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UkeBeachBum
09-16-2011, 05:46 PM
Hello, so first off im excited to be part of the ukulele underground, heard its a great site for uke players. I recently just bought my first uke (lanikai soprano) n' love it, i also bought ukulele for beginners, im really dedicated to learning how to play it n' have nothing but free time to practice only i dont have too much practicing tips, i heard something about Uncle Rod's Ukulele Boot Camp but have no idea how to access it, if anyone has any tips for me just starting out that will be great!

Trinimon
09-16-2011, 07:18 PM
Welcome to the UU.

You can find Uncle Rod's Boot Camp here: http://www.4shared.com/document/WI3SRGwf/Ukulele_Boot_Camp_rev.html

uke_rob
09-16-2011, 11:47 PM
Once you start learning the chords a bit better, and changing from say G to F completing a bar of each, don't stop your strumming hand to compensate the speed of changing your fingers to get the chord you are changing to. Always maintain the strumming hand and allow the left hand (if you play right handed) to learn to catch up. This will speed up your progress.

I hope that makes sense.

cantsing
09-17-2011, 08:56 AM
Welcome! Sounds like you have both time and motivation, which should be a great combination for learning! Here are a few recent threads with some "getting started" tips that you might find helpful:

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?53322-First-Uke-Today
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?53225-Which-should-I-focus-on-first
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?52776-Tips-for-real-beginners-from-a-ukulele-rookie