10 Things You Probably Don't Know About the Ukulele
You might know chords and strumming patterns, but do you know these 10 ukulele facts? Uke teacher James W. has some great trivia for you...
The ukuele is a universally popular instrument and a fine way to enjoy music together anywhere anytime. So, here's a little food for thought for the next time you're strumming one...
The ukulele descended from an instrument called a machete brought to the islands by sailors visiting Hawaii from Portugal.
You may have heard that ukulele means ju
5 Easy Ukulele Songs to Play This Summer
Nothing says Summer quite like the sound of a ukulele! With the days getting longer and the mercury rising, now is a great time to pick up a uke and make a splash at this season's barbeques, bonfires, and pool parties.
Even if you've never picked up an instrument before, getting started on the ukulele is fun, easy, and inexpensive. You can find a decent starter ukulele at your local music shop for around $40, plus there are tons of resources available online to help you strum your first c
How to Sing and Play Ukulele at the Same Time in 4 Easy Steps
Learning to play an instrument is difficult enough, but what about trying to sing at the same time? It's really not as hard as it sounds! Here, teacher Willy M. takes you through the steps to play the ukulele while singing...
It doesnt matter what instrument I teach (piano, guitar, harmonica, drums, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, and voice), every student I ever have, with the exception of those playing harmonica, asks, How do I sing and play my instrument at the same time?
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The Beginner's Guide to Ukulele Fingerpicking
As you advance in your ukulele lessons you will learn different techniques to achieve different sounds from your instrument. Ukulele fingerpicking is an important component if you want to boost your playing skills and take your music to the next level. Here, ukulele teacher Willy M. teaches you ukulele fingerpicking basics...
A lot of people like to strum the ukulele, but they usually stop there and never explore all of the ways to fingerpick the ukulele. Typically, I deal with people who
Master Ukulele Chords: Your Guide to D, Dm, and D7
For many beginners, the D chord will be one of the first ukulele chords you learn how to play. However, you may not learn at first that the D chord can be played in several different positions, and in variations such as D minor (notated as Dm) and D seventh (notated as D7).
Choosing the best position to play a particular chord during a song depends on its proximity to other chords in the song and the sound you want to achieve. When you are making chord changes, it always helps to choose the f