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`Ukulele • Piano Comparison
Piano has is so much easier when it comes to learning the names of the notes (the keys) of the keyboard. The standard piano keyboard is color coded. With the white keys being one of the seven letters of the musical alphabet A B C D E F G and the black keys either sharp or flat notes depending the direction and / or key, scale, melody or tonality.
Ukulele – even if the ukulele fingerboard was color coded black and white keys like a piano’s keyboard it wouldn’t be of much help as the repeating pattern is not a obvious as the piano. However there are a few frets that can be memorized before the others. These are the two frets and the open strings that are only one of the seven natural letters A B C D E F G - the white keys.
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Learning the Fingerboard, C Tuning - 10 step Program • Updated: Mar 8, 2019
Here is a 10 step program for really learning the ukulele fingerboard.
Sequential Fret Order - One fret at a time and same string order. Random Fret Order - One fret at a time and same string order. Key Frets Concept - Secondary and derived frets from string four to one / one to four., Three Element Drill - fret, name, string?, Geometric Shapes, Chord Shapes, Isolation Drill, Visualization, Name Notes in Rhythm, Random, Rapid Note Jumps and Skips
This is one the elements of learning a fretted stringed instrument that really and I mean really has one of the biggest return for the time and effort it takes to really learn the neck.
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