Learning Ukulele with Curt

All Available Lesson Series

All 79 Currently Available Lesson Series

Each series is a curated list of related lesson covering a specific topic or area of study.

UL126-UKESTRUM1 — A Guide to Ukulele Strums

Common Styles to Add to Your Repertoire.

ULFP117 — Alternating Thumb Fingerpicking on Ukulele

The common alternating thumb and two finger strumming style utilizing the thumb, index and middle fingers.

UL700 — Basic Ukulele Chords Charts

The basic chords ALL ukulele players should know.

UL-basics — Before You Pick Up Your Uke, Getting Started Basics

Getting Started with Ukulele for Every Ukulele Player.

UL600 — Blues Chord Progressions

26 Blues Chord Progressions, Extracted from My Book "Blues Chord Progressions for Ukulele from A To Z".

UL60 — Bossa Nova

The Best Known Style Of Brazilian Music Popularized In The 1950s And 1960s.

UL126 — Building Your Core Strums for Ukulele

Rhythm is In-separately Linked to Strums

ULCAD02 — Chord a Day - February

Learn a New Chord a Day for the Month of February.

ULCAD01 — Chord a Day - January

Learn a New Chord a Day for the Month of January.

ULCAD03 — Chord a Day - March

Learn a New Chord a Day for the Month of March.

UL08-barre — Chord Switching, Barre Drills for Ukulele

An Essential Technique for Chords as Well Single Notes And Double Stops.

UL08-chord — Chord Switching, Double Stop Drills for Ukulele

Switching Chords is All About Finger Independence and Working Together.

UL59 — Common Chord Progressions and Remembering Songs

There's a lot more in common between songs than one might think.

UL101 — Common Ukulele Tunings

Three Somewhat Common Tunings In Popular Use Today.

UL34 — Cool Chords

Those crazy chords you won't find in a chord dictionary, software, or chord chart.

UL42-7 — Core “Jazz” Ukulele Chords - The Big Six

From four F7 chord voicings or shapes, your can build your massive 4-part, a.k.a., “jazz” chord vocabulary.

UL125b — Creating Introductions and Turnarounds for `Ukulele

Intriduction are for Setting the Stage fo a Song or Composition.

UL112 — Exploring Fingerpicking Technique on `Ukulele

Explore the Common Fingerpicking Styles.

ULB01 — Getting Started Series of `Ukulele Lessons

This series of lessons is intended to take a beginning ukulele player, just Getting Started through the basics.

MLRMAe — Harmonic Analysis for Scale and Chord Selection

Harmonic Analysis is the process used to determine the harmonic function of chords.

ULIMPROV-1 — Improvisation - Improv - Solos

The Art of Sponteneous Composition, Creating Solos, Licks and Riffs.

UL107 — Introduction to Soloing on `Ukulele Using Scales and Triads Plus One

Using Scales and Triads + 1 for Creating Composed and Improvised Melodies

UL601 — Jazz Standard Chord Progressions

Chord Progressions, Extracted from My Book "Exploring Jazz Chords on Ukulele."

ULKeySigs — Key Signatures

The 15 Major and Their Relative Minor Key Signatures.

UL47 — Key Signatures - A Major

The Primary and Secondary Chords in the Key of A Major.

UL55 — Key Signatures - Ab Major

The Primary and Secondary Chords in the Key of A Flat Major.

UL49 — Key Signatures - B Major

The Primary and Secondary Chords in the Key of B Major.

UL53 — Key Signatures - Bb Major

The Primary and Secondary Chords in the Key of B Flat Major.

UL44 — Key Signatures - C Major

A key signature is a summary of the sharps or flats in a Major or it's relative Natural Minor scale.

UL51 — Key Signatures - C# Major

The Primary and Secondary Chords in the Key of C Sharp Major.

UL58 — Key Signatures - Cb Major

Primary and Secondary Chords for the Key of Cb Major

UL46 — Key Signatures - D Major

The Primary and Secondary Chords in the Key of D Major.

UL56 — Key Signatures - Db Major

The Primary and Secondary Chords in the Key of D Flat Major.

UL48 — Key Signatures - E Major

The Primary and Secondary Chords in the Key of E Major.

UL54 — Key Signatures - Eb Major

The Primary and Secondary Chords in the Key of E Flat Major.

UL52 — Key Signatures - F Major

The Primary and Secondary Chords in the Key of F Major.

UL50 — Key Signatures - F# Major

The Primary and Secondary Chords in the Key of F Sharp Major.

UL45 — Key Signatures - G Major

The Primary and Secondary Chords in the Key of G Major.

UL57 — Key Signatures - Gb Major

The Primary and Secondary Chords in the Key of G Flat Major.

UL07g — Learning the Guitar Fingerboard

A step-by-step approach to finally learning the fingerboard.

UL07 — Learning the Ukulele Fingerboard

This series takes a step-by-step approach to finally learning the fingerboard.

UL42-misc — Miscellaneous Chord Information

Chord Material Not Found in the Other Chord Series and Lessons.

UL-MODES — Modes

Just What is a Mode?

MPR — Modular Phonetic Rhythm by Chuck Anderson

Modular Phonetic Rhythm Represents A Significant Advance In The Teaching And Application Of Rhythm.

UL37 — Movable Form Ukulele Chords

Chords Without Open Strings That Can Be Transposed To Any Key Up And Down The Fingerboard.

ML-basic — Music Basics

The Prinicples of How Music Works.

UL700s — Open Position Chords and Their Movable Forms

Open Position Chords and Their Movable Form Chords.

UL08-6SUF3 — Pass Gymnastics for Ukulele

Navigating Beyond The Basic Four Fret Fingering Position.

PL01 — Piano for Ukulele Players

I know you always wanted to do something on a piano?

UL06 — Playing by Ear

The Ultimate Goal When Learning Any Musical Instrument.

MLQS1CD60 — QuickStart Chord Progressions Play-along Series

24 Unique Styles Designed for Contemporary Musician.

ULQS — QuickStart Scale and Arpeggio Fingering Series

A Concise, Well-organized Series of Books And Lessons Ideal for Any Ukulele, Guitar or Fretted String Player.

UKEREAD1S — Reading for Ukulele - The Next Steps

Take your reading to a pro level.

UKEREAD1P — Reading Music on Ukulele - Primer

Learning to read standard music notation is actually not that hard.

UL23 — Reading Standard Music Notation for Ukulele

What They Look Like and Where Are They.

UL128 — Selecting a Ukulele

Exploring Your Options for Selecting Your First or Next Ukulele,

UL04 — Six Essential Ukulele Scales

Based on the fingering principles from my series of books in the QuickStart Scale and Arpeggio Fingerings series.

UL08-6SUF2 — Slide Gymnastics for Ukulele

Navigating Beyond the Basic Four Fret Fingering Position.

ULTECH-1 — Technique

The Physical Aspect of Playing 1 Musical Instrument.

UL42L4 — The Big Six Core Chords - Level Four

Alternations and Extensions to the Level I, II and III Chords.

UL42L1 — The Big Six Core Chords - Level One

The Must Know Basic 4-part Chords.

UL42L3 — The Big Six Core Chords - Level Three

The Remaining 4-part Diminished and Augmented Core Chords.

UL42L2 — The Big Six Core Chords - Level Two

Expanding and building on the Core Big Six Core Chords.

UL42-BLUES-7 — The Blues Progression in Common Keys

Common Blues Chord Progressions Uses the Seventh Chord.

UL04-modes — The Seven Modes of the Major Scale

The Seven Scale Modes, Their History And Examples In C.

UL114 — Types of Chords Available on Ukulele

Organizing your Ukulele chords.

UL08-basic — Ukulele Fingering Gymnastics - Basic

Develops your finger independence, strength and motor skills.

UL08 — Ukulele Fingering Gymnastics - Developing Technique

An Introduction to Proper Hand Placement fof Left hand Technique on Uulele.

UL08r — Ukulele Fingering Gymnastics - Repeating Notes

Repeating Single Note Fingering Drills.

UL126-MPR — Ukulele Strums - Getting Started

Strums Are Are In-separately Linked To Rhythm.

UL31 — Understanding Intervals

An interval is the distance between two notes.

ULS1001-WarmUp — Warm Up Routines

Just What to Do for Getting Warmed Up.

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