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: Sep 16, 2019 Updated: Sep 16, 2019
14 Lessons in the “Reading Music on Ukulele - Primer” Series
The first step in learning to read is to first recognize the notes on the staff and know where on the fingerboard they are located.
It is important to always have your ukulele in tune.
There are a few things in music that students and players avoid.
From the available natural notes in open position there are three notes on string one.
From the available natural notes in open position there are three notes on string two.
From the available natural notes in open position there are two notes on string three.
Open Position Review
All the natural notes covered on string one, two and three comprise the C Major scale.
One of the reasons it is hard to read music on the guitar and the ukulele is, alternate note locations.
A tie extends the rhythmic value of the first note by the value of the next note.
You can get the fingers working and trained to follow our ear by playing scales, intervals, sequences and arpeggios.
â€œCâ€ tuning with a low â€œGâ€ extends the melodic range to G below middle â€œCâ€.
The following songs can be played in open position using the natural notes covered in the previous lessons of this primer.
The Ukulele - Reading Music Series uses the Modular Phonetic Rhythm System by Chuck Anderson for learning rhythm.
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