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How To Play The Ukulele For Beginners
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How to Play the Ukulele for Beginners

Have you just gone out and bought your first Ukulele? And now you do not know where to begin and learn how to play this wonderful instrument. Well, learning to play the Ukulele is quite easier than you think, in fact, it is one of the easiest instruments to learn how to play but it is very important to learn correctly straight from the beginning (two months in to it and excitedly flying along) .

As you may know, the Ukulele is fast becoming the most sought out and wannabe played instrument around at the moment, some may say it is just another fad, but to me and the thousands of others brandishing this instrument within their hands it is no way a fad but an exciting hobby and of course, a beautiful and cool sound.

For us newbies, learning to play will of course take time, but it is important to learn correctly. You may have chord sheets, music sheets, written instructions in front of you but this still does point you in the right direction.

Can You-Tube Help?

There are tons and tons of you tube videos, I recommend Ukulele lessons with Benny which helps me a lot and is pretty cool and easy to follow along. The problem is, watching you tube videos and the likes is not the same as having a real live person directing and correcting you as you play and this is really what a beginner needs. To achieve this you would need one on one lessons, but these can pan out very expensive and take a lot of lessons.

Online Training

One online training course that is doing the rounds and has become a very popular hit with a huge cult following is “Beatnik's Speak Ukulele 2" course a software designed to help beginners but also experienced players learn and improve their music playing style and ability.

Beatnik is a Ukulele Hedonist, a celebrity entertainer, a successful animator and games creator and he has developed this software to help beginners and it is like a one on one lesson, but tons of them with great interaction, teaching you how to read sheet music, learn over a 168 chords and play them from memory, a special feature to learn to play from ear, and access to hundreds of hours of hands-on instruction and interactive quizzes.

It is quite the popular Ukulele teaching programme indeed but this is also due to the fact that Beatnik is a cool guy and unlike other programmes, always there to help which is the reason why a cult following has progressed.

As a beginner, there are a lot of options on learning to play the Ukulele and choosing the right one from the beginning is vital. It is a wonderful instrument to play, and learning to play it online may work out cheaper than paying for expensive lessons, and with the help of Beatnik's software you can fast track your Ukulele playing ability and become as good as Jake Shimabukuro (I wish) but really become a Ukulele nutter like the rest of us.


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