How to Play Ukulele: 4 Fingerpicking Patterns for Ukes
Looking to get a new sound out of your ukulele? Music teacher Willy M. shares four fingerpicking patterns that will take your uke sound to the next level...
Its pretty amazing what the human hand can do when you think about it. Because of our opposable thumbs, weve been able to go all the way to the moon and back. But one thing that many folks learning how to play ukulele don't know is that they can use their fingers to pick out beautiful patterns that will make their songs more memorable t
5 Easy Ukulele Songs to Brighten a Bad Day
Looking for a pick me up? Music teacher Willy M. put this great list of easy ukulele songs together that are sure to turn your frown upside down...
Ive had bad days; youve had bad days, it seems that sometimes theres no escaping them. Its like the wise sage once said, it rains on the just and the unjust.
Well, you can sit around and sulk, eat a pint of ice cream and watch movies that make you cry your eyes out, or you can learn these five easy ukulele songs that will brighten any
A Beginner's Guide to Ukulele Tabs: How to Read Them and Where to Find Them
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 of the ukulele! Anyway, I digress. One of the hardest things for ukephiles is finding tabs for songs that you want to play.
Most of the time, we can f
Can You Really Teach Yourself How to Play Ukulele?
If you want to learn how to play ukulele, youre in excellent company. Todays popular music scene is rife with ukulele players, including Taylor Swift, Eddie Vedder, and Zooey Deschanel, just to name a few.
Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro says ukulele is one of the easiest instruments to play, and you dont have to be a musician to play it. But if youre just starting out, can you really teach yourself how to play ukulele?
While its certainly possible to teach yourself the basics
Take Lessons or DIY? How to Learn to Play Ukulele
Hawaiian for "jumping flea", the ukulele is an enchanting instrument, as versatile and melodious as a guitar. The small bodied, four stringed uke has gained in popularity in recent years, perhaps owing to gorgeous covers like "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwoole, and "Im Yours" by Jason Mraz. Trendy or not, the ukulele has a timeless sound. It's enjoyable to play, portable, and relatively easy to learn. Ukuleles are also less expensive than many other instruments, making the pr