Here, the ukulele’s right-hand women and men share the long and short of their rhythm styles and manicure strategies for a wide variety of musical styles.
However you feel about the metronome, spending some quality time with one will not hurt.
BY SARAH MAISEL | FROM THE SUMMER 2018 ISSUE OF UKULELE From “Blue Moon” to “I’ve Got Rhythm,” one of the most common progressions you find when playing jazz standards is the I–vi–ii–V. Known as the “one–six–two–five,” this progression appears…
By Greg Olwell In this video lesson from Taimane Gardner, she shows off a cool strum she uses for “Jolene,” a classic song from Dolly Parton. For this lesson, you’ll need Am, G, and C chords, so your fretting hand…
Two things make for a solid strum: You have to hear it and you need to be able to play it.
BY LIL’ REV | FROM THE SPRING 2018 ISSUE OF UKULELE Depending on who’s singing it, this song goes by a half-dozen different names, including “In the Pines,” “The Longest Train,” and “Black Girl.” Regardless of the name, “Where Did You Sleep Last Night” is a…
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When learning the chord progression to a song, don’t just whiz through it without first getting to know the song’s personality through its lyrics.
Here's a guide for skill levels from Canadian ukulele school Ruby's Ukes
Ledward Kaapana’s prodigious ukulele chops are in full force on “Glass Ball Slack Key,” a spirited showstopper that he sometimes calls “Chicken in the Straw.”