UKULELE BEGINNERS VIDEOS

UKULELE BEGINNERS VIDEOS


Want some Ukulele beginners videos? You may be aware that there are numerous Got A Ukulele review videos on YouTube. If not - you can click the link below to go to the channel and why not subscribe?

https://www.youtube.com/user/GotAUkulele/

But I also have done a number of videos aimed at the first time ukulele owner. Shared below to help you out!

HOW TO BUY YOUR FIRST UKULELE

First up - a beginners guide to buying your first instrument - what to look for!




HOW TO TUNE YOUR UKULELE

Not as simple as it sounds - covers all forms of tuning, including how to tune if you are without a tuner!



HOW TO HOLD THE UKULELE

Next up, not as obvious as it may sound - probably one of the most asked beginners questions



UKULELE SIZES

A look at the main ukulele sizes and their differences. Busting the myth that any one scale of ukulele is in any way 'better' than any other..


HOW TO CHANGE UKULELE STRINGS

Sooner or later you will want to change your strings. Yes, they are not designed to last forever - I change mine every month or two - they are designed to be changed!! Think of them like tyres for your car.




ALL ABOUT FRICTION TUNERS

One of the biggest myths about ukuleles is that all friction tuners are bad news. They are not - there is good and bad in everything!



ADJUSTING UKULELE SETUP

Sadly these days, many entry level ukes can arrive badly in need of adjustment - it's not something to be scared of, and in fact I would encourage any player to explore how their uke works - these things are designed to be adjusted!


HOW TO CLEAN YOUR UKULELE
Cat amongst the pigeons time - seriously though - this is all you need.

FITTING A STRAP BUTTON
How to fit a strap button to a ukulele 

HOW TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOLID AND LAMINATE WOODS

HOW TO DEAL WITH BUZZES AND RATTLES
Follow the steps in order!


HOW TO ADJUST UKULELE ACTION AT THE SADDLE

Dont be afraid!
HOW TO PLAY THE SONGS IN MY REVIEW VIDEOS

(You asked, in your droves, I succumbed..)



THE ESSENTIAL UKULELE ACCESSORIES

Really, the minimum I recommend



5 comments :

  1. Hi, I am total beginner and am a few weeks in now from purchasing my starter Uke (Makala Dolphin).
    I've learnt a few chords whilst learning some simple songs that were undoubtedly originally written for guitar (and realized just how hard it is to play and sing at the same time).
    Could you suggest any songs that are written for the Uke that is suitable for a beginner ? i.e. good for learning the basic principles.

    ReplyDelete
  2. In reality - many earlier songs that were written for ukulele tend to be complex with multiple jazz chords. The easiest songs you will find are basic guitar driven songs - country songs, nursery rhymes etc. Look for two or three chord songs - if you go to the songs tab on this blog you will find a list - most (though not all) of those are very simple.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Just discovered your site. Although I've "dabbled" in guitar for a number of years, have yet to pick up the ukulele. I'm leaning towards a tenor, but the decision has yet to be made. Looking forward to browsing here and learning more. (I'm a huge fan of "The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain". Unfortunately, they don't make it to the states very often.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi,
    I have just watched your video on buzzes. I have developed a buzz on the E string at the nut. Should I change it round as per your video (I am fairly hopeless when it comes to practical tasks-just ask my wife!!)?
    Thanks,
    Gary

    ReplyDelete
  5. Possibly - I would work through the points in that video in order. 1. Check it's not something else rattling 2. Swap the string on it's length, 3. swap the string for a new one - beyond those you are looking at adjusting more difficult things.

    ReplyDelete

Please leave me a comment!

Got A Ukulele will always be free to view - help keep it that way!

If you enjoy this blog, donations are welcomed to allow me to invest more time in bringing you ukulele articles. Aside from the Google ads, I don't get paid to write this blog. Call it a labour of love! And, no, I don't get to keep the ukuleles that are loaned to to review...