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Twelve Days Of Ukemas – Day Five

Some of you may have come across James Hill, who is a well-known current uke-performer, often with his cellist wife, Anne Janelle. Popular YouTubes include him playing Billie Jean (with his imaginary orchestra) or using chopsticks to play.

James has a gained a good reputation with his workshops, which he offers whilst he tours the world. He runs a well-explained, structured learning community site called The Ukulele Way. It contains instruction for complete beginners (called Booster Uke) and then works through online books with PDF worksheets and tutorial videos to take players from Beginner, then Intermediate to Advanced: Book 1 starts with the basics of open strings and posture while Book 6 ends with challenging blues, jazz and classical fingerstyle arrangements.

There are about a dozen free lessons & a support forum, which you can access for free. To gain full membership (which has over one hundred videos) you need to pay a monthly subscription. Or you can buy the individual printed books, if you prefer.

Here he is with Part One of his Chord Melody Crash Course, which explains how to play the chords to a simple song & also add in the tune, or melody (and here’s Part Two):

 

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New Year’s Workouts

Happy 2017!

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Sheila’s 50th – PLUC

  • 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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UkeTubes

Simon has spotted this YouTube of James Hill playing one of PLUC’s regular songs, After You’ve Gone (hop to about 1:30 in to skip past him tuning up at the start). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2014 in PLUC - Songs We Play

 

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