Ukulele Fingerstyle Super Course
What you'll learn
- Play the ukulele using the fingerstyle method.
- Have a greater understanding about basic music theory on the ukulele.
- Learn left hand and right hand techniques.
- Know how to practice and develop a daily warmup.
- Play Ode To Joy, Happy Birthday and Silent Night using the fingerstyle method.
- A ukulele, access to a tuner and a desire to learn.
- No need to be able to read music.
Do you have very little musical experience but have always wanted to learn to play an instrument? Have you struggled to learn the guitar, banjo or violin but still want to play a stringed musical instrument? Are you a singer and want a simple instrument that you can play along with your singing? Then the ukulele is for you!
The ukulele is a great entry instrument for beginners. A decent beginner ukulele is a cheap option compared to other musical instruments. It can also be a great instrument for singers as it is easy to learn, small and portable. And it is a simple instrument to learn the basic techniques needed if you want to advance onto other stringed instruments - like the guitar, banjo or violin.
This course combines the best fingerstyle elements of our other courses allowing you to learn to play both left hand and right hand techniques on the ukulele.
This course brings together all the elements you need to get you started:
- getting started showing the basics of your ukulele;
- theory basics showing you the basic elements of theory related to your ukulele; and
- technique basics showing you the basic techniques of the fingerstyle method.
The course also includes a workout section which will encourage you to incorporate practice elements into your daily routine.
And finally, the course includes three songs using the fingerstyle method: Ode To Joy, Happy Birthday and Silent Night.
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.
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 fingerstyle method on the ukulele.
Paul is a composer / arranger, multi-instrumentalist and teacher. He is an all-round musician accomplished on many instruments including guitar, violin, piano, bass, trumpet, drums, banjo, harmonica and ukulele.
He graduated from Trinity College of Music, London in violin, piano and composition (1976-80). Paul has been involved in many classical / light music ventures including orchestras, a flute quartet, a duo with cello and even a 1930’s cabaret act. He went on to play bass, guitar, violin and keyboards in various bands.
Paul continues to develop teaching, composition and recording. In particular, with Ben Hewlett on his ongoing harmonica courses at Harmonica World and with Amanda Jones on their ukulele courses on Udemy. He has also recorded media music released through Score Production Music and Boost Music with David Hewson and has produced numerous albums on CD Baby.
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 ukulele courses.