Learning `Ukulele with Curt

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`Ukulele • Piano Comparison

The `Ukulele is not as Black'n'White as the piano.

`Ukulele Blues, Example D

Major Quick Four progression.

`Ukulele Blues, Example J

Diminished Seventh passing chords.

`Ukulele Doodling - An Introduction to Scales and Soloing on `Ukulele

An Introduction to Scales and Soloing on `Ukulele using the C Pentatonic Scale.

`Ukulele Scale Diagram Explained

A chord or scale grid is an alternate, visual why of showing a scale pattern.

`Ukulele String Combinations

All possible single and multiple ukulele string combinations.

`Ukulele Struming Pattern 6.1T

Expanding your `ukulele strumming patterns.

`Ukulele Strums - Core Pattern 4.1

Expanding your `ukulele strumming patterns.

`Ukulele Strums - Core Pattern 4.1T

Expanding your `ukulele strumming patterns.

`Ukulele Strums - Core Pattern 6.1

Expanding your `ukulele strumming patterns.

`Ukulele Strums - Getting Started

The art and craft of strumming – playing rhythm on `Ukulele.

´Okina

The first letter of `Ukulele.

A - Open Position and Movable Forms

'Eh' – the Canadian chord.

Advanced Single Note Fingering Drills for `Ukulele

Series of graduated drills or finger gymnastics for finger independence and strength.

Altered Seventh Chords on `Ukulele

Building your 9#11, 7#5-9, 13b5, 7+9 and the like on the fly.

Alternating Thumb Style Fingerpicking - Patterns Summary

Summary of the core Alternating Thumb fingerpicking patterns.

Barre Chords

Movable form chords

Basic `Ukulele Chord Fingering

The art and science of chord fingering. Learning your basic open position chords in common keys.

Basic `Ukulele Strums and Variations

Basic `ukulele strums and variations to get you started.

Basic Blues Progressions in A Major

Basic and Quick Change blues chord progressions.

Basic Blues Progressions in Ab Major

Basic and Quick Change blues chord progressions.

Basic Blues Progressions in Bb Major

Basic and Quick Change blues chord progressions.

Basic Blues Progressions in C Major

Basic and Quick Change blues chord progressions.

Basic Blues Progressions in D Major

Basic and Quick Change blues chord progressions.

Basic Blues Progressions in Db Major

Basic and Quick Change blues chord progressions.

Basic Blues Progressions in E Major

Basic and Quick Change blues chord progressions.

Basic Blues Progressions in Eb Major

Basic and Quick Change blues chord progressions.

Basic Blues Progressions in F Major

Basic and Quick Change blues chord progressions.

Basic Blues Progressions in G Major

Basic and Quick Change blues chord progressions.

Basic Open Position `Ukulele Chord Chart

A core set of basic `ukulele chords* that ALL Ukulele players should know.

Basic Open Position `Ukulele Chord Chart - Baritone Tuning

A core set of basic chords that ALL Ukulele players should know in common keys.

Basic Open Position `Ukulele Chord Chart for Lefties

A core set of basic ukulele chords that ALL Ukulele players should know. For Lefties!

Basic Open Position Guitar Chords

The open position includes the open strings and frets one, two, three and four. And, include at least one open string.

Basic Single Note Drills for `Ukulele

Basic one, two, three and four note single string drills for ukulele for developing finger strength and independence.

Bogus Lesson Two for Testing

Testing lesson two.

Building a Solid Jazz Chord Foundation for `Ukulele

Commonly called jazz chords, these more sophisticated, contemporary chord voicings find their way into a wide variety of music

C - Open Position and Movable Forms

'Si' – the Spanish chord.

Chord a Day, February 10th - A9

Learn a new chord everyday of February.

Chord a Day, February 11th - A13

Learn a new chord everyday of February.

Chord a Day, February 12th - A13

Learn a new chord everyday of February.

Chord a Day, February 13th - Bb5add2

Learn a new chord everyday of February.

Chord a Day, February 14th - Csus2

Learn a new chord everyday of February.

Chord a Day, February 15th - Gsus2

Learn a new chord everyday of February.

Chord a Day, February 16th - C13

Learn a new chord everyday of February.

Chord a Day, February 17th - C7b9

Learn a new chord everyday of February.

Chord a Day, February 18th - Em7

Learn a new chord everyday of February.

Chord a Day, February 19th - G6

Learn a new chord everyday of February.

Chord a Day, February 1st - C#m

Learn a new chord everyday of February.

Chord a Day, February 20th - dim7

Learn a new chord everyday of February.

Chord a Day, February 21st - dim7

Learn a new chord everyday of February.

Chord a Day, February 22nd - F#m7b5

Learn a new chord everyday of February.

Chord a Day, February 23rd - Asus4

Learn a new chord everyday of February.

Chord a Day, February 24th - A+

Learn a new chord everyday of February.

Chord a Day, February 25th - Cmaj9

Learn a new chord everyday of February.

Chord a Day, February 26th - Amaj9

Learn a new chord everyday of February.

Chord a Day, February 27th - Am9

Learn a new chord everyday of February.

Chord a Day, February 28th - Em9

Learn a new chord everyday of February.

Chord a Day, February 29th - ?

Learn a new chord everyday of February.

Chord a Day, February 2nd - F#m

Learn a new chord everyday of February.

Chord a Day, February 3rd - Bbmaj7

Learn a new chord everyday of February.

Chord a Day, February 4th - Dsus2

Learn a new chord everyday of February.

Chord a Day, February 5th - F5add9

Learn a new chord everyday of February.

Chord a Day, February 6th - C5add9

Learn a new chord everyday of February.

Chord a Day, February 7th - G5

Learn a new chord everyday of February.

Chord a Day, February 8th - Gmaj7

Learn a new chord everyday of February.

Chord a Day, February 9th - Cadd9sus4

Learn a new chord everyday of February.

Chord a Day, January 10th - C7

Learn a new chord everyday of January.

Chord a Day, January 11th - D7

Learn a new chord everyday of January.

Chord a Day, January 12th - E7

Learn a new chord everyday of January.

Chord a Day, January 13th - Gsus4

Learn a new chord everyday of January.

Chord a Day, January 14th - A7

Learn a new chord everyday of January.

Chord a Day, January 15th - Fm

Learn a new chord everyday of January.

Chord a Day, January 16th - Cm

Learn a new chord everyday of January.

Chord a Day, January 17th - E

Learn a new chord everyday of January.

Chord a Day, January 18th - C6

Learn a new chord everyday of January.

Chord a Day, January 19th - B7

Learn a new chord everyday of January.

Chord a Day, January 1st - C

Learn a new chord everyday of January.

Chord a Day, January 20th - D

Learn a new chord everyday of January.

Chord a Day, January 21st - A

Learn a new chord everyday of January.

Chord a Day, January 22nd - Eb

Learn a new chord everyday of January.

Chord a Day, January 23rd - Gm

Learn a new chord everyday of January.

Chord a Day, January 24th - C5

Learn a new chord everyday of January.

Chord a Day, January 25th - Cmaj7

Learn a new chord everyday of January.

Chord a Day, January 26th - Emaj7

Learn a new chord everyday of January.

Chord a Day, January 27th - Amaj7

Learn a new chord everyday of January.

Chord a Day, January 28th - C9

Learn a new chord everyday of January.

Chord a Day, January 29th - Am7

Learn a new chord everyday of January.

Chord a Day, January 2nd - F

Learn a new chord everyday of January.

Chord a Day, January 30th - Asus4

Learn a new chord everyday of January.

Chord a Day, January 31st - Csus4

Learn a new chord everyday of January.

Chord a Day, January 3rd - G

Learn a new chord everyday of January.

Chord a Day, January 4th - G7

Learn a new chord everyday of January.

Chord a Day, January 5th - Dm

Learn a new chord everyday of January.

Chord a Day, January 6th - Em

Learn a new chord everyday of January.

Chord a Day, January 7th - Am

Learn a new chord everyday of January.

Chord a Day, January 8th - Cadd9

Learn a new chord everyday of January.

Chord a Day, January 9th - Cadd2

Learn a new chord everyday of January.

Chord a Day, March 10th - B7

Learn a new chord everyday of March.

Chord a Day, March 11th - Eb7

Learn a new chord everyday of March.

Chord a Day, March 12th - Ab7

Learn a new chord everyday of March.

Chord a Day, March 13th - Db7

Learn a new chord everyday of March.

Chord a Day, March 14th - Ab7

Learn a new chord everyday of March.

Chord a Day, March 15th - Db7

Learn a new chord everyday of March.

Chord a Day, March 16th - C9

Learn a new chord everyday of March.

Chord a Day, March 17th - F9

Learn a new chord everyday of March.

Chord a Day, March 18th - G9

Learn a new chord everyday of March.

Chord a Day, March 19th - A9

Learn a new chord everyday of March.

Chord a Day, March 1st - Bb

Learn a new chord everyday of March.

Chord a Day, March 20th - D9

Learn a new chord everyday of March.

Chord a Day, March 21st - E9

Learn a new chord everyday of March.

Chord a Day, March 22nd - C13

Learn a new chord everyday of March.

Chord a Day, March 23rd - C13

Learn a new chord everyday of March.

Chord a Day, March 24th - F7

Learn a new chord everyday of March.

Chord a Day, March 25th - F7#5

Learn a new chord everyday of March.

Chord a Day, March 26th - F9#5

Learn a new chord everyday of March.

Chord a Day, March 27th - F7b9#5

Learn a new chord everyday of March.

Chord a Day, March 28th - F7b9b5

Learn a new chord everyday of March.

Chord a Day, March 29th - F7#9b5

Learn a new chord everyday of March.

Chord a Day, March 2nd - Bb7

Learn a new chord everyday of March.

Chord a Day, March 30th - F7#9#5

Learn a new chord everyday of March.

Chord a Day, March 31st - C13#9

Learn a new chord everyday of March.

Chord a Day, March 3rd - F7

Learn a new chord everyday of March.

Chord a Day, March 4th - C7

Learn a new chord everyday of March.

Chord a Day, March 5th - G7

Learn a new chord everyday of March.

Chord a Day, March 6th - D7

Learn a new chord everyday of March.

Chord a Day, March 7th - A7

Learn a new chord everyday of March.

Chord a Day, March 8th - E7

Learn a new chord everyday of March.

Chord a Day, March 9th - B7

Learn a new chord everyday of March.

Chord Shapes and Learning `Ukulele Chords

Even memorizing a few hundred is time-consuming and not practical.

Chord Spelling - An Alternate Approach

An alternate approach to determining the chord tones of any chord.

Chord Substitution on `Ukulele

Chord substitution is when one chord replaces another chord or is used in addition to a current chord.

Chord Switching - Double Stops

Switching chords are all about finger independence and working together.

Classic Endings for `Ukulele

Common classic songs ending that are used over and over in the standard song repertoire.

Common `Ukulele Tunings

Exploring the three common tunings: C, G, and D.

Common Progressions, Major Keys

Every wonder why certain chords seem to popup together time and time again?

Comparing the High G and Low G, C Tunings

Exploring the differences in these two common C tunings.

Connecting Scale Positions on `Ukulele

Applying "The Six Secrets of `Ukulele Fingering" to connecting scales.

Cool `Ukulele Chords - G7

A non-traditional fingering for the G7 chord.

Core `Ukulele Chords, Traditional and Contemporary Triads

Major, Minor, Diminished, Augumented, Suspended and Add chords.

Core Chords - Creating the Big Six from F7, 1st Voicing

The first Seventh chord to build your core "Jazz" chord vocabulary.

Core Chords - Creating the Big Six from F7, 2nd Voicing

The second Seventh chord to build your core "Jazz" chord vocabulary.

Core Chords - Creating the Big Six from F7, 3rd Voicing

The third Seventh chord to build your core "Jazz" chord vocabulary.

Core Chords - Creating the Big Six from F7, 4th Voicing

The fourth Seventh chord to build your core "Jazz" chord vocabulary.

Core Chords - The Big Six - Building a Solid Chord Foundation

An introduction to the series of lessons for building your core, essential 4-part chords.

Core Ukulele Chords - Sevenths

A core set of basic movable seventh chords.

Creating Cool `Ukulele Chords

These are the chords do not typically show up in chord dictionaries or song books.

Creating Introductions and Turnarounds for `Ukulele

Introductions and turnarounds in contemporary pop, rock, blues, country, folk and jazz styles.

Demystifying Cut Time by Chuck Anderson

A guest lesson/article by internationally renowned jazz guitarist and educator Chuck Anderson.

Diminished Scale for `Ukulele - C Tuning

You only need three Diminished scales to cover all 15 keys.

Dominant Seventh Chords?

Not all seventh chords are actually "dominant" seventh chords.

Ear Training

Ear Training is the development of the active and passive capability to relate to music aurally.

Ear Training

Developing your active and passive capability to relate to music aurally.

Enharmonic Equivalents

Different name and notation - same pitch.

Essential Jazz Scales for `Ukulele

Melody, chords, licks and riffs all can be related back to scales.

Exploring Core Chords on Guitar using Strings 1 2 3 4 and C Blues

Using chord voice leading principles to explore the 1 2 3 4 string set.

Exploring Improvisation on `Ukulele Using Tetrachords

A tetrachord is a series of four tones filling in the interval of a perfect fourth. This smaller module becomes a bit more manag

Exploring Jazz ``Ukulele

Links and resources for developing the necessary jazz skills required as a jazz `ukulele player.

Finding a Good Teacher

Questions you can ask prospective teachers and generally speaking what their answers should be.

Fingering an Open Postion D Major `Ukulele Chord

There are several ways to finger an open position D major chord.

Fingernail Care - William Kanengiser

This video in the Learning with Legends - William Kanengiser provides one of the best and clearest explanations of the conte

Fingerstyle Basics for `Ukulele - t i m r, ( p i m a )

Exploring fingerpicking and fingerstyle `ukulele.

Fingerstyle on `Ukulele - Single and Multi String Exploration

Single and multi-string exercises for exploring fingerstyle on `Ukulele.

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.

Four Famous Core `Ukulele Strums - Pattern - Pattern Four

Developing your core `ukulele strumming vocabulary.

Four Famous Core `Ukulele Strums - Pattern - Pattern Three

Developing your core `ukulele strumming vocabulary.

Four Famous Core `Ukulele Strums - Pattern - Pattern Two

Developing your core `ukulele strumming vocabulary.

Four Famous Core `Ukulele Strums - Pattern - Review

Developing your core `ukulele strumming vocabulary.

Four Famous Core `Ukulele Strums - Pattern One

Developing your core `ukulele strumming vocabulary.

Four Finger-Four Note Basic Single String Fingering Drills for `Ukulele

These four finger-four note drills are designed to get your fretting hand in shape.

Free Form Chords

No system - Your know the notes of the fingerboard and the notes of chords and can create these as needed.

G - Open Position and Movable Forms

The chord from the hood -– "Yo! 'G'".

Getting Started with `Ukulele - Lesson One

The FIRST lesson on the series for getting started with `ukulele.

Glossary of Music Terms

A glossary of common music and not so common music terms.

Guitar (applies to `Ukulele also) Fingering and Creativity

A guest lesson/article by internationally renowned jazz guitarist and educator Chuck Anderson.

Harmonic Analysis - Chord Substitution Principles

A substitution is when a chord replaces or is used in addition to an existing chord.

Harmonic Analysis - Chromatic

Chords ascending or descending by Chromatic half steps between roots.

Harmonic Analysis - Cycles

A Cycle is when there is an equal distance between roots (at least 3 chords) and the same species for each chord, ascending or d

Harmonic Analysis - Full Diatonic

A Full Diatonic chord is defined as a chord that has its root and species (chord type) in its harmonized chord chart.

Harmonic Analysis - Internal Modulation

An Internal Modulation is when a change of tonal center has occurred.

Harmonic Analysis - Partial Diatonic

A Partial Diatonic chord is defined as a chord that has its root in the harmonized chord chart but its species is NOT in harmoni

Harmonic Analysis - Unresolved

The Unresolved harmonic principle is when a chord is in the harmonized chord chart but does not resolve to its I chord.

Hearing the Changes

Knowing what the chords of a song or chord progressions are and when the when the change.

How To Use Metronome

The question is NOT whether to use a metronome - it's HOW to use a metronome.

Key Signatures - A Major and F Sharp Minor

One of the common Pop, File, Country, and Rock keys of C, G, D, A, and E.

Key Signatures - Ab Major and F Minor

One of the common jazz keys of C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, and G.

Key Signatures - Bb Major and G Minor

B-flat, one of the popular keys on ukulele is one of the common jazz keys of C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, and G.

Key Signatures - C Major and A Minor

Sometimes called the learning key, the key of C Major is one of the easiest keys to memorize and begin using.

Key Signatures - D Flat Major and B Flat Minor

One of the common jazz keys of C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, and G.

Key Signatures - D Major and B Minor

One of the common Pop, File, Country, and Rock keys of C, G, D, A, and E.

Key Signatures - E Major and C Sharp Minor

One of the common Pop, File, Country, and Rock keys of C, G, D, A, and E.

Key Signatures - Eb Major and C Minor

One of the common jazz keys of C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, and G.

Key Signatures - F Major and D Minor

A common `ukulele and jazz key.

Key Signatures - G Major and E Minor

Sometimes called the "people's key", is one of the most frequently-employed keys across classical and popular music.

Key Signatures and the Cycle of Fifths and Fourths

The magical, mysterious, and mystical Cycle of Fifths.

Learning `Ukulele - Recipe for Success

Where Do I Start? This is a common question answered in this lesson.

Learning Core Seventh Chords on `Ukulele

Learning the principles of how chords are constructed using seventh chords.

Learning the `Ukulele Fingerboard - C Tuning, Key Frets

There is nothing that returns more value when learning a fretted musical instrument like the ukulele than really, and I mean rea

Learning The Blues Scale on `Ukulele

A practical approach to learning the Blues and Pentatonic scales on `ukulele.

Learning the Fingerboard, C Tuning - 10 step Program

You CAN now master that crazy notes layout of the `ukulele.

Learning the Fingerboard, C Tuning - Fret (5)

CFAD - the other fret that a lot of `ukulele players might know.

Learning the Fingerboard, C Tuning - Secondary Key Frets

There is nothing that returns more value when learning a fretted musical instrument like the ukulele than really, and I mean rea

Maui Hawai'ian Sup'pa Man

One of my all-time favorite Hawai'ian songs to play.

Modular Phonetic Rhythm

A significant advance in the teaching and application of rhythm.

Movable `Ukulele Chords

A series of weekly ukulele lessons for learning your chords beyond the third fret.

Naming Chords on `Ukulele

Determining the correct name of a chord.

Natural, Sharp and Flat Notes of the `Ukulele Fingerboard - C Tuning

A chart in standard music notation of the natural, sharp and flat notes of the ukulele fingerboard.

Natural, Sharp and Flat Notes of the `Ukulele Fingerboard - D Tuning

A chart in standard music notation of the natural, sharp and flat notes of the ukulele fingerboard.

One Finger-One Note Basic Single String Fingering Drills for `Ukulele

Developing physical strength, agility, flexibility and coordination.

Playing by Ear - Chords

Recognize the sound of chords and chord progressions and be able to play these chords and chord progressions.

Playing by Ear - Melodies

We already know a lot of melodies. Just need to train our fingers and hands to get them out.

Playing by Ear - Rhythm

Playing rhythm by ear is all about getting your ear to recognize rhythms.

Playing by Ear - The Ultimate Goal

The ultimate goal for any musician when playing a musical instrument.

Practice Cycles and Sequences

Sequences and cycles for practicing scales, intervals, melodic sequences and arpeggios.

Practice, Play and Rules (Theory) - The Three Words

A guest lesson/article by internationally renowned jazz guitarist and educator Chuck Anderson.

Primary Chords - A Major

The I, IV, and V chords of the A major scale.

Primary Chords - Ab Major

The I, IV, and V chords of the Ab major scale.

Primary Chords - B Major

The I, IV, and V chords of the B major scale.

Primary Chords - Bb Major

The I, IV, and V chords of the Bb major scale.

Primary Chords - C Major

The I, IV, and V chords of the C major scale.

Primary Chords - C# Major

The I, IV, and V chords of the C# major scale.

Primary Chords - Cb Major

The I, IV, and V chords of the Cb major scale.

Primary Chords - D Major

The I, IV, and V chords of the D major scale.

Primary Chords - Db Major

The I, IV, and V chords of the Db major scale.

Primary Chords - E Major

The I, IV, and V chords of the E major scale.

Primary Chords - Eb Major

The I, IV, and V chords of the Eb major scale.

Primary Chords - F Major

The I, IV, and V chords of the F major scale.

Primary Chords - F# Major

The I, IV, and V chords of the F# major scale.

Primary Chords - Gb Major

The I, IV, and V chords of the Gb major scale.

Proper Fretting Hand Placement

Efficiency is the key to proper technique.

QuickStart Chord Progressions Play-along Tracks, Introduction and Tuning Notes

Premium practice play-along tracks for mastering and exploring improvisation.

QuickStart Chord Progressions, Aeolian Play-along Tracks

Premium practice play-along tracks for mastering and exploring improvisation.

QuickStart Chord Progressions, Blues Play-along Tracks

Premium practice play-along tracks for mastering and exploring improvisation.

QuickStart Chord Progressions, Dorian Play-along Tracks

Premium practice play-along tracks for mastering and exploring improvisation.

QuickStart Chord Progressions, Ionian Play-along Tracks

Premium practice play-along tracks for mastering and exploring improvisation.

QuickStart Chord Progressions, Mixolydian Play-along Tracks

Premium practice play-along tracks for mastering and exploring improvisation.

QuickStart Chord Progressions, Pentatonic Play-along Tracks

Premium practice play-along tracks for mastering and exploring improvisation.

QuickStart Scale and Arpeggio Lesson Series

A highly organized, efficient system of scale and arpeggio fingerings.

Reading Music - The Basics

Music is a common language used world wide and recognized by musicians.

Reading Music on `Ukulele Series - Reading in Open Position

Music notation is the Lingua franca of amateur and professional musicians alike

Reading Ukulele TAB - Alternate Notation

An alternate form of musical notation for stringed instruments.

Repeating Note - Five Note, Single String Fingering Drills Starting with Fingers 1-2-1-2-3

Building on the single note 1, 2, 3, and 4 finger basic gymnastics.

Repeating Note - Five Note, Single String Fingering Drills Starting with Fingers 1-3-1-2-3

Building on the single note 1, 2, 3, and 4 finger basic gymnastics.

Repeating Note - Five Note, Single String Fingering Drills Starting with Fingers 1-4-1-2-3

Building on the single note 1, 2, 3, and 4 finger basic gymnastics.

Repeating Note - Five Note, Single String Fingering Drills Starting with Fingers 2-1-1-2-3

Building on the single note 1, 2, 3, and 4 finger basic gymnastics.

Repeating Note - Five Note, Single String Fingering Drills Starting with Fingers 2-3-1-2-3

Building on the single note 1, 2, 3, and 4 finger basic gymnastics.

Repeating Note - Five Note, Single String Fingering Drills Starting with Fingers 2-4-1-2-3

Building on the single note 1, 2, 3, and 4 finger basic gymnastics.

Repeating Note - Five Note, Single String Fingering Drills Starting with Fingers 3-1-1-2-3

Building on the single note 1, 2, 3, and 4 finger basic gymnastics.

Repeating Note - Five Note, Single String Fingering Drills Starting with Fingers 3-2-1-2-3

Building on the single note 1, 2, 3, and 4 finger basic gymnastics.

Repeating Note - Five Note, Single String Fingering Drills Starting with Fingers 3-4-1-2-3

Building on the single note 1, 2, 3, and 4 finger basic gymnastics.

Repeating Note - Five Note, Single String Fingering Drills Starting with Fingers 4-1-1-2-3

Building on the single note 1, 2, 3, and 4 finger basic gymnastics.

Repeating Note - Five Note, Single String Fingering Drills Starting with Fingers 4-2-1-2-3

Building on the single note 1, 2, 3, and 4 finger basic gymnastics.

Repeating Note - Five Note, Single String Fingering Drills Starting with Fingers 4-3-1-2-3

Building on the single note 1, 2, 3, and 4 finger basic gymnastics.

Repeating Note - Four Note, Single String Fingering Drills Starting with Fingers 1-2-1-2

Building on the single note 1, 2, 3, and 4 finger basic gymnastics.

Repeating Note - Four Note, Single String Fingering Drills Starting with Fingers 1-3-1-2

Building on the single note 1, 2, 3, and 4 finger basic gymnastics.

Repeating Note - Four Note, Single String Fingering Drills Starting with Fingers 1-4-1-2

Building on the single note 1, 2, 3, and 4 finger basic gymnastics.

Repeating Note - Four Note, Single String Fingering Drills Starting with Fingers 2-1-1-2

Building on the single note 1, 2, 3, and 4 finger basic gymnastics.

Repeating Note - Four Note, Single String Fingering Drills Starting with Fingers 2-3-1-2

Building on the single note 1, 2, 3, and 4 finger basic gymnastics.

Repeating Note - Four Note, Single String Fingering Drills Starting with Fingers 2-4-1-2

Building on the single note 1, 2, 3, and 4 finger basic gymnastics.

Repeating Note - Four Note, Single String Fingering Drills Starting with Fingers 3-1-1-2

Building on the single note 1, 2, 3, and 4 finger basic gymnastics.

Repeating Note - Four Note, Single String Fingering Drills Starting with Fingers 3-2-1-2

Building on the single note 1, 2, 3, and 4 finger basic gymnastics.

Repeating Note - Four Note, Single String Fingering Drills Starting with Fingers 3-4-1-3

Building on the single note 1, 2, 3, and 4 finger basic gymnastics.

Repeating Note - Four Note, Single String Fingering Drills Starting with Fingers 4-1-1-2

Building on the single note 1, 2, 3, and 4 finger basic gymnastics.

Repeating Note - Four Note, Single String Fingering Drills Starting with Fingers 4-2-1-2

Building on the single note 1, 2, 3, and 4 finger basic gymnastics.

Repeating Note - Four Note, Single String Fingering Drills Starting with Fingers 4-3-1-3

Building on the single note 1, 2, 3, and 4 finger basic gymnastics.

Repeating Note Single String Fingering Drills

Building on the single note 1, 2, 3, and 4 finger basic gymnastics.

Secondary Chords - A Major

The II, III, and VI chords of the A major scale.

Secondary Chords - Ab Major

The II, III, and VI chords of the Ab major scale.

Secondary Chords - B Major

The II, III, and VI chords of the B major scale.

Secondary Chords - Bb Major

The II, III, and VI chords of the Bb major scale.

Secondary Chords - C Major

The II, III, and VI chords of the C major scale.

Secondary Chords - C# Major

The II, III, and VI chords of the C# major scale.

Secondary Chords - Cb Major

The II, III, and VI chords of the Cb major scale.

Secondary Chords - D Major

The II, III, and VI chords of the D major scale.

Secondary Chords - Db Major

The II, III, and VI chords of the Db major scale.

Secondary Chords - E Major

The II, III, and VI chords of the E major scale.

Secondary Chords - Eb Major

The II, III, and VI chords of the Eb major scale.

Secondary Chords - F Major

The II, III, and VI chords of the F major scale.

Secondary Chords - F# Major

The II, III, and VI chords of the F# major scale.

Secondary Chords - G Major

The II, III, and VI chords of the G major scale.

Secondary Chords - Gb Major

The II, III, and VI chords of the Gb major scale.

Selecting a `Ukulele

Buying and supplying your UAS ( `Ukulele Acquisition Syndrome ).

Six Essential Scales - Dorian/Minor QuickStart Scale Shapes

Dorian/Minor, one of the six essential scales that every ukulele player should know.

Six Essential Scales - Ionian/Major QuickStart Scale Shapes

Ionian/Major, one of the six essential scales that every ukulele player should know.

Six Essential Scales - Mixolydian/Dominant QuickStart Scale Shapes

Mixolydian/Dominant, one of the six essential scales that every ukulele player should know.

Six Essential Scales for `Ukulele

From these six essential scale you can get through a wide variety of traditional and contemporary music.

Standard Music Notation

A complete lesson on standard music notation.

Switching Chords

Getting from one chord to another.

Technique

The manner and degree to which one employs the technical skills of an endeavor as applied to `ukulele.

The A/Bb Movable Barre Form Chord

Movable form chords based on the open position A, Am, and A7 chords.

The Big Six Core Chords - F7, Four Voicings

From which all other 4-part chords can be created. Your level I core, 4-part "Jazz" chords.

The Big Six Core Chords - Fdim7, Four Voicings

Your level I core, 4-part "Jazz" chords.

The Big Six Core Chords - Fm7, Four Voicings

Your level I core, 4-part "Jazz" chords.

The Big Six Core Chords - Fm7b5, Four Voicings

Your level I core, 4-part "Jazz" chords.

The Big Six Core Chords - Fmaj7, Four Voicings

Your level I core, 4-part "Jazz" chords.

The Big Six Core Chords - Level I

Your "Jazz" chord foundation.

The Big Six Core Chords, Level I - Faug7, Four Voicings

Your level I core, 4-part "Jazz" chords.

The Chromatic Scale

The only scale contains ALL 12 notes in one octave.

The Downbeat

What, Where and How Can You Locate the Downbeat and Pulse of a Song.

The E/F Movable Barre Form Chord

Movable form chords based on the open position E, Em, and E7 chords.

The Hawai'ian Turnaround

You cant hear this II7 V I harmonic cell and NOT think Hawai'i.

The Learning Process - The Mind, Hands and Ears

Making the connection between the Mind, the Hands and the Ear.

The Major Scale

The most important scale in music.

The Muted Strum

The Universal, works anywhere `ukulele chord.

The Ultimate C Chord

My wacky C chord with only C notes.

Three Finger-Three Note Basic Single String Fingering Drills for `Ukulele

Developing physical strength, agility, flexibility and coordination.

Transposing Individual `Ukulele Chords

Moving notes, chords, scales or any musical passages from one key to another key.

Tuning Your `Ukulele

From tuning by ear to using phone apps and electronic clip-on tuners.

Two Finger-Two Note Basic Single String Fingering Drills for `Ukulele

Developing physical strength, agility, flexibility and coordination.

Types of `Ukulele Chords

Open position chords, movable form chords, 4-part "jazz" chords, and free form chords.

Understanding a `Ukulele Chord Diagram

The basic `Ukulele chord diagram is explained.

Understanding a Guitar Chord Diagram

A chord or scale grid is an alternate, visual why of showing a scale pattern.

Upper Partial Chord Tones

The 9th, 11th, and 13ths of a chord.

Using Songs to Learn `Ukulele

There are two approaches when learning a musical instrument like the ukulele or guitar.

Using Triads on `Ukulele

Using triads for creating solos and improvising.

What Finger is What?

Just what are the fingers of the plucking and fretting hand called.

What is a Blues Progression?

The Blues are at the heart of all American music.

What is the different between a Scale and a Mode?

The term scale and mode are used interchangeably and in a strict theory sense there is a big difference between a scale and a mo

What’s Bad About the Internet?

A guest lesson/article by internationally renowned jazz guitarist and educator Chuck Anderson.

Which Way Is Up? - Up, Down, Ascending, Descending, etc...

What is up, down, higher, lower, top, bottom, ascending, descending?

Which Way Is Up? - Up, Down, Ascending, Descending, etc...

Up, down, higher, lower, top, bottom, ascending, descending on a guitar?

Whole Steps and Half Steps Explained

The distance between any two notes can be defined by steps.

Whole Tone Scale for `Ukulele - C Tuning

You only need two whole tone scales to cover all keys.

Your First `Ukulele Chord

The FIRST chord every `ukulele player learns is...

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