Do I Need to Learn Scales on the Ukulele?
New to the ukulele and curious if you'll need to learn scales? Music teacher Aaron B. shares the pros and cons of studying ukulele scales...
The ukulele is mostly a chordal instrument and usually does not play solos or single note melody lines. So, the use of scale patterns on the neck is not essential. However, knowledge of scales and harmony is absolutely essential in the comprehension of music.
Scales help us understand which notes work well together and why. Each key has its own innate
3 Common Problems Beginners Face on the Ukulele - And How to Solve Them!
Learning to play the ukulele is tons of fun, but it comes with its own special challenges too. Music teacher Jonathan D. shares three difficulties beginners often face, plus the best ways to overcome them...
For the enthusiastic beginner on the ukulele, a healthy dose of "try harder" in combination with a shiny new instrument may seem like a great start, but you may soon find you need to dig a bit deeper to conquer some of the stubborn difficulties of the instrument.
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10 Surprising Celebrities Who Play the Ukulele
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, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson looks right at home holding a tiny ukulele.
2. Ryan Gosling
Please hold your swoons until the end of the Gos' ukulele performance.
Top 10 Most Surprising Ukulele Cover Songs
You'd be amazed what you can play on the ukulele! Music teacher Matthew K. counts down 10 of his favorite surprising ukulele cover songs...
The ukulele is a fun instrument to play! Originating in Hawaii, the ukulele has four nylon strings that are tuned to C major. It is very easy to play, and you can strum it any way and it will provide a nice tone.
Often when one thinks of the ukulele, they think Hawaii, or Luau. Although it originated in Hawaii, many contemporary songs can be covered o
How to Play 10 Songs on the Ukulele Using 4 Simple Chords
Learn the 4 simple ukulele chords, and practice them with these 10 songs. The ukulele is a beginner-friendly, fun little instrument that you're never too young or old to try out. A few extra bonuses- it's affordable, portable, and there are many easy ukulele chords.
If you don't already own a uke, you can start by choosing among the three most common ukulele sizes for your first instrument: the soprano, concert, or tenor. They all use the same tuning, but the main difference is in body size (