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    Default Is there a definitive 'learning ukulele' course out there?

    Hi All

    Well ive been lurking round here for a year now and finally decided to sign up! Just bought my second uke (a Clearwater electric concert solid) and i think its time for me to stop tinkering and learn the instrument properly! I know there is a lot of youtube vids et al out there but i was wondering if any of you could recommend a place to start for me to learn comprehensively..is there a course available on the net/youtube that would be of use?? I want to learn technique more now than just jammin (poorly) with Chordie.com.

    Any help would be gratefully received.


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    Welcome to UU, Badgerwolf.

    Among other excellent methods might I offer the following for your benefit:

    http://www.4shared.com/file/12385841...ok_Master.html

    It is not comprehensive, however, I believe it will enable you to make good progress if followed.

    It is a "disposable" method meaning it is designed to assist in the earlier stages of learning to play the ukulele.

    Keep uke-in',
    Uncle Rod Higuchi
    ( rohiguchi@seattleschools.org )

    MP3s: http://www.mediafire.com/?50db7nls4o6m6
    Ukulele Boot Camp, FREE Songbook, Holiday, Hawaiian & More: http://ukulelebootcamp.weebly.com
    Crazy G tutorial on YouTube ( uncle rod crazy g )
    pdf file for Crazy G:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/0o6id06c06...20TAB.pdf?dl=0

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    Unfortunately, no. There's no such thing on the web... anywhere. And anyone who says there is, is a liar.

    Well, except for:

    UkuleleUnderground.com (but you already know that one)

    http://howtoplayukulele.com/

    http://www.doctoruke.com/theory.html

    http://elderly.com/books/items/49-695901.htm

    http://www.ezfolk.com/uke/Tutorials/...erpicking.html

    ...and hundreds more.
    Last edited by HoldinCoffee; 11-01-2009 at 03:06 AM.

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    thanks uncle rod..thatll be useful

    does anyone know any good instructional stuff on finger picking and strumming? maybe youtube or websites?

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    HoldinCoffee posted a link to Al Wood's "How To Play Ukulele". I'll take it one step further and check out "Ukulele 101" as well as some of his other e-books. You might also check out these two resource threads; FREE Downloads and Resources for Uke Players / Students and 'Ukulele Resources. Chord Magic is another invaluable resource as well as Howlin' Hobbit's "Cheater Theory".
    Last edited by Kanaka916; 11-01-2009 at 03:43 AM.

    Nana ka maka; ho`olohe ka pepeiao;
    pa`a ka waha.

    Observe with the eyes; listen with the ears; shut the mouth.
    Thus one learns.


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    The Hobbit rules!
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    Quote Originally Posted by seeso View Post
    Don't forget Ukulele Mike.
    I've never seen that one before, looks pretty nice. As to the OP, I tried learning on the internet, but I'm more of a hands-on learner, so I think im going to buy lessons from a little music shop near me where the uke teacher is supposed to be really good. Otherwise, YouTube is a good source, and so is http://www.ukulele.nl/chordfinder.php if you want to just learn songs, there's a play along section that shows you the chords. Good luck and welcome to UU!

    -UM
    Watch me move like my uke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seeso View Post
    Don't forget Ukulele Mike.
    This.

    I also notice that you're in the UK, I can't (yet) personally attest to whether or not this DVD is any good, but I've heard good things:

    http://www.ukelounge.com/

    15 quid innit? Can't go wrong my son

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    wow guys!

    thanks for all the tips and links so far...looked at these and they will defo help. Keep 'em coming if ya think of any more

    cheers!

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