Ukulele Lessons… How Easy Is Learning To Play Ukulele?

by zelda

Are you wondering whether you can learn to play ukulele?

Maybe You’re Thinking About Having Some Ukulele Lessons and Wondering How Difficult It Is?

As a ukulele teacher offering beginners ukulele lessons and ukulele tips articles here is my take on this… Learning to play ukulele is so simple.ukulele lessons

Here’s why. Ukulele is a four-string instrument and in the standard tuning of CGEA you can play some easy one-finger ukulele chords to start you off learning ukulele including C, C7, Cmaj7, A minor. That’s four one-fingered chords. How good is that!

Students in my ukulele lessons for beginners are over the moon when in our first lesson I have them playing a song with 4 chords and two of the chords are one-finger chords. One of the other ukulele chords is a 2-finger chord. And the other ukulele chord is three-finger chord – G. Even this three-fingered ukulele chord is so easy to play with a little bit of practice.

Another wonderful reason why learning ukulele is simple is the size of the instrument. Ukuleles are tiny. Baby sized even. A little soprano ukulele fits into a beach bag and you can take it to the beach or to picnics or with you visiting friends. And it’s no big deal when you do go to ukulele lessons with your little ukulele. You won’t have to lug around a big guitar with you but rather breeze into your ukulele lessons swinging your tiny little lightweight ukulele.

And of course even a guitar is light compared to a piano! Forget lugging around a piano or drums! No, ukuleles win out in the lightweight and easy to carry stakes.

And another reason why ukuleles are easy to learn is all about how easy to carry and you can have your little ukulele right near you bedside or with you while you watch TV. I have my ukulele with me in the kitchen and another ukulele in my bedroom near my bed and another ukulele in my teaching room where I teach students ukulele lessons for beginners.

As a ukulele performer I take a bunch of my little bright coloured soprano ukuleles to shows for early childhood and the little kids love playing ukuleles. Even just to hold and strum the ukuleles are a treat for little kids.

Another wonderful reason learning ukulele is so easy is because ukuleles are wonderfully affordable. You can pick up a ukulele for well under $50 – some are only $30 and these are not toys – these ukuleles are real instruments. I purchased my little deep purple soprano ukulele for $20 and it’s still got the same strings on it that came with the uke. I let little kids play with my uke and I take it to the beach and the park and the car (when I’m a passenger I play it as we’re driving along) and it’s still going strong.

Another reason why learning ukulele is easy is because it’s a strumming rhythmic instrument – although it can also be played as a melodic lead instrument as well. And rhythmic instruments especially the ukulele is so easy to play even if you only know a few basic chords. For example – the four basic chords I teach my students in my beginners’ ukulele lessons – C, G, Am and F are the chords to thousands of songs.

And these thousands of songs are from all the popular music songs we all love – no matter what age learners are there are four chord songs they know and love.

Another reason why learning ukulele is so simple is that there are some awesome resources online such as Chordie which has thousands of songs with the lyrics and the chords for two popular ukulele tunings including the standard GCEA ukulele tuning.

Here’s one of my ukulele tips. Chordie allows users to transpose the key of the songs into a key the ukulele player prefers. This could either be the best key for singing in their range or else the chords which match the ukulele players current level of skill.

In conclusion learning ukulele is simple. And if you decide to take ukulele lessons this is a great strategy for getting your ukulele playing off to a great start straight away and fast tracking your learning. I love hearing my students tell me they are amazed and delighted at the rapid progress they are making in such a short time of learning. That makes me so happy as a ukulele teacher.

Ukulele lessons are not only simple but also lots of fun and before you know it you can be playing some great songs and showing off your new musical skills to friends and family.

Would you like to learn to play ukulele like a pro?

If you are looking for a ukulele teacher I offer ukulele lessons online via Skype anywhere around the world – which my students say is a brilliant way to learn!

And by popular demand I have created my beginners ukulele lessons as an e-book giving ukulele students everything needed to learn to play four basic chords on ukulele to unlock thousands of songs.

Ukulele Lessons Today e-book is available for purchase for under $10 Amazon Kindle. It’s your super convenient ukulele lessons in your pocket.

About The Author:

Zelda Sheldon is an author, educator, performer and award winning commercial broadcast songwriter whose works continue to be performed around the world. She helped establish the first Australian chapter of NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International) in Sydney and is a passionate advocate for building dynamic, creative communities, lifelong learning and bringing the magic of music and songs into more lives for holistic health.

Along with her songwriting Zelda is a popular ukulele performer and music educator offering world-class Ukulele Lessons Sydney, Nashville and Online via Skype for beginners of all ages, along with singing, songwriting and creative life coaching.

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