Reading for Ukulele - The Next Steps

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 have never heard.

This series of lessons picks up after right after the Reading Music on Ukulele - Primer which focused on reading in the open position. This series is a Pro level series of lessons to get you really reading.

Published: Dec 16, 2019 Updated: Dec 16, 2019 Visits: 2

9 Lessons in the “Reading for Ukulele - The Next Steps” Series
Reading for `Ukulele - Lesson One, Introduction

This is a series of lessons for reading music for ukulele at a pro level.

Reading for `Ukulele - Lesson Two, Note Recognition

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?

Reading for `Ukulele - Lesson Three, Open Position

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.

Reading for `Ukulele - Lesson Four, Key Signatures, Sharps

This lessons covers the natural symbol and the sharp key signatures keys.

Reading for `Ukulele - Lessons Five, Key Signatures, Flats

This lessons covers the natural symbol and the flat key signatures keys.

Reading for `Ukulele - Lesson Six, Ties

This lessons's work will advance rhythm by introducing Ties. Many ukulele players can find the notes on their instrument but can't read rhythm with enough accuracy and speed to be considered "sight readers". Remember that sight reading is just a level of reading. It's not some special and mysterious skill. When you read a book or magazine, you don't have to "work out" the words before you "read" them. You just read them.

Reading for `Ukulele - Lesson Seven, Rests & Position II

Lesson seven covers reading in position II.

Reading for `Ukulele - Lesson Eight, Position III

After spending time on open, first and second position, we’re ready to move into the third position. The third position is defined as the notes on frets 3, 4, 5 and 6 on all four strings. The first finger will play notes in fret 3. The second finger will play notes in fret 4. The third finger will play notes in fret 5 and the fourth finger will play notes in fret 6.

Reading for `Ukulele - Lesson Nine, Position IV

Lesson nine covers reading in position IV.

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