you want without needing other ukulele tutorial videos. 

Are you ready to make music?

Who this course is for:
  • Complete ukulele beginners - even those who might consider themselves "not musical"
  • Amateur ukulele players who want to understand music better
Course content
Expand all 50 lectures 02:33:39
+ Introduction to Course
2 lectures 03:14
Here is a quick assignment to help you identify your personal musical goals!
The WHY and WHAT of Your Musical Journey
2 questions
+ The First Steps
8 lectures 22:28

Where you can buy a ukulele strap:

Get a Grip on Your Ukulele
You are More Like Your Ukulele than You Think (Hint: think anatomy...)

It is time to see whether you have mastered the anatomy of your instrument!

Anatomy Quiz
3 questions
Scaling to New Heights
You are Doing Great!
Notes Quiz
2 questions
How to FINALLY Get Your Ukulele Tuned!

This can be a bit tricky. Grab your ukulele and worksheet to work through these tough questions!

String numbers and names!
8 questions
Not All Tuning is Created Equal (Are you doing it right?)
Tuning Quiz
2 questions
+ Making Sense of Musical "Basics" - Get Your Start in Music!
4 lectures 11:46
The Easiest Lecture in the Course (It's as Easy as 1,2,3...)
This is a quick assignment to help you gauge your learning!
Quick Checkup
2 questions
Don't Fret over Finding Frets!
Notes vs. Chords - What's the Difference?
Notes and Chords
3 questions
+ Strumming & Rhythm - Let's Make Some Sound!
5 lectures 17:44
"Rhythm for Dummies"
Rhythm Quiz
2 questions

Where to buy Picks:

Preview 04:22
Playing Off-Beat with Up Strums
SHADOW Strumming?!?
Strum Types
3 questions
How to Accent your Playing
+ The Ukulele Player's Guide to the Left Hand
2 lectures 09:46
What Your Left Hand ACTUALLY Does When You Play
Left Hand Quiz
3 questions
The 3 P's of Fingering - Spotting Problems Quickly to Learn Quickly
+ Prepare to Amaze Yourself!
2 lectures 08:40
When 3 Notes Work Together - Understanding Chord Theory
Quicky Tricky Chord Quiz
3 questions
Let's Make it Happen
+ Singing an Playing - Using the Ukulele AND Your Voice
3 lectures 12:10

Find an online metronome here:

How to become an expert at anything:

FALSE: "Practice Makes Perfect"
Applying All You Have Learned to an AMAZING Song
A Quick Performance from Your Instructor
Song-Playing Quiz
3 questions
+ Creating Unique Strum Patterns!
3 lectures 08:23
How YOU Can Create Unique Strum Patterns
Applying a Strum Pattern to Your Song
My Turn to Play!
+ New Chords Types for You to Play!
7 lectures 21:25
Using the vi (Six) Chord to Create Emotion in Your Playing
Major Chords vs. Minor Chords
Chords Quiz
3 questions
When You Substitute One Chord for Another
Time To Sing with the Sixes
Spicy Sevenths!
Danny Boy - Using ALL the Chord Types!
Seventh Chord Quiz
3 questions
+ The "Keys" of Music
3 lectures 12:05
Finally Understanding "Keys"
Key Changing Within a Song - This Sounds Amazing!
Amazing Grace with Key Change - Performance Video
Keys Quiz
3 questions