"As a seasoned guitarist and instrument maker I love all things with strings on them. For me the ukulele is special because its small and compact, easy to carry around, relatively cheap and if you know a little guitar you can transfer the skills you already have straight over to the ukulele. I wanted to produce this ukulele course to demonstrate these tricks and run through some ukulele basics."
In this course we take a look at the tuning of the Ukulele and how it relates to the guitar. We work on a 4 chord rotation pattern with different strumming techniques, a percussive slap technique and finger picking techniques. We then build up to a full composition using the techniques learned. We also look at alternative tunings of the Ukulele including a drop D style tuning for a bit of fun.
Lesson 1 - Introduction to the course and tuning the Ukulele
Lesson 2 - Comparing the tuning of the Ukulele to the Guitar and transferring skills from the guitar to the Ukulele
Lesson 3 - Simple 4 chord rotation, 4 beats per bar
Lesson 4 - Strumming patterns
Lesson 5 - Slap strumming
Lesson 6 - Picking strings on the Ukulele over a 4 chord rotation
Lesson 7 - Strumming and picking a full composition
Lesson 8 - Alternative tuning for the Ukulele
Lesson 9 - More alternative tuning for the Ukulele