About this Video Course

This basic ukulele course is designed especially for beginners but should also be helpful for anyone who needs to expand their basic knowledge of playing ukulele. All of the lessons are free and include 19 songs covering 5 common keys (C, F, G, A, and D) and more than 20 different basic chords. These lessons will provide a foundation for subsequent lessons featuring more advanced techniques that I’ll be working on in the future.

Please note that it’s not necessary to master each song before going to the next. If you’re a beginner, with a little practice you should be able to play along with the SLOW versions of songs with the chords shown. Start at the beginning and work your way through since some lessons build on what was learned in previous lessons. Don’t worry about being able to play along with the NORMAL TEMPO versions. With time and practice you will be able to play them with no problem, but in the beginning just learn the basic chords and play along with the slow versions so you can gain an understanding of the different chords, keys, and rhythm that is taught.

How to Strum: All of the songs before Lesson 12 are in 4/4 time, and any 4/4 strumming pattern can be used as you progress past the beginning stage and are playing songs at normal tempo. The following page on ezFolk has a good variety of strums you can use (a new window will open so you don’t lose your place here):

Strumming Patterns for Ukulele

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Note: Every page in these lessons has a comment section at the bottom. Feel free to post any questions or comments and I’ll be happy to respond them.


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