Learning the Ukulele: Getting Started

By FPL_RachelR

Are you interested in learning to play the ukulele? You’re in luck because you can now check out ukuleles at Frisco Public Library! Get started learning the ukulele today.

Ukulele kits available for checkout, opens a new window

Tuning the Ukulele
This is the essential first step. If your uke is not in tune, you’ll struggle while following the video lessons. Here are two preferred free apps for tuning the uke.
App Store: Tunefor ukulele tuner & chords, opens a new window
Google Play: Tunefor ukulele tuner & chords, opens a new window

YouTube Resources
You’re in tune and ready to start? Check out these helpful video series on YouTube.

Cynthia Lin Music ukulele Lessons Playlist, opens a new window
Cynthia has great energy, lots of positivity, and clear instructions. The lessons start at a comfortable pace then pick up speed; you might even play a popular song by the end. It is the perfect choice if you’re testing to see if the ukulele is right for you.

Bernadette Teaches Music 30-day Ukulele Challenge, opens a new window (Beginner)
These lessons include a lot of detail. If your motivation is high, however, you can do 4 or 5 of the lessons in a day. These start with the fundamentals and vocabulary. It takes a while before you actually play your first song, but ‘uke’ can do it!

Bernadette Teaches Music 30-day Ukulele Course, opens a new window
Once you’ve completed the Beginner Challenge playlist, continue with an additional course to boost your skill and challenge yourself to deeper learning.

DVD Resources
Place the Absolute Beginners Ukulele, opens a new window DVD on hold. When you finish with one of the sets of YouTube lessons, you will be glad you put yourself in line for it.

Online Resources
LinkedIn Learning, opens a new window has many videos on the ukulele. If you are a Frisco resident, this will help develop fundamental methods for when you are ready to make the investment in purchasing your own ukulele.

The library has books available as well to help you keep strumming, opens a new window

 

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