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Can Kids Play Ukuleles And How To Teach Them
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Can Kids Play Ukuleles And How To Teach Them

If you scroll through the Internet these days, you will come across children playing musical instruments especially YouTube kids playing Ukuleles. The interest in Ukuleles in the last few years has become something of a phenomenon, an instrument you must have, you must learn to play and so on and this could be seen as just a fad, but this amazing instrument has been around over 150 years and with it's poetic sound it is easy to see why it has become so popular.

As with something becoming popular and YouTube parading the Ukulele all over it's site, tons of children have become very interested in learning to play it, just go to YouTube and see that amount of newbies playing, also check out the little Japanese boy knowing as “Ukulele Boy” amazing player, puts me to shame (though I am only learning) and he is four. So if your child is interested in learning, what are the options taking it in to account that that the Ukulele is easy to learn, and cheap to purchase.

Teaching A Child To Play

YouTube And The Internet

First thing and important, buy a decent Ukulele, not to cheap but in the price range of $40 to $60 which is really nothing for an Instrument. The Soprano style Ukulele would probably be the best to start of with, this is a classic Ukulele and the smallest.

On YouTube and the Internet, there are plenty of free videos and tutorials showing us how to play Ukulele and some for children. Sites like Ukulele Underground or Beatnik's Uke Can Play site are all popular teaching grounds (just the tip of the Iceberg) and can get your child interested and started.

The downfall here is it is not like one on one lessons, you do not have a person there to correct your child if they are doing something wrong leading them to learn incorrectly right from the beginning. I recommend these Internet Videos only when your child has grasped the instrument, how to tune it correctly, hold it, learned basic chords and so on.

One On One Lessons

Most parent do not have the money for these, period. Though I highly recommend one on one private lessons, they can work out too expensive. Because it will take time to learn to play it will cost money for each lesson unless you can cut a deal. On the upside, Ukuleles are easy and quick to learn, kids are bright and quick, and the benefit of having a tutor beside, guiding and correcting a child is invaluable.

Music Teaching Software

As with a lot of my article here at Street Articles, I love to write a lot about a music software that is teaching me (slowly) to play the Ukulele and that is “Beatnik's Speak Ukulele Music Course” a teaching Ukulele music software you download to your computer that teaches you how to play the instrument just like having one on one lessons.

The great thing about it, it is perfect for children and very easy to use. This software is been used in classrooms and the private student environment due to the fact that it has settings for setting up lesson plans where you can set the controls and let your child play along in the auto-play Mode. With it looking like a video game and a child playing along learning in the process, it becomes very interesting and exciting helping children progress and become better players.

Learning to play this instrument need not be like a regular school hour but be made more like a fun and interesting game and this is what music teaching software such as Beatniks Speak Ukulele music course is. Been taught correctly right from the beginning, how to hold the Ukulele, how to tune it, learning all the different chords but hearing how they should sound is all very important to how you child develops as a player and how a child learns to play may just help them be the next big YouTube sensation and be as cute and talented as Ukulele boy. As always, any questions or comments just leave one below.


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