Fingerstyle Uke - ukulele lessons - arpeggios Creative Right Hand Arpeggios Most of the music we play and hear is in 4/4 timing, which means there are four basic beats to each bar: One Two Three Four It might seem useful to assign the thumb (T) to the fourth string, the index (i) to the third, the middle (m) to the second and the ring (r) finger to the first: Online Ukulele Tuner Use this free online ukulele tuner to tune your ukulele. This online tuner is special because you are able to change the notes to what you want, this is especially useful if you are using Alternate Ukulele Tunings. The default tuning is the standard GCEA ukulele tuning. If you have a Banjo Ukulele, then the tunings are still the same, so this will work. You will find presets for alternate tunings on the right side. Best iPhone Apps: Learn how to play the ukulele with these iPhone apps by jenniferbeese Check out appoLearning.com, because your kids deserve the very best educational apps! jenniferbeese says: Having just become a proud owner of a hand-me-down ukulele, I am excited to start learning how to play it. Since I can't afford lessons, I turned to the Internet.
Richard Gillmann's Free Ukulele Tab Links These tabs are for high G (gCEA) tuned ukes, unless otherwise noted. Some give full tablature, others just the chords and lyrics. All are free downloads, unless otherwise noted. Charts Clawhammer As you play the bum-ditty, keep in mind that in addition to playing the melody you are also strumming the chords, much like a rhythm guitar player plays chords. Be sure to pay careful attention to the chord changes that are written on top of the tablature. Most of the time the melody notes will be within the chord that you should be playing at the time, but sometimes you will need to move away from a particular chord position for certain notes. The strum is accomplished using the back of the fingernail of one finger only -- either the middle finger or the index finger. Try it both ways and pick the one that suits you best.
Beginner Ukulele Lessons You’ve just got your hands on a ukulele (or are just thinking of buying one). Here are a few things to read and songs to play that’ll get you up to speed quickly. Step One: Learn the basics - So You’ve Just Got Your First Ukulele – a free PDF I put together for beginners including essential links, first chords, tips and links to suggestions for the first songs to learn. - 10 Things I Wish I’d Known About Ukuleles (Before I Bought One) – Don’t make the same mistakes I did. - 10 Tips for Ukulele Beginners - How to read chord charts. Extra Credit: Ukulele for Dummies – The (paper) book I wrote covering all the ukulele basics from buying your first uke, to strumming, chord shapes and far beyond. Step 2: Get Your Strum On
Fake Strums Tutorial The fake strum is a simple technique that I use a lot in my arrangements. So it’s about time I gave it a post of its own. It’s used in fingerpicking pieces to play full chords. Play Ukulele by Ear: Jim D’Ville Interview Jim D’Ville recently released a DVD teaching you how to Play Ukulele By Ear and has been blogging helpful hints and interviews with ukers from the hugely knowledgeable to the clueless but handsome. So I turned the tables on him and coaxed a few my tips out of him. What does ‘playing by ear’ mean? DR. UKE SONGS WITH UKULELE CHORD DIAGRAMS Back to Dr. Uke's WAITING ROOM Contact Dr.
Circle of fifths Circle of fifths showing major and minor keys Nikolay Diletsky's circle of fifths in Idea grammatiki musikiyskoy (Moscow, 1679) In music theory, the circle of fifths (or circle of fourths) is a visual representation of the relationships among the 12 tones of the chromatic scale, their corresponding key signatures, and the associated major and minor keys.
Uke Scales - Three Notes Per String Method Hey guys!I come from a guitar background and was taught to play scales using the "Three Notes Per String" method. I've been searching around the web but can't seem to find a complete guide on ukulele scales using this method. So I figure I would try to start my own.Here is what I've come up with so far. Below are JPG's showing the Major, Natural Minor, Major Pentatonic, and Minor Pentatonic scales (in standard C ukulele tuning). I tried to write all in the key of C, but written the Natural Minor scale in the key of A.