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FUN Beginner Ukulele Course!!!

Henry Olsen, Beginner Guitar Expert

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28 Lessons (1h 58m)
    • 1. Introduction to the course

      2:25
    • 2. Uke Introduction

      2:11
    • 3. Ukulele basics

      4:38
    • 4. How to tune the ukulele

      9:33
    • 5. How to hold the ukulele

      2:08
    • 6. Learn your first chords

      6:02
    • 7. Lets add some more new notes

      4:53
    • 8. Getting started with strumming

      3:21
    • 9. Let's add some more strumming

      4:27
    • 10. Ohhh yeah, you got this!

      6:16
    • 11. Little more strumming

      3:54
    • 12. Ukulele I'm yours

      6:27
    • 13. Stand by me

      3:46
    • 14. Three little birds

      6:43
    • 15. Let's have some fun with melody making

      5:08
    • 16. UKE conclusion

      1:28
    • 17. 1 Uke strumming

      5:55
    • 18. 2 Uke strumming

      3:59
    • 19. 3 Uke strumming

      3:48
    • 20. 4 Uke strumming

      2:46
    • 21. 5 Uke strumming

      3:47
    • 22. 6 Uke strumming

      3:21
    • 23. 7 Uke strumming

      3:21
    • 24. 8 Uke strumming

      2:42
    • 25. 9 Uke strumming

      4:57
    • 26. 10 Uke strumming

      3:08
    • 27. 11 Uke strumming

      3:24
    • 28. 12 Uke strumming

      3:09
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About This Class

Hello and welcome to this beginner ukulele course!

This course is perfect for the beginner ukulele player that is looking to start playing fun songs and wants to have fun playing!

First I walk you step-by-step through the basic info you will need to understand. Then we move on and I show you what tuner is best and how to get into tune. I also teach you how to remember the tuning using a FUN little riddle :-)

After that it´s time to get the first chords under your fingers! I start out with some really easy chords, so you will be making music and having fun within just minutes!!!

After that I walk you through some cool and very useful strumming patterns, so you will be ready to play songs in no time!

NOW, YOU`RE READY for your first songs!!!

I walk you step-by-step through your first 3 songs. All the songs have "in video" chord charts and chord pictures, so you will have ZERO trouble following along. :-)

After we learn the song together, I do a play-along. This way it´s really easy for you to follow along and get a great feeling for the song!

This is a FUN and interactive course and I´m sure you will love it!!!

All the song lessons come with downloadable PDF files, so it´s really easy for you to practice away from the computer when you take your show on the road.

The course also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, so there is no risk for you!

I really hope to see you inside the course and can´t wait to read your positive review ;-)

See you inside!!!

-Henry

Transcripts

1. Introduction to the course: 123 Hey, how you know and Henry Olsen here from Super Simple guitar, And I want to welcome you to this beginner ukulele course. Are you tired of going through YouTube looking for beginner ukulele lessons, and you're not sure where to start? Either The lesson is too hard or too beginner, and it just makes you confused. Well, this course is structured for the beginner in mind. I'm gonna be starting out by teaching you how to hold the ukulele, how to tune the ukulele. Then we're gonna be looking at your first chords. After that, I'm gonna be taking you through your first strumming patterns are going to be teaching a couple of strumming patterns so that you get really, really comfortable with different types of ways of strumming the ukulele. After that, what we're gonna be doing is going to be teaching you some really cool beginner ukulele songs with simple court so that you're gonna have the experience of playing actual songs. Now all the song lessons come with a downloadable pdf Plus, I have in screen charts so that while you're watching the video with me, you're gonna have a really, really easy time following along Every single song Listen also comes with the play along feature. So first I teach you the song and then we play it together and again. Since I have all the in video chord charts and cords, you're gonna have a really, really easy time following along and playing the ukulele with me. So this course is the perfect beginner level ukulele. Course I take you step by step by the hand and teach you all that you're gonna need to know to start playing ukulele for your friends and family. And wherever you want to go for yourself as well. Of course, so have a recommend checking out this course, and I really, really hope to see you inside. All right. Henry Olsen here from super Simple guitar. See inside. All right, Bye bye. 2. Uke Introduction: welcome to the inside of the course. I'm so so happy that you decided to join me. So I want to just explain to you really quickly how to make best use out of the course And what kind of expect. So within this lesson right here, what I've done is I've attached all of the pdf files. So you just have to click the attachment button depending on what platform you're watching this on. And there you can download all the pdf files so that moving forward when we start learning different songs on bond cords, you have that Courts are ready, and you have those core progressions ready. Okay. So what I've also done in the song lessons is I have what's called a video play along, which means that after I teach you the court progression and the strumming for a couple of minutes, I'm gonna be playing the song. And when you're ready, you can start playing along with me. Okay. So again, that's why I highly recommend just downloading all the pdf files now, maybe printing them out so you kind of have them somewhere nearby. And then once we get in the song lessons take him out and we're gonna be jamming along together. If you ever have any questions, feel free to reach out. To me, the best place is a super simple guitar dot org's the contact form. Or if you are new to me or on, of course, the contact area there. I also check just not as often as if you email me. So the easiest way to get in contact is just to go to super simple guitar hit the contact button, Then send me an email if you have questions. Okay, so I hope that kind of explains how Teoh make best use and how to kind of get support from me. So let's start learning how to play the ukulele now. And I can't wait to show you all the steps needed. All right, I'll see you in the first. Let's see you there. Thanks for being here by 3. Ukulele basics: already. So welcome to the first lesson of this beginner ukulele course. So, in this first lesson, I want explain to you just kind of the basics of the ukulele and the basic language that we're gonna be using when we talk about certain parts of it. So let me just get right into it. Then we're gonna learn how to. So you probably can guess that these little guys here are tuning pigs, so we're gonna be turning them. Teoh, get the strings up to the red pitch the pitch that we need in order to be in tune so that we can play courts on the ukulele. So these are the tuning pegs, then what we have here is the frets. So you can see once I get to this little metal piece here, the first fret is over. And then I'm moving on to the second fret. Okay, so these little metal pieces determine where the fret ends and where the next fret begin. So this is the first fret the second fret. Third from the fourth for the fifth, and so on. Okay. And that's how we're gonna be talking about them. So any time I tell you. Put your finger on the second fret in the first fret or any fret. That is what I'm referring to. Okay, So these are the friends then? These, of course, are the strings. Now, the reason I'm telling you about strings is that both on guitar and then ukulele. We count strings from the bottom up. OK, so we're not counting this string. Here is the first string were counting this string here as the fourth string. It's a little bit counterintuitive and lots of students kind of get a little bit confused. So you're gonna have to kind of try to put that to memory that this here is the first string. This is the second string, third string and fourth string. OK, that is really important, because I'm gonna be telling you, put your first finger on the first string. Second fret. Okay? And you're gonna have to know. Okay, my first finger on the first string. So the first string second fret. Okay, so that's kind of what I meant when I was saying with language that we're gonna be using when talking about the ukulele. So one last thing is the fingers. So this year is gonna be your first finger. So our index famed finger is our first finger, and I'm gonna be calling it the first finger or number one on paper. This is our second finger. So the middle fingers of second finger are ring finger is the third finger, and our pinky is the fourth finger again. That's important. Because if I tell you, put your first finger on the first string. Second fret. You're gonna have to know. First finger, first string second fret. Okay. Okay. So that's kind of the basic language and the basic kind of basics that you're gonna need to know when learning both the ukulele and the guitar. So if you're thinking about ever taking up guitar or if you maybe already play guitar, then you already know this. It's the same thing on the guitar. So this is always gonna be the first during also in the guitar, going all the way up to the sixth string because of guitarist six strings. Okay, Frets also a totally identical on the guitar. Same thing with your fingers. Okay, So, in learning the basics of the ukulele, you're already kind of learning the basics of guitar, too, which is really cool, because if you ever wanna start playing guitar, it will be a much easier transition going from ukulele to guitar. Plus, you'll have your fingers kind of usedto playing notes and switching through different shapes, getting different chords. So it will be much, much easier for you to move on the guitar if you ever want to do that. All right, so now that we understand the basics, let's learn how to get our ukulele into tune so that we can start playing our first chords and getting our first notes out of it. All right, I'll see you there. 4. How to tune the ukulele: all right. So now that you understand the basics of how the ukulele is laid out and how it works and the language that we use, it's time to learn about how to get into tune and tuning in general. So what I recommend is that you get one of these clip on tuners. So this is a cork clip on tuner that you can buy at any music store, whether it's online or in your local town. And it's really cool because you just clip it on. And if there's noise around you, if there's Children running around or if you're at a party or wherever you are, it will be able to pick up the notes even if it's loud around you. Okay? And where if you use a cell phone that uses a microphone, it will Also, a cell phone will pick up all that noise and you won't be able to tune. Okay, so the clip on tuner is really great because it allows you to tune even if there's lots of crazy noise madness around you. Okay, so having that said, you could also use a cell phone if you're in a place where it's nice and quiet and you can tune in peace. So there's a kind of the two possibilities I recommend getting one of these clip on tuners . It costs about 25 bucks. It's not that bad. And they last forever. Or if you want to go kind of the free route, you could get a app on your phone that will also show you the notes. The one thing that you also have Teoh kind of look for is what's called a chromatic tuner. So most tuners are chromatic. But in case you're tuner is not chromatic. The downside to that is that it won't show you any notes. Accept the notes that you need to tune. Okay, so it's gonna be harder for you to know where you are, and that's gonna make it harder to find the note that you need to get to. So I recommend getting a chromatic tuner again. This is a core GTA clip on tuner on. That's really the best way to go. Okay, so now that we've talked about kind of what 200 to get, let's talk about how to tune the difference drinks. So we're gonna be tuning the strings like this on. I want you to remember this so good Children eat apples. All right? I don't know where I got that, but it sounds pretty cool. It's easy to remember. And that's how you're going to remember the notes that you're gonna need to tune to. So something with the fourth string, this one is gonna be a G. So good, G third string is gonna be a C Children. The second string is gonna be a e. Eat the first ring is gonna be a apples. Okay, So good Children eat apples. And if you have kids, you know that it's not that easy to get them to you apple. So hopefully you have good Children and the e apples, So Okay, so the 1st 1 closest to us is gonna be tuned to a G, c e and a Okay, one of the things that you're gonna have to kind of be a little bit careful about is what direction to turn the pagan in order to raise the pitch or to lower the pitch. Okay, so on the top pegs, if you turn counterclockwise, you are raising the pitch. Okay, So, counterclockwise, you can try it, Plato No. Turn it and you can hear I raise the pitch That was counter clockwise clockwise you can hear lowering the pitch. Okay, so play around with that a little bit, just so you can kind of get a feeling for what way to turn it. And on the lower two pegs if you true, if you tune counterclockwise, you're gonna be lowering the pitch. So on the top ones counterclockwise is raising on the bottom to counter clockwise is lowering And again, kind of play around with that a little bit to get a good feeling for So what we're gonna do now is I'm gonna take you into a close up so you can really see my tuner, and I'm gonna be tuning this ukulele together with you, okay? And that way, you're gonna be able to see kind of the direction of turning. You're gonna be able to see what my tuners showing me, and hopefully that's gonna make it much, much easier for you at home to tune your ukulele. Okay, so let's get in the close up now and let's get my ukulele and hopefully your ukulele into tune right away. All right? I'll see it. The close ups either Already so welcome to close up. So I intentionally have my ukulele a little bit out to now so that we can tune together. So I'm gonna start with the fourth string. And as we said, good Children eat apples. So this one, the fourth string is gonna be tuned to the note g. So what I do know is I'm gonna play the string on. We can see it's showing me the note f right now, my tuner. So the musical alphabet works the same as the regular alphabet that you already know. So it goes a B C D E f g, and then after g, it ends and starts over with a Okay, so now you can see that we're at the note f sharp. And that means that we have to go higher up. So we have to raise the F to a G. Okay, so we're gonna be tuning. We're gonna be turning the fourth peg counter clock waas very slowly. So first I'm playing the note, letting it ring, And then I'm giving a slight turn here that I'm watching to see on the tuner. What's happening eh? So we can see now. It's already showing me that G but it's still very low. So I'm gonna hit the string again, let it ring and then turn counterclockwise until I'm in the middle. Okay, See that? Now we have a beautiful, perfect jean note. Okay, so let's move on to the third string. Good Children. The note, see, is what we're looking for. Okay, now you can see we are too high up. So we have the known see, but it's too high. So that means we're gonna be going clockwise to bring it down. Okay. And the one other thing that I want you to know we wanted to Onley say, See, we don't wanna have a sharp or a flat sign after that. See? Okay, so we want a pure see. Same with G. We don't want it to be a g sharp. You see that? I was showing me a G shock way. Want a pure jean note? Okay, so you want to see the note without any other signs in front of it? Okay. So, G c moving on. Okay, Now we have a e already, but it's a little bit flat, so we're gonna be raising the pitch tuning turning the pig clock. Waas. Okay, so now we're up to be a little bit sharm. Okay, that's very good. So last one good Children eat apples. Now you can see we have the note be so we're too high. I need to know A So same is the alphabet. If we're at B, we have to go backwards to a So now I'm releasing the tension. Okay. And now it's showing me a on. Here we are. OK, one last test. So we're going to start off on the fourth straying good Children, second string, eat apples. Okay, so we're perfectly into now and it's time to start learning some really cool things on the ukulele. I hope you're in tune. If you're not, play around with it a little bit more, and I'm sure you will get it. All right. I'll see you in the next lesson. See there by All right. So I really hope that your ukulele is into if you're having problems, don't be shy. Contact me at super Simple guitar dot Or use the contact form there, Or if you're in your enemy or on any other platform that this might be on. You can contact me through the contact button there, and I will get back to assumes I can. All right. So thank you for checking out this lesson on tuning the ukulele. And I will see you in the next lesson where we're gonna be learning a lot of fun, fun things. All right. See you there by 5. How to hold the ukulele: already some now. Hopefully you have your ukulele in tune. You understand the different language that we're gonna be using when we talk about playing the ukulele. And now what I want to do before we get into playing chords is just explained to you really quickly how to can't hold it and get comfortable with the utility. So there are different sizes. This is a big one. A tenor ukulele. If you have a small one, you can still do the same kind of holding techniques. I'm gonna be showing you here anyways. Okay, So what I'm doing now is I'm just gently resting it on my lap here, and I'm holding it in a kind of horizontal upward way, and that's just allowing me to have a nice strumming hand here and my left hand. My fretting hand can just freely move around, so it's a nice, comfortable position again. The ukulele is rested on my leg, so I'm feeling really good about that. That's if you're sitting down. If you want to try to play it standing up, what you're gonna do is just kind of hold it more straight and kind of rested within your lower arm your bicep and against your body. So you're gonna be using kind of your lower arm, your bicep and your body toe. Hold it. And, of course, with left hand, you're gonna be also kind of supporting that emotion. Okay, then, with your wrist, you're gonna want to have a nice, loose wrist. Yeah, so you can get those nice notes out there. Okay. So, again, this is something you're gonna have to kind of experiment a little bit with. Don't overthink it. Just kind of try toe experiment and see what feels comfortable for you again. The easiest way is to sit down with it, set it down on your lap, and as a beginner, that's how it's gonna be most easy for you. So I highly recommend you do that. All right, So now let's get into learning our first chords and let's have a great time doing that. All right? See you in the next lesson. See, there 6. Learn your first chords: All right. So now hopefully you're sitting comfortably your into and you have a good idea of how to hold it. Whether you're standing up or whether you're sitting down. I recommend starting out sitting down because just an easier way to access the notes. All right, so no, let's start playing our first chords. Now. All accord is two or more notes being played at the same time. Okay, So what we're gonna be doing now is we're gonna playing four notes, and I want you to access them like this. So we're gonna be taking our second finger on middle finger, and we're gonna place it on the third fret first string, OK? And there's one little tip that I want to give you here before we go any further with courts. What I want you to dio is you can see in my middle finger is almost touching that fret. I'm not back here. I'm going as forward as I possibly can to the to the current fret that I'm in. Okay, so not in the back of the fret, but in the front of it. And what that's going to do is it's gonna allow me to get, um, easier. No, out of the ukulele. So if I go further back, you can hear It's not that easy for me to access the note. Further forward, I go within the friends easier. And the less amount of pressure I'm gonna need to get that No, out of it. OK, so you're gonna want to experiment a little bit with that. Just finding that sweet spot to get the note out. Okay, So one more time, you don't want to be in the back of the front. You want to be in the either in the middle or further front. So when the front area of the friendlier. Okay, so we're starting off again with our second finger on the third fret first strength, and this court is called C major. Okay, so we're playing the C major chord, and what we're doing now is we're just gonna be strumming all four strings. See that and I'm using my thumb too strong. Okay. All I want you to do now is play that one now and just from it, with down strokes. Okay, so that's our first chord called C Major. Now we're moving on to our second chord, which is called a minor. And the really beautiful thing about the second cord and the first court is that we only need one note toe access it. Okay, so now we're just gonna be jumping up with our middle finger from the first string. Third fret to the fourth string. Second fret. Okay. And I have the cord in screen here so that you can see that as well. But you can see I'm Onley holding this one note here. So the fourth string second fret with my middle finger. I know you can't see that very well. So that's why I put this fear over the top. So that's the note that I'm playing on. All I'm doing now is switching between these two. You see what a dramatic kind of tonal change that gives me. So that's really cool. I'm only using one finger and I'm jumping from one foot to the other, and it's giving me such a huge kind of tonal change. So all I want you to do now in our first ukulele court exercise, you start off with C major again, I'm on the third fret first string, and I'm using my middle finger, my second finger, and I'm just strumming it down four times. I'm going to three, and then I'm gonna hop up there with my middle finger to the second fret fourth string and play it four times. Go back down! Thio Thio. Three for a month to three for C 23 four games to three. Okay, so that's your first really cool ukulele exercise. Okay? And what that's gonna do is it's gonna get us ready for our next to cords, which are F major and the G major. Okay, so what I want you to do now is, before we get into the next lesson, just practice those two chords using four down strokes each, and then also see how to hold the ukulele in the most kind of comfortable way that's gonna allow you to kind of do that with ease. I have to be honest with you. A guitar is much more kind of comfortable to play because it's bigger and it really just sits on your lap Really nice. The ukulele. You kind of have toe play with a little bit to get into a nice, comfortable position. So play those two scores again. I'm using my thumb. Just a strong them. Nice and gentle. So 234123412341 Way now in tow. Sorry about that. So, So practised. See, major court and the minor court. And now, in the next lesson, we're gonna be moving into the F major chord and the G major chord. And then I'm gonna be giving you lots of exercises and play alongs where we're gonna be really experiencing with different strumming patterns and just getting more movie with. So enjoy practicing, and I will see you in the next lesson. All right. Thanks for checking this one out. I'll see you there. 7. Lets add some more new notes: All right. So welcome back. How are you doing with those two courts? See, Major, And I hope you're doing really well because now we're gonna be learning to more. And they were going to start doing a lot of fun, different strumming patterns and looking at some cool core progressions that will work on songs. So what I want to do now to show you the next two chords, is we're gonna go into a close up. So that way you can see even better the course that we've already played, which I hope you already can play very well. And also so you can kind of get a better view at the newer courts that are coming, since we're gonna be using a couple more fingers to grab those. So let's get into the close up now and let's check out another two new courts. I see it already so well in the close up. So let's start off with that C major chord that hopefully you already feel very comfortable playing go the a minor chord that you hopefully also feel country playing. One thing that I forgot to tell you about the A minor before is you're gonna have to be careful with your middle finger not to touch this string. Okay? And that's kind of the only tricky part about playing a minor is that your middle finger will really easily touch that third string there. And you'd it out. So we don't want to be muted out. So you're gonna have to really kind of put your tip of your middle finger in air so that this note can ring. OK, Okay. So see, Major to the A minor, and now all we're gonna have to do to access a F major chord is take our first finger here and put it on the second string first. Fret cool. That sounds okay. So that's the same as a minor. You're gonna keep that shape and we're calling an add one more note to it. Okay. How cool is that? So, so far, we have C 1234 to a month to 34 F major, 234 And now our last chord and kind of the the one that it uses the most fingers is a G major court. Okay, so for the G major, we're gonna be taking our middle finger and putting it on the first string. Second fret. Then we're gonna be taking a ring finger, putting it on the second string. Third fret. And last but not least, we're gonna be taking our first finger and putting it on third string. Second fret. We're gonna strum that. Okay, So the tricky thing for you is gonna be going from a minor to a D or going from a C. I'm sorry. I said a d I g on guitar. It's called D. So that's why it's easy to get confused. So from a minor to a GE major, And any time I just say G, I'm always referring to a major chord. Okay, so also in the notation, you'll see the letter C or the letter G. And if there's not a little M behind it, it means Major always. Okay, so that's a G major. Okay, so what I'm gonna need you to do now is practice what we've already done from the C major to a minor on. Now, add in that f the g o. Okay, so practice that up a couple of times, and then what we're gonna do in the next lesson is I'm going to show you a couple of strumming patterns, and we're gonna be applying these same chords to those difference. Charming patterns. Okay, just to kind of get you used to playing with some rhythm with some groove and to get your fingers used to switching between chords fast enough because that's really the key to playing music in general. Whether it's guitar ukulele, you're gonna have to Swiss fast enough so that you stay in the rhythm so that you don't get out of the rhythm. Okay, so I will see you in the next lesson where we're gonna be applying different strumming patterns to these chords. All right, I'll see there. 8. Getting started with strumming: All right. You know what time of this? Let's get right into it. So this next trying pattern is gonna go like this. We're gonna be going down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down. And this is one that's gonna sound much better if you play it quickly. So they play it really slowly. One more time for you just so you can get a good feeling for it. So I'm not going too fast, And then we're gonna be again, playing slowly, speeding it up on hopefully getting under your skin. So check it up. Down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down. Okay, down, down, down. So let's get right into it. Oh, yeah. You see, Major, want 234 Down, Down, down, down, down, down, down, Down, down, down. Faster! - You all right? You see that? I played it slowly than I played it faster than I went back and played a slow again. And that's also really good exercise to kind of in between switch tempos and that's also going to be a next exercise is gonna force you to kinda ex your comfort zone a little bit and get comfortable with switching between timing as well as what you normally dio, which is switching through courts. All right, so I hope that this drum pattern makes sense to you. And in the next lesson, what we're gonna be doing is playing a super long down, down, down, down, up. And then after that, we're gonna be doing what's called a palm youth. So stay tuned more after this break, see there by 9. Let's add some more strumming: All right. So welcome to the next storming pattern in this one. We're also gonna be doing only one upstroke, so it's gonna be a pretty simple one again that I hope you're gonna be able to play it really quickly. So let's just get into it. It's gonna go like this. We're going to going down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down. Okay, So again, I'm playing the C major chord and we're just doing four down strokes And on the fifth stroke, its up stroke. So it's down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down Through. All right. So I hope that you're able to get that one as a cool exercise. If you can play that one now, with confidence, try to switch from that C major to a minor. Okay, so try to do this Down, down, down, down, up, down, down, down, down. I'm on the mind down. Do that A minor down, down, down, up, down. And one Really cool. An important thing that you should do when you're switching and it's a little bit counterintuitive is on the upstroke with your left hand. You're already in the air. OK, so it's down, Down, down, down. And on that, up with my left hand. I'm already traveling to the A minor. Okay, so let me demonstrate that for you. Really? Really. Slowly down, Down, down, Down, up, down, down, Down, Down, up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down Town Down, down, down, Down A minor! Okay, see they down the Oh, Okay, So you're gonna have to give yourself a little bit of time to get used to having that left hand in the air while you're doing that last upstroke and moving on to the next court. Okay? And if that feels comfortable for you, of course, what you could do is play see Dem down down to the a minor due to the F which we already learned I hope you're feeling comfortable with Down, down, down, up to the I'm sorry to the G I play guitar so much so I because that's a d on the guitar to the G. Okay, so down down, down, down, down, Down, Down, Down, Down Down to the oh, doo! Down, down, down! Ok, so that's another really cool and important exercise for you Because this during pattern is used so often. And these cords air also used so often in so many songs, and we're gonna be learning some of them. Um, this is really gonna get you on your way to playing the ukulele. So once you kind of managed Teoh master this and have these shapes and courts switch fast enough, you really already can play the ukulele. So that's kind of it. You already kind of accomplished what this course has set out to help you accomplish. So I hope that your having success with this if you're not again, don't be frustrated. These things do take time, so just stick to it. And in time, you surely surely will get this and it will start to float. All right, let's get into the next lesson where we are going to be exploring another cool, strong pattern. I'll see you there 10. Ohhh yeah, you got this!: already. So welcome to the next lesson Here. Here is another strumming pattern that is used extremely often both in guitar playing and, of course, in ukulele playing. So this one is gonna be one that again works on millions of songs. Literally. So it's gonna go like this in this one we're gonna be doing for the first time to up strokes in a row. Okay, so we're gonna be going, We're gonna be starting off on down, strokes down, down. OK, so that's the two in a row that I was talking about. So we're gonna be going down, down, okay. And let's practice that together a couple of times before I show you the last part. So down, Down. Uh, okay, I don't. And now the last part is gonna be a down, up, so all together, Really nice and slow. Down, down, down. And then it starts over. Okay, So don't stress. Just take a deep breath and try to slowly listen to me playing this a couple of times, and you'll surely surely get okay because I struggle with this with students often, so I know it can be a challenging one, so just don't worry about it. You surely will get it if you just stick to it. So check it out One more time. Down, Down, Up, up, down, down, down, Up, up, down, down, down, up, up, down, down, Down, up, up, Down, down, Down, up, up, Down, down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, down, Down Okay So let me really do that as a play along now for you For a little while Just so you can try to Once you feel comfortable Play along with me And really get into this group All right, so let's do it is a play along together. Are you ready? All right, let's go. Want to three down, Down, down, down Don't really listen, All right? So hopefully you were able to play along with me And this is really starting toe make sense , And you're starting to really feel like you're having some success on the UK lately. I really, really hope that for you, So, no. Once you feel comfortable playing this drawing pad and what we're gonna be doing is again switching from the scene to a mine. Okay, So really, Slowly down. Down, up, down, up, down, up down, up, down, up, down. So that C to a minor to soothe. Okay, down, down, up, up, down, down, down, down, Down And again on that last up as we did in the previous lesson, I am releasing my left hand. So I'm going down, Down, up, down, up. See that my hand is released. A minor? Yeah. Again, that last up my left hand was in the air. OK, so it's gonna take a little bit of time to get used to that. But it's really, really gonna help you gain enough time to switch to the next court. Okay, so one last time, and then we're gonna move on to one more strong pattern, and then we're going to start checking out a couple of song court progressions just so that as we kind of close up this beginner you go lately, course you have some kind of simple song ideas of songs you could learn and plan eucalyptus . So one more time here. Down, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down. And now, of course, if you feel comfortable with the cords that we've been practicing so far, you could go to the F down, down, down, Teoh, Start over. Down, up, down. All right, so I hope that all of this is making sense. Feel free to contact me at super Simple guitar dot org's if you have any questions or just if you want to say hi love to hear from you So let's move on to one more strumming pattern because now you kind of really have a good feeling for some beginner cords for some strumming for switching through chords. And then we're gonna be checking out a couple of songs just to really get you on your way with learned ukulele. All right. Thanks for checking out this lesson. I will see you in the next one. Oh, yeah. See you there by 11. Little more strumming : already. So welcome to this next strumming pattern. This one is going to be a little bit faster and a little bit more kind of groovy than the ones that we've played so far. So let's just get right into it. It's gonna go like this. We're gonna go down, up, down, up, down. So in the last one, we went down, down, up, up, down, up. And now we're gonna be going down, up, down, up, up, down So that's two down ups in a row and then I'm so down, up, down, up, up Then we're gonna end it off with down Okay, So really slow here for you. Down, up, down, Up, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down I'm gonna play it a couple of times. Down, Down, down, down. Okay. So, again, as we were doing in the previous lessons once you feel comfortable with that Down, up, down, up, down, up. It's time to try to switch the A minor court. Okay? And again on that last up. So on that last up. So down, up, down, up, up, down, up again. I'm releasing my left hand and already moving to the next chord. All right, so that's really, really important. So, see, Major, one more time Here. Down, up, down, up, down, Up A minor. Down, up, down, up, down, Up On that last up again. I was in the air, going from a minor back to see. So down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, Down, Up, down, up and time That's kind of the speed that you're gonna want to work up to. Okay? So you can see there's a lot of work to do in this course and in general, But trust me, if you just stick to it, if you practice daily for at least 15 to 20 minutes would be really great. You will make fast progress, and this will all start to flow for you. Okay, so one more time here. Down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up. Down To the fto Down way. Okay. See? May a My All right. Okay, so you see, you have a little bit of work cut out there for you. A little bit of practice, but as I said, don't give up if He's kind of more challenging. Ones don't work right away. They will work in time, so just don't quit. All right, So let's move on now to our first song or at least core progression to a song so that you can really see how this works in the context of actual song. Okay. All right. I'll see you there. 12. Ukulele I'm yours: already. So welcome to our first song example. How are you doing so far? I hope that all of this is making sense and that you're really starting to feel comfortable switching between the courts. So let's get right into it. We're gonna be learning as our first song here, Jason Mraz. I'm yours. So I'm not allowed to use the lyrics and I'm not allowed Teoh officially teach it. But I'm gonna be showing you the chord progression because that I am allowed to do as faras Copyright goes, So it's gonna go like this. We're gonna be starting off on C Major and the story apartment is gonna go like this. It's one that we already learned. So it's gonna be this one down, down, down, okay. And that's gonna happen two times on each court. All right, so down, down, down, down, down, down. And then we're gonna move on to the next court. So what's kind of cool about this song lesson is that now we are going to be going from a C major instead of what we've been doing the whole time going to a minor wearing only going from a C major to a G. Okay, so that's a new change that you're gonna have to learn how to dio It's gonna force you to practice it. So see, major Down, down, down, down Down to a g major Down, down, down, down, down again I'm gonna be using that same strumming on all four chords And I'm also gonna be staying on each court two times So we're gonna be doing that strumming pattern down, down, down, down, down, down, up on every single court, Okay? And it's never gonna change the length that we're gonna be staying on each court is always gonna be the same. Okay, so see, Major, Down, down, down, down. And now the cool thing is, since we're holding this note here with our middle finger when we want access that G major , we're just gonna slide our middle finger back to the second fret, and then we're gonna add in the rest of those notes. Okay, so we're gonna be using our middle finger kind of anchor to help us access that G major court. All right, so down, down, down, down, down, G down, down, down, down. And now we're gonna be hopping upto a minor way and handing it off with Okay, repeat Down, down and to Okay, See, Down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, Down Down A minor Down, down, down, Down to the end Down, down then Oh, oh, excuse By saying I'm just trying to cut a groove here One more time CEO down down to a minor. Down, down. Well, us t o. Okay, so I hope that's making sense for you. If you're having a hard time doing that strumming pattern, you could always try to kind of freestyle it a little bit or it just do that standard and And that would also work. So all the streaming powders that we've already learned or the Dan don't don't it would all work. OK, so it's just that the down down, down then works kind of best with the song. Okay, but all of the showing partners that we've learned so far would work with the song so you could play this court progression and people could sing along and would happily sing along with any of the Corp John patterns that we've learned so far. Okay, so if it's hard for you to play that feel free to just simplify down, down, down, down to g 02 minor dio down to you could also just go down, down, down, down, down And so I'm trying to teach you is that the strumming doesn't have to be written in stone and doesn't always have to be this robotic thing. You can break out of a strumming pattern if your hand wants to do it and just let it flow, OK? So don't be afraid to experiment with strong patterns or to use a different strumming pattern within the same song. That's totally cool. Okay, I see a lot of people getting kind of stuck with that. They think that it's the one showing pattern or no showing pattern, and that's just not true. You can really feel free to play along and freestyle with two if that feels natural to you . All right, so I hope that this is kind of giving you a good feeling of how to play the song. If you just google ukulele chords, you will definitely find this court progression and the lyrics to it. Unfortunately, I can't provide that because I don't have the copyright. All right, so Google, it I'm sure you'll find it for free on. Cool. All right. I will see you in the next song less and see you there. Thanks for checking this one out, fiber. 13. Stand by me: All right. So welcome to this next song. Court progression here. So we're gonna be starting off on C major. And the strong pattern again is gonna be going down. Down, up, up, down, down, down, up, up, down. Okay, so on the C major, we're gonna play that two times the entire storing pattern. So that down, down, up, up, down, up two times. Okay, then we're gonna go into a minor play in two times. Then we're gonna play F one time g one time back to see two times, and then it starts over again. Okay, So I'm going to do now is I'm gonna kind of do a little play along with you where I play the song I'm gonna can't sing along a little bit so you can get a good feeling for the song . And hopefully you've practiced the strumming, You practice the cords enough that you're gonna be able to really follow along with me. All right, so let's try it now. Here, together. All right. So starting on a c major again, the strong pound is down, down, up, up, down. And we're gonna play two times and see two times on a minor one time on F one time on G. All right, You ready? All right, let's get right into it. So 123 AM See? Down, up, down, Down. Down To a minor to f one time G one time back to see two times No, I see the see No, I a minor And then and then back to see two times starting awful See Down, down, down, Down Down, Down Down Into and back to time No, I see. I see no way on And then to f one time And then one time back to see two times One more time See, I mean to And then Teoh So that's how to play Stand by me. Okay, so you can see that with the chord progressions you can with just one or two core progressions You can play a lot of different songs, All right? And also with these charming patterns that we've already learned. You can also play tons and tons of songs with them. All right, so you can see the argument Two songs using those four chords that we've already learned. And there's tons more that you can find. Okay, so let's get into the next lesson. Now, I really, really hope that this is all making sense for you and that you can see that just with these four courts. So so much is possible. All right, so let's move on to the next lesson now. And let's learn some more cool ukulele stuff. All right, See there by way. 14. Three little birds: All right. So welcome to the last song of this course. This song is only gonna use three chords. It's a really nice happy song, and I'm really, really sure that you're gonna like it. So before we get into the court progression, I just want to give you kind of a couple of tips for your future as a ukulele player. So what we've done so far in this course is really we've learned the basics of both guitar and ukulele. Okay, so, yes, we have been using the most simple chords. But now you know how to play chords. You understand what it means to switch chords and then for new songs in the future, all you have to do is kind of put those new courts to memory the same as we've done throughout this course. And then the strumming patterns that I already taught you will 99% of the time work on the song you're trying to play. Okay, so hopefully by now you've kind of got those strumming patterns worked out and you feel comfortable playing them. Then when you're learning new songs in the future, I highly recommend listening to the song a couple of times getting a feeling for it, then just slowly attacking those new chords that now you know how to read chord charts and slowly just going at those new songs. Okay, so what we've done now is really laid down the foundation for your future as a ukulele player. Okay, all you're gonna have to do is print out the song cords, check out the chart that I attached to this course, learn those cords, practice them as we've already done. Then just try to find one of those trying partners that we already know and attach it to that court progression. Okay, so I hope that this introductory courses really making that clear for you and then the future Because of this course, you'll have a good idea about how to learn new songs and move forward. Okay, so I just want to kind of put that out there before we move into the last song. Okay, so it's gonna go like this. We're going to start off on C, Major, and we're gonna play it four times, so we're gonna go down and again. The story pattern is one that we've already done so down down, down. And that's one little bar. Okay, so four times and see, Major Down, down, down I think the whole thing repeats again. OK, so another four times. And see two times on F two times and see. And then comes the next part of the song, which is the course. And then that happens on the C major two times rise up the smooth going to a G two times three Little Theun. That whole chorus repeats itself two times as well. Okay, so that whole verse thing happens two times, then it moves into the course, and that happens to times as well. Then you just switch from verse to chorus. Diverse the course. All right, so I hope that makes sense. What I'm gonna do now for you is we're gonna play it together as a nice little play along so that you can get a really nice feeling for how the entire corps progression fits together and works. So let's do that now. Are you ready? I hope you're ready. Artless dude. Starting off on C major again. The strong pattern is down. Down, down, up. OK, so starting up in C major want to three down, four times, two times starting over C four times going to and soothe Course. See two times GTO Teoh to soothe singing Don't going to my chorus, See to. And then if we wanted to continue to play it, we'd go back into the verse, play it two times in the course and so on. So that's how the whole court progression worked to the entire sum. So I hope that makes a lot of sense. I hope you're jamming along, having a great time on that's about it. All right. So I'm gonna do one more lesson now for you. We're gonna be teaching you how todo how to come on a little cool melody. Okay, so it's not a song. Listen, But it's just a cool little idea, Teoh, so that you can start experimenting with little melodies, wild drumming. I see in the next lesson where we're gonna be doing a cool little melody. Alright, See? There 15. Let's have some fun with melody making: 123 All right, So you probably saw there that I was strumming and I was only choosing one know of the ukulele, you know what I mean? And what I was doing is improvising. So I'm going to show you now in the close up, Exactly what frets to play. And then when I want you to do is try to kind of make your own little melodies and improvise with this. Okay, so there's just a cool little idea to get you kind of jamming along on the ukulele. Okay, this is one of my favorite things to do as a musician. Just jam. It's what music musicians called jamming. So you're not thinking structure? You're not thinking about how long you're gonna stay, in which, um, court. You're just kind of improvising and going with the flow and letting your ear kind of take over. And then if you find something that sounds good, play it again. You know what I mean? So for me and for a lot of my friends, it's really one of the funnest things to do as a musician is to just jam and have fun playing music on just letting things happen. OK, so enough said about improvising. Let's moving the close up now. And I'm gonna give you a couple of ideas of notes that you could play and how you could start improvising a little bit on the ukulele. And that's gonna make you sound like a really advanced player. All right, seeing the close ups either. Alrighty. So welcoming the close up. So what I'm gonna do now is I'm just gonna give you a couple of really cool nice ideas for improvising on the ukulele. So what? I want you with your right hand, is just get used to doing a nice, down, up, down. And with time, you could play around with different strong patterns as well. But just for now, we're gonna keep it nice and simple with nice down up, okay? And we're gonna be starting off on the third friends. Second fret fifth fret seven threatened. Then if you want to, you could also do eight and nine. But it kind of sounds best on the 2nd 3rd 5th and seventh. Okay. And all I want you to do now is keep that strumming going and try to randomly move E again I was totally improvising there. So what I want encourage you to dio is really try to just slide your fingers way open. First drink could also be used so you could do 357 of them open first string as well. Okay, so and again. I'm totally hitting these notes at random. So this is just total improvisation then. If my year find something that I think sounds pretty good like, let's say e could play that again. So that was just 235 three, 353 Okay, so, again, this is not meant to be a song. It's just meant to give you nice ideas to improvise with. Some people have a really easy time starting with improvisations. Some people have kind of more tricky time and the need structure. So depending on what type you are, this will feel really either really cool and liberating, or you're gonna feel like, uh, what am I supposed to do with this now? So if you're one of those people who's not sure what to dio just kind of playing with a little bit, try it. And if it's just too strange for you to just play notes at random. Just go back to learning songs. That's also really, really fine, you know, because I know a lot of people are that kind of type, which is totally fine. But if you really are one of these improvising types, there's really a lot of fun to have sliding these notes around. Okay, so I hope that this lesson kind of gave you some inspiration and some ideas and that you'll have a lot of fun, just kind of playing around with it. Okay. All right. So that's that in this final lesson, which is just kind of a fun improvisation lesson of this beginner ukulele course. All right, thanks so much for watching. 16. UKE conclusion: All right, That's it. Thank you. So so much for checking out this course. I really, really hope that it helped you and that you feel satisfied and that you're really having a great time strumming, switching through chords and all that good stuff. So if you have any questions again, go to super simple guitar dot org's. If you want to learn the guitar, I'm your guy. Hit the contact button and then you can email me and ask me any questions that you might have. And I would be happy to answer questions, and I will get back to you within 24 hours. Okay, um, that's about it. I really, really hope that you enjoyed the course again. Depending on what platform you're on. It would be really great if you could leave me a review. Honest review, hopefully a positive review, because I really do help hope that this course has helped you and that you're having a great time playing the ukulele because of taking this course. So that's I hope. Anyway, don't be shy. I feel free to reach out to me on That's about it. All right. Henry Olsen here from Super Simple guitar. Feel free to visit me over. There are lots of good stuff over there if you're in the guitar and I might be doing somewhere ukulele lessons as well. So that's the best place to kind of Come and see what I'm doing. See what I'm up to? Uh huh. Take it easy. All the best to you, Henry. Over now, by 17. 1 Uke strumming: All right. Welcome to the first strumming pattern of this course. Now, as I said in the welcome video, we're gonna be starting off really slowly. I'm gonna be starting off with easier starting pirates, and then we're gonna be building our way up. And if at any point in time you feel like breaking out and just kind of going for it, please feel free to do that. That is a really, really important part of you developing your own kind of inner grew and inner feeling for struggling. Okay, so it's not all written in stone. All right, so what we're gonna be doing is I'm gonna first slowly teach you this German pattern. Then we're gonna do a play along. So for a couple of minutes, I'm going to just be playing that one strumming pattern. And what I want you to Dio is after you kind of learned it trying to strum along with me and again if at any time you feel like all right, cool. I'm gonna try to do my own thing. Just hit, pause and break out of that and just do your own thing. All right? Okay. So first drumming pattern is gonna go like this now, throughout the course, I'm going to be using the C major chord or what I'm gonna be doing is taking my left hand and just gently resting on the strings. And what I want you to know now is that I am not applying pressure. So it sounds like this. So with my hand touching the strings, what I'm doing is muting than out. All right, so we're gonna be both muting out the strings or we're going to play a nice, simple C major chord again. The point of this course is for you to really focus on strumming because any time you're learning songs, your mental capacity is thinking about strumming. It's thinking about the lyrics, the song lyrics it's thinking about playing the right chords is thinking about maybe singing So your mind gets overwhelmed while learning song sometimes. And that's why taking some time to just focus on strumming is going to be very, very beneficial for you. Okay, so let's get into our first drumming pattern now and let's get grooving. So again, this was gonna be easy. I'm going to start off by taking my left hand just gently touching the strings. And with my right hand, what you could do is either just take your fingers and kind of flick him down with your thumb, come up some kind of a down, up motion like that. Or you can make a little circle with your hand like this and just kind of used this part of your first finger to go down on the string and then slightly turn upwards and use this part of your thumb for the up strokes. Okay? Like that. Okay. And again, have fun with it, Get a kind of a feeling for it and do what feels right for you. Okay, so this course is really just about experimenting with strumming and just going for all right. Okay. So starting off with our left hand, just touching the strings, and this is gonna be a totally totally easy strong, but it's gonna go down. Down, down, down, down, down, down, down. Okay, So have you got that yet? I hope that you have. If not, rewind the video. Check out your pdf. You'll have it written down there. All right, So what I'm gonna do now is I'm gonna be taking my C major chord and we're just gonna be slowly strumming that down, down, down, down, up For about a minute together Just so you can really get a good feeling for how it sounds and really internalize it again, we're gonna be doing more complex one. So if this feels too easy for you, just get to the next lesson and watch the next one. All right, let's get in the play along again. I'm holding my C major chord. Want to three down down You speed it up down eso Even if it might have been super easy for you to play slowly as I bad it up I hope that's a word As I speed it up, I'm not sure which one is correct. Anyways, I'm started to play it faster. It might have become a little bit trickier for you. So now you know what to work on. If you were able to play it slow but not fast in practice, this showing pattern fast, all right, until you feel that it kind of starts to work. All right, so that was our first turning pattern again are most simple one. Let's move on now to our second showing pattern and learn that. All right, see, in the next lesson, see there by 18. 2 Uke strumming: Alrighty. So welcome. Destroying pattern number two. So again, we're going to start off really slowly with our left hands Just generally touching the strings and it's gonna go like this It's gonna go down, Down, up, up, down, down, down, Up, up, down, down, down, up, down, down, down, up, up, down So now we have to ups one after the other And if you've never done that, is a little bit tricky So don't give up Stick to it I play it really slowly for you now some more than we're gonna do the play along Where I'm going to speed up a little bit as well So one more time Really nice And slowly down Down up, up, Down Down Down Up, up, down, Down, down, up Don't really listen to it Down, down, down, down, down, down I hope you got it So let's get into play along Now Where I'm really gonna take that C major chord again And we're going to just have fun Plane And if you can try to play along with me If you're practicing this or any of the storm patterns without me without my video Also feel free to switch from court to court. So I'm only staying on the C major court because I just want this to be simple for you to follow along. But if you feel you kind of got it, the next step is to kind of switch cords and see if you can keep that strong pattern going wild. Switching cords. Okay. All right. Cool. Let's do it again. Down, down, up, up, down. Okay. 123 Downed. Down, down, down, down, down. So just so you know, most of the story patterns in this course will work on really most of the songs that you will probably learn. So by learning all of these striking patterns, you're really gonna be able to play probably most of the songs that you're gonna be trying toe. So just keep that in mind as well. All right, let's move on to the next rung pattern on again If you kind of got this one, but it's still a little bit shaky. Keep practicing it. And then if you feel that you've really got it, starts switching between a c major and F major C major F major or C major F major G major c major. Okay, kind of try to mix up some simple chords and see if you can flow through those courts while keeping that story better. Going. All right, Henry Olsen. Here. I will see you in the next drawing pattern. See you there by 19. 3 Uke strumming: All right. So welcome to this drawing pattern. How are you doing so far? Let me know in the comments section I'd love to hear from you. And I really, really hope that all of this is making sense And you're starting to feel really comfortable strumming. So let's get into the next strong pattern. And now one is gonna sound like this. So again, I'm gonna be taking my left hand gently just touching the strings and it's gonna go down. Up, down, up, down, up, down, up, Down, up, Down The last Almost down, Down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down And now we're kind of doing to down ups one after the other and then doing another up So down, up, down, up, up, down, down, down Let me slow it down for you A little bit down, Up, down, Up, up, Down, Down, up, Down, Up, up, Down, up, down, up, down, up, up, down Really Listen to it. Down, up, down, Up, up, down, down, down. All right. So again, what I'm gonna do now is take our favorite corn year, the C major, and we're gonna try to have you play along with me. All right, let's get run into it. So want to three? Down, Up, down. - Oh , yeah. All right. Now we're gonna try to speed it up a little bit. Get ready. 123 way . Roll away a little bit there with my rolling chair with the faster one. So you will hopefully start to group when you play that one. So hopefully this is working for you again. As I said in the previous lessons, try to speed it up, then also tried to switch between courts trying to really take the strong pattern in and really get it into your body. All right, I'll see you in the next lesson. Thanks for checking this one out. See there. 20. 4 Uke strumming: already. So welcome to this next charming pattern. So this one is gonna be the same as the 1st 1 that we learned which was down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down. Except now what we're gonna be doing is something really cool. And what we're gonna be doing is adding in what's called Accent. So instead of playing down, down, down, down, up we're gonna be going down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down. So on that third down stroke, I'm adding in a little accent, which means I'm hitting the strings a little bit harder. And that's just giving the strumming pattern more dynamic so it doesn't get boring for the listener. It's a little bit more groovy that way. So since you already have a good feeling for this strumming pattern, I'm not gonna talk to you much more about it. I'm just going really slowly getting the play along. And hopefully if you already practiced the 1st 1 up well enough. This should be really easy for you. So let's get right into it now. So 12123 Down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, Down, down, down down, down, You could speed it up. You can see by Onley having in that one little accent. I've changed the entire strumming pattern. So just so you know, these air kind of small little things that you can play with while developing kind of your own group and your own feeling for strumming and different strumming patterns, So definitely be aware of the possibility of adding a little accent. And don't be afraid to experiment with them on your own. Okay, so this was a short little lesson, just kind of telling you about accents. And how did add them into strong patterns? All right, Hope you like this short little lesson. I will see in the next one. See there. 21. 5 Uke strumming: All right. So welcome to this really cool strolling pattern. This was gonna go like this. So we're going to starting off with two really long down, so it's gonna go like this Really Slowly, really. Slowly down, down, down, up, down, Up, up, down, down, down, down, up, Down, up, down. So after playing those two down, down, down, up, down It's really hard to kind of wait so long. Down, down, down, up, down, Up, up, down. That's gonna be kind of your challenge for this one. So late play for you one more time. Really nice and slow it, and then we're gonna move into play along So you're gonna have a lot more time to really listen to it and get into your system. So here we go. Down, down, down, up, down, up, up, down, down, down, down, up, down, up, down, down, down, down, up, down, up, down. All right. So I hope that's making sense for you. If not, don't forget you have the pdf, pull it out and take a look at exactly kind of what's happening there. So let's get into the play along Now. Again. I'm gonna start out. Really slowly, and then we're gonna be speeding it up a little bit and you know what to do. So what? 2123 and death. Down, down, down, down. Yeah. Down, down, down, down. Yeah, Down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down This'll be a great one for kind of a ballot kind of a song. All right, so let me speed up a little bit. 123 and down. Down, down, down. - That's really fun again. All these trump showing patterns are doing are kind of really giving your arm and your body of feeling for all the kind of possibilities that there are. So it's really helping you just get a good feeling for groove, for timing and for different kind of patterns with your right hand so that it gets nice and loose on debt starts to flow much more for you. All right, so again, play slowly, play it faster, and then try to switch between chords. We'll see the next lesson. Seether 22. 6 Uke strumming: All right. You know what time of this? Let's get right into it. So this next trying pattern is gonna go like this. We're gonna be going down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down. And this is one that's gonna sound much better if you play it quickly. So they play it really slowly. One more time for you just so you can get a good feeling for it. So I'm not going too fast, And then we're gonna be again, playing slowly, speeding it up on hopefully getting under your skin. So check it up. Down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down. Okay, down, down, down. So let's get right into it. Oh, yeah. You see, Major, want 234 Down, Down, down, down, down, down, down, Down, down, down. Faster! - You all right? You see that? I played it slowly than I played it faster than I went back and played a slow again. And that's also really good exercise to kind of in between switch tempos and that's also going to be a next exercise is gonna force you to kinda ex your comfort zone a little bit and get comfortable with switching between timing as well as what you normally dio, which is switching through courts. All right, so I hope that this drum pattern makes sense to you. And in the next lesson, what we're gonna be doing is playing a super long down, down, down, down, up. And then after that, we're gonna be doing what's called a palm youth. So stay tuned more after this break, see there by 23. 7 Uke strumming: All right. Welcome back. So now on this one, it's gonna be a kind of easy one. We're gonna be doing a really, really long first down, so it's gonna be down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down. And this one sounds really cool to be speeded up. That's a great one for, um, don't worry about a thing. Three little birds. But Bob Marley, don't worry. Please excuse my seeing, but just so you can see how this will fit into songs. All right, so let's get right into it. Since it's not too hard, I'm gonna just stop explaining and get straight into play along. So let's get to it. 123 Down, down, down, down, down. A little faster. Faster. - So that's a little example of how you could just be playing one thing and then switching to something else and just let it flow. Let it happen. Go with and you'll see you will have a showing breakthrough very, very quickly if you just tryingto let it flow and not hold on to structure too much. Of course, it's important to kind of get a feeling for the structure, but it's even more important to just throw it out the window once you kind of got it and do your own thing. So don't be afraid that. All right, I'll see in the next lesson. As I said, we're gonna be Oh, a little palm use. So you explain how to do that in the next lesson. See there. Bye bye. 24. 8 Uke strumming: All right. So welcome to this cool lesson where we're gonna be using what's called a palm mute for the first time. So what is a palm mute and how to practice it and kind of get it right? So all we're gonna be doing is with this part of our strumming hand, we're gonna be coming down and touching the strings, so I hope you can see Let me zoom in a little bit. So my hand is actually gonna be touching the strings as I come down on them. OK, so that's gonna give me that muted sound. I'm still hitting the strings, but with my right hand, I'm touching them at the same time, Which is gonna allow them or which is gonna force them to not vibrate. So I recommend practicing it really slowly and not getting frustrated. If you don't get it today, Come back to it tomorrow. If you don't get tomorrow, come back to it. Don't give up. This is something that normally takes my students a couple of days or even weeks sometimes . So please don't get frustrated if the palm you doesn't come totally natural to you within the next five minutes. All right. Okay, So we're gonna practicing it like this. We're gonna do one normal strum. So they were gonna do one palm mute, and again, I'm coming down on the strings, touching them while I kind of flick. Okay, you're gonna have to just practice that and just go crazy with it Will start to sync up. So we're gonna be going down mute just as an exercise. You hear that? I'm coming down on the strings, but you're kind of hearing this kind of muted flicker sound is really grooving. So practice that a little bit now and then let's get into our first charming pattern where we are going to be actually using it. So before we get into a real strong patterns, maybe turn off this course for a few minutes or even our too many How much time you have and just kind of really focus on that beauty, getting it into your system. I will see you in the next lesson where we're gonna be applying the palm mute to a strong pattern. See, there 25. 9 Uke strumming: All right, so let's get right into it. So it's gonna be going like this. We're gonna do a down stroke slap. So down slept, um, then slap. No. Now, we already had that strong pattern. When when we went down, down, down. That was the second strong pattern that we did. Down, down, up, down on. Now we're gonna be going down, slapped up slap. So instead of doing those downs without the slap, now we're gonna be applying the slap. Okay, So really slowly down. Slap down. Okay, so let's get right in the play along. I'm gonna be playing at the same tempo that I kind of just explained to that. Then we could try to speed it up just a little bit. Just so you can kind of test your progress on plumb duty. So let's get right into it. 123 and down Slap, slap down, down, down, down. Don't worry. So even that when I could kind of fit into a song on this one will work for tons of songs like Stand By Me When the next come E I have a beginner ukulele course where I teach some of these songs so if you haven't checked that out yet, it's called fun Beginner ukulele. Course of check it out. All right, So let me speed it up now a little bit and give you one more little tip on practicing the slap. So if you're having a hard time, um, adding in the slap and kind of getting a good feeling for where it is, you could also to this so the strong pound goes down. So instead of playing that slap, what we could do is put a little accent on those strong's that would have the slap on. And all that means is that I'm gonna be playing them a little bit harder. So down, down, down, down, down. Giving it a little accident Down, down, down. All right. And then that'll give you a really good feeling for where, exactly? The slap kind of fits into the whole strong path. Okay, so let's do the play along one more time. Now again, I do a little bit slower than going to speed it up. So 123 and down. Slow down, down, down. Stop speeding up Just a little bit down way. Don't worry. If you missed the slap. Just keep playing. You'll get the next one. So just try to come into a groove with it. And slowly, those slabs would start to get kind of tighter and more precise, especially ukulele, where it's so small it could just slip away sometimes. So it's not always easy to have that precision going. So don't be hard on yourself. Don't give up. Keep practicing it and I promise you will get it. All right, I'll see you in the next lesson. See that? 26. 10 Uke strumming: All right. So how you doing? I really hope that all this palm you business is starting to make sense for you and that you're really starting to get a good feeling for how all this works and you're able to kind of implement it into the strumming pattern that we already learned. Okay, so let's get into another one again. We're gonna be using palm muting, And this time we're gonna be doing kind of a typical Reagan kind of style. I'm sorry. So let me explain it to really slowly and then we're gonna move into the play long as we've been doing the whole time. So check it out. It's gonna go like this down. Then we're gonna do slap up, slap up slap. Okay, so that's down. Up, slap up, slap upside down, up slap, slap, but a little bit slower. I'm gonna play with the core of this time, you hear? That's typical, Reagan. Okay, so one last time down slap that's going to really force you to practice that slack and also practiced getting off the slap right after you kind of did it. All right, so let's do the play along now. Again play a really slowly for you, and then we're gonna be speeding it up a little bit. All right, You ready? All right, let's do it. 1234 Okay , so, again, trying to speed it up a little bit and slow it down. Really? Get into your system. And again, if you ever want to start playing guitar, all of these strong patterns will work for guitar as well. So you already now, Teoh, if you want to pick up a second instrument and be ready to start strolling along, which is halfway, Okay, so just you know that. Okay, So let's move into our next drumming pattern on and do one more slap palm mute exercise. All right, See you the next lesson. See there, but 27. 11 Uke strumming: Alrighty. So welcome to this. Next lesson on It's the last one where we're gonna be adding in the palm mute, so it's gonna go like this. We're gonna be going down a slap slap. So instead of down flap, um, slap up, we're going down, up, slap some slaps. You see, they're very closely related, but still, it's gonna give me a different kind of tone, a different kind of groove on vibe. So I just want you to really realize how many possibilities there are for you to really play with. Okay, this main point of this course is that you realize how easy it is to just kind of change things up a little bit and do your own thing with it. Okay? Okay. So let's get into it one more time. Don't slap again. If you speed it up, it's gonna sound really great as well. So let's get aiming to play along now again and let me play this really slowly for you that I'm gonna be speeding it up so you can kind of practice see a different temples as well. All right, let's get into it. Want to three dead slap way. All right, so I hope that's making sense for you. I hope that all of the storming patterns in this course so far have helped you get a better feeling for strumming and develop your own feel and vibe, for That's my main goal and hope for you in this course. So I have one more storming pattern for you. It's used in the really cool song. What's up? So you can definitely play that one once you've got the strong pattern down. So without further ado, let's get into the next lesson and learn our last really cool strong I see there but 28. 12 Uke strumming: Alrighty. Welcome back. So this strumming pattern is gonna have the most kind of movement in it that we've had so far. So there's gonna be a lot of ups and downs happening in here, but don't give up if you can't get it right away. Just stick to it. I promise you, you will definitely, definitely get it. Okay, so it's gonna go like this. I'm gonna take my left hand again and touch the strings. It's gonna go like this. Down, down, down, Down, Down, Down, Up, up, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, up, down, up, up, down Really Slowly Down, down, up, Down, up, Down, up, Down, up, Down, Up, up, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Up, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, down, Down again Take a look at the pdf listen to it really slowly a couple of times And now in the play along I'm really gonna play It's super slow at the beginning that they were going to speed it up Probably when I speed it up it's gonna become much more recognisable. You're gonna really recognize what song I'm talking about. If you don't already know So let's get right into it now. Really? Slowly get on a C major. 123 Down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, Down, down, Down Way All right, So I hope that you're able to get that one and play it really well. So in the next video, I just have a conclusion. Video on. I will see you there. Where? I explained everything about the conclusion of this course I see it. The conclusion video either. Don't miss it. Don't miss it because I got some cool stuff coming.