ATTENTION PARENTS! We recommend a parent or adult watch the first few lessons with the child to help get them started. It is very important that the ukulele is tuned properly and your child may need assistance with this process.
In this short introduction video we will briefly discuss appropriate practice for your child and the importance of having a reliable tuner. This video is intended for both the child and the parent. There are certain aspects of learning the ukulele that may require assistance from the parent, most notably tuning.
Before we start playing our ukulele we need to talk about some music basics. In this lesson we will discuss the difference between a low note and a high note. We will also discuss the three basic fundamentals that make up music. Those three things are melody, chords (harmony), and rhythm.
In this lesson we will learn the parts of the ukulele. Learning the parts of the instrument is important so we can communicate ideas in the lessons. We will also teach you how to hold the ukulele.
In this lesson we will be learning how to tune your ukulele with an electronic tuner. It is very important to tune the ukulele correctly so when you play chords it sounds right. Once the ukulele is tuned we will be showing you how to play your first chord, the C major chord.
In this lesson we will be learning a new chord, the F Major chord.
In this lesson we will be learning our first song using the C and F chords. The song we are learning is one we are all familiar with, Wheels On The Bus.
In this lesson we will be reviewing the chords we have learned so far and learning a new chord called the G or G Major chord.
In this lesson we will be taking the 3 chords we have learned so far and playing a song called You Are My Sunshine.
In this lesson we are going to learn about the individual notes and the names of the notes.
In this lesson we will be applying the individual notes we just learned to the song Mary Had A Little Lamb.
In this lesson we are going to learn a new chord called an A minor chord. We will discuss the difference between major chords and minor chords. In the second part of the lesson we will be learning 8th note strumming.
In this lesson we are going to learn Shake It Off by Taylor Swift. The song is relatively simple and we will be applying the 8th note strumming pattern we just learned and using C, G, and Am chords.
In this lesson we will be discussing more about rhythm. Specifically we will be covering 4/4 time signature, bars and beats, and how to identify them.
In this lesson we will be learning Down By The Bay and practicing reading the bars and beats. The song uses three chords, C, G, and F.
In this lesson we are going to learn about note values. This refers to how long we play different types of notes and being able to identify them.
In this lesson we are going to learn This Little Light Of Mine and use all 4 chords we have learned so far.
In this lesson we are going to learn more about reading music and specifically how to read repeats.
In this lesson we will be learning a popular song called Perfect by One Direction. The song uses just 3 chords, C, F, and Am. The strumming pattern is a simple eighth note pattern. Practice playing along with the Jam track.
In this lesson we are going to be learning some new rhythm patterns that combine quarter notes and eighth notes. These are common rhythms that you will see often in learning songs.
In this lesson we will be learning a new chord and applying that chord to the song Best Day Of My Life by American Authors. The new chord we will be learning is D major. The song uses just 2 chords, D and G.
In this lesson we will be learning Love Yourself by Justin Bieber. This will be a little more complicated rhythmically and in the arrangement. It will use 4 chords, C, G, Am, and F. We will also be learning a technique called muting.
In this lesson we will be learning a new chord, the G minor chord. We will also be covering some music theory, specifically the difference between a major and minor chord and how it sounds to your ear.
In this lesson we will be learning Stitches by Shawn Mendez. The song uses Am, G, C, and F chords. The strumming pattern will be the same throughout the entire tune.
In this lesson we will be learning a new technique called fingerstyle. In fingerstyle or finger picking we play the notes of a chord one at at time. This sound is a little more delicate or mellow sounding.
In this lesson we will apply the fingerstyle technique we just learned to a popular song called Counting Stars by One Republic. The chords used are C, F, G, and Am.