Overall Site Navigation
With so much content on LearningUkulele.com and more being added and updated daily it can be hard to find your way around. Here are a few tips to exploring and diving deeper and deeper into the site's content.
The site is actually a learning site and a reference site for All Things Ukulele.
Top Level Navigation
This is the top level https://www.LearningUkulele.com entry point. It shows the main section of the site. the lessons, songs, books, clubs, festivals, loads of information on the `Ukulele - our favorite instrument, play-alongs tracks, etc.
For smaller mobile sites there is an additional icon visible to show and hide the main sidebar navigation.
Don't forget about what computers are good at - finding things fast.
For Learning Ukulele with Curt I use the blazingly fast, fuzzy search engine Algolia for searching lessons, books, songs, series, etc. For general site searching I use DuckDuckDuckGo - The search engine that doesn't track you.
A sidebar is the panel to the left of the main page content. For mobile/phone viewers the sidebar can cover the entire screen.
This individual sections in this sidebar can expand revealing additional links related to the section, or collapsed.
Expanded / Open Section
Collapsed / CLosed Section
The Masthead of the site contains links to major sections of the site.
Links to Related Section Pages
This is where you really start to get into the real substance of the site for individual sections and content areas.
Click on the three bars top left or right to collapse or expand to show the related pages and links.
For registered and signed-in members the collapsed or expanded state of this section is remembered from page to page.
Expanded, Showing the Lessons Section
Lessons, Songs, Books, Assets
This page header contains information on the lesson, song, books tile 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 .
The upper right-hand corner contains icons for the lesson, book, 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 silver and gold members to tag the lessons as a favorite.
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.
Lessons, Songs, Books, Assets - Individual Page Navigation
The first button is the main content, with each of the other tabs taking you to it's the related lessons, downloads, etc...
Learning Ukulele with Curt
Member Assets and Account Page
From the Login menu, accessible from the top menu bar. 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!
Site Membership Plans
Basic Plan - A limited selection of basic lessons ( currently over 140 ) and 100+ songs for ukulele as well as basic general music reference material — Completely FREE — Simply Register/Signup to access associated lessons, books, songs and their related assets.
Forever Premium Gold Plan - The Forever Premium Gold Plan gives you Unlimited 24/7 access to ALL lessons, downloads, songs, play-along jam tracks, videos, email access to Curt, resources and related assets. As well as ALL books by Curt Sheller as FREE downloads. Pretty much everything on the site and NEVER worry about a subscription or surprise payment due. And jump the que for my responding to any questions.
NOTE: Each higher membership level includes ALL the benefits of the lower membership levels.
The Private Lesson Plans include all the benefits of a Premium Access Plans as long as you remain a student on on the schedule.
Just browsing over both books, they look fantastic! I'm a guitarist and uke player for over 25 years and was thinking about writing a ukulele book but you've already written what I think are the best, most comprehensive and thorough books I've ever seen for the instrument. I just might end up buying every book you've written and I'll be giving my highest recommendation for your books to my friends and students. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such great books! — Peter Rhee
Aloha, Curt, All I can say is WOW! What you have accomplished is simply incredible! All the best — Glen Hirabayashi, The Aloha Boys
Folks, if you haven't stopped by Curt's site, do so right now! ..And get his books, they are fantastic. This guy knows his stuff and is able to pass it along too. — Alan Johnson Proprietor, The 4th Peg
I can highly recommend Curt's Uke books — I have four of them and they are excellent. — fatveg — Portland
Thanks for visiting and checking out the site!
Original Curtie Animation - 1987 for my first web site
32 years ago.
LearningUkulele.com has one of the largest collections of lessons, songs, and TABS, luthiers, ukulele builders, ukulele festival and club information, and, ukulele links on the web. I’ve been on the ®Internet since the early 1990's and This site just never stops growing!!!
Content is added and updated almost daily - so check back often.