Thursday, 13 June 2013

Ukulele - The ultimate guide for the absolute starter - Part 1

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Ukulele is known as one of the easiest musical string instruments to learn. Now, this sentence raised my eyesbrow. I would agree this is easy to pick up but definitely takes tons of practice to complete the beginner stage; learning the chords to strum, finger plucking and chunking.

1. Learn C then F and G major
2. Try switching between these three chords
3. Try to strum on a children's nursary rhyme; twinkle twinkle little star is my favourite

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Better demonstrated by video - C, F, G

5 Effective Strumming Patterns for Beginners [Ukulele Lesson]
You will find five strumming patterns here to play thousands of different songs on ukulele.
These patterns are versatile, simple and work for most songs

1. Down down down down, 1, 2, 3, 4
2. Down up down up, 1 and 2 and 3 and 4
3. down, down up, down, down up
4. down up, down, down up, down
5. down, down up, up, down up

Recommended videos:

How you learn chunking:

Till then, do daily practice and progress after learning the 3 main chords.

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