Free Technique and Theory Lessons

Here's a fun etude for working on hammer-on and pull-off technique :D

Nashville Number System Explained (For Ukulele) - In this session, you’ll learn a creative trick that musicians use to figure out chord progressions on the fly.

5 Things I Wish I Knew as a Beginner Ukulele Player - In this session, we’ll cover 5 things to ease your journey as a beginner player.

Let’s Talk About UAS (Ukulele Acquisition Syndrome) - Ever feel the urge to get another ukulele? Or are you unsure about what kind you should be looking for? In this session, we’ll discuss what I look for in new ukuleles and how I finally conquered that feeling for “just one more”.

Why the E Chord is So Hard to Play on Ukulele - The E chord… better known as, the dreaded E chord. It’s the bane of existence for beginner ukulele players. But what makes it, and other similar chords, so difficult to play?

In this session, we’ll show you how to conquer this chord, as well as, a few alternatives that you can use in lieu of it.

How to Strum Faster - In this session, you’ll learn proper technique to add fluidity to your strumming motion, while increasing clarity and speed!

Chord Progressions Explained - In this session, you’ll learn what a chord progression is and why some sound more interesting than others.

How to Write an Original Song on Ukulele - In this session, you’ll learn how to write an original chord melody.

How to Sing and Strum a Ukulele at the Same Time! - Learn how to strum ukulele while singing! Plus, you’ll learn how to play “When the Saints Go Marching In.”

Scales & Modes Explained (Part 1) - Over the next two sessions, you’ll learn how scales and modes interact with each other. This month, we’ll look at relative modes. Which is a great starting point for learning how to solo up and down the neck.

Scales & Modes Explained (Part 2) - In this session, we’ll continue our deep dive into scales and modes. This month, our focus is on parallel modes. Which explains how each of the seven major scale modes are unique.

Next Level Strumming Techniques - Are you ready to move beyond simple strum patterns? Do you tire of strumming down and up for EVERY song? Has anyone told you that high G ukuleles are hiding a strumming secret?

If you answered yes to the first two and want to unravel the secret, then this course is for you! You’ll learn four amazing techniques that will add percussive depth to your strumming. These techniques are the very same ones used by many of the top ukulele performers!

Upon completing this course, you’ll walk away with a newfound appreciation for strumming and the ability to change the tonal landscape of simple strum patterns into colorful ones.

5 Strumming Mistakes Beginners Make - In this session, you’ll learn how to correct common strumming mistakes that can affect form, tone and note clarity.

3 Ways to Get Faster at Changing Chords - In this session, you’ll learn three tips that will help you change between chords FASTER! These tips can be used for fingerstyle playing or strumming.

Your First Ukulele Lesson - Are you beginning your ukulele journey? Or maybe you've played for awhile and need to recap the fundamentals? If you answered yes to either, then this video is for you!

We'll cover everything you need to know to become familiar with your new instrument and start learning how to play right away!

Why Reading Ukulele Tablature Isn’t Enough - In this session, you’ll learn why the biggest issue with tablature is the lack of information it provides. Tablature alone tells us nothing about the duration (rhythmic value) of the notes and chords to play. But if you learn to decipher the value of the dots in standard notation, you can play any sheet music placed in front of you!

How to Have More Fun Playing Ukulele - Has playing ukulele ever felt stale or boring? It’s time to bring back the FUN when practicing and performing. Satisfaction comes not just from working hard toward your goals, but giving yourself permission to enjoy the journey.

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