Basic Lessons for Getting Started with Ukulele

Getting Started with Ukulele

These are the ukulele lessons that every ukulele player just starting out a bit seasoned should take a look at.

Even seasoned player should take a look at this series of lessons. You'll probally pick up a few things you didn't know or remember that would be very helpful when teaching beginners just get started.

Published: Sep 23, 2019 Updated: Sep 23, 2019 Visits: 0

10 Lessons in the “Basic Lessons for Getting Started with Ukulele” Series
The Learning Process - The Mind, Hands and Ears

For music and learning an instrument like the ukulele or guitar, it's all about the making the connection between the Mind, the Hands and the Ear.

Which Way Is Up? - Up, Down, Ascending, Descending, etc...

Up, Down, Ascending, Descending, Higher, Lower, Top, Bottom!

What Finger is What?

Just what are the fingers of the plucking and fretting hand called.

Understanding a `Ukulele Chord Diagram

There're a lot different ways to show chord shapes, diagrams and images on a fretted instrument.

Your First `Ukulele Chord

Your first ukulele chord is typically an open position C major chord.

`Ukulele String Combinations

All possible one, two, three, and four string combinations on ukulele.

`Ukulele Scale Diagram Explained

The ukulele scale diagram is explained.

Reading Ukulele TAB - Alternate Notation

TAB or Tablature Tablature is an alternate form of musical notation, which tells players where to place their fingers on a particular instrument rather than which pitches to play.

Standard Music Notation

Rather than do a complete lesson on standard music notation.

The Trouble with TAB

TAB, short for tablature is a form of musical notation using numbers and letters on a staff that that corresponds to the number of strings of fretted string instrument.

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