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Alternating Thumb Fingerpicking on Ukulele

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

Basic Lessons for Getting Started with Ukulele

Getting Started with Ukulele

Basic Ukulele Chords Charts

The basic chords ALL ukulele players should know.

Blues Chord Progressions
BOGUS Lesson Series for tEstInG
Building Your Core Strums for Ukulele

Rhythm is in-separately linked to strums.

Chord a Day - February
Chord a Day - January
Chord a Day - March
Chord Switching, Barre Drills for Ukulele
Chord Switching, Double Stop Drills for Ukulele

Switching chords is all about finger independence and working together.

Common Chord Progressions and Remembering Songs

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

Common Ukulele Tunings
Cool Chords

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

Core 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.

Exploring Fingerpicking Technique on `Ukulele
Exploring Improvisation Using Tetrachords

Traditionally, a tetrachord is a series of four tones filling in the interval of a perfect fourth.

Getting Started Series of `Ukulele Lessons

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

Harmonic Analysis for Scale and Chord Selection

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

Jazz Standard Chord Progressions
Key Signatures - A Major
Key Signatures - Ab Major
Key Signatures - B Major
Key Signatures - Bb Major
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.

Key Signatures - C# Major
Key Signatures - Cb Major
Key Signatures - D Major
Key Signatures - Db Major
Key Signatures - E Major
Key Signatures - Eb Major
Key Signatures - F Major
Key Signatures - F# Major
Key Signatures - G Major
Key Signatures - Gb Major
Learning the Ukulele Fingerboard

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

Miscellaneous Chord Information
Modular Phonetic Rhythm by Chuck Anderson

Streamlines the traditional educational approach, resulting in a reflexive reaction to rhythm.

Movable Form Ukulele Chords
Music Basics
Open Position Chords
Pass Gymnastics for Ukulele
Playing by Ear
QuickStart Chord Progressions Play-along Series
QuickStart Scale and Arpeggio Fingering Series
Reading for Ukulele - The Next Steps
Reading Music on Ukulele - Primer

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

Reading Standard Music Notation for Ukulele
Selecting a Ukulele
Six Essential Ukulele Scales

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

Slide Gymnastics for Ukulele
Solo Ukulele - Creating Melody and Chord Arrangements
The Big Six Core Chords - Level Four
The Big Six Core Chords - Level One

The must know 4-part chords.

The Big Six Core Chords - Level Three
The Big Six Core Chords - Level Two
The Blues Progression in Common Keys
Triads - Traditional and Contemporary Triads

A triad is a three note chord.

Types of Chords Available on Ukulele

Organizing your Ukulele chords.

Ukulele Doodling - The Power of the Triad + One!
Ukulele Fingering Gymnastics - Basic

Develops your finger independence, strength and motor skills.

Ukulele Fingering Gymnastics - Developing Technique
Ukulele Fingering Gymnastics - Repeating Notes
Ukulele Strums - Getting Started

Rhythm is in-separately linked to strums.

Understanding Intervals

An interval is the distance between two notes.

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