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First `Ukulele Lesson

This is a scan of a typical first lesson that ALL students new to the ukulele might get in one of my private one-on-one lessons.

PUBLISHED: Mar 8, 2016 UPDATED: Sep 22, 2016 • VIEWS: 2 • LESSON CODE: UL01

Instruments: ukulele Subjects: beginnerintermediatechordstechniquerhythmfingerboard

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First `Ukulele Lesson

This is a scan of a typical first lesson that ALL students new to the ukulele might get in one of my private one-on-one lessons. View the full lesson for my notes and my comments on what doesn't make it on every the sheet. There's a lot of that goes on in an individual private lesson and is different from student to student.

After asking a new student what their music goals are and what they expect to get out of lessons. We dive right into how the ukulele, what the role of the mont, hands and ear hand etc…

The assignments, at least the first three are based on knowing the ukulele fingerboard and technique. You’ll never be any better than you actually ability to execute with your hands what your inner ear and mind what.

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