The `Ukulele originated in the 19th century as a Hawaiian adaptation of the Portuguese machete, a small guitar-like instrument, which was introduced to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants, many from Madeira and the Azores. It gained great popularity elsewhere in the United States during the early 20th century and from there spread internationally.
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A Lesson Series is a collection related lessons that have been selected and fall into a logical sequence to study and learn. Each series has a progression of lessons that builds upon the previous lessons. With the number of lessons on the site well over 600 lessons and counting. Choosing what lessons to start with or what to work on without any guidance can be a bit of daunting task - "How do you work on the unknown?".
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It's ALL About Learning Songs • Learning Songs • Hearing the Changes • Play-along Tracks • Common Chord Progressions and Remembering Songs • Apply all you new found skills, chops and music knowledge to songs. This is way we do all the other hard stuff - too make the songs easier.
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You'll be surprised - We're everywhere and the there's bound to be a few ukulele players all around you.
Joining a ukulele club or meetup is a great way to meet like minded ukulele wacko and have a blast. The ukulele is the social instrument the of this millennium.
You'll be surprised - festivals are popping up everywhere and the there's bound to be a one around you. If not travel to one and you'll be guaranteed to enjoy yourself and meet the greatest people.
Ukulele festivals are one of the best places to learn more about the ukulele and take a few workshops to increase your skills..
Learning Ukulele with Curt is a truly massive site, rich in content and has been on the web in one form or another since 1992. Where visitors have said you can spend days and days on it and not see everything.
As a professional musician, my primary focus since 2003 has been performing jazz and contemporary music using the ukulele as my principle instrument, as well as presenting workshops and performing at various ukulele festivals throughout the year.
Having been a serious student of music and jazz in particular, as well as having studied jazz, contemporary music and the music business with world renowned master musician Chuck Anderson for over thirty years – ( Yes, he is that good and one - if not the most knowledgeable musician I've every run across ). I bring a wealth of music knowledge and experience to the ukulele world and have guided, taught and coached many ukulele players with their journey exploring the ukulele and music in general.
No Tricks • No Secrets • No Shortcuts • Nothing for Dummies — and you're NOT going to learn the ukulele in 7 days or 30 days or even master it in your lifetime. You just enjoy the ride, explore, and have a lifetime of fun!