Reading Music on Ukulele - Primer
Learning to read standard music notation is actually not that hard.
There are a few things in music that students and players avoid. These are things like learning to read and knowing the notes of their own instrument. It is hard on guitar - but not so hard on ukulele. With the right guidance and plan of attack. IT IS EASY.
It is really quite easy on a uke. Starting with natural notes in in the open position you can finally check off the Reading Music to do item.
Learning to read standard music notation is really, really easy.
PUBLISHED: Jan 1, 2003 UPDATED: Jan 1, 2003 • VIEWS: 42 • SERIES CODE: UKEREAD1P •
14 Lessons in the “Reading Music on Ukulele - Primer” Series
Reading Music on `Ukulele Series - Reading in Open Position, Introduction • Updated: Sep 4, 2013
There are a few things in music that students and players avoid. These are things like learning to read and knowing the notes of their own instrument. It is hard on guitar - but not so hard on ukulele. With the right guidance and plan of attack. IT IS EASY. It is really quite easy on a uke. Starting with natural notes in in the open position you can finally check off the Reading Music to do item. Learning to read standard music notation is really, really easy.
Reading Music on Ukulele Series - Reading in Open Position, Alternate Note Locations • Updated: Jan 2, 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: Jan 2, 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: Jan 2, 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.
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