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Matt Clara
09-02-2009, 05:34 PM
I've been looking at Aldrine's video lessons, and I'm sorry to say that most of his strumming patterns are too advanced for me as a beginner. Can anyone point me towards some resources that can help me out in this regard?
Thanks,
Matt

molinee
09-02-2009, 06:22 PM
Looks like the answer is .... No :)

JiBé
09-02-2009, 08:49 PM
Hi,

You can go to http://www.youtube.com/user/MusicTeacher2009 the Michael Lynch's channel aka "Ukulele Mike" on youtube. Maybe you can find what you looking for: lots of song with easy chords and strumming patterns.

PS: sorry for my bad english :(

Matt Clara
09-03-2009, 01:59 AM
I see that just before I posted this question, Seeso gave these helpful tips to a beginner in another thread. They seem like they could be pertinent here, too, and I haven't seen any of them before. Here's what he said:


Doctor Uke is a great place to start (http://www.doctoruke.com/).
Ukulele Mike on YouTube is awesome (http://www.youtube.com/user/MusicTeacher2009).
Here are some strumming patterns (http://www.ukemaker.com/ukeclub/media/StrumPatterns.pdf).

UkeNinja
09-03-2009, 03:04 AM
I was about to mention seeso's advice to you, but you found it first. Good for you!
Personally, I would concentrate on a simple strum first and try to get it as tight as possible, a metronome could be useful here. Strumming can be done just by going with your feeling, but when you develop a steady rhythm this will help when you play with others as well.

cocohonk
09-03-2009, 01:02 PM
Technically, if you know the chords to the song, any song can be 'beginner-fied' by using a basic strum instead of the fancier ones. Just strumming d du udu for any old song is something I still do sometimes and have loads of fun doing.

molokinirum
09-04-2009, 03:03 AM
Hi,

You can go to http://www.youtube.com/user/MusicTeacher2009 the Michael Lynch's channel aka "Ukulele Mike" on youtube. Maybe you can find what you looking for: lots of song with easy chords and strumming patterns.

PS: sorry for my bad english :(

Yes, this is a great place to visit if you are a beginner. There are 120 or more videos that Mike made. You can play along he shows the chords and plays the song and sings.:smileybounce:

Matt Clara
09-08-2009, 08:28 AM
Hi,

You can go to http://www.youtube.com/user/MusicTeacher2009 the Michael Lynch's channel aka "Ukulele Mike" on youtube. Maybe you can find what you looking for: lots of song with easy chords and strumming patterns.

PS: sorry for my bad english :(

Your English is fine, and thanks for pointing out this resource. I am now a shuffle strumming fool. Thank you!