Beginner Ukulele Players – Nine Tips On Getting Started

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The ukelele is an interesting musical instrument with a look like that of a guitar, howbeit, smaller. It makes interesting sounds, which are clean and less noisy than the guitar, which is understandably due to its small box compartment. So, here are some quick tips on getting started as a Ukulele player and to go on playing easy Ukulele chords for beginners.

Get Your Tuning Right: 

You don’t have to cram the tunes for each string in your head. You are just learning; do it the easy way by watching YouTube videos, or by listening to a prerecorded tune. With the wrong tuning, there is nothing that can be done right on ukulele. You can also use a tuner.

Handling: 

Ideally, you are to hold the ukulele close to your chest, with your arm (midway between your elbow and wrist), holding it against your body, and your other hand, support the neck of the tool in your palm. However, you can find a more comfortable position for you, such as resting it slightly on your lap at almost a vertical position. 

Get Familiar with Basic Strumming: 

You don’t have to pressure yourself to learn many chords. Master the act of fingering the instrument with your first finger first. Work on down strumming and upstrumming. That is, practice to strum your instrument downwards and then upwards. To strum, your first finger should point towards yourself, and then it should go downwards as you strum. Pointing down is the down strum and pointing to yourself is the upstrum. 

Strum at the Middle: 

Unlike the guitar that you strum the bridge or over the hollow of the box, you have to strum the UK somewhere between the body and the neck. The positioning of your hand will make it easier to play in the middle. 

The C chord: 

The C chord is played by using your ring finger to hold down the first string (lowest) on the third fret. Strum all strings simultaneously. Other notes on the chord are called open 01 (you do not have to Strum it up and down a few times, to get familiar. 

Easy Ukulele Chords for Beginners. 

The Am (minor) chord: 

You will play the A minor chord by holding the second fret of the fourth string. 

F Chord: 

Play the F by holding the Am string, which is the second fret of the 4th string, and alongside, hold the first fret of the second string. Your first and 3rd fret would be open strings. So, strum your UK to hear the melody. 

G Chord: 

Hold the second fret of the third string with your right forefinger; hold the second fret of the first string with your middle finger; hold the third fret of the second string with your ring finger and play. The first string is an open note. Strum together, and there you have it. 

Run scales: If you want to get faster, as a player, then you have to practice playing scales. There are different types of scales, but the pentatonic scale is a good place to start. 


Now, you can play some basic, easy ukulele chords for beginners. Or, can’t you? 

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