Ukulele Fingerstyle Super Course
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Ukulele Fingerstyle Super Course

Play music on the ukulele / uke / ukelele. A cheap and easy musical instrument. Lessons using the fingerstyle method.
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504 students enrolled
Last updated 12/2018
English
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This course includes
  • 10.5 hours on-demand video
  • 334 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 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.
Requirements
  • A ukulele, access to a tuner and a desire to learn.
  • No need to be able to read music.
Description

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.
Course content
Expand all 119 lectures 10:42:12
+ Introduction
1 lecture 03:53

Introduction to Fingerstyle Super Course.  This lesson gives an overview of the Fingerstyle Super Course.

Preview 03:53
+ Getting Started
4 lectures 21:21

Introduction to the 'Getting Started' section. This lesson gives an overview of the 'Getting Started' section.

Preview 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.

Tuning
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
+ Theory Basics
10 lectures 41:56

Introduction to Theory Basics.  This lesson gives an overview of the Theory Basics section.

Preview 01:38

Introduction to how sounds are made and how sounds can be changed by placing fingertips behind the frets.

Sounds
04:55

Introduction to tones and semitones.

Semitones and Tones
02:30

Introduction to the 8 lettered notes (A, B, C, D, E, F and G) and how to find them on the ukulele.

Notes
08:44

Introduction to how scales work and how to find the C-Major scale on the ukulele.

C-Major Scale
04:03

How to find the G-Major scale on the ukulele.

G-Major Scale
03:24

How to find the F-Major scale on the ukulele.

F-Major Scale
04:08

Introduction to basic chords and how to find C-Chord, F-Chord and G-Chord on the ukulele.

Basic Chords
04:31

Introduction to using chord shapes to find other chords by moving the chord up or down the fretboard.

Movable Chords
05:25

Introduction to how chords can be modified to create minor chords or seventh chords.

Modified Chords
02:38
+ Technique Basics
19 lectures 01:32:16

Introduction to Technique Basics.  This lesson gives an overview of the Technique Basics section.

Preview 01:09

Learn to play the thumb on strings 4,3,2.

Right Hand - Lesson 1
03:20

Learn to play the index finger on strings 1,2,3.

Right Hand - Lesson 2
03:49

Learn to play the middle finger on strings 1,2,3.

Right Hand - Lesson 3
03:10

Learn to play I-M on strings 1,2,3.

Right Hand - Lesson 4
06:21

Learn to play T-I on strings 3,2.

Right Hand - Lesson 5
04:17

Learn to change strings between:

- strings 4 and 3 using T-I

- strings 4 and 2 using T-I

- strings 4 and 1 using T-M.

Right Hand - Lesson 6
06:19

Learn to change strings between:

- strings 3 and 2 using T-I

- strings 3 and 1 using T-M.

Right Hand - Lesson 7
03:59

Learn to change strings between:

- strings 3 and 2 using I-M

- strings 3 and 1 using I-M.

Right Hand - Lesson 8
03:59

Learn to change strings between:

- strings 2 and 1 using T-I

- strings 2 and 1 using I-M.

Right Hand - Lesson 9
03:38

Learn to play the first four frets on string 1.

Left Hand - Lesson 1
07:22

Learn to move between: 

- frets 1 and 2

- frets 2 and 3

- frets 3 and 4

on string 1.

Left Hand - Lesson 2
05:56

Learn to move up and down over the first four frets on string 1.

Left Hand - Lesson 3
02:37

Learn 6-pairs on string 1.

Left Hand - Lesson 4
07:13

Learn 6-pairs on strings 2, 3 and 4.

Left Hand - Lesson 5
06:14

Learn C-major arpeggio.

Left Hand - Lesson 6
03:49

Learn C-major scale from low C to high C.

Left Hand - Lesson 7
04:28

Learn C-major scale from high C to low C.

Left Hand - Lesson 8
04:27

Learn a tune in C-major.

Left Hand - Lesson 9
10:09
+ Workout
61 lectures 04:37:36

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

Preview 01:14

Demo for right hand exercise 1 - thumb on all 4 strings.

Day 1 - Right Hand Ex 1 Demo
04:01

Practice at 80bpm for right hand exercise 1 - thumb on all 4 strings.

Day 1 - Right Hand Ex 1 Practice 80bpm
04:23

Demo for left hand exercise 1 - frets 1,2,3,4 on 1st string with tension release.

Day 2 - Left Hand Ex 1 Demo
08:21

Practice at 100bpm for right hand exercise 1 - thumb on all 4 strings.

Day 2 - Right Hand Ex 1 Practice 100bpm
04:17

Practice at 80bpm for left hand exercise 1 - frets 1,2,3,4 on 1st string with tension release.

Day 2 - Left Hand Ex 1 Practice 80bpm
04:39

Demo for right hand exercise 2 - I M R on 1st string.

Day 3 - Right Hand Ex 2 Demo
06:30

Practice at 120bpm for right hand exercise 1 - thumb on all 4 strings.

Day 3 - Right Hand Ex 1 Practice 120bpm
04:12

Practice at 100bpm for left hand exercise 1 - frets 1,2,3,4 on 1st string with tension release.

Day 3 - Left Hand Ex 1 Practice 100bpm
04:23

Practice at 80bpm for right hand exercise 2 - I M R on 1st string.

Day 3 - Right Hand Ex 2 Practice 80bpm
03:35

Demo for left hand exercise 2 - adjacent pairs on 1st string 1-2, 2-3, 3-4 and updown.

Day 4 - Left Hand Ex 2 Demo
06:43

Practice at 120bpm for left hand exercise 1 - frets 1,2,3,4 on 1st string with tension release.

Day 4 - Left Hand Ex 1 Practice 120bpm
04:18

Practice at 100bpm for right hand exercise 2 - I M R on 1st string.

Day 4 - Right Hand Ex 2 Practice 100bpm
03:36

Practice at 80bpm for left hand exercise 2 - adjacent pairs on 1st string 1-2, 2-3, 3-4 and updown.

Day 4 - Left Hand Ex 2 Practice 80bpm
04:33

Demo for right hand exercise 3 - I M on 2nd and 3rd strings.

Day 5 - Right Hand Ex 3 Demo
07:14

Practice at 120bpm for right hand exercise 2 - I M R on 1st string.

Day 5 - Right Hand Ex 2 Practice 120bpm
03:37

Practice at 100bpm for left hand exercise 2 - adjacent pairs on 1st string 1-2, 2-3, 3-4 and updown.

Day 5 - Left Hand Ex 2 Practice 100bpm
04:29

Practice at 80bpm for right hand exercise 3 - I M on 2nd and 3rd strings.

Day 5 - Right Hand Ex 3 Practice 80bpm
04:23

Demo for left hand exercise 3 -  pairs on 1st string 1-4, 2-4, 1-3 and 6-pairs.

Day 6 - Left Hand Ex 3 Demo
07:35

Practice at 120bpm for left hand exercise 2 - adjacent pairs on 1st string 1-2, 2-3, 3-4 and updown.

Day 6 - Left Hand Ex 2 Practice 120bpm
04:22

Practice at 100bpm for right hand exercise 3 - I M on 2nd and 3rd strings.

Day 6 - Right Hand Ex 3 Practice 100bpm
04:29

Practice at 80bpm for left hand exercise 3 -  pairs on 1st string 1-4, 2-4, 1-3 and 6-pairs.

Day 6 - Left Hand Ex 3 Practice 80bpm
04:33

Demo for right hand exercise 4 - MR on 1st string, IM on 2nd string and TI on 3rd string.

Day 7 - Right Hand Ex 4 Demo
04:54

Practice at 120bpm for right hand exercise 3 - I M on 2nd and 3rd strings.

Day 7 - Right Hand Ex 3 Practice 120bpm
04:16

Practice at 100bpm for left hand exercise 3 -  pairs on 1st string 1-4, 2-4, 1-3 and 6-pairs.

Day 7 - Left Hand Ex 3 Practice 100bpm
04:30

Practice at 80bpm for right hand exercise 4 - MR on 1st string, IM on 2nd string and TI on 3rd string.

Day 7 - Right Hand Ex 4 Practice 80bpm
03:31

Demo for left hand exercise 4 -  string crossing 1st-2nd, 2nd-3rd, 3rd-4th and updown.

Day 8 - Left Hand Ex 4 Demo
08:18

Practice at 120bpm for left hand exercise 3 -  pairs on 1st string 1-4, 2-4, 1-3 and 6-pairs.

Day 8 - Left Hand Ex 3 Practice 120bpm
04:23

Practice at 100bpm for right hand exercise 4 - MR on 1st string, IM on 2nd string and TI on 3rd string.

Day 8 - Right Hand Ex 4 Practice 100bpm
03:35

Practice at 80bpm for left hand exercise 4 -  string crossing 1st-2nd, 2nd-3rd, 3rd-4th and updown.

Day 8 - Left Hand Ex 4 Practice 80bpm
04:36

Demo for right hand exercise 5 - natural hand position - TI, TM and TR.

Day 9 - Right Hand Ex 5 Demo
06:25

Practice at 120bpm for right hand exercise 4 - MR on 1st string, IM on 2nd string and TI on 3rd string.

Day 9 - Right Hand Ex 4 Practice 120bpm
03:30

Practice at 100bpm for left hand exercise 4 -  string crossing 1st-2nd, 2nd-3rd, 3rd-4th and updown.

Day 9 - Left Hand Ex 4 Practice 100bpm
04:29

Practice at 80bpm for right hand exercise 5 - natural hand position - TI, TM and TR.

Day 9 - Right Hand Ex 5 Practice 80bpm
03:36

Demo for left hand exercise 5 -  string crossing 1st-4th, 2nd-4th, 1st-3rd and 6-pairs.

Day 10 - Left Hand Ex 5 Demo
07:13

Practice at 120bpm for left hand exercise 4 -  string crossing 1st-2nd, 2nd-3rd, 3rd-4th and updown.

Day 10 - Left Hand Ex 4 Practice 120bpm
04:29

Practice at 100bpm for right hand exercise 5 - natural hand position - TI, TM and TR.

Day 10 - Right Hand Ex 5 Practice 100bpm
03:35

Practice at 80bpm for left hand exercise 5 -  string crossing 1st-4th, 2nd-4th, 1st-3rd and 6-pairs.

Day 10 - Left Hand Ex 5 Practice 80bpm
04:20

Demo for right hand exercise 6 - natural hand position - IM, IR and MR.

Day 11 - Right Hand Ex 6 Demo
05:31

Practice at 120bpm for right hand exercise 5 - natural hand position - TI, TM and TR.

Day 11 - Right Hand Ex 5 Practice 120bpm
03:34

Practice at 100bpm for left hand exercise 5 -  string crossing 1st-4th, 2nd-4th, 1st-3rd and 6-pairs.

Day 11 - Left Hand Ex 5 Practice 100bpm
04:19

Practice at 80bpm for right hand exercise 6 - natural hand position - IM, IR and MR.

Day 11 - Right Hand Ex 6 Practice 80bpm
03:40

Demo for left hand exercise 6 -  6-pairs on strings 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Day 12 - Left Hand Ex 6 Demo
06:14

Practice at 120bpm for left hand exercise 5 -  string crossing 1st-4th, 2nd-4th, 1st-3rd and 6-pairs.

Day 12 - Left Hand Ex 5 Practice 120bpm
04:10

Practice at 100bpm for right hand exercise 6 - natural hand position - IM, IR and MR.

Day 12 - Right Hand Ex 6 Practice 100bpm
03:38

Practice at 80bpm for left hand exercise 6 -  6-pairs on strings 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Day 12 - Left Hand Ex 6 Practice 80bpm
05:04

Demo for right hand exercise 7 - simple roll.

Day 13 - Right Hand Ex 7 Demo
07:00

Practice at 120bpm for right hand exercise 6 - natural hand position - IM, IR and MR.

Day 13 - Right Hand Ex 6 Practice 120bpm
03:33

Practice at 100bpm for left hand exercise 6 -  6-pairs on strings 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Day 13 - Left Hand Ex 6 Practice 100bpm
04:55

Practice at 80bpm for right hand exercise 7 - simple roll.

Day 13 - Right Hand Ex 7 Practice 80bpm
04:02

Demo for left hand exercise 7 -  string crossing up and down strings.

Day 14 - Left Hand Ex 7 Demo
05:50

Practice at 120bpm for left hand exercise 6 -  6-pairs on strings 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Day 14 - Left Hand Ex 6 Practice 120bpm
04:45

Practice at 100bpm for right hand exercise 7 - simple roll.

Day 14 - Right Hand Ex 7 Practice 100bpm
04:01

Practice at 80bpm for left hand exercise 7 -  string crossing up and down strings.

Day 14 - Left Hand Ex 7 Practice 80bpm
03:12

Demo for right hand exercise 8 - roll with alternating thumb.

Day 15 - Right Hand Ex 8 Demo
03:05

Practice at 120bpm for right hand exercise 7 - simple roll.

Day 15 - Right Hand Ex 7 Practice 120bpm
03:53

Practice at 100bpm for left hand exercise 7 -  string crossing up and down strings.

Day 15 - Left Hand Ex 7 Practice 100bpm
03:13

Practice at 80bpm for right hand exercise 8 - roll with alternating thumb.

Day 15 - Right Hand Ex 8 Practice 80bpm
03:11

Practice at 120bpm for left hand exercise 7 -  string crossing up and down strings.

Extra Practice - Left Hand Ex 7 Practice 120bpm
03:05

Practice at 100bpm for right hand exercise 8 - roll with alternating thumb.

Extra Practice - Right Hand Ex 8 Practice 100bpm
03:18

Practice at 120bpm for right hand exercise 8 - roll with alternating thumb.

Extra Practice - Right Hand Ex 8 Practice 120bpm
03:16
+ Ode To Joy
7 lectures 01:02:00

Introduction to the Ode To Joy section. This lesson gives an overview of the Ode To Joy section.

Preview 03:59

Open strings on the ukulele.  By the end of this lesson students will be able to play the 4 open strings needed for the melody version of Ode To Joy.

Open Strings
04:57

Open string pairs on the ukulele.  By the end of this lesson students will be able to play the 7 open string pairs needed for the melody version of Ode To Joy.

Open String Pairs
11:36

Notes of Ode To Joy.  By the end of this lesson students will be able to play the 6 notes needed for the melody version of Ode To Joy.

Notes
03:41

Note-pairs of Ode To Joy.  By the end of this lesson students will be able to play the 7 note pairs needed for the melody version of Ode To Joy.

Note Pairs
13:59

Rhythm of Ode To Joy.  By the end of this lesson students will be able to play the rhythm needed for the melody version of Ode To Joy.

Rhythm
12:52

Melody version of Ode To Joy. By the end of this lesson students will be able to play the melody version of Ode To Joy.

Melody Version
10:56
+ Happy Birthday
8 lectures 01:06:47

Introduction to the Happy Birthday section. This lesson gives an overview of the Happy Birthday section.

Preview 02:59

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
04:18

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.

Open String Pairs
11:23

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
07:34

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
12:55

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
13:51

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
08:02

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
05:45
+ Silent Night
8 lectures 01:15:39

Introduction to the Silent Night section. This lesson gives an overview of the Silent Night section.

Preview 05:14

Open strings on the ukulele.  By the end of this lesson students will be able to play the 4 open strings needed for the melody version of Silent Night.

Open Strings
04:49

Open string pairs on the ukulele.  By the end of this lesson students will be able to play the 5 open string pairs needed for the melody version of Silent Night.

Open String Pairs
08:54

Notes of Silent Night.  By the end of this lesson students will be able to play the 9 notes needed for the melody version of Silent Night.

Notes
06:03

Note-pairs of Silent Night.  By the end of this lesson students will be able to play the 10 note pairs needed for the melody version of Silent Night.

Note Pairs
18:14

Note sequence of Silent Night.  By the end of this lesson students will be able to play the note sequence needed for the melody version of Silent Night.

Note Sequence
08:54

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

Rhythm
13:00

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

Melody Version
10:31
+ Final Words
1 lecture 00:44

Conclusion to Fingerstyle Super Course.

Conclusion
00:44