Ukulele Complete Course for Beginners

Ukulele Complete Course for Beginners

Ukulele Complete Course for Beginners

Learn to play all your favourite songs on the ukulele

Language: english

Note: 4.5/5 (68 notes) 10,937 students

Instructor(s): Chris Pottle

Last update: 2021-05-06

What you’ll learn

  • How to play songs on the ukulele.
  • After completing the course you will know how to play chords.
  • You will be able to play many different strumming patterns.
  • You will know about tuning on the ukulele.

 

Requirements

  • No prior knowledge of music is necessary
  • You will learn everything you need to know to be able to play songs on the ukulele.

 

Description

The ukulele is a wonderful instrument to play, it is great fun, portable, inexpensive to buy and not hard to learn.

This course will teach you all the basic techniques needed to play songs on the ukulele. Everything will be covered in great detail to make sure you understand all the principles of playing. You will learn what type of ukulele is best to start on, how to tune it, basic music theory such as rhythms and note values, how to read chord diagrams and how to change chords, various strumming patterns and you will learn lots of great  songs that you can play along with.

All the songs taught in the course are accompanied by PDF files of the lyrics and chords which you can download to help you learn them and to aid your practice sessions.

In this course you will learn :

                     * 13 chords

                     * 13 songs

                     * 14 strumming patterns

After completing the course you will be able to play all the songs and many others too because you will know all of the most common ukulele chords and strumming techniques . Using this knowledge you will be able to play literally hundreds of songs in any genre, pop, folk, gospel, rock and roll or traditional.

The course will include advice also about how and when to practise the ukulele in order to ensure you improve consistently.

The main thing you will get from this course is how rewarding and how much fun playing the ukulele really can be.



 

Who this course is for

  • Beginners on the ukulele
  • Anyone who wants to learn a wonderful instrument that is fun to play.

 

Course content

  • First things first
    • Introduction to the Course
    • Before you start
    • Types and sizes of ukulele
    • The parts of the ukulele
    • Holding the ukulele
    • Tuning
  • Understanding rhythm and strumming
    • Introduction
    • Quarter notes
    • Eighth notes
    • Strumming technique, the down stroke
    • The up stroke
    • Strum pattern 1
    • Strum pattern 2
  • How to play chords
    • Introduction
    • Chord diagrams
    • Your first chord C major
    • F major chord
    • G7 chord
  • The first song – Row, Row, Row Your Boat
    • Introduction
    • Song demo
    • Play along
  • More strumming patterns
    • Introduction
    • Strum pattern 3
    • Strum pattern 4
    • Strum pattern 5
    • Strum pattern 6
    • Strum pattern 7
    • Strumming pattern 8
    • Strumming pattern 9
  • Song 2 – The Whole World in his Hands
    • Introduction
    • Song demo
    • Playalong
  • Tips on changing chords
    • Changing between C and G7
    • Changing between C, F and G7
  • More Major and 7th Chords
    • G major chord
    • D Major chord
    • D7 chord
    • A7 chord
    • E7 chord
    • C7 chord
    • Introduction
  • Song 3 – Oh Susannah
    • Play along
  • Minor chords
    • Introduction
    • Am chord
    • D minor chord
    • E minor chord
    • G minor chord
  • Song 4 – What Shall We Do with a Drunken Sailor
    • Introduction
    • Song demo
    • Play along
  • 3/4 time signature and strumming patterns
    • Understanding 3/4 time signature
    • Strum pattern 10
    • Strum pattern 11
    • Strum pattern 12
  • Song 5 – Happy Birthday ( 3/4 time )
    • Introduction
    • Song demo
    • Play along
  • Song 6: On Top of Old Smokey ( 3/4 time )
    • Introduction
    • Song demo
    • Play along
  • Song 7: Cockles and Mussels ( 3/4 time )
    • Introduction
    • Song demo
    • Play along
  • Song 8 : Home on the Range ( 3/4 time )
    • Introduction
    • Song demo
    • Playalong
  • Song 9: When the Saints Go Marching In
    • Introduction
    • Song demo
    • Playalong
  • More advanced strumming
    • Calypso strum pattern 13
  • Song 10 – The Battle of Jericho
    • Introduction
    • Song demo
    • Play along
  • Calypso strum pattern 14
    • Strum pattern 14
  • Song 11- Everybody Loves Saturday Night
    • Introduction
    • Song demo
    • Play along
  • Song 12 – The Sloop John B
    • Introduction
    • Song demo
    • Playalong
  • Song – 13 Michael Row the Boat Ashore
    • Introduction
    • Song demo
    • Playalong
  • Practicing tips
    • How and when to practice
  • Conclusion.
    • Thank you

 

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