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.
The Toneway Project has been around many years but I’ve just learned about it. I’m quite interested because I am addicted to music books and don’t try hard enough to play by ear. I know very few of the songs but I’m learning to play a little better by ear.
Ex: recently I considered buying a ‘glow-in-the-dark’ Makala Waterman and then it occurred to me if it was dark then I couldn’t see my music and couldn’t play any songs. Sad!
You can learn to ‘jam’ by ear. I CAN learn to ‘jam’ by ear. NO songbooks or songsheets. Let’s do it!
“Many think you must get good to play with others. We say it’s better to play with others to get good.” Source: Toneway.com
On a metronome you set the ‘BPM’ or ‘Beats Per Minute’. Occasionally the BPM is marked on music.
If you don’t know the BPM you can determine it using one of many apps or by using TempoTap.com. Here is what you do…
Determine the BPM of a song’s tempo.
Use the space bar to tap each beat. The BPM (beats per minute) will be automatically computed to determine the tempo of a song. The more beats you provide, the more accurate the resulting BPM will be.
There are separate directions for using touchscreen.
My kids are grown but I know my practicing must drive my wife a little crazy at times. HaHa. This is a great idea if you have a baby or small child and you want to slip in a five minute practice while they sleep.