It’s Paul McCartney’s 75th birthday today (or maybe not, if you subscribe to the Paul Is Dead conspiracy rumours!). Here’s Cynthia Lin with her version of Maybe I’m Amazed. If you’ve not viewed her YouTube channel yet, it’s well worth a look & includes some interesting free uke tutorials.
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- If you’ve just received your first ukulele, then have a look round our site for playing tips, such as our New Uke For Xmas? article which directs you to some beginners’ guide and handy resources. Or search down the right hand side of the page for the many topics we cover.
- Should you wish to buy a uke, check out our recommendations for decent starter instruments in Good Buy To All That….
- For those of you wishing to access some online lessons, James Hill’s Booster Uke is free until the end of Jan 2017, which will get you moving up & down the fretboard.
- For a bit of a workout, why not try out the Chord Quiz on Ukulele Go or head over to Uke Hunt’s more challenging Ukulele Quiz 2016.
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Fancy learning a new chord every day? Then hop over to Curt Sheller’s All Things Ukulele site.
There are also a number of other useful free resources on there – including lots of lessons covering chords, techniques, learning the fingerboard, strumming, finger-picking, scales, rhythm, ear-training & songs.
We’ve mentioned in some of our previous postings that it can be helpful to split up your playing into different components – eg chords (melody), strumming (rhythm) & singing – either to help you focus on improving each of those aspects or just when learning a new song.
Rod Higuchi (Uncle Rod), from Seattle Ukulele Players Association (SUPA), has produced a number of useful free resources to assist with developing your ability to make smooth, consistent chord changes: Read the rest of this entry »
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Here’s a fine uke cover of Half Man Half Biscuit’s It’s Clichéd To Be Cynical At Christmas. Seasons greetings everyone![youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKLBouUzBFo&rel=0%5D
Number One in the UK Singles Chart on 15 Dec 1979 was Pink Floyd‘s Another Brick In The Wall (Part II). This Ukulollo version has two ukes, a cajon & an egg-shaker. Play along with Richard G’s chords.
We always recommend Ukulele Cosmos as a varied & interesting forum, with information to suit all levels of expertise, if you’re looking for specific items or need to ask questions about all things ukulele.
If you’re on Facebook, there’s a nice group Learn Ukulele Free, aimed predominantly at beginners, with a growing list of resources, songbooks and tutorials on their page you may wish to peruse.
One series, How To Play Really Easy Ukulele, from ShropRock‘s Chili Monster is aimed at folk with no previous uke playing or musical experience. Here’s tutorial number seven with an easy version of the blues (skip to around 9 mins in if you just want to play along straightaway).
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