First Ukulele Lessons: Your Journey to Mastering the Ukulele

 Meet Jack. He wanted to surprise someone special by learning to play an epic fantasy song on the ukulele. "Where can I find my first ukulele lessons?" he wondered. A quick online search led him to this perfect solution.

You, too, can be like Jack/Jacky. Imagine the delight of your friends and family when they hear you play a song on the ukulele, an instrument they never knew you could play. Learning a few songs on the ukulele is easier than you think.


The ukulele is part of the lute family of instruments, traditionally used by bards to tell stories. Inspired by the druidic tradition, these storytellers kept their cultures alive through music. Authors like Tolkien included bards in their tales, making epic fantasy songs a perfect choice for the ukulele.

Of course, you can play any song on the ukulele. For beginners, starting with simple tunes and gradually advancing to more complex songs is the best approach.

Getting Started with Your First Ukulele Lessons

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5 Main Differences Between Guitars and Ukuleles

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Prepare yourself for the Battle Roya between Guitars and Ukuleles! Ukuleles look like mini guitars, but what are the main differences between them? If you can play one, does that mean you can play the other? Are the chords different? Are they tuned the same way? So, so many questions, and here we have the answers for you.   

It is true that if you can play the guitar, you'll already have some key skills in place for when it comes to learning the ukulele and vice versa. But they are not the same instrument, and not just because of the size. The guitar and the ukulele are in fact different enough that you won’t be able to just pick one up and start playing. Well, Terry did. I know this because I was there. But that's a story for another time, and it's besides the point anyway.   

Back on topic: there are a few important differences between the two instruments, and thus there are a few important fundamentals to cement into place before you can...

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Day Tripper Ukulele Tutorial Beatles

Hi! Welcome Back to 4k Chord Mania! In this tutorial, I will explain how to play the Intro to Day Tripper by The Beatles. This tutorial is a from the “10 Classic Rock Licks For Ukulele.” Although this is a special course for Ukelikethepros members, I wanted to share it with you. The Beatles played the Day Tripper in key E. This is great on the guitar but not the ukulele. For your making it easy to play on the ukulele, I have transposed it on Key C of the ukulele. This lick has all single notes and playing it could be challenging on the original tempo. The intro is based around two chords of Key C (the C7 chord and F7 chord). The best way to increase your speed and accuracy is by practicing each lick slowly and memorizing it.
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Autumn Leaves Ukulele Cover

Confused about how to master your ukulele? Don’t worry! All your queries will be resolved on Due to an overwhelming number of requests for Jazz lately, I have decided to jump into it. I was avoiding Jazz on the ukulele because I felt that not many people were interested in it but obviously, I WAS WRONG! So I will put my two degrees in Jazz (Master of Music from the University of Southern California in Studio /Jazz and a Bachelor of Music from San Diego State University in Jazz/Music Education) and help you learn Jazz. I will teach you the Beach Jam ukulele cover of “Autumn Leaves” by Johnny Mercer. Although I am beginning with only a cover song today, you can visit my site for more courses on Jazz.
Today I will be playing lots of different chord inversions. The essential chords for this song are Amin7, D7, GMaj7, CMaj7, F#min7(b5), B7, Emin7 which are shown in this lesson. In addition to these, there are...
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What is a Guitalele?

You probably already know but I recently got a guitalele sent to me from KoAloha.
I have fallen in love with this instrument. 
What I love about it is that it's a ukulele, but with 2 extra bass strings it allows for a wide dynamic range, fuller chords, and more of the ability to be a self contained instrument (no bass player needed).
The other thing that is really cool, is that the instrument is easy to handle. Guitars are amazing but, acoustic guitars can be big. Because this guitalele is on the body of a tenor ukulele, it's real easy to hold and handle.
I also have noticed that there are not tons of instructional YouTube videos on the guitalele.
Maybe that's because not many people own one.
But here are my thoughts.
I think it's going to become more popular as we move forward.
Although it's becoming more popular there's not a lot of company's making a quality guitarlele. Yamaha has made one for years but it seemed to attract the guitar players who wanted to make the switch.
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Guitalele UNBOXING | KoAloha Ukulele Surprise

Get ready as I unbox a special surprise from KoAloha Ukuleles in this 4K guitalele tutorial.
I myself am not sure whether to call it my new KoAloha guitalele, guitarlele, or guilele!
But I prefer to call it a guitarlele. In the box, there are 4 instruments from KoAloha which can be purchased by the ukelikethepros members.
This box has a bundle of surprises, it has another KoAloha guitalele, 2 KoAloha, Tenor Ukuleles with Spruce Top and Acacia sides and back, and a KoAloha Concert Ukulele with Acacia top, sides, and back.
Contact Me for any of these exquisite instruments. Well! I am thrilled about having my own guitarlele and will start my tutorials soon! So, stay tuned for more!
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Somewhere Over The Rainbow IZ Ukulele Strum Pattern Tutorial

Learn how to strum like IZ on the classic Somewhere Over The Rainbow in this ukulele tutorial. Free Strumming Mastery Ukulele Course

The chords I will be using are C - G - Amin – F which are from the chorus of the song. Now let me explain the strum pattern which is based off sixteenth notes. It will count as 1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a. This lesson will equip you to play on any type of ukulele, soprano, concert, or tenor, high G or low G.

This strum pattern can be played using your thumb and index finger but I will explain how you can easily play it using the index finger.

The pattern is a combination of D- Down Stroke, U- Up Stroke and M- Mute

The pattern is D DU MUDU played over and over again.

Since there are 1/16 notes, this pattern is played twice per chord. On playing it fast, this strum pattern sounds like brother Israel Kamakawiwoole IZ. The best way to learn how to play it fast is to first master it at a slow tempo and build up the speed...

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Jazz Ukulele ii - V - I Chord Progression A Major | 4K

Hi! This tutorial is especially for Jazz fans1 I will teach you how to play ii – V – I chord progression in the key of A Major.

Ii – V – I refer to chords of a specific key. Since in this lesson we are in the A key, the Major Scale is A Major Scale: A – B – C# - D – E – F# - G# - A.

ii’ refers to B Minor which is the second chord in the A Major Scale. In this tutorial, we will be using the 7th chords, so it will be B Minor 7th chord.

Use your triads when you play pop and rock music! But as far as Jazz is concerned it will be the 7th chords!

V’ refers to the fifth chord in the A Major Scale- which is E. As we are using the 7th chords it will be the E7 chord. But I am using the E 13 chord in this tutorial.

The E13 chord will make your music “cooler” because it has some extra chords for that effect!

I’ refers to the first chord of A Major Scale which is A Major. We will be playing the...

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[Now on Amazon] Beginning Music Reading Book

This is so exciting because this is the very first book that I have published under Uke Like The Pros.

Although you can download the individual PDF's of each lesson in the Beginning Music Reading Course but this is an actual bound book.

Plus, I had a very good friend of mine and talented graphic artist redesign each and every lesson.

It took many months longer than we expected but the amount of work that we put in is well worth it.

To put it plainly, the book looks amazing.

What's cool is that the book is part of Amazon's Print On Demand.

That means as soon as you order your copy, they will print it immediately and ship it out to you.

You don't have to wait for me to get down to the post office and mail it. Plus if you have Amazon Prime you should get is within a few days.

I literally submitted the book yesterday and it already is up on Amazon.

So, who is going to get the first copy?

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How To Play Major, Minor, Diminished, Augmented Ukulele Chords Tutorial | 4K

In this 4K ukulele tutorial I'll explain how to play the Major Chord, Minor Chord, Augmented Chord, and the Diminished Chord.

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I'm going to use the C bar chord shape for basis for all these chords. I'll show you how to play the Major, Minor, Augmented, and Diminished Chords as well as go over the notes for each chord.

There will also be ukulele chord diagrams on the screen to help you learn the chords.

All of the notes for each chord will come from the C Major Scale which is C - D - E - F - G - A - B - C. 

The roots for all 4 of the chords will be the C note which can be on the 4th string 5th fret of the 1st string 3rd fret.

The C Major Chord is made up of the C - E - G notes which are the 1 - 3 - 5 degrees from the C Major Scale. Major Chords have a happy and bright sound.

The C Minor Chord is made up of the C - Eb - G notes which are the 1st - b3 - 5 degrees of the C Major Scale. Minor...

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