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Jesse H.

Jesse H.

4.9(85)
The ukulele is a creative adaptation and redesign of the machete de braga, a small stringed instrument that was introduced to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants in August of 1879. The Hawaiian people fell in love with the sound of the instrument and named it “ukulele" because the fingers of the performer dancing around on the neck and strings as a song was played resembled jumping fleas. Ukulele means jumping fleas in the Hawaiian language. Since the ukulele is related to a European instrument and the guitar from Spain, the relative tuning is the same. It should be tuned a perfect fourth up from a guitar, so the first string is tuned to an A, second string should be tuned to an E, third string will be a C, & the fourth string should be tuned to a G an octave up. Most ukuleles have a fourth string that is an octave above what the normal progression would be of most stringed instruments. If your G string is not tuned an octave up it’s a larger size than the average ukulele G string and would be considered a “drop G” tuning. I use a drop G tuning on my instrument because I prefer that configuration. The scale and chord patterns on the ukulele are similar to guitar, so if you know how to play some guitar you will have a big head start on the ukulele. You can think of it as a guitar that has a capo placed on the fifth fret. You can play a C chord on this guitar with the fifth fret capped, but it’s not really a C chord, right? It’s now an F chord because it must be transposed up a perfect fourth. Now play a D chord on the ukulele. It’s really a G chord because it must be transposed up just like if you were playing a guitar with a capo on the fifth fret. Simple, right? I have been a professional working musician for over thirty years and while my main instrument is guitar, I do use the ukulele in my work from time to time. I also have been teaching this instrument since 2009 because so many people are interested in it now. It has really seen a huge resurgence in the last couple of years. Previously it was very popular back in the 1920’s. I sincerely hope that we have a chance to get together and work on developing your talent. I am certain that you will consider this to be one of your most interesting and rewarding experiences.
$35
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Steven B.

Steven B.

4.9(42)
😍 Getting Ukulele Lessons 😍 1. Reserve ukulele lessons with Steven B at TakeLessons. 2. You tell the teacher about your goals in ukulele. 3. Have a three-ring notebook ready for the lessons. Steven B is a superb professional teacher of instruments: GUITAR - PIANO - VOICE 🎸 GUITAR = Grade B+ Teacher = Students learn well-known guitar songs, strumming, fingerpicking, and many guitar skills. For guitar playing and singing, a unique method of singing on top of guitar playing! See the video of Steven in the profile. 🎹 PIANO = Grade A+ Teacher = Students learn reading music, a unique method of playing by ear, improvisation, and covering all aspects of the piano! 🎤 VOICE = Grade A+ Teacher = Students learn everything about singing, protecting the voice, singing for fun, and getting standing ovations when performing. Steven has created the best method of teaching voice. After all, his students get standing ovations! ♥️ Ukulele 🎶 Learn well known ukulele songs and famous songs! (See Online Gift) Steven teaches in the music studio and in students' homes online. Steven has taught over 10,000 online music lessons. His students love his method in the clarity of online lesson experience. With Steven B, prepare to learn ukulele, be productive, and have a lot of fun! 🎸 Worldwide Locations 🎸 Steven teaches primarily in students' homes online via Skype, a free service. Lessons in the studio cost more. Steven B is a phenomenal online ukulele teacher for ages seven on up and through adults. Steven has taught over 10,000 online music lessons. (See Online Gift) When you can get a great teacher whose experienced teaching online, grab that teacher! And you save valuable time and travel costs to and from a studio. Get Steven B, a phenomenal online guitar teacher! 🎁 Online Gift - Free Webcam You catch a quality FREE USB Webcam if needed. Steven does this as a courtesy to the student. All in all, this is one sweet bargain. Steven has taught thousands of online guitar lessons all around the world. Steven uses multiple camera angles, with pristine audio emanating from the USB microphone, and everything is crystal clear. You feel like you are right there. It's so cool. With Steven, a phenomenal online guitar teacher, you may take ukulele lessons on any device: tablet, iPad, cell phone, notebook, desktop, or laptop. 😍 Getting Ukulele Lessons 😍 1. Reserve ukulele lessons with Steven B at TakeLessons. 2. You tell the teacher about your goals in ukulele. 3. Have a three-ring notebook ready for the lessons. Reviews 👨🏼 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ By Tim Guitar Steven, a patient, gifted teacher has supervised my studies on guitar with good humor, wit, and flexibility. I would recommend him without hesitation to rookie players young and old. 🧑🏽 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ By Bianca Guitar, Online Steven has been amazing!! I have little to no experience playing guitar, but I'm already getting the hang of playing well-known songs! He does a great job of critiquing but also making the lesson fun! He tells me exactly what I need to do and the tools I need for the following lessons, so I always have a plan AND it's all in the comfort of my own home. I would highly recommend Steven, and if you're skeptical about taking an online lesson, don't be, because the attention Steven gives during lessons makes you feel like he's right there! Happy Strumming! 👨🏻‍🦱 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ By Chad Guitar, Online Steven is awesome! He's very patient, encouraging, thorough and most of all he makes learning guitar fun. After only 4.5 months of once-weekly online lessons, he has me jamming to several of my favorite songs! Thanks, Steven! 👩🏻‍🦰 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ By Jackie Guitar, Online It was a great lesson. Steven is an excellent teacher. He is very patient and he is so caring. I really enjoyed meeting him over Skype. I was nervous about online lessons at first, but the lesson is wonderful!! 🙋‍♀️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ By Heather Guitar, Online Steven is very attuned to how to get the student started and playing guitar well. He designs each lesson to rapidly promote foundational skills for more advanced playing. He has helped improve my self-confidence. 👱🏻‍♂️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ By Nick Guitar, Online A fun and engaging instructor. He obviously enjoys his job. The lesson was practical and easy to apply to a new song right away. Simple and clear lesson plans for practice between sessions. 👱🏻‍♀️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ By Amy Guitar and Voice, Online Steven is a wonderful teacher! He is talented, always enthusiastic, and extremely motivational! Each lesson is designed specifically for our daughter Kelsey's ability and desired genre of music! Kelsey began guitar and vocal lessons in the Coronado studio and is now taking lessons via Skype since our move to Virginia. The lessons are convenient, affordable, and productive. We are excited to be able to still have Steven as her guitar and vocal teacher! 😍 Getting Ukulele Lessons 😍 1. Reserve ukulele lessons with Steven B at TakeLessons. 2. You tell the teacher about your goals in ukulele. 3. Have a three-ring notebook ready for the lessons. 😎 A fun note ♪ This teacher just released a new album of 25 songs! 📀
$47
/30 mins
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My 13 year old daughter just finished her first lesson with Ryan. She was so excited to show me what she learned and said he is a great teacher and is looking forward to future lessons. She is usuall

Kelly Eisenmann (Ukulele lessons with Ryan B.)

Great first lesson. We covered a lot of ground, or notes, rather. btw, you had sent her the wrong date, so she was not expecting me, but we regrouped and had a great time.

Peter (Ukulele lessons with Mary Ann G.)

I'm three lessons deep into the ukulele and I'm really satisfied with Ryan. We've met once in person and twice online; I've had some health issues and he has been really accomodating switching this up

Jonathan (Ukulele lessons with Ryan B.)

Ryan was very accommodating to my needs as a beginner+. He covered just enough detail and adjusted to my specifics. I have good take aways and will practice. Looking forward to my next lesson.

Nancy (Ukulele lessons with Ryan B.)

My 13 year old daughter just finished her first lesson with Ryan. She was so excited to show me what she learned and said he is a great teacher and is looking forward to future lessons. She is usuall

Kelly Eisenmann (Ukulele lessons with Ryan B.)

Great first lesson. We covered a lot of ground, or notes, rather. btw, you had sent her the wrong date, so she was not expecting me, but we regrouped and had a great time.

Peter (Ukulele lessons with Mary Ann G.)

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