So you want to know how to make a ukulele? Whether you’re feeling crafty on a rainy day, or you’re ready to set aside some serious build time, you can find a DIY ukulele project that’s right for you! 1. Cigar Box Ukulele This tutorial shows how to make an electric tenor ukulele using a cigar [...]
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Megan L. is a writer and musician living in San Diego. She loves supporting independent artists and learning more about music every day. Megan has been working for TakeLessons since November 2011. Google+
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Want to learn some cool riffs on your ukulele? In this lesson, ukulele teacher Willy M. shares how you can read ukulele tabs and find them for your favorite songs… Hello, ukephiles! Ukephile (pronounced “you-keh-file”) is a new word I just invented deriving from “uke” for “ukelele” and “philo,” Greek for “to love;” so it means “lovers [...]
Falling in love with the sounds of flamenco guitar is easy, and this music is fun to learn to play too. Guitar teacher David W. is here to help you learn the basic terms and techniques you’ll learn… Some folks get interested in flamenco through its virtuosic guitar playing, rhythmic dancing and colorful dresses, or the expressive [...]
Speaking a foreign language can lead the way to great experiences in your work, education, and travel. As an official language of 29 countries across the globe, French is one of the top choices for language learners, and its many unique benefits could make it the right choice for you. If you are considering learning [...]
Be the next great jazz guitarist with these tips from guitar teacher Zachary A.… To quote the late Frank Zappa, “Jazz is not dead, it just smells funny”. Jazz may not be as big and popular as it once was but if you learn how to play jazz you will be set up to successfully play [...]
You’ve been hurt by instruments before, so how do you know if what you feel for your guitar is the real thing? Read on to discover the signs that you’re completely crazy in love with your guitar. How many of these things sound like you? 1. The first time you saw your guitar, your heart [...]
Have you noticed repeated beginnings or endings in French words? French tutor Tyler S. breaks down the most common French prefixes and suffixes you need to know… Why Prefixes and Suffixes? Have you ever wondered why languages have historically developed what grammarians call “prefixes” and “suffixes”? Why do almost all languages demonstrate these two types of word [...]
Learning how to play blues guitar? Pay extra attention to these five things from guitar teacher Mike B.… 1. In Tune Bends The blues guitar style is full of bending strings. Bends, as well as hammer-ons, pull-offs and slides, give guitarists the ability to imitate the way singers use various inflections while singing melodies. However, unlike [...]
What song will you learn on the ukulele next? You can’t go wrong with any of the tunes on this list by ukulele teacher Willy M.! So you wanna be a ukulele player? Well, that comes with a whole catalog of songs that people will always request of you. Get used to people requesting any good [...]
Stars, they’re just like us! Just like you, these famous figures learned chords and simple songs on the ukulele, spent hours practicing, and fell in love with this Hawaiian instrument. Check out these videos of 10 celebrities who you probably didn’t know played the ukulele. 1. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson For such a big guy, [...]