Lol. Found your website online and am thrilled!! This video definitely motivates one to want to learn this beautiful instrument. When sitting, make sure the body of the ukulele is resting on one of your legs and have the strumming armrest on top of the ukulele. Happy Strumming, My new favourite website! Instead, you need to practice more to master and play it like a pro. The only difference between baritone and tenor ukuleles (other than size) is the tuning. Go slow and don’t get discouraged. Thanks guys! You actually managed to show me – most of youtube can’t – how to strum properly!! The bass, the mandolin, and in this case, the ukulele. Don’t be mistaken to think that the ukulele is a very easy instrument – it isn’t. Let us look at the top tips to help you learn the ukulele right. These songs will help give you some rhythm and will also make you learn faster. I tuned it instead of along my notebook (which came in the box), according to the lesson. Not only is this song a great beginning tune to learn on the uke, but the Riptide ukulele … The ukulele is meant to be a fun instrument to play. A flatted F would be the note E, the same as in standard tuning. Hey guys, great work on teaching others to play the uke in little to no time. The brilliant thing about the ukulele is that it is so easy to learn; small, portable and cheap, its often chosen before a guitar just to get a feel for fretted instruments. I just got Lohanu amplified tenor ukulele! is it better to have a metal stringed ukelele???? As you practice, you get to learn it some more. I appreciate these videos! Hey Aldrine THANK YOU! Mahalo for your website Aldrine, I’ve alway dreamed of learning how to play the uke…many thanks for the lessons. I think it has a beautiful sound and really want to be able to play while I sing. use the standard tuning. Whoo! thank you sooo much! It doesn’t make any sense, but you won’t be able to forget it!). I picked up a cheap Waterman for fun but after taking a few video lessons here I upgraded to a solid-body Kala. Start with the slow and easy songs that come with easy chords and don’t require a lot of chord changes. All this will take a lot of practice but be sure that it will pay off handsomely because then you will pick it up and play easily. How great to learn from Aldrine with all this abundant and well-organized material! ukuele ! How great to learn from Aldrine with all this abundant and well-organized material! Thanks for this! The best way to have fun while learning is to find a few songs that you would like to strum to (and maybe sing along with) that have only three or four chords. There are a few ukuleles in the low price range, but you can be sure that they aren’t as good as they ought to be. That ukulele is Low G, but you are totally right. Look for chord diagrams that give you all that you need to make sure you have the perfect practice ever. just got beautiful gift ASHTON EUKELE from my daughter. Isn’t it a bit slack tuned like that? Thank you! Not to mention that Paul McCartney and George Harrison used them from time to time. Thanks a lot! Thanks for these short and quick mini lessons to get started. Such a simple problem with a simple solution. But there are several LESS HARD ways to play and still get a great sound. Promise to practise everyday! Instead, start from the basics and build on them to get better. It is awesome how he plays. However, when you buy your first ukulele, you need to know what to do so that you become an advanced player. so the chord shapes are all the same, they just produced different chords. My fingers are aching haha The standard tuning for your ukulele is G-C-E-A. That way the ukulele … Keep up the good work. The choice is yours. You will use four chords: Am, G, C, and F. You can actually just tune your baritone ukulele to standard G-C-E-A tuning and follow along with all the lessons. I just got my ukulele today for my 48th birthday. Thank You for such a wonderful site. Thanks for this! If you are already jamming in a band, it is advisable to bring along the instrument and play along with your bandmates. Basic strumming helps you to change between the chords faster and easier. Take a few minutes and try some positions either sitting and standing. The A string is the first string and is the thinest and sounds the highest. Loving the lesson! Great lesson but you seemed to tune the 4th string to low G when it seems to be a thin high “g” string? I have hands that have been described ones of a 12 year old :/ Always wanted to play a guitar but couldn’t quite do it :S So now with my new blue ukulele, I hope to learn. I am currently waiting to pick up my ukulele. This might sound a bit silly, but the best way to learn the ukulele is to start strumming the songs. I was trying to tune all of them with a LabTech CT-10 set at 440. Playing a uke has been a dream of mine since I was a kid,but always believed it was super hard.. Many thanks for having these lessons available. I don’t Ready To Learn To Play The Ukulele In One Week? G’day from Melbourne Australia, this website is awesome thanks mate I am finally learning to play this right, thanks so much! Practice a lot with different chords but do all this slowly instead of rushing it. Keep up the good work! Extremely thrilled …surfed just few minutes and found excellent tips to learn the instrument . Really great site, thanks! Shout out from Hamilton, Ontario!! Required fields are marked *, Growing the next generation of Ukulele Players around the world. Needed to branch out and try something new. I just bought a uke, but it is a soprano uke and it is supposed to be tuned in A-D-bF-B. I feel lucky to find this website. We are new to Hawaii and will be here three years as an Army wife. If you're looking for ukulele songs for beginners, you have come to the right place. (Gb is the same note as F#). Will explore your site to learn more. If you don’t want to tune your ukulele up, you can watch guitar videos and the chords will be the same. Awesome website and great material!! I think this site could actually help me and that slaps a huge smile on my face. The ukulele E chord is much-hated. Thank you so much! I have a tenor that tuned up great and two concerts and one soprano. Thank you for making this a possibility for me! To know how well you are playing, you need to record the song and listen back to it, if you are playing a certain song, then compare this with the original to identify any flaws and rectify them. After months of working on this and searching the internet I have a neighbor who told me it seems my tuner is wrong. Very distracting! This is brand new to me! Will explore your site to learn more. My son sent me your website, and I am thrilled..can learn in secret and then Big Surprise!!! Do you provide lessons for this? I haven’t spent more then 5 minutes on this site and already love it! He gives very good lessons. When you get to understand the basic chords, the next step is to learn about basic strumming. Very inspiring! I have a spinal cord injury…. The ukulele has become one of the most beloved instruments for many people that love stringed instruments. This may sound stupid but it can help you a lot in the future! Unfortunately stumped at the first hurdle thanx in advance, You could probably still try play it the same way my friend is left handed and she has found it easy enough to learn, still cant play the ukulele then again im only in yr 6, This is great – bite size sessions are really easy to follow – Thanks from the Wirral UK. Cheers! No wonder I was having such a hard time strumming my Ukulele.