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Learn How To Play Ukulele In Easy Online Lessons
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2h 13m

Learn how to play ukulele with our comprehensive course. Beginner-friendly instructions to help you master the ukulele. Start playing today!

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About This Course

Discover the joy of playing the ukulele with our comprehensive online lessons. Whether you’re a complete beginner ukulele player, our step-by-step instructions will guide you on your journey.

No prior musical theory knowledge or the ability to read ukulele sheet music is required. Our easy-to-understand lessons are designed to keep you engaged and teach you the basics. Regardless of your age, you can learn the ukulele successfully.

Transform from a complete beginner to an early intermediate standard ukulele player with our carefully crafted curriculum.

Course Content

Our video lectures cover a range of essential topics to help you become proficient in playing the ukulele:

  1. The Parts of the Ukulele and How to Take Care of It
  2. Ukulele Harmony and Groups
  3. Ukulele Rhythm, Strumming, Trills, and Muffles
  4. Ukulele Melody and Scales
  5. Music Theory for Ukulele Players
  6. Songs, Songstyling, and Songwriting

By learning these key areas, you’ll gain a well-rounded understanding of the ukulele and its various techniques. The course will teach you how to hold the ukulele correctly, form ukulele chords using your index finger, middle finger, and ring finger, and master strumming patterns. You’ll also explore the fundamentals of ukulele tuning and caring for your instrument.

When you enroll in our course, you pay once and gain lifetime access. There are no additional fees or hidden costs. You can revisit the lessons at any time, allowing you to learn at your own pace and reinforce your skills.

Don’t miss this opportunity to develop a new skill and unlock the world of ukulele music. Whether you’re learning to play ukulele for the first time or looking to enhance your skills as a ukulele player, our comprehensive ukulele lessons will guide you every step of the way. Get your beginner ukes ready and let’s dive into the wonderful world of this fun and easy-to-play stringed instrument.

Remember, learning to play ukulele is all about practice and dedication. With our course, you’ll receive clear and concise instructions on proper techniques, from holding the ukulele to forming chords using your index, middle, and ring fingers. You’ll also learn essential strumming patterns and explore ukulele tuning to ensure your instrument sounds its best.

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will possess the knowledge and skills needed to confidently play the ukulele.

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About the Instructor: Dan “Cool Hand Uke” Scanlan

A ukulele performer since 1961, Scanlan returned the ukulele to its ancestral home of Madeira Island, Portugal in 1998 in the historic Father and Son Reunion, a project that reunited the ukulele with the rajão and braguinha and united Madeiran and American players in performance, including a live telecast from the Lisbon World’s Fair. For the past 11 years, Scanlan has been teaching a weekly ukulele class that doubles as a performance group that performs at least once a week at fairs, schools, hospitals, retirement and convalescent homes. The group, the Strum Bums, received a standing ovation at the second annual New York Ukulele Festival. They performed at the Santa Cruz CA Ukulele Festival, and the Honolulu International Ukulele Festival.

Before he started the Strum Bums, Scanlan led the Vokuleles ukulele group in Chico CA, for the last seven of its 37 years. He is scheduled for a third appearance at the Honolulu festival July 2013 with the Strum Bums.

Scanlan’s ukulele workshops and performances have been highly acclaimed at festivals at the Ukulele Hall of Fame Museum, Santa Cruz, Southern California, Tahoe Area, New York, Auburn CA, and the Liverpool, Nova Scotia, International Ukulele Ceilidh, where he serves as emcee. In 2008, he gave the initial ukulele workshop in Dublin, Ireland, to a group that became Ukuhooley, Ireland’s largest ukulele group and presenter of the annual Ukuhooley Ukulele Festival.

Scanlan’s ukulele has supported the efforts of Cindy Sheehan, Julia Butterfly Hill, U. Utah Phillips, Judi Bari, Daniel Ellsberg and other peace and justice activists. He and his ukulele have fronted several bands, including Flathead, the Self-Righteous Brothers, Jukolin, Top Quark, and Cool Hand Uke and the Enablers.

“Dan Scanlan has more talent in his little finger than he has in the whole rest of his body.” — Utah Phillips

Course Curriculum

Section 1 - About the Ukulele
Lecture 1: The Name Of Parts 00:00:00
Lecture 2: How To Tune Your Ukulele 00:00:00
Lecture 2 Video: Tune Up 00:00:00
Lecture 3: Care And Feeding Of The Ukulele 00:00:00
Section 2 - Playing the Ukulele
Lecture 4: Let’s Play, Part 1 00:00:00
Lecture 5: Let’s Play, Part 2 00:00:00
Lecture 6: Jam Video 1 – Buffalo Gals 00:00:00
Lecture 7: Buffalo Gals 00:00:00
Lecture 8: Ain’t She Sweet 00:00:00
Lecture 9: Ain’t She Sweet In Two Keys 00:00:00
Section 3 - Ukulele Harmony
Lecture 10: How To Use The Chord Sheets 00:00:00
Lecture 11: Basic Chord Patterns, Key Of C 00:00:00
Lecture 12: Key Transposing Chart 00:00:00
Lecture 13: First Position Chords 00:00:00
Lecture 14: A Group 1 00:00:00
Lecture 15: A Group 2 00:00:00
Lecture 16: A Group 3 00:00:00
Lecture 17: Bb Group 1 00:00:00
Lecture 18: Bb Group 2 00:00:00
Lecture 19: Bb Group 3 00:00:00
Lecture 20: B Group 1 00:00:00
Lecture 21: B Group 2 00:00:00
Lecture 22: B Group 3 00:00:00
Lecture 23: C Group 1 00:00:00
Lecture 24: C Group 2 00:00:00
Lecture 25: C Group 3 00:00:00
Lecture 26: C# Group 1 00:00:00
Lecture 27: C# Group 2 00:00:00
Lecture 28: C# Group 3 00:00:00
Lecture 29: D Group 1 00:00:00
Lecture 30: D Group 2 00:00:00
Lecture 31: D Group 3 00:00:00
Lecture 32: Eb Group 1 00:00:00
Lecture 33: Eb Group 2 00:00:00
Lecture 34: Eb Group 3 00:00:00
Lecture 35: E Group 1 00:00:00
Lecture 36: E Group 2 00:00:00
Lecture 37: E Group 3 00:00:00
Lecture 38: F Group 1 00:00:00
Lecture 39: F Group 2 00:00:00
Lecture 40: F Group 3 00:00:00
Lecture 41: F# Group 1 00:00:00
Lecture 42: F# Group 2 00:00:00
Lecture 43: F# Group 3 00:00:00
Lecture 44: G Group 1 00:00:00
Lecture 45: G Group 2 00:00:00
Lecture 46: G Group 3 00:00:00
Lecture 47: G# Group 1 00:00:00
Lecture 48: G# Group 2 00:00:00
Lecture 49: G# Group 3 00:00:00
Section 4 - Ukulele Rhythm
Lecture 50: Introduction To The Ukulele Strum Drum 00:00:00
Lecture 51: The Trill Of The Uke 00:00:00
Lecture 52: Roll Strum 00:00:00
Lecture 53: Reverse Roll 00:00:00
Lecture 54: Cool Hand’s Plick, Part 1 00:00:00
Lecture 55: Cool Hand’s Plick, Part 2 00:00:00
Lecture 56: Cool Hand Uke’s Strumming Brochure 00:00:00
Lecture 57: Pick, Pluck, Muffle And Strum 00:00:00
Section 5 - Ukulele Melody
Lecture 58: The C Major Scale 00:00:00
Lecture 59: The C Minor Scale 00:00:00
Lecture 60: C Blues Scale 00:00:00
Lecture 61: An Iraqi Scale 00:00:00
Lecture 62: A Talk On Scales 00:00:00
Section 6 - Music Theory for Ukulele Players
Lecture 63: Circle Of Fifths 00:00:00
Section 7 - Songs, Songstyling and Songwriting
Lecture 64: Ukulele Practice And Song Learning 00:00:00
Lecture 65: Beginners’ Songs 00:00:00
Lecture 67: Song: 10,000 Ukuleles 00:00:00
Lecture 68: Songs: Ain’t She Sweet, Five Foot Two 00:00:00
Lecture 69: Song: I Can’t Give You Anything But Love 00:00:00
Lecture 70: A Bit About Blues 00:00:00
Section 8 - The Ukulele Story
Lecture 71: The History Of The Ukulele 00:00:00
Lecture 72: The Future Of The Ukulele 00:00:00
Section 9 - A Bit More
Lecture 73: Ukulele For Guitarists 00:00:00
Lecture 74: Ukulele Resources 00:00:00

Course Review


14 Ratings
  1. Anonymous
    Elizabeth Newcomb June 29, 2019 at 06:51 AM

    Learn Ukulele Today - Course Review by Elizabeth Newcomb


    This is one of the most comprehensive online courses I’ve seen in reference to learning how to play the Ukulele.

  2. Anonymous



    Enjoyed the course. Learned quute a bit. Will recommend.

  3. Anonymous



    Not easy for a beginner. In the second video he talks in musical terms he doesn’t explain..

  4. Anonymous



    I like this course, it’s just that I wish he would help us a little more in strumming and include more music sheets.

  5. Anonymous


    What i really like about this course is the unlimited access i have. Now, I can practice playing the Ukulele anytime i want with no time pressure. Thanks!


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