Many years ago my dad expressed an interest in playing ukulele but was suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and wasn’t sure whether he’d be able to play.Continue reading
Recently I’ve been teaching my 10 year old son to play ukulele, as I’ve been teaching him I’ve spotted some of the mistakes that he’s been making that are very common among beginners and others that I’ve taught to play.
Today we’re going to look at some of those mistakes and work out why they happen and how to correct them.Continue reading
Moving from strumming to fingerpicking is when you know that you’re starting to get a little bit more serious with ukulele.
In this lesson I look at 5 fingerpicking patterns that you can use as a starting point to move your fingerpicking skills forwards.Continue reading
Often I’ll be noodling around on the ukulele, strumming chords I know and I find it very easy to stay in the comfort zone and play something that really doesn’t require much effort on my part.
SO I set myself a little challenge to come up with something using C, F and G that sounded rather nice but was also relatively simple for beginners to get to grips with.Continue reading
Playing songs is one way to practice but it’s also important to focus purely on technique sometimes. So today we’re going to take a look at some exercises that will develop your fretting hand abilities.Continue reading
Back in 2016, twelve year old Grace VanderWaal turned up on America’s Got Talent with her ukulele in hand and stunned the audience with her original song I Don’t Know My Name.
Grace went on to win America’s Got Talent and subsequently signed a record deal with Columbia Records.Continue reading
When I first started to learn guitar (well actually it was the second time, the first time I gave up fairly quickly), I often wondered whether I was actually capable of learning to play.Continue reading
I’m a little ashamed to admit that I didn’t hear this stunning song by Fleetwood Mac until recently. I was watching Shane Meadows’ This Is England and it came on and caught my attention immediately.Continue reading
If you’ve not heard the Wellerman over the first few months of 2021, where have you been? This sea shanty became massive thanks to Nathan Evan’s rendition on Tiktok, lets learn The Wellerman on ukulele.Continue reading