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Ukulele Chords 101: A Beginner's Guide
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5 STUDENTS
56m

Learn the basics of ukulele chords, strumming, and how to use them in a song.

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Course Skill Level
Beginner
Time Estimate
56m

Instructor

Hey there! My name is Jacob, I'm an audio/visual producer and teacher on the East Coast of the USA. I have been self-employed since 2014 working both as a musician and photographer/cinematographer. I have found so many uses with the tools to create your own music, shoot great video and take great photos. Starting a small business? You can create your own cinematic advertisement, company jingle and nail your Instagram feed! Just want to have fun and capture memories? Playing an instrument is t

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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who is interested in learning to play the ukulele, regardless of their previous experience with music
  • Those who want to explore a new hobby or challenge themselves to learn a new skill
  • Those who want to learn how to play songs on the ukulele

What you’ll learn: 

  • The basics of ukulele chords, strumming, and how to use them in a song
  • How to transition between chords
  • Fingerpicking techniques
  • Adjusting tone with a pick, fingernail or pad of the thumb
  • How to use online resources to find songs
  • Basic music theory
  • Progressions and Song Form (How songs work)
  • Basic strumming techniques
  • Open position chords (C, A, G, E, D)
  • Barre chords
  • How to read chord diagrams

Requirements: 

  • No prior knowledge is required to take this course 

In this course, we will cover everything you need to know to play some of the most commonly used chords on the ukulele.

We’ll start with the basics, including the names of the strings, what chords are, the differences between major and minor, and how to play basic open chords. We will also cover strumming techniques and basic rhythm patterns that will help you to develop your playing skills.

As the course progresses, you will move on to more complex chords, fingerpicking, song form and chord progressions. You’ll also learn some tricks for learning to transition smoothly between chords, and how to use different strumming patterns to add variety to your playing. Of course, how to find chords to your favorite songs through a search engine will also be covered!

By the end of the course, you will have a solid foundation in basic ukulele chords and will be able to play a variety of songs using a range of strumming patterns. Whether you are a complete beginner or have some experience playing the ukulele, this course is perfect for anyone who wants to develop their playing skills and take their first steps towards becoming a confident and proficient ukulele player.

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned the basics of playing ukulele.

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction
Introduction 00:00:00
Names Of The Strings 00:00:00
What Is A Chord? 00:00:00
Major And Minor 00:00:00
Ukulele Chords 101 PDF 00:00:00
Section 2 - Chords 101
Introducing Our First Chords 00:00:00
Em And C 00:00:00
G And D 00:00:00
Progressions And Song Form 00:00:00
Strumming Patterns 00:00:00
Changing Between Chords 00:00:00
Section 3 - Chords 102
New Chords Introduction 00:00:00
Am And E 00:00:00
Dm And A 00:00:00
Pick Vs. Thumb Vs. Finger 00:00:00
Fingerpicking 101 00:00:00
Section 4 - Chords 103
F, Bm, Cm 00:00:00
What About Sharp And Flat Chords? 00:00:00
Shuffle Strumming 00:00:00
Section 5 - Chords 104
Fm, Gm, B 00:00:00
Finding Chords To Our Favorite Songs 00:00:00
Congratulations! 00:00:00
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