Overall Site Navigation
In additional to being a great site for learning ukulele. LearningUkulele.com is also a great >Reference site for All Things Ukulele, luthiers, builders, strings, accessories, festivals, clubs, and a lot more. And, with all that info a available it can be a bit of a task to find just what you're looking for.
Top Level Navigation
This is the top level https://www.LearningUkulele.com entry point or menu bar. It shows the main sections of the site. the Lessons , Series , Songs , Books , Videos , play-alongs tracks, etc. and loads of information on the `Ukulele - our favorite instrument.
There is an additional icon (burger) in when viewed on smaller screens such tablets and smart phones that becomes visible to show and hide the sidebar navigation.
Don't forget about what computers are good at - finding things fast .
For Learning Ukulele with Curt I use the blazingly fast, open-source, fuzzy search engine MeiliSearch for searching lessons , books , songs , series , workshops , etc. For general site searching I use DuckDuckDuckGo — The privacy first, search engine that doesn't track you.
A sidebar (current site color might differ than shown in the images), only visible larger screens is the panel to the left of the main page content. For mobile/phone viewers the sidebar can cover the entire screen and will close when clicking on a link to a new page or section.. The look might change over time.
These individual sections in the sidebar can expand revealing additional links related to a section or be collapsed hiding that section.
With the overwhelming number of lessons, books, songs and related assets available on Learning Ukulele with Curt, this are is the place to go to explore all that is available.
Lessons, Songs, Books, Assets
This is what the majority of the content on LearningUkulele.com is all about.
This page header contains information on the lesson, song or book's title and brief description, the tagged instruments and subjects as well as the published and updated dates. As well as allowing members to track completed progress and their favorites .
What Do All the Icons Mean?
These icons for the lessons, books, songs, etc member access level , or as well as icons for marking a lesson as completed or tagging anyone of the various lessons. books, songs, playalong, tracks, videos and assets on the site as a favorite.
The section also allows paid premium gold members to tag the lessons as a favorite or completed. The clipboard icon is for Curt when he assigns lessons to student members as well as recommendations to gold members.
Your Your Completed Lessons and Your Favorites can be viewed on Your Member Profile Page.
Every lesson, song, book, series, and asset page has associated, related and recommended assets, lessons, songs, lessons series, videos, books and related info that go with it.
User Assets and Account Page
From the Login menu, accessible from the top menu bar or sidebar area. You can view view and manage your membership subscription, lessons, books, songs and assets that are part of your site membership.
For students you can also access you calendar and lessons assignments.
How Much Practice?
Practice, would be better described as exploration – NOT “practice”
As far as practice is concerned, do as much as you can. Realize that there are many things and activities competing for you time and attention – work, family, school, money, etc, etc. You WILL progress in my program of study. Only your rate of progress is variable and of course, related to time and effort you put into it. No matter the time available, you will progress.
Unlike the traditional schools system with grades, tests, pressure to progress at a pre-established pace and competition. Private one-on-one study has none of that, this is pure learning. You learn because you want to learn. I provide the tools, guidance and organization to make that happen for you.
All learning is cumulative, especially learning a musical instrument like the ukulele. Don't worry about the weeks with low or no practice. You always continue to get benefit from any previous practice sessions. Your goal is to improve – day by day – week by week. That won't stop you from achieving your goals.
Simply play as much as you can, interacting with other musicians. At the very least, work with prerecorded tracks, CDs and/or YouTube. Those tracks could be professionally produced or they could be just you recording and playing over chord changes.
Enjoy the process of developing your skills. Don’t be overly focused on some objective standard about your proficiency. There is no objective standard!
Enjoy the site and any questions reach out and let us know.