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Ukulele Exercises For Dummies (UK Edition)
Ukulele For Dummies
Stretching the Strings on a Ukulele
New ukulele strings need to be stretched prior to tuning. Learn and master the technique, so you'll have perfect strings every time.
Holding a Ukulele
Holding your ukulele correctly allows you to get more resonance and amplification from the instrument.
Getting Rhythm with 'Chnking' on Ukulele
The ukulele has four strings, so creating rhythmic interest with 'chnking' keeps an audience engaged.
Getting Your Ukulele in Tune with a Digital Tuner
Playing your ukulele successfully starts with tuning. Learn how to use a digital tuner, and get strumming.
How to Tune a Ukulele to Itself by Ear
If you don't have a tuner handy, don't worry! You can tune a ukulele to itself by ear. A tuned instrument is the first step to playing well.
Simple Ukulele Picking Patterns
On ukulele things start simply and build slowly. Start with a C chord and simple finger picking, add a chord progression around it, and soon it builds to complex tunes.
How to Strum a Ukulele
The first step to finger picking is knowing how to strum the ukulele. Using your nail on the down stroke, and your finger on the upstroke, you'll have the pattern down in no time!
Strumming a Ukulele, Swiss-Army Style
At a loss for what to strum on your ukulele. Try the Swiss-Army strum on the ukulele, just like the knife, it's useful in lots of situations.
Strumming a Ukulele in 3/4 time
Many songs on ukulele are in 3/4 time. Understanding 3/4 time opens up a whole host of songs you can play on ukulele.
Ukulele Basics: How to Play a Simple Melody
Discover proper ukulele fret and strumming hand placements, that make playing simple melodies a breeze.
Tackling Barre Chords on Ukulele
Barre chords are the foundation of many ukulele songs. Understanding the hand positions and having proper form will create the clear notes needed for most songs.
Shifting Hand Positions on a Ukulele
Shifting hand positions on ukulele can seem daunting, but after this quick video you'll have it down in no time.
Strumming Up Melody and Chords on Ukulele
On ukulele, you can play melody and chords together by adding in the melody notes while you play the chords.
Strumming Between Melody and Chords on Ukulele
On ukulele, you can combine melody and chords in a variety of ways. In this tutorial you see how to pick the melody and in the gaps between you strum the chords.
Ukulele Basics: Getting to Grips with Simultaneous Picking
Simultaneous picking on ukulele is plucking 2 or more strings at the same time. Similar to picking patterns on ukulele, simultaneous picking is easy enough once you practice and opens your repertoire to
Ukulele: Moving On to Alternate Picking
Alternate picking is a slightly more advanced type of picking on ukulele.
Ukulele Techniques: Hammering On and Pulling Off
On ukulele, when you're picking out melodies, you don't need to play every note. Hammer on and pulling off are two ways to change
Sliding Notes on Ukulele
There are many ways on the ukulele to change notes without picking them. Sliding notes is one of the most versatile techniques for any ukulele player.
Bending Notes on Ukulele
If you'd like to play a note without picking on ukulele, you can bend it. To bend, on ukulele, is to make the note higher without playing the next note up.
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