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

      1:01
    • Uke's anathomy

      1:07
    • String theory: mechanics of sound and tuning

      2:30
    • Advanced tuning... or sort of

      2:06
    • Really, really, really basic strumming

      3:32
    • Happy chords :) Sad chords :(

      3:39
    • The plot thickens: more chords, more fingers

      2:47
    • Four chord songs: class assigment first pitch

      2:07
    • Yet another minor chord

      1:08
    • Advanced strumming (sh*t just got serious)

      1:49
    • Keys, bars and more ukebabble

      2:40
    • Oh, the dreaded assignment

      2:10
    • Bonus track #1: Arpeggio

      1:19
    • Bonus track #2: Just Google it

      0:52
    • Bonus track #3: 12 bar blues

      5:37

About This Class

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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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An awesome course for beginners on the ukulele!! :D
This is a very easy to follow intro to Ukulele
Lovely intro to the uke and fun - and some nuggets... just add a 6th and 7th! Thanks Diego.

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Diego Gualda

Music, stories and comedy

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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