Tag Archives: Ukulele

Book Review: The Beatles for Fingerstyle Ukulele

Until now all my fingerstyle ukulele books have been classical and traditional tunes. These are easy to publish since the music is in the public domain and there are no license permission issues to contend with. What luck to find an entire book of ukulele fingerstyle arrangements of Beatles songs! The Beatles need no introduction. Their music is the foundation of… Read More »

The Ukulele: A Guide for Guitarists – Playing Styles

Guitarists approaching the ukulele may wonder at the various styles of playing available to them. Of course, as any instrument, the ukulele can be played any way you please, as is famously demonstrated by James Hill. But there are some recognized styles that are established in books, tutorials and players who have mastered them. Here are some… Read More »

Ukulele Fretboard Memorization Tool

Yesterday I wrote about the Note Identification tool at musictheory.net. That’s a great tool, but knowing the notes is only half the battle. You also have to know where to find them on the fretboard! Assuming you have some baseline knowledge, this tool drills you on every fret of the ukulele. I’ve customized the tool with the link provided to set the… Read More »

Memorize Traditional Notation for Ukulele

Learning to read sheet music at the conceptual level is not that hard, but memorizing every note takes some effort. Most ukulele music provides tabs, but many books provide the melody of a song in traditional notation only. Take the ubiquitous Daily Ukulele – if you don’t know the melody of a song in that… Read More »

The Ukulele Buyer’s Guide for Guitarists

Here’s part four of a series I’m writing – a compendium of ukulele information with the migrating guitarist in mind. If you missed it, check out the previous installment: Chords 10-15 years into this latest wave of ukulele happiness, more ukulele manufacturers have cropped up than you can shake a stick at. Prices range from $30 to well over $3,000. As a… Read More »