Play Ukulele By Ear: 3 Questions With Tim Mann
Jim D’Ville asks Tim Mann three great questions:
1. Do you see the ukulele as primarily an accompaniment instrument to your singing or are you also exploring instrumental possibilities?
2. Are there advantages to learning ukulele first before tackling the guitar?
3. Some ukulele players seem to suffer from LGS (Little Guitar Syndrome), which is a morbid aversion to guitar players. How do you rationalize playing both instruments?
Kent Knorr of Ukulele Academy of Wilmington, N.C. was featured in a nice story (article and video) on WECT TV 6.
Ukulele academy teaches the art of strumming – WECT TV6 – WECT.com – Wilmington, NC news and weather –
The story included the video below…
Here is a simple ‘flash card’ type approach to learning the basic ukulele chords in the Key of ‘C’. Click on the ‘+’ or ‘-‘ or change the number to adjust the speed.
(Here is a chord chart if you need to look one up)
A simple method of learning basic ukulele chords that makes use of a ‘flash card’ or ‘PowerPoint’ type method. Adjust the speed of slides by clicking on ‘+’ or ‘-‘ or changing the number.
Zoho Show – Playing Ukulele Chords
Here is a simple ‘flash card’ type approach to learning the basic ukulele chords. Click on the ‘+’ or ‘-‘ or change the number to adjust the speed.
The title of this Website says it like it is! Got a few minutes to kill – just you, your uke and the Internet – then give Ukulele Beatles Fun! a try.
My suggestion is to ignore the fretboard and follow the chords and words at the top. In my opinion the fretboard uses some different versions of a few chords. Might be worth learning those, too, sometime.
The important thing is to crank up the speakers and just have fun!
I love this uke!
the mighty boosh ukulele on Flickr – Photo Sharing!
I purchased an older ukulele on Craigslist and loved cleaning it up. I can only imagine the satisfaction of making an art project of it. : )
Scoop: Record attempt at NZ’s Largest Ukulele Orchestra
There is ‘an attempt to set a new NZ record for the LARGEST UKULELE ORCHESTRA this May during the annual NZ Music Month Festival CHARTFEST 2010, May 28 in the Christchurch Town Hall Complex.’
‘The official World Record is held by New Zealand, with 1120 people strumming in unison at the NZ Ukulele festival on November 21, 2009.
“We will attempt to beat this record at CHARTFEST in the James Hay Theatre at 3.45pm on Friday, May 28,” ‘
If you have an iPhone you have to try UkeFarm.com’s UkeFarm Radio. It is great!
Here is the ‘Playlist‘ which changes frequently.
I had a little trouble getting started so here are my pointers:
First of all, make sure the ‘H’ in ‘http://’ is NOT capitalized.
Here are the settings I used under ‘More’
-Cellular Network – worked either way for me
-Cache size – Medium
-Reconnection (I didn’t even mess with it)
-Socks (I didn’t even mess with it)
-Format – WAV
-Pause – Sound Out
-Web Management (I didn’t even mess with it)
-Preset List (I didn’t even mess with it)