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Reading Music on Ukulele Series - Reading in Open Position, Alternate Note Locations • Updated: 02 Jan 2006
One of the reasons it is hard to read music on the guitar and the ukulele is, alternate note locations. In the open position there is one alternate note location. The open E, string two can also be played on string three, fret (3). If there is no overwhelming musical reason to play one location vs. the other. Then play the one that is easier to play. Use your ear as the final judge as to which one you prefer.
Reading Music on Ukulele Series - Reading in Open Position, What About String Four? • Updated: 02 Jan 2006
"C Tuning, Low G", extends the melodic range to G below middle C. This expanded range allows for a wider selection when selecting songs to play. The G, A and B are the same names as a high string four but sounding one octave lower.
Reading Music on Ukulele Series - Reading in Open Position, Songs • Updated: 02 Jan 2006
The following songs can be played in open position using the natural notes covered in the previous lessons of this primer. These songs do not use any signatures, no time signature or key signature is shown. All songs are played with a quarter note taking one beat.
Reading for `Ukulele Series - C Tuning • Updated: 26 Dec 2014
This is a series of lessons for reading music for ukulele at a pro level.
Reading Music can be thought of on many different levels. 1) the ability to slowly and painfully _work out_ the written music. 2) the ability to _hear_ the music by looking at the notation. 3) the ability to _notate_ your ideas in standard music notation. 4) the ability to _read_ music as you read a book or an article. 5) the ability to communicate with other musicians in the written language of music. 6) the ability to learn songs that you've never heard.
Reading for `Ukulele - Lesson One, Introduction • Updated: 17 Feb 2014
This is a series of lessons for reading music for ukulele at a pro level. Reading can be thought of on many different levels. 1) the ability to slowly and painfully “work out” the written music. 2) the ability to “hear” the music by looking at the notation. 3) the ability to “notate” your ideas in standard music notation. 4) the ability to “read” music as you read a book or an article. 5) the ability to communicate with other musicians in the written language of music. 6) the ability to learn songs that you’ve never heard.
Reading for `Ukulele - Lesson Two, Note Recognition • Updated: 18 Feb 2014
Once you understand the basic concept of reading, it’s time to get down to the development of the skills. We know our goal is to read music as well as we read words. Now, how do we get there? Note Recognition - If you can’t recognize the notes on the staff, you certainly can’t read them. For anyone who is past this step, great! But in many cases, the recognition of notes on the staff is not as good as it should be. If you can’t read music, this skill doesn’t exist at all.
Reading for `Ukulele - Lesson Three, Open Position • Updated: 18 Feb 2014
Now that you can recognize the notes on the staff in the Treble clef, it’s time to start connecting that knowledge to the ukulele. One of the most significant problems in reading for the ukulele, is that many of the same notes can be found in multiple locations on the neck. For example, the same A note is an open string one, string two - fret (5) and string three, fret (9) and if using a high G tuning - string four fret (2). The only way to cut down this complexity is to organize the ukulele into positions where this duplication is either eliminated or at least, minimized.
Reading for `Ukulele - Lesson Four, Key Signatures, Sharps • Updated: 18 Feb 2014
This lessons covers the natural symbol and the sharp key signatures keys. In musical notation, a key signature is a collection of sharp or flat symbols placed together on the staff. Key signatures are generally written immediately after the clef at the beginning of a line of musical notation, although they can appear in other parts of a score, notably after a double barline. A key signature is use to indicateÂ the â€œauto sharping or flatting of specified notes. Key signatures are also used to identify the key of a composition.
Reading for `Ukulele - Lessons Five, Key Signatures, Flats • Updated: 18 Feb 2014
This lessons covers the natural symbol and the flat key signatures keys. In musical notation, a key signature is a collection of sharp or flat symbols placed together on the staff. Key signatures are generally written immediately after the clef at the beginning of a line of musical notation, although they can appear in other parts of a score, notably after a double barline. A key signature is use to indicateÂ the â€œauto sharping or flatting of specified notes. Key signatures are also used to identify the key of a composition.
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