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Reading Music on Ukulele Series - Reading in Open Position, Drills and Exercises

PUBLISHED: Jan 2, 2006 UPDATED: Jan 2, 2006 • VIEWS: 8 • LESSON CODE: UKEREAD1P-L8

Instruments: ukulele Subjects: beginnerintermediatereading

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Reading Music on Ukulele Series - Reading in Open Position, Drills and Exercises

You can get the fingers working and trained to follow our ear by playing scales, intervals, sequences and arpeggios. These are the four elements used to create melodies and improvisation.

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Reading Music on Ukulele Series - Reading in Open Position, String One • Updated: Sep 4, 2013

From the available natural notes in open position there are three notes on string one. A, B and C.

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All the natural notes covered on string one, two and three comprise the C Major scale. Here is the fingerboard shape on ukulele.

Reading Music on Ukulele Series - Reading in Open Position, Alternate Note Locations • Updated: Jan 2, 2006

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In the open position there is one alternate note location. The open E, string two can also be played on string three, fret (3). If there is no overwhelming musical reason to play one location vs. the other. Then play the one that is easier to play.

Use your ear as the final judge as to which one you prefer.

Reading Music on Ukulele Series - Rest and Ties • Updated: Sep 5, 2013

A tie extends the rhythmic value of the first note by the value of the next note. Ties can span multiple notes. Rests are symbols for silence. Each note each has an equivalent symbol for silence.

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