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!
Bernadette suggests ’20 Most Important Ukulele Chords’…
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.
An Easy Percussive Ukulele Lesson for Beginners by Bernadette…
‘Top 9 Music Apps for 2019’ from Katie DeNure
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.
‘Rock You Like a Hurricane’ – The Scorpions
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…
Simple trick to create & learn strum patterns
“How to Chuck 3 Different Ways” – One School Music
“How to Get a ‘Chunkier’ Chunk” (Ukulele Webcam Sessions)
Create a ‘Lei’ decoration for the head of your ukulele
Ever seen ukuleles with beautiful flowers adorning the head? Where do people get those!?!
You are in luck! One Music School shares how to make them from inexpensive fake flowers.
Give it a try! https://youtu.be/US-g1dJq8_Q
Here are some other sources:
- Buy a couple hair ties from the dollar store, take them apart and re-string them.
- Buy one from Ukuhappy on Etsy.com
- Buy one from Ukulele Magazine
‘Perfect’ by Ed Sheeran for Ukulele – fingerpicking AND strumming
The printed music/notes for the video are in the comments or here – https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B62zBAbDVZxXeWJxNkdDbVdiUUU/view