Ukulele Lessons For Beginners - Fast Track Your Learning

Learn to play the Ukulele confidently with single outcome focused lessons designed to get you strumming quickly
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  • Lectures 28
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 6/2016 English

Course Description

If you want to learn how to play ukulele fast, then this course is for you. Short punchy single-focused-outcome lessons to get you strumming fast.  No 10 minutes videos on music theory or explaining the parts of the ukulele - we dive in and get you playing chords so you can start playing songs in no time.

If you are time poor and don't care for too much theory or instructors who waffle on, then this course will benefit you. By the end of the course you'll be able to play the chords to many popular songs and also the Blues.

This course was designed for the absolute beginners and guitar players keen to quickly learn the ukulele.

What are the requirements?

  • Basic understanding of music would be helpful, but is not required
  • A ukulele

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Play Open Chords
  • Play the C Scale
  • Play Major Chords
  • Play Minor Chords
  • Play 7th Chords
  • Play Major Barre Chords
  • Play Minor Barre Chords
  • Understand 3 Chord Theory
  • Play The 4 Chords Pop Progression
  • Play 7th Barre Chords
  • Play various strumming patterns and styles
  • Play 12 Bar Blues Progressions
  • Be able to tune their ukulele with and without a tuning device

Who is the target audience?

  • Absolute beginners
  • Experienced guitar players
  • Children to retirees

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Getting Started
Welcome and Thank you!
The Ukulele & Naming The Strings
Ukulele Types
Holding The Ukulele
Tuning Your Ukulele
Tuning The Ukulele - Part 2
Strumming The Ukulele
Section 2: All things C - your first scale and three chords.

In this lesson you will learn the C major chord. The C major chord is made up of the following notes: C E A


In this lesson you will learn the C7 chord. The C7 chord is made up of the following notes: C E A Bb


In this lesson you will learn the C minor chord. The C minor chord is made up of the following notes: C Eb G


The C Major scale has no sharps or flats.

It consists of the notes or pitches C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C (octave)

Strumming Basics
Section 3: More Major Open Chords

In this lesson you will learn the F major chord. The F major chord is made up of the following notes: F A C 

Smooth Chord Changes

In this lesson you will learn the G major chord. The G major chord is made up of the following notes: G B D


In this lesson you will learn the A major chord. The A major chord is made up of the following notes: A C# E


In this lesson you will learn the D major chord. The D major chord is made up of the following notes: D F# A


We take a closer look at the D Major chord

Section 4: Three Chord Theory

With the three chord you have just learnt you can now play hundreds of songs.

Let me explain

In any key there are three chords which will always sound good together - the tonic chord and the 4th and the 5th chords. So if we look at the notes C scale - C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C we can work out what chords to play.

I - IV - V

C - F- G -  all major.

These are called the primary chords and they represent the building blocks of all musical composition.    

These chords are also called the sub-dominant and dominant respectively.  In any key these chords have the same relationship to each other and together compromise the "Three Chord Theory". 

To familiarise yourself with the sounds behind the rules, play the chords one after another in various combinations with different rhythms and listen to how the sound together. You should start to recognise some very popular songs.

Section 5: Four Chords

In this lesson you will learn the A minor chord. The A minor chord is made up of the following notes: A C E


The "Four Chord Progression"  I-V-vi-IV  has been the basis are many smash hit songs in Western music. There's just something about these four chords that makes for a very catchy tune. 

This particular ordering of the chords I  - V  - vi - IV is referred to as  "pop punk progression". In the key of C the chords are C - G - Am- F

Section 6: More Minor Chords

In this lesson you will learn the D minor chord. The D minor chord is made up of the following notes: D  F  A


In this lesson you will learn the E minor chord. The E minor chord is made up of the following notes:  E  G  B


In this lesson you will learn the E minor chord. The E minor chord is made up of the following notes:  G Bb D

Section 7: Barre Chords

In this lesson you will learn Major Barre chords.

Section 8: Getting Into The Blues

In this lesson you will learn the A7 chord. The A7 chord is made up of the following notes:  A  C#  E  G


In this lesson you will learn Barre 7 Chords that are used in 12 Bar Blues Progressions.

The G7 Chord

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Instructor Biography

Nicholas Kemp, Language Instructor and Infopreneur

Hi there,

My name is Nick and I make a living helping people learn English and Japanese. I lived in Japan for 10 years, established my own language school and a created a number of information products with the help of my wife Kaoru.

Based on our research and my own 10 years of living in Japan we decided to develop Intermediate Japanese language learning programs founded on real life experience. Courses that would let you learn the Japanese language as if you were actually in Japan.

Most of my feedback has shown me that students didn’t want to focus on grammar or text books and just the basics of the language. Students wanted to be taught real Japanese, that would help them with life in Japan. By developing language programs based on my real-life experience in Japan, I knew I could meet the needs of many learners struggling with their Japanese.

My wife and I have spent the last 7 years teaching people Japanese and English online. In fact, hundreds now read and Japanese who never thought they could thanks to our online programs. Also, we have have the privilege of helping many students pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. We have now decided to share our course on Udemy.

We hope to help more people learn Japanese and English. Learning a language can change your life. It did for me, and I know it can for you.

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