Basic strumming helps you to change between the chords faster and easier. Not to mention that Paul McCartney and George Harrison used them from time to time. . Thank you anyways, it seems like you make it really easy and enjoyable. And waves to Jere. But 30 years later that ‘itch’ came back, and now – armed with a beautiful uke to play – I’m learning! Thanks. Keep up the good work. Well, lets start with Ukelelel first. Standard tuning for a soprano, concert, or tenor ukulele is G-C-E-A (Remember it easy with the phrase “Good Cats Eat Ants” …. Instead, you need to practice more to master and play it like a pro. All this time I thought strumming was done by the thumb! GREAT FOR THE HEART ,MIND ,BODY AND SOUL …. When you get to understand the basic chords, the next step is to learn about basic strumming. The ukulele E chord is much-hated. I have a spinal cord injury…. Some people might regard it as a toy, but this isn’t the case at all. I appreciate these videos! You’ll most likely pick up the basics of a ukulele in 10 minutes. It should lead to lots of fun, and many laughs, out on the lanai. You've got to start somewhere, but you also want to sound good. The A string is the first string and is the thinest and sounds the highest. We are new to Hawaii and will be here three years as an Army wife. will now go listen to Pau Carnation! If you're really serious about learning the ukulele and want to learn at a much faster pace then I'd highly recommend checking out these ukulele ebooks. Look for chord diagrams that give you all that you need to make sure you have the perfect practice ever. This might sound a bit silly, but the best way to learn the ukulele is to start strumming the songs. Lol . All of this will help you get the groove and the feel of playing on a band. If you're looking for ukulele songs for beginners, you have come to the right place. It sounds like the lesson book that came with your uke is geared towards what is often referred to as Vaudeville, Canadian, or D tuning. As you advance, you can try out difficult songs. I am a Mom in my forties, and am so excited on learning to play the ukulele. Should I go back to the soprano ukelele tuning and go along with your lessons, or tune it A-D-bF-B and try elsewhere? Funny enough, like Juliette I’m another mom up north in Canada… but it’s warmer here on the “Wet Coast” (west coast, haha)! The standard tuning for your ukulele is G-C-E-A. That way the ukulele … The C string is the 3rd string and also the thickest. Excellent post but would be 1000 times better without the dumb drum beating. You actually managed to show me – most of youtube can’t – how to strum properly!! This includes tuning your brand new ukulele, learning your first basic strum, and finally playing a few chords. Thanks so much for this! The ukulele is meant to be a fun instrument to play. I had a lot of trouble and frustration with tuning my ukuleles. Hey, thanks for this. Im a 12 year old boy in Lancashire, Great Britain and I always struggled playing the ukulele but after this 1 video I now play like a pro When standing, hold it against the chest and keep it there with the strumming arm. Baritones are tuned like the bottom four strings of the guitar while standard ukulele tuning is like the bottom 4 strings of a guitar with a capo on the 5th fret. Wish i could play too. Hi Chip, no Baritone ukuleles are tuned DGBE. Each string is tuned higher by two semi-tones (two frets) which should show up on your chromatic, or D tuning setting, digital tuner as A-D-Gb-B. But know I am in my forties, and getting back into it. Loving the lesson! Shout out to my Canadian friends! How great to learn from Aldrine with all this abundant and well-organized material! Goodness! Ready To Learn To Play The Ukulele In One Week? ? Hey! This video will help me a lot! The bass, the mandolin, and in this case, the ukulele. This may sound stupid but it can help you a lot in the future! Even on the guitar! So excited to learn this gorgeous new instrument. Let us look at the top tips to help you learn the ukulele right. I just got Lohanu amplified tenor ukulele! If you don’t want to tune your ukulele up, you can watch guitar videos and the chords will be the same. If you are already jamming in a band, it is advisable to bring along the instrument and play along with your bandmates. Now because of you,a Mom in cold north Quebec has got herself her 1rst Ukulele!! As you practice, you get to learn it some more. Keep up the great work with the site. . So many things.. THEN, I came across Aldrine singing and playing “Moves Like Jagger” and was amazed! know why you have the second string noted as bF. Hugs from Pickering, Ontario!! The main issue you will have with a cheap ukulele is staying in tune with the rest of the players. I can’t tell you how excited I am and how rewarding this already is! more confusingly wats that G7….where do i get info abt tat..should i buy a book…pls tell me..i have a pact should learn it within a month…. Learn the Riptide Ukulele Chords. How Fast Can I Learn to Play Any Song? I just bought my first ukulele and I’m really enjoying it! Playing a uke has been a dream of mine since I was a kid,but always believed it was super hard.. Hey Aldrine But there are several LESS HARD ways to play and still get a great sound. Look for chord diagrams that give you all that you need to make sure you have the perfect practice ever.