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    Default New ukulele player. . .

    Hi everyone, I just recently ordered a Kala Tenor Ukulele. In my city no one teaches ukulele so I plan to teach myself.
    I was just wondering if there are any books I should buy that would help me or anything else.

    Thanks guys for your help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GotUke? View Post
    Hi everyone, I just recently ordered a Kala Tenor Ukulele. In my city no one teaches ukulele so I plan to teach myself.
    I was just wondering if there are any books I should buy that would help me or anything else.

    Thanks guys for your help!
    i didnt use books to get started all i need is youtube, the online ukulele tuner, a online uke chord chart, and tropicalstormhawaii.com and the rest by ear (the rest= strum patterns, uke techniques)

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    ^ and aldrine to learn the songs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GotUke? View Post
    Hi everyone, I just recently ordered a Kala Tenor Ukulele. In my city no one teaches ukulele so I plan to teach myself.
    I was just wondering if there are any books I should buy that would help me or anything else.

    Thanks guys for your help!
    Do you have any guitar experience? if so go to iamhawaii.com and Aldrine has a bunch on great lessons of different songs and some quick-tips on various techniques. If you are completely new to the ukulele learn some chords online and just play for hours until you get a good feel for it.

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    I got a book called "How to play the ukulele" Included dc by Larry McCabe

    It helped out a bit but deff. check out youtube and aldrine vids. also guitar expirience helps.

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    Thanks all the input guys I know this will all help me!
    With strumming technique will those videos help me with that and/or
    will I just get the hang of strumming patterns and technique when I play
    and listen to the music I am trying to learn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JosephBautista View Post
    i didnt use books to get started all i need is youtube, the online ukulele tuner, a online uke chord chart, and tropicalstormhawaii.com and the rest by ear (the rest= strum patterns, uke techniques)
    yup same way i learned too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GotUke? View Post
    Hi everyone, I just recently ordered a Kala Tenor Ukulele. In my city no one teaches ukulele so I plan to teach myself.
    I was just wondering if there are any books I should buy that would help me or anything else.

    Thanks guys for your help!
    I went to tropicalstormhawaii.com and i went to the chords section and just looked up the chords and just did a basic strum. Down Down Up Up Down

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    When I first started out learning 2 years ago, I got the book called "Ukulele method book 1" it is taught by Lil Rev, and put out by Hal Lennard.

    I did learn alot about picking from it, and some about strumming, but as I got a little better, I got board with it, because it didn't have any Hawaiian ( local kine ) music. The majority of the stuff in it was nursurey rhyms, and songs that were popular from the late 1800's-1950's.

    I would also suggest www.tropicalstormhawaii.com
    Also check out Aldrines lessons, quick tips, and Uke minutes, on this site, and on iamhawaii.com

    Once you get better and want to start learning harder songs, also go check out Dom's site at dominator.ukeland.com ( I think that that is the right address ).

    You can check out you tube too, but I found that when I was starting out, I just got frustrated by watching people do things that I wasn't ready to do yet. I would wait on that untill you have a little bit more skill.

    But each player is unique, and what works for me, may not for you, so find what works for you and then play what kinda stuff you like.
    Hope all of this stuff helps.

    Aloha
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    There are so many resources available for new ukulele players these days.

    Youtube of course
    Aldrine's lessons on here and iamhawaii.com
    Dominator's uke tabs
    ukuleleunderground
    use tropicalstormhawaii as a reference, but be sure about the songs because TONS of the submissions on there have wrong chords/tabs.

    I personally started out listening to some hawaiian artists right away and trying to imitate and play along with them. Check out the krater boys, IZ, and pure heart(jake shimabukuro's old group) just to name a few. I think you'll really enjoy discovering all the uke stuff out there.

    Once you get pretty good at strumming and chord shapes, practice the uke tabs. Work your way up to playing some Jake tunes!

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