Learning `Ukulele with Curt
Learning `Ukulele with Curt
The home for Learning Ukulele and All Things Ukulele with Curt Sheller: Ukulele Player, Musician, Author, Publisher, Educator, Graphic Artist, Programmer, Website Designers, Shipping Clerk, Janitor, Roadie, Chauffeur, Short-Order Cook, Carpenter, Electrician, Plumber, Sound Engineer, MC. Kumu a'o...
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Learning Ukulele with Curt Sheller
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How Much Practice?
Practice, would be better described as exploration – not a “practice”
As far as practice is concerned, do as much as you can. Realize that there are many things and activities competing for you time and attention – work, family, school, money, etc, etc. You WILL progress in my program of study. Only your rate of progress is variable and of course, related to time and effort you put into it. No matter the time available, you will progress.
Unlike the traditional schools system with grades, tests, pressure to progress at a pre-established pace and competition. Private one-on-one study has none of that, this is pure learning. You learn because you want to learn. I provide the tools, guidance and organization to make that happen for you.
All learning is cumulative, especially learning a musical instrument like the ukulele and guitar. Don't worry about the weeks with low or no practice. You always continue to get benefit from any previous practice sessions. Your goal is to improve – day by day – week by week. That won't stop you from achieving your goals.
Simply play as much as you can, interacting with other musicians. At the very least, work with prerecorded tracks, CDs and/or YouTube. Those tracks could be professionally produced or they could be just you recording and playing over chord changes.
Enjoy the process of developing your skills. Don’t be overly focused on some objective standard about your proficiency. There is no objective standard!
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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