“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” ― Bruce Lee
651 Lessons and Counting
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Getting started with 'ukulele, and a few basic open position chords and a few simple strums are relatively easy – it’s not magic.
As with any instrument, getting beyond the basics gets a little harder. So, don’t be fooled into thinking that there’s a magic potion for learning the ukulele, or any instrument.It comes down to work, organizing the material you want to learn,and actually doing it.
The music you play can be as simple or complex as you want. The Ukulele is a powerful musical instrument for expressions and communication that can be taken to any level you want.
“What's the secret?”
So "What's the secret?" – As I tell all my students when I ask them "Do you want to know the secret?". Naturally, they say yes, and I tell them - "There is no secret. It's only hard work and persistence."
“Press on: Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
— Calvin Coolidge, The 30th. President [1923-1929]
The Elements Of A Successful Music Program
Here are a few of the elements of a successful music program that you would typically cover in a well-rounded musical education. These apply to whether you're taking private lessons or embarking on a self-study program.
Chords, Chords and More Chords
If there is one thing that you'll do more than anything else on ukulele, it's play chords. Chords one after another is called a progression and that is what makes of the harmonic part of a song. And it's wanting to play songs that draw you to the ukulele in the first plays.
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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
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