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Learn how to play the ukulele at any age.
No prior musical theory knowledge, nor the ability to read ukulele sheet music necessary for this course. Easy to understand lessons that stay on-topic, teaching you the basics of what you need to know, step-by-step.
Learn how to transform from a complete novice beginner to the level of an early intermediate standard ukulele player.
The course includes video lectures covering:
- The Parts of the Ukulele and How To Take Care of It
- Ukulele Harmony and Groups
- Ukulele Rhythm, Strumming, Trills and Muffles
- Ukulele Melody and Scales
- Music Theory for Ukulele Players
- Songs, Songstyling and Songwriting
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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
|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|
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.
Enjoyed the course. Learned quute a bit. Will recommend.
Not easy for a beginner. In the second video he talks in musical terms he doesn’t explain..
I like this course, it’s just that I wish he would help us a little more in strumming and include more music sheets.
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!