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UKULELE BEGINNERS TIPS

The most common question for ukulele beginners is 'How Do I Play The Ukulele?'

But it goes much beyond that - you will need to learn SO much more about living with the uke. This page is for you!

(These are short and sweet tips for new ukulele players, but full more detailed guides can be found in my first two ukulele books as linked below.)

If you have any other questions or need more advice, just get in touch!

Rules for ukulele players







UKULELE BOOKS




My Ukulele Beginners Books - Amazon.com

My ukulele beginners ebooks - for Kindle / Paperback - Amazon.co.uk

What Ukulele Players Really Want To Know - for Sony, Nook, ePub, PDF etc

More Of What Ukulele Players Really Want To Know - for Sony, Nook, ebub etc

What Ukulele Players Really Want To Know - Barnes and Noble / Nook




UKULELE VIDEO beginners tips





BUYING YOUR FIRST UKULELE

HOLDING THE UKULELE

THE PARTS OF THE UKULELE

UKULELE SIZES

CHANGING UKULELE STRINGS

CHANGING UKE STRINGS (SLOTTED BRIDGE) 

FRICTION TUNERS

THE IMPORTANCE OF NUT WIDTH

TUNING THE UKE

ADJUSTING ACTION and SETUP

HAMMERING ON AND OFF

CHUCKING, CHUNKING and PALM MUTING

THE I IV V CHORD SEQUENCE

FITTING A STRAP BUTTON

HOW TO TELL IF A UKULELE IS SOLID OR LAMINATE

DEALING WITH BUZZES AND RATTLES


Got A Ukulele Beginners Guides




So, You are getting your first ukulele?

How much should I spend on a ukulele?

how cheap is a cheap ukulele?

Where to buy a ukulele (for the UK)

Buying online and the great setup myth

How to buy a ukulele

Ukulele History

Tuning the Ukulele

How to hold and strum the ukulele

How much should I practice the ukulele?

What are the ukulele chords?

What do the 4 digits mean on ukulele tabs?

Ukulele strings

How to change ukulele strings

All about ukulele wood

More about ukulele wood

All about ukulele tuning pegs

A look inside friction pegs - with video

Cleaning your ukulele

All about ukulele nuts and saddles

Ukulele sizes

Ukulele intonation

More about ukulele intonation

What is ukulele "action"?

Should I pick or strum the ukulele?

Ukulele shapes

Ukulele buzzes and rattles

How to read ukulele tabs

Sore fingers?

Ukulele pickups and amplification

Growing nails for fingerpicking the uke

What is a K Brand uke?

What do I need to tune my ukulele?

The dreaded E Chord

Advanced Strumming techniques

When should I change my strings?

Wood types and their influence on ukulele sound

What is "low G" tuning?

Do I need a case for my ukulele?

All about humidity

Ukulele finishes

Finger Stretching Exercises

What is re-entrant tuning?

More than four ukulele strings?

To strap or not to strap?

A light touch - tips on avoiding finger aches and pains

Fitting a passive pickup to a ukulele

On Solid Tops opening up with age

Using Fishing Line as Ukulele String

Don't be afraid of learning how to adjust your ukulele - its meant to be adjusted!

What to pack in your Ukulele Gig Bag

Do I need to be Insured?

How To Adjust Ukulele Action At The Saddle

How To Transpose Between Different Ukulele Tunings

Options for Left Handed Ukulele Beginners

Types of Ukulele Capo

Choosing a reliable ukulele dealer




UKULELE THEORY


7 comments :

  1. Many thanks and much gratitude for you taking the time to make this very helpful and comprehensive site.
    Rob

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  2. Hi Barry! I recently bought a Makala Dolphin Ukulele, I have no experience whatsoever with playing instruments and I'm quite apprehending because I'll basically be learning by myself all from scratch. My question is...Is it feasible to learn how to play the ukulele all by myself, just viewing tutorial videos and reading Ukulele beginner books? I'm pretty motivated but just wondering if my lack of knowledge and playing skills will prevent me to learn all by myself.

    Thank you for your response, I really love this blog.

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  3. HI Inès - I know many people who learned solo, but a far better method is to either have some lessons or play in a uke club - playing with other people is the fastest way to improve. Check out the club listings page (link at the top menu) and see if there is one near to you. But otherwise - no its perfectly possible to learn by your self.

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  4. Hi Baz,
    I'm a few weeks (and 3 Ukes) in now. I've learned a few easy tunes and now i'm tackling barre chords
    At the moment with my small hands some of them are impossible, but i can do them if I use my thumb, is that acceptable if want to progress as a player or should i work on my finger strength/flexibility?

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  5. Neil

    In this beginners section is a post on finger stretching - I think they are good for warm ups on finger stretching. Beyond that the answer is really only practice practice practice. You are learning to push your fingers into positions they are not used to - but with regular play and stretches, trust me - it WILL come with time.

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  6. Hi - a quick thanks for this resource, I'm sure a lot of work has gone into it. Picking up genuine tips/tricks & knowledge is invaluable to me 'teaching myself'. I just watched your I, IV,V chord progression - I never knew that & have been playing guitar over a year, that's reall handy & helpful. What a great instrument this is - so easy to learn simple tunes after learning the guitar - just bought a banjolele, I'm hooked! Thanks again, Jim

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