Strumming chords and singing is fun but I find that I have the most fun by playing the ukulele as a pianist or an organist would – by playing the notes of the melodies along with the chords. It isn’t near as hard as it sounds. It starts with learning the notes of the fingerboard., This video created by Phil Doleman is great for learning those notes! Give it a try!
Online Mini ‘Ukulele Festival – Saturday, April 11, 2020
- 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Pacific Time
- 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Mountain Time
- 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Central Time
- 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM Eastern Time
As part of her #30DayUkuleleChallenge ‘Bernadette Teaches Music’ provided a YouTube video listing and demonstrating the most important ukulele chords.
Of course, most of them are the common ones. A few of them , however, are good alternate chords by moving a barr chord up the fretboard (example: moving B flat up to form C, D and E.
PACHELBEL’S CANON TUTORIAL
Pachelbel’s Canon in D is one of the most famous pieces of classical music of all time. In this lesson, Ukulenny teaches us how to play Canon in the key of C.https://kalabrand.com/products/canon-tutorial
Katie DeNure of One School Music posted an awesome YouTube video about her favorite apps for the ukulele for 2019. A list of the individual apps is listed in the ‘more’ section below the video.
Many in my area have spent the last month dealing with Hurricane Florence. #OverIt
In honor of anyone who has dealt with one, here is a fun hurricane song tutorial by The Ukulele Teacher…
If you play a string instrument and like any of these styles of music (Bluegrass, Old-Timey, Celtic, Gypsy-Jazz, etc.) you may like this Website – it offers free backing recordings for playing along with. You can slow down or speed them up.
There is also a section of common Chord Progressions to practice.
This is similar but a little less daunting. It includes the words, but you can’t slow down, etc. https://toneway.com/songs
I use Chrome browser on my laptop and my audio volumes were too soft and so I searched for a solution and found this.
It works great!