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15 Videos (34m)
    • How I ended up playing the ukulele

    • Uke's anathomy

    • String theory: mechanics of sound and tuning

    • Advanced tuning... or sort of

    • Really, really, really basic strumming

    • Happy chords :) Sad chords :(

    • The plot thickens: more chords, more fingers

    • Four chord songs: class assigment first pitch

    • Yet another minor chord

    • Advanced strumming (sh*t just got serious)

    • Keys, bars and more ukebabble

    • Oh, the dreaded assignment

    • Bonus track #1: Arpeggio

    • Bonus track #2: Just Google it

    • Bonus track #3: 12 bar blues


About This Class


UKULELE –also known as ukelele, or hawaiian guitar, or the happiest musical instrument ever made– is just so much fun. Inexpensive, portable, great for singing along your favorite songs or even joining a band. This class is an introduction to the basics of the instrument, the begginer's strumming tecnique and a set of chords that will enable you to play quite a few songs... and explore even more. 

You do not need previous music knowledge to take this course, though you will certainly need an instrument for practice and for the class project. For those with experience with guitar, bass, banjo, violin, viola, cello, citar, cuatro, cavaquinho, balalaika –well, pretty much with anything that has a few strings– this will certainly be a funny experience.

The class project will consist of playing and uploading a video of a specific song. For those willing to go a little further, we will set tuning and tempo so that different videos can be edited into one.

So enroll and enjoy. Welcome to ukeland.

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Cool guy
I recommend this class to a starter ukulele player that hasn't have any idea on how the use works. But there is a problem with this class, before I signed to skillshare I was learning with youtube videos and this class is good with the basics (parts of the uke and some chords) but it needs enforcement with the strumming part because he explains a song but he doesn't explain the strumming very well or too much and for someone who is starting to learn this will not help and will not be able to learn the song.
great for begginers in music





Diego Gualda

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My name is Diego and I'm mostly a guy who gets paid for telling stories. Journalist, novelist, comedian, composer willing to share a few things I've learnt out there.

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