Beginner Ukulele Lessons | Ukulele Hunt

You’ve just got your hands on a ukulele (or are just thinking of buying one). Here are a few things to read and songs to play that’ll get you up to speed quickly.

Step One: Learn the basics

So You’ve Just Got Your First Ukulele – a free PDF I put together for beginners including essential links, first chords, tips and links to suggestions for the first songs to learn.
10 Things I Wish I’d Known About Ukuleles (Before I Bought One) – Don’t make the same mistakes I did.
10 Tips for Ukulele Beginners
10 things I wish I’d known about ukuleles before I bought one.
How to read chord charts.

Extra Credit: Ukulele 101 – My ebook covering all the info a beginner needs that is left out of most beginner books.

Step 2: Get Your Strum On

Ukulele Strumming for Dummies
Strumming notation

Extra Credit: – How to Play Ukulele Strums – An ebook I wrote covering all the strumming and rhythm essentials for beginners.

Step 3: Play Some Songs

Check out the Songs with Chords You Know Post

Some popular ones:

Somewhere Over the Rainbow
I Wanna Be Like You
Hallelujah
5 Years Time
Sentimental Heart

Extra Credit: Joan Jett – Bad Reputation – Easy chords but you’ll need to have your chord changes down and a strong strumming-hand to play it up to speed.

Step 4: Spend Some Money

A ukulele tuner
– Some good strings like Aquila.

Extra Credit: Keep your ukulele upright with a stand. Get a capo to make playing in other keys easier.

Congratulations! You’re no longer a noob. You can now advance to the improver section.

If you think there’s a post that deserves a link here or have a topic you’d like me to cover in this section, leave a comment.

 

Essential reading for all new ukers!

This is one of the best (THE best?) uke sites and blogs you could hope to find.

Cheeky name too, careful how you say it, or stick to “Ukulele Hunt”.

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2 thoughts on “Beginner Ukulele Lessons | Ukulele Hunt

  1. Yes but you know it’s true, don’t you? If you are ever up this way Al, pop in and see us – I’ll buy you a pint, you deserve it :-)

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  2. Thanks very much for the kind words. Appreciate it.

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