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Ukuleles Helps and Tutorials

 

Helps getting started:

These links and this page will have a lot of helps so scroll down the page and you will be able to start and learn sequentially. There is a thirty day challenge that you can go at your own pace. You can take the whole summer or year for that matter. Take as much time as you need to learn the lessons. Just start and keep at it, don't give up!!!

How To Practice

  1. Find a place that is comfortable and does not have a lot of distractions
  2. Set a time that you can be most consistent in doing every day
  3. Set a timer (15-20 minutes or more if possible) - practice every day at that same time (even if you don’t feel like it). Start with the least amount of time you are willing to commit to - on the worst day.
  4. File your nails
  5. Tune your ukulele
  6. Review your days lesson
  7. Practice the content
  8. End with playing your favorite song or chords on the Ukulele
  9. Retune and clean your ukulele before putting it away.

Useful Items needed

Designated area for practice

Ukulele

Tuner

Finger nail clippers and file

Timer

Music

Music Stand

Ukulele Stand

 

One of My Favorite Quality, Affordable Brands:

https://www.eddyfinn.com

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/KACSatin--kala-ka-c-satin-mahogany-series-concert-ukulele

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01F543PAW/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B01F543PAW&SubscriptionId=AKIAIPFZKKNXUR5ABTTA&linkCode=as2&tag=bestprodtag123386-20

Fun Ukulele article about how Ukuleles can enhance or change your life

https://www.eddyfinn.com/eddy-finn-learning-center-blog/three-important-ways-the-ukulele-can-change-your-life

 

How to tune your Ukulele

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_p_rL9XnDs

with tuner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ESYlESDJ90&t=8s

Tuning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0_bA7uAwGo

Maintenance: How to Restring or change an Ukulele string

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDJywsNAF1g

Different Kinds of Ukes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmrISmF6O3I

Taking care/cleaning etc...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raIdHmSnyMY

 

How To Strum

Strumming Pattern 1-10

1.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gidGGbHrXJc

2.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-EY-cd1mGA

3.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ_KtxeAFmQ

4.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xnz64JH7g7Y

5.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KvgEk8DEM0

6.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AEBYDBqp9M

7.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMDftyyqn5Y

8.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYbu19MPs_0

9.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrfJkBNR_bo

10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4g1ao2xeLs

More Patterns:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJFa3EaocfZm6yBtf57Lju2Xl8oLKUbC5

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKtPE3HfL5c

A First lesson that might be helpful with Cynthia Lin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0mJxQbXWAc

 

Here is the thirty day challenge that can be helpful and a challenge:.

http://www.bernadetteteachesmusic.com/2019/03/30-day-uke-challenge.html

 

These are for fun and for ideas of song you can learn to play

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhZktHRfR7w

https://www.stringvibe.com/easy-ukulele-songs/

 

This is a link for various popular songs - their tabs etc....

https://www.ukulele-tabs.com/uke-songs/difficulty/beginner,2.html

https://ukuworld.com

 

Don't Give Up!!! Reason why people quit?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJZnHlRylcg

 

*Basic Chord Chart to get you started*

Basic Ukelele Chords Chart.pdf

Basic Ukulele Chord Practice Play along

(C-F,  C-F-G7,  etc... to E min) 11 videos  - Great for practicing beginning chords two and three at a time!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbBquaOP4Ws&list=PLoOQ1-iUJb5yUEjCDGA57HB-VwuBIcq7r

 

How to transpose (simple lesson on the Uke)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKzA-JqqXa8

 

Songs list for Program!:

**Banana Boat (C7 F)

**The Lion Sleeps Tonight (C7 F G7)

**The Best Day of My Life (C F Am)

You Are My Sunshine  (C G7 F Am) 

**Try Everything (C F G Am)

**One Day (C G Am F)

**Don't Worry Be Happy (C Dmin F)

**Better When I'm Dancin' (C F G Dm)

**Sweet Caroline (C F C G) - A little bit of Em, Am, Dm

**Lost Boy (Em G C Am D)

**Count On Me  (C - Emin - Amin - G - F - Dmin)

(**) Songs Marked for the program - Please practice and have fun with them!

 

Songs with play along ukulele charts:

Put the Lime in De Coconut  (C - C7 chords)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpJIl_Or4vM

Tutorial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCQEcSiLHHM

 

**Banana Boat Song   (C7 - F)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8FGX9E7Al8

**The Lion Sleep Tonight   (C7 - F - G7)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz9RIEuiio0

Tutorial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO451zJAJPU

Chord Play Along Practice A minor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bl8KeGEan1w

Chord Play Along Practice C - A minor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmgsnBDGoEg

Surfin USA  (C- F - G7)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYpPLtJs7JI

LAVA  (C - F - G7 - C7)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbexjxcLA8E

Ukulele Chord Practice Play Along   (C - F - Amin)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cfmMs5Icf0

The Mother's Day Song  (C  F  G7  Amin)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLGyXyY17uo

You Are My Sunshine  (C G7 F Am)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fANgxDQv8vY

**The Best Day Of My Life  (C - F - Amin)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAzqewpjji0&feature=youtu.be

(With Dmin)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW09ksMJQzY

(Key of G)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM9ClyY1rnM

(More advanced)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8z1NyrN3xQ

This Is Me (Amin - G - C - F)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIMVcawfZwg

Try Everything*  (C - F - G - Amin)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5TzInF65TA

Brave  (C - Amin - F - G)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q472U1Rt-5k

Let It Be  (C - G - Amin - F)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9YitEVR0xU

**ONE DAY  (C - G - Amin - F)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6emh6E8re0

Rise Up  (C - G - Amin - F)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC1Qa6Pw7vw

Cup Song  (C - Amin - F - G)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=src9oYGwzto

What If I Never Get Over You (C  F  G  Am​​​​​in​​)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPQbhU-zlkE

Stand By Me in C  (C - Amin - F - G7)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNApwA3sdHY

**Don't Worry Be Happy (C - Dmin - F)     Strum - D Du D Du

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F5TaK8lGCk

simplified version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzejk3lu108

LEAN ON ME   (C - F - G7)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-5CsBOuCs0

 

**Better When I'm Dancing  (C - F - G - Dmin)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Idv2pba0_jY

Also in D Major (D - G - A - Emin)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi2tk7Pdquo

A Million Dreams

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPg4_rBDv-I

Pachelbel's Canon (in C) Uke Play Along

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaPfwug4SX4

Take Me Home Country Roads

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAUF_MkqLmM

ONE CALL AWAY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlqINOuqGtc

I Can Only Imagine  D G A Bm. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUB7KQTG3o0

(Original in Key of E-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfpNAyKFBlw)

L-O-V-E (Nat King Cole)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ4TfRt1NK0

 

Songs with Emin 

**Sweet Caroline - C, F, G or G7...A little bit of Em, Am, Dm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mcKZKvKLL4

**Lost Boy  (Emin - G - C - Amin - D)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM0UsV6P7vk

**Count On Me  (C - Emin - Amin - G - F - Dmin)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2BefPk_6W8

Fight Song  (G - C - D - Emin7)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7BA4idnSeU

WAGON WHEEL (OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dNmAe0Tu_I

Stand By Me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=361D9s6ftLg

Build My Life  (G  C  D  Am  Em)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjqTA8ni-dk

Reckless Love  (Em  D  C  G)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lbvunNLdXA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGc1gdMY5yo

I Need You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGc1gdMY5yo

 

Song with D Major

Sweet Home Alabama

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1gwJg4dpxc

(More advanced)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDCzpvvSvjY

We Know The Way (Key A)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCAbmKFRwVA

SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bv46K4cSsoc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luiewmX8hw0

Mamma Mia (A - Bm - C - D - Em - F#m - G) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7g9Yz_gDD0

 

I'M YOURS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFxVN_wVBgs

Havana

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pPNtcxyYvU


**Count On Me (C Em Am G F Dm)

Edelweiss (G  D7  C  Emin7  Amin  AMaj   DMaj   Dmin   Cmin)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6Nu8AcTGRs

 

 

MORE ADVANCED

A lesson on Melody and Chords 

Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Se5w7Kio2w

Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYqtQ_MXtnw

 

Playing the Blues (shuffle)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS-q-9klp7g&feature=youtu.be

Songs - Want more fun challenges

Happy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhQ3rNGa8NU

I Wanna Be Like You  (Amin - A7 - C - D7 Hawaiian - E7 - G7) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up3JhYO__Aw

Lemonade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kls8xQPRW2A

 

 

 

Other Great Youtube Resource Pages:

 

Dr. Jill Reese

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5orTW3U5RW_s1gPqkXMfeQ

Andy Ramos's Music Resource Page

https://www.youtube.com/user/andyramos69