Colin is currently dipping into of the Ukulele Club of Virginia’s Songbook, containing over two hundred tunes, which are a mix taken from many useful sites across the web. In addition to the full PDF songbook, it’s possible to download a zip file of the individual songs as Word documents. Do have fun looking through & finding some interesting ones to play!
Category Archives: Playing Help – Sites & Resources
The latest Ukulele Underground YouTube tutorial fits in perfectly with our current moveable chords theme. Aaron explains how to work out how to play the same chord in different ways by using a fretboard diagram. He also shows you tips for easy chord progressions, ways of working out unusual chords you don’t know & learning how to play scales with that same diagram,
If you haven’t understood the principles behind it up until now, I’m sure you’ll find this really helpful as he illustrates it very clearly:
Other PLUC music theory postings.
Here’s a fun lesson from the excellent Stu Fuchs (aka Stukulele) talking through moveable chords & playing syncopated Afro-Latin rhythms. He gives some nice tips on how to play lightly to avoid those hand cramps & also a few useful ways to keep the beat, including singing along with your metronome:
People learn ukulele & music theory differently, so I was interested to find the Rainbow Music site, which offers free on-line music lessons, basing learning round colour-coded musical notes.
Tags: Fretboard Map, Intro To Music Theory, Introduction To Music Theory, Learn Fretboard, Learning Chords, Learning Notes, Learning Resource, Music Theory, PLUC Weekend Workout, Rainbow Music, Ukulele
Now in it’s sixth year, the Southbank Chorus Festival is the place to be this week for anyone who enjoys singing or would like the chance to improve their voice.
There are lots of opportunities to take part, with free Voicelab warm-up, drop-in and song-sharing sessions held alongside a diverse programme of performances by different choirs. See the website for more details & my review from last year’s festival to find out more.
Chris has spotted an interesting series of YouTubes from Phil Doleman, whom he describes as ‘half of the erstwhile Re-entrants, fantastic player and teacher and all round really top bloke’.