Learn a New Ukulele Chord Each Day of 2017!!!
Today's Chord a Day, January 21st - A
Each day of 2017 there’s a new chord you can learn and add to your chord vocabulary. First time here? Start with the January 1st chord.
12 Getting Started Lessons
One of the hardest things to do is to learn the unknown without plan. Here is series of lessons to get you off the a great start.
Getting Started with Ukulele?
First thing is to naturally, get a ukulele. Get a few, they come in four sizes and all different shapes, wood, finishes, acoustic, electric, solid body, archtop. There is even a banjo and bass ukulele. Plus they are fun, any size.
Buy an instrument a little more expensive than you think you can afford. It will serve several purposes. One is you'll get a quality instrument and you'll feel guilty if you don't play it. And, with most music instruments you get what you pay for. "Pay a little, get a little."
You can take you ukulele playing to any level. From a few simple basic chords to complicated solo ukulele arrangements like I have available right here.
Ukulele Study Plans
One of the hardest things about learning a musical instrument is the overwhelming amount of material available. And with the Internet and YouTube this is more more true than ever. Even an instrument deemed to be as simple to learn as the ukulele. However, with the right plan of attack and taking inventory of what you might already know – It can be done.
I've been asked many times to put together a plan of attack for getting started and getting beyond the basics. There is no better recipe for success that a proven plan and organization for development. These lesson pages are intended to provide material for developing your ukulele skills and expanding your music knowledge.
Music..., regardless of your instrument, involves parts or all of these elements: Melody, Harmony and Rhythm. Then putting it all together in Songs, Compositions, Arrangements, Orchestration, etc...
One of the best ways to progress is to get with a good and I mean a good private teacher with a proven track record of helping their students and not is just a good player. There are a lot of good players around - find one that can communicate.
Should you study music with a teacher or should you "wing" it on your own? This question always comes up in this type of discussion about music.
An objective assessment of the two alternative approaches leads me (Chuck Anderson) invariably towards the formal route. Why? Because without guidance, there is a tendency to go in circles, What do you practice, when do you move to the next topic? When are you doing something wrong? How do you practice what doesn't exist to you? - Chuck Anderson
A Few Recommended “Getting Started” Lessons
Here are a few ukulele lessons to get you stated. Lessons on the possible tunings of ukulele, the various sizes, basic chords, strums and more...
Check out the Weekly Lesson Series of lessons for getting stated with ukulele. and the Chord a Day series of lessons. this lesson series will put on a firm foundation for building on in you future development and learning the ukulele.
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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