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joe_coffee
06-20-2013, 05:08 AM
First off I'm not entirely sure if this should be in this forum or in Tips and Tricks. It is relevant to beginner's because I'm a beginner and it's about that type of material, but it is also relevant to tips and tricks.

Anywho,
I recently bought my first ukulele, and have been playing around with it everyday. I decided to make a binder to compile all of my ukulele related items I found that would benefit my practicing, learning, playing and knowledge of ukulele.

I currently have a two page printed version of all of the chords, a practice schedule, and several songs with chords listed in the book.
I was wondering what you would recommend to print out and put in this book. It can be anything uke related, pictures, stories, songs, practice tips, drills, inspirational quotes, etc.

-coffee

vanflynn
06-20-2013, 05:18 AM
Here’s a good songbook that starts easy and gets harder

http://albanyukulele.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/songbook15.pdf

Uncle Rod’s Ukulele bootcamp has lots of good stuff

http://files.meetup.com/2287271/ukulele%20boot%20camp%20rev%5B2%5D.pdf

and for chord progressions, Howlin’ Hobbit

http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1125378/ukulele%20docs/uke_chord_progressions.pdf

Hope this helps

ukemunga
06-20-2013, 05:19 AM
Then go to Chordie.com and pick a few songs to learn. If you're not familiar with it you can change the chord diagrams to ukulele in the right sidebar.

joe_coffee
06-20-2013, 05:27 AM
Aloha ! For starts you want to go to Uncle rod's site and print away . Then go to ukuleles of Paradise site and there's a bunch of stuff there . Good luck !


Here’s a good songbook that starts easy and gets harder

http://albanyukulele.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/songbook15.pdf

Uncle Rod’s Ukulele bootcamp has lots of good stuff

http://files.meetup.com/2287271/ukulele%20boot%20camp%20rev%5B2%5D.pdf

and for chord progressions, Howlin’ Hobbit

http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1125378/ukulele%20docs/uke_chord_progressions.pdf

Hope this helps


Then go to Chordie.com and pick a few songs to learn. If you're not familiar with it you can change the chord diagrams to ukulele in the right sidebar.

Thanks! I have Uncle Rod's bootcamp written down and inserted in the binder, That's my goal as of now.
When I get out of work I can't wait to download the songbook, and use the other resources you guys have listed!
-coffee

bobO G
06-20-2013, 05:29 AM
Good stuff guys , need to load more paper in the printer and get another binder .

Newportlocal
06-20-2013, 05:53 AM
You have gotten lots of great advice. Here are some song sites I like. Hope it helps.
http://www.scorpexuke.com/songlist.html
http://www.muffin.net.nz/muffin/Uke_Tab.html
http://dominator.ukeland.com/index2.shtml

-Emma-
06-21-2013, 07:43 PM
Have you learnt how to play from tabs?

http://ukulelehunt.com/how-to-read-ukulele-tab/

joe_coffee
06-25-2013, 06:09 AM
You have gotten lots of great advice. Here are some song sites I like. Hope it helps.
http://www.scorpexuke.com/songlist.html
http://www.muffin.net.nz/muffin/Uke_Tab.html
http://dominator.ukeland.com/index2.shtml
Thanks! I can't wait to start trying to learn some of these songs. There are so many haha


Have you learnt how to play from tabs

http://ukulelehunt.com/how-to-read-ukulele-tab/

Thanks! I completely forgot about printing out info on tabs. Right now they completely confuse me

Lime
06-25-2013, 08:35 AM
This thread describes my binder.

kkimura
06-25-2013, 08:52 AM
First off I'm not entirely sure if this should be in this forum or in Tips and Tricks. It is relevant to beginner's because I'm a beginner and it's about that type of material, but it is also relevant to tips and tricks.

Anywho,
I recently bought my first ukulele, and have been playing around with it everyday. I decided to make a binder to compile all of my ukulele related items I found that would benefit my practicing, learning, playing and knowledge of ukulele.

I currently have a two page printed version of all of the chords, a practice schedule, and several songs with chords listed in the book.
I was wondering what you would recommend to print out and put in this book. It can be anything uke related, pictures, stories, songs, practice tips, drills, inspirational quotes, etc.

-coffee

What a great idea Coffee. It sure beats what I've been doing (lots of loose sheets stuffed randomly into a "Ukulele for Dummies" book). What size binder did you go for? I'm leaning toward small rings for easier handling.

joe_coffee
06-25-2013, 09:14 AM
I had a normal sized binder, I believe 1 inch capacity, so not super big, laying around and just threw some stuff in after hole punching it. I get ocd-ish about binder orginization so now I'm trying to hammer down the best set up for everything in it.

It currently goes,
Practice Itinerary
Chords,
Tabs (not added yet but will be added after work)
Theory Stuff (not printed out yet)
Songs (currently I've been working on the railroad, ring of fire, hakuna matata, happy birthday, get lucky, love story, and 22)
Practice notes.

I stole my practice itinerary from a blog i stumbled across and it goes like
1. tune instrument
2. play a song i know a couple of times (twinkle twinkle little star right now)
3. left hand work
4. right hand work
5. theory
6. new songs
7. play around
8. uke journal (looseleaf that I don't use much right now ;))

And that's my binder set up currently
I want to take better notes on my practice sessions I just don't seem to be able to document what I work on very well.

Newportlocal
06-25-2013, 09:31 AM
Thanks! I can't wait to start trying to learn some of these songs. There are so many haha

Your welcome!:D
Yes, there are so many. Once you learn a few chords. Many times popular songs will be on sites like ultimate guitar. I just play my uke chords with it. Most of all have fun!!!

kkimura
06-25-2013, 09:34 AM
Nice organization. The 1" ring size sounds about right too.

I think I'll try making my music pages face each other so I don't have to turn pages as much. When I first got on UU (not long a go) someone suggested I get a music stand. Didn't click then but now looking at the mess of pages all over, I understand.

RyanMFT
06-25-2013, 09:38 AM
All good suggestions...

I recommend getting alphabetical dividers, so that you can put your printed songs in the binder, and have them organized by the first letter of the name of the song. It gets really annoying to be searching through 50 or 60 sheets of paper to find a song you are looking for, especially if you are playing with others and you all want to play a song together.

Something like this....http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/408852/Office-Depot-Brand-Legal-Exhibit-Unpunched/?Channel=Google&mr:trackingCode=87621F43-6DEB-DE11-974B-0019B9C043EB&mr:referralID=NA&mr:adType=pla&mr:ad=19966460996&mr:keyword=&mr:match=&mr:filter=40138664876&cm_mmc=Mercent-_-Googlepla-_-Office_Supplies+Binders_Accessories-_-408852

joe_coffee
06-25-2013, 09:38 AM
I played trumpet shortly when I was in 4th and 5th grade so I know I have a music stand in my house somewhere it just comes down to finding it, which might be a whole new hobby in itself, spelunking in the basement

ukemunga
06-25-2013, 11:52 AM
All good suggestions...

I recommend getting alphabetical dividers, so that you can put your printed songs in the binder, and have them organized by the first letter of the name of the song. It gets really annoying to be searching through 50 or 60 sheets of paper to find a song you are looking for, especially if you are playing with others and you all want to play a song together.

Something like this....http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/408852/Office-Depot-Brand-Legal-Exhibit-Unpunched/?Channel=Google&mr:trackingCode=87621F43-6DEB-DE11-974B-0019B9C043EB&mr:referralID=NA&mr:adType=pla&mr:ad=19966460996&mr:keyword=&mr:match=&mr:filter=40138664876&cm_mmc=Mercent-_-Googlepla-_-Office_Supplies+Binders_Accessories-_-408852

I tried this initially but am using the plastic sheet protectors which render the index tabs relatively useless. The "tabs" don't protrude. I do still put my song charts in alphabetical order though.

-Emma-
06-26-2013, 01:17 AM
Thanks! I can't wait to start trying to learn some of these songs. There are so many haha


Thanks! I completely forgot about printing out info on tabs. Right now they completely confuse me

There are some different tabs here:

Some are beginner tabs, and others have different grades:
http://pdfminstrel.wordpress.com/2-standard-high-g-ukulele-pdfs/

Some very basic tabs :) :
http://capotastomusic.com/ukulele-sheet-music/tabs.htm
http://capotastomusic.com/ukulele-sheet-music/christmas.htm

I started out practising things like children's songs and christmas songs because you'll know straight away if you're stuffing them up! Then went on to try songs like "Aura Lee" http://pdfminstrel.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/aura_lee1.pdf

This is also a good collection of Tabs...it is in German, but I the first song in there is Brahms lullaby and that is a good beginner song :) .
http://ukulelehunt.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/solobuch1.pdf

Manalishi
06-26-2013, 04:00 AM
My songs are in plastic sleeves inside a binder,
with one song on each side of the sheet.I
have them on my pc as jpgs and however
the pc stacks them alphabetically,that's how
I stack them in the binder.
One person in our group has numbered his pages
and printed an index;trouble is,it takes him longer
to find a song we are doing that it does anyone
else! I just flick through alphabetically and can find
a given song in seconds.

Shastastan
06-27-2013, 07:57 AM
I know what you mean about papers all over the place. I have all my stuff in an expandable folder, but it's not organized. Now, I'm using folders on the computer. One is on the desktop and has folders in it for chords, songs, etc.. Seems faster for me to find stuff and I can use Search. I have another Uke folder in Bookmarks. Whenever I find a site that I like/need, I save that bookmark. One thing that has helped me a lot with different forums is using Print Screen. I have a little pgm for it that's free called prtscr, but I think you can already do the same thing within Win 7. When I come across a post with info that I need/want, I make a screen shot of it and put it in the Uke folder on the desktop. That folder also has downloads from such places as Dr. Uke. I can just put the song on the screen and practice from there. I don't mean for any of these comments to be critical of using a binder in any way. If that's what works/helps you, go for it. Even though I'm old, I've become addicted to tech stuff so I'm trying to eliminate as much "paper" as possible.

Manalishi
06-27-2013, 08:10 AM
Shastastan,I don't think anyone would object to
trying to save paper,but for ukulele clubs and such
most members carry a printed paper folder/binder
with the songs in!
At our group,about half have gone over to tablet
devices and ipads,whilst the poorer of us still use
our printed paper versions!

Shastastan
06-27-2013, 09:07 AM
Well timebug, your club is more advanced than ours. In fact, I have to print out a song to pass out to everybody at our meeting next week. I wasn't commenting from an environmental point of view, but that's okay, too. I'm just tired of having paper laying around all over my house. We are running out of space. The computer is convenient for me to get rid of some paper. As a musician, I have shelves and shelves of printed music. Even with a Kindle, I still buy books such as "The Daily Ukulele". I've got a lot of fakebooks, too. I have a tablet and a smartphone, but I don't want to use them to read music when I'm playing a gig. Actually, I have seen a music stand that is basically a tablet with music scores on it, but I think that it's pretty small for my old eyes. I sure can see a lot of advantage for one though with the lighted screen, too.

Manalishi
06-27-2013, 11:32 PM
I don't know about our club being 'more advanced'
than anything! We have the same fiddling about as
people look for songs,lose songs,drop them on the
floor...it's all good though!
The tablet and ipod thing was started by one member
who could never be bothered to print off the sheets
as they were emailed to her.The following meeting
three more folk had tablets....
I still rely on my printed version.And like you,I have
reams of music about the house,and probably even
more on my computer!

Lime
06-28-2013, 07:44 AM
All of your clubs are more advanced than mine because, well, they exist. *jealous* I'd have to drive 2.5 hours to get to a ukulele club, although I think ukuloonie would be there, so that's pretty cool.

CodyG
06-28-2013, 07:47 AM
I've been playing uke for almost one year. One of my first purchases was a 2.5" binder. I began to collect. However, it was only yesterday when I organized it with sections/tabs.

The sections look like this:

PlayList - My current "want/need to play" go-to list.

Song List - Pieces of the past or future.

Classical - Store of the wonderful music not obviously rock and folk.

Charts - This section contains chord and scales charts.

Lessons - Handouts from workshops and lessons.

Holiday - includes White Christmas, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Auld Lang Syne.

Blanks - source of tab and staff pages when needed

I've tried reading music from a device but the images/pdf/resolution is way too small, including images from electronic books like Ukulele Excercises. blahhh! (However, a recent tv purchase may solve some of this problem, sadly, it's a solution that's hardly portable.)

Also, I like to make marks/notes on my music. And, because music/tabs are often more than one page, I need to print and tape pages together. It is always disastrous for me to be changing pages and playing at the same time.

The most serious flaws of the three-ring binder system quickly manifest when pages are taped and holes do not align and then it becomes too heavy for your music stand.

I hope to find a solution in the near future. Maybe guitar pro 6?

Shastastan
06-28-2013, 08:27 AM
We copied an idea from another club to the south of us. They are using Beloff's "Daily Ukulele" book. We have a small club and no one balked at the idea of using Jim's book. In fact, I think they like the idea and are relieved that they don't have to make copies. Some of us have also bought the "leap year" edition, but we haven't required it for our meetings...yet :). One advantage of the Daily Ukulele book is that we never run out of songs to play during a meeting.

Sorry to the OP for this digression. A binder(s) of songs would serve the same purpose as Jim's book.

Lime
06-28-2013, 08:32 AM
We copied an idea from another club to the south of us. They are using Beloff's "Daily Ukulele" book. We have a small club and no one balked at the idea of using Jim's book. In fact, I think they like the idea and are relieved that they don't have to make copies. Some of us have also bought the "leap year" edition, but we haven't required it for our meetings...yet :). One advantage of the Daily Ukulele book is that we never run out of songs to play during a meeting.

Sorry to the OP for this digression. A binder(s) of songs would serve the same purpose as Jim's book.
I'm moving in a year or two and, of course, I checked to see if that city had a ukulele club. Turns out they use that book, too. Seems like a good idea to me. I look forward to it.

joe_coffee
06-28-2013, 09:20 AM
I've seen several people talk about the "Daily Ukeulele" book so I think I'm going to be looking into getting that in addition to the binder.
Right now the binder is still the wild west, and I'm setting up a homestead. one day a beautiful metropolis will rise

Pikagirl
06-30-2013, 05:39 AM
The sections look like this:

PlayList - My current "want/need to play" go-to list.

Song List - Pieces of the past or future.

Classical - Store of the wonderful music not obviously rock and folk.

Charts - This section contains chord and scales charts.

Lessons - Handouts from workshops and lessons.

Holiday - includes White Christmas, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Auld Lang Syne.

Blanks - source of tab and staff pages when needed




This has been incredibly helpful. I had set up a binder, but this just helped me organize a bit more logically. Thanks :)

CodyG
06-30-2013, 05:41 AM
Besides my binder, I have both of the dailies, and just about any other uke book I can find. As said before, I mark up my music but, as I don't want to mark up the book, my binder has a lot of copies from the "dailies".

Tootler
06-30-2013, 10:13 AM
When I took up ukulele, I already had collection of songs and tunes in a number of folders which I have both been steadily adding to as well as updating older songs with chords. Much of what I had was already in my PC so I have steadily reorganised them, converted them to PDF and transferred them to my tablets via Dropbox.

I run a uke group and for that, I have to print out song sheets as most are not really into using computers much more than Internet & email. For the group, I keep an A4 binder with masters together with a few copies of song & chord sheets for newcomers. For myself, I usually take my iPad & play from that.

For folk club singarounds, I take a 7" Samsung tablet. I don't usually sing or play from it but use it as a memory jogger before my turn. The smaller format is more convenient for that as I have small satchel with tuner, harmonicas, pub prop etc. uke gig bags don't usually have big enough pockets for the accessories.

ricdoug
06-30-2013, 10:31 AM
Aloha e, Joe.

A favorite reference for learning and teaching:

http://ukuleletonya.com/files/beginner_lesson_pkg.pdf

This helps if you want to play a song in a different key:

http://ukuleletonya.com/files/transposing_wheel.pdf

There are also many inexpensive Android tablets available. I have a Pandigital Novel 7" Android tablet. It's not a full blown tablet (mine cannot access the Google Play Store, but it can access the SlideMe Store), but I load my song files onto a Micro SD chip on my desktop computer and then plug the chip into my tablet. I need my reading glasses to read the songsheets on my 7" tablet. They always have these cheap Android tablets on sale at Big Lots and Geeks:

http://www.biglots.com/c/electronics/tablets-tvs

Scroll down to Android OS tablets:

http://www.geeks.com/products.asp?cat=TAB

Karet
07-01-2013, 03:55 PM
This thread is awesome. I started a small binder with my notes from UU University and a couple songs... looks like I'll be needing a bigger binder! Thanks joe_coffee for starting this thread and to all who replied :)

Nikita
07-01-2013, 04:52 PM
Thanks for all the helpful links everyone! Great information, some of which I have not seen before-Excellent. Ironically, I was just assembling my ukulele binder last night, and then again this a.m. before work.

I have been stashing all my uke notes and music in a folder and it was so fat I couldn't find anything. I have played guitar for many years and have two fat, fat binders for it, but I have not gotten off my tail to put together one for my uke. Finally!! And it always makes such a difference! Organization making life easier, imagine!!

I use paper protectors and place:

1. Chord Charts
2. Any practice sheets (i.e. Uncle Rod's Bootcamp)
3. Songs that I sing to (or would like to sing hehe...)--meaning chords and lyrics. Alphabetically of course.
4. Fingerstyle arrangements that I am learning or would like to learn. Also alphabetically.
5. Blank chord sheets
6. Random uke tips and tidbits.

I also have a plastic folder that has the three holes and can be clipped inside my binder. This is great for handouts and such that do not fit into the other categories.

When I sit in front of my computer and play, I access my tabs from my docs. However, for playing anywhere else, I still love the convenience, portability and ease of reading of a binder filled with paper!!

Wasn't sure if anyone mentioned this one yet--

www.doctoruke.com/songs

And this is probably my favorite site--This nice individual has shared some wonderful fingerstyle arrangements for ukulele (and some for guitar as well).

http://descordesetdubois.wordpress.com/

Cheers!

joe_coffee
07-02-2013, 08:34 AM
Aloha e, Joe.

A favorite reference for learning and teaching:

http://ukuleletonya.com/files/beginner_lesson_pkg.pdf

This helps if you want to play a song in a different key:

http://ukuleletonya.com/files/transposing_wheel.pdf

There are also many inexpensive Android tablets available. I have a Pandigital Novel 7" Android tablet. It's not a full blown tablet (mine cannot access the Google Play Store, but it can access the SlideMe Store), but I load my song files onto a Micro SD chip on my desktop computer and then plug the chip into my tablet. I need my reading glasses to read the songsheets on my 7" tablet. They always have these cheap Android tablets on sale at Big Lots and Geeks:

http://www.biglots.com/c/electronics/tablets-tvs

Scroll down to Android OS tablets:

http://www.geeks.com/products.asp?cat=TAB
Thanks I can't wait to look through all of this info!
I have a samsung galaxy tab currently but i don't have anything to prop it up on as of yet so I like having a more tangible product to read music off of.


This thread is awesome. I started a small binder with my notes from UU University and a couple songs... looks like I'll be needing a bigger binder! Thanks joe_coffee for starting this thread and to all who replied :)
:)


Thanks for all the helpful links everyone! Great information, some of which I have not seen before-Excellent. Ironically, I was just assembling my ukulele binder last night, and then again this a.m. before work.

I have been stashing all my uke notes and music in a folder and it was so fat I couldn't find anything. I have played guitar for many years and have two fat, fat binders for it, but I have not gotten off my tail to put together one for my uke. Finally!! And it always makes such a difference!

I use paper protectors and place:

1. Chord Charts
2. Any practice sheets (i.e. Uncle Rod's Bootcamp)
3. Songs that I sing to (or would like to sing hehe...)--meaning chords and lyrics. Alphabetically of course.
4. Fingerstyle arrangements that I am learning or would like to learn. Also alphabetically.
5. Blank chord sheets
6. Random uke tips and tidbits.

I also have a plastic folder that has the three holes and can be clipped inside my binder. This is great for handouts and such that do not fit into the the other categories.

When I sit in front of my computer and play, I access my tabs from my docs. However, for playing anywhere else, I still love the convenience, portability and reading of a binder filled with paper!!

Wasn't sure if anyone mentioned this one yet--

www.doctoruke.com/songs

And this is my probably my favorite site--This nice individual has shared some wonderful fingerstyle arrangements for ukulele (and some for guitar as well).

http://descordesetdubois.wordpress.com/

Cheers!
I love seeing all of the different set ups of the binders! I have about 7 different types of paper dividers and separators and plastic sheets for organizing binders. I'm an office supply nerd and love this kind of organizational aspect of starting a new project, which just adds to the excitement of playing uke!

Tootler
07-02-2013, 10:19 PM
Thanks I can't wait to look through all of this info!
I have a samsung galaxy tab currently but i don't have anything to prop it up on as of yet so I like having a more tangible product to read music off of.
!

Get a small book stand. They do very nicely. Alternatively music stands aren't very expensive.

If it's a 7" Galaxy tab you've got, I find it's a bit small to read music from a music stand or similar. I started with a cheap 8" Android tablet which worked OK. I then got an iPad which works great as it's a good size. I found I still used the 8" tablet at home but battery life was showing signs of declining so I got a Samsung Galaxy 7" tablet which is excellent but definitely too small to put on a music stand. It's still good for checking words & chords before performing at an open mike or similar so I take to my folk club evenings as it's more compact than the iPad but I use the iPad at my uke group where I am using it on a music stand.

If you are putting a tablet on a music stand, you need at least an 8" tablet in my view.

Shastastan
07-08-2013, 10:07 AM
Get a small book stand. They do very nicely. Alternatively music stands aren't very expensive.

If it's a 7" Galaxy tab you've got, I find it's a bit small to read music from a music stand or similar. I started with a cheap 8" Android tablet which worked OK. I then got an iPad which works great as it's a good size. I found I still used the 8" tablet at home but battery life was showing signs of declining so I got a Samsung Galaxy 7" tablet which is excellent but definitely too small to put on a music stand. It's still good for checking words & chords before performing at an open mike or similar so I take to my folk club evenings as it's more compact than the iPad but I use the iPad at my uke group where I am using it on a music stand.

If you are putting a tablet on a music stand, you need at least an 8" tablet in my view.

I'm looking at this with a slightly different perspective. I'm a musician and I have always wondered why the music world seems to always be behind witn innovations. It's time for written music to be put into a computer/tablet with a decent size screen with zoom and page turning functions. The design should be accompanied to a special stand that has both quality and stability and---it's hard to turn it over. Perhaps the monitor could have a foam bumper to protect in case of a fall. The initial cost would be high, but sheet music is not cheap (for bands, orchestras, and ensembles) either. Even in today's concerts, musicians are expected to transpose while performing! Of course some are expert at it, but with all the notation software out there? Of course the entire industry would have to embrace these changes and therein lies the real problem. Gimme a break! Back to the music table/stand seeing the score would no longer be a problem. Note that the Amazon Paperwhite Kindle has technology where the light is directed toward the screen rather than the viewer. My wife has one. Just saying....Sorry for the digression...

ricdoug
07-08-2013, 06:32 PM
Get a small book stand. They do very nicely. Alternatively music stands aren't very expensive.

If it's a 7" Galaxy tab you've got, I find it's a bit small to read music from a music stand or similar. I started with a cheap 8" Android tablet which worked OK. I then got an iPad which works great as it's a good size. I found I still used the 8" tablet at home but battery life was showing signs of declining so I got a Samsung Galaxy 7" tablet which is excellent but definitely too small to put on a music stand. It's still good for checking words & chords before performing at an open mike or similar so I take to my folk club evenings as it's more compact than the iPad but I use the iPad at my uke group where I am using it on a music stand.

If you are putting a tablet on a music stand, you need at least an 8" tablet in my view.

Plate stands work great for tablets http://www.amazon.com/Tripar-23-1241-Plate-Stand/dp/B003BKSVV6/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1373340615&sr=8-12&keywords=plate+stand

rosepose
07-10-2013, 06:15 AM
I keep my music in a three-ring binder that can be "folded" so that it doubles as a music stand. It's great for traveling and also for sharing music with other players. You can set it up on a table or even on the floor. It comes in 1" or 1 1/2" sizes. I've been using mine daily for the past six months or so and it has held up well. It's from a handbell company. Not sure why these aren't more popular for other musicians. Here's a link to the website.

http://www.malmark.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=156_188&zenid=fu9q07b3im300aftu6kpelf1e3

oldjazznut
07-10-2013, 08:50 AM
I'm leafing thru my ukulele binder as I reply here. You're not the only one! This is all stuff I found online and printed, then used sheet protectors and a half inch binder..

I have a page with nice drawings for installing strings. A page showing tunings and the frequencies of each string, plus where the notes are on a keyboard.

A fingerboard chart. Several sets of chord charts, that fill 24 pages. A ukulele "Circle Of Fifths". Sets of scales that fill 20 pages. A 2006 Lanikai catalog ( all of my ukes were bought in 2006). And last, the invoices for all my uke purchases.

Some of the sources were Ukulele World, ukelady.com, brookadams.com, ukulele-chords.com, liveukulele.com, and ukulelestrummers.com. I'm not sure if all of these websites still exist, and I'm sure there are more I haven't found yet.

Trout
07-14-2013, 03:12 AM
I didn't consider other beginners doing the same thing I was doing. Fantastic thread.

Here's how I organize my binder: Mine is organized by my study/practice routine.

1 - Chords/circle etc.., 2 - Chord Progressions done several ways 3 - Scale Progression (might get switched with chord progression) 4 - Uncle Rods Boot Camp Sheets (might get combined with chord progressions later on) 5 - Strumming patterns/picking pattern (for now they are grouped and I don't pick as of now) 6 - Songs based on genre (but only ones within my limited range): christian worship, holiday (christmas/patriotic), easy camp, traditional, contemporary

Right now, most of the chords are three - five on a song, I'm trying mostly to go no more than four at a time per song. I don't practice any picking. My goal is trying to do an hour a day, but sometimes it's only 30 min. My wife is starting to play my guitar and I'm hoping we can practice easy stuff a few songs together here and there - kind of a family jam.

joe_coffee
07-16-2013, 04:46 AM
It's so cool seeing everybody's ideas and recomendations for binders! I had no idea so many people had the same idea as me. Sorry I've been posting infrequently but my internet has been out at my house off and on for about 3 weeks.

Ukeplayer2013
07-16-2013, 07:23 AM
I go online and write the lyrics and on the top the chords. I don't have a printer :p lol.

rubyrain
07-16-2013, 07:53 AM
Thanks for the ideas! I started my own binder based on this thread with the many free resources provided out there.
I have 3 sections: instruction, chords, and songs. Simple and easy to flip through.
Uncle Rod's book is such a great resource!