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Do You Know Ukuleles?

1. The special of Ukulele

Ukulele is from Hawaii. It is similar in shape to a guitar and slightly smaller than a guitar. The difference between ukulele and guitar is that the guitar is six strings and the ukulele is four strings;The playing position of the guitar is the sound hole, and the playing position of the ukulele is above the sound hole.

2. Buy a Ukulele Right For You

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The most common and standard type of ukulele is the soprano ukulele-21" ukulele. It's the smallest ukulele and is known for its thin, jangly sound so commonly associated with ukuleles. Because it’s so small, its perfect for traveling.

Generally, beginners will start out on a soprano ukulele because you can usually find a decently playable one for a low price, comparatively speaking.

Nomatter how old are you, nomatter you have never made music before, put aside your fears and doubts about playing. YOU CAN DO THIS! Don’t be hard on yourself and go into it with an open mind. Remember playing ukulele is about having fun!

3. Tune Your Ukulele before playing

Tune your ukulele to standard reentrant tuning where the strings are tuned to G-C-E-A from top to bottom.

When it comes to stringed instruments like the ukulele, it’s important to check the tuning every 10 to 15 minutes of playing. Small errors in tuning can create quite a dreadful sound for you and your listeners. You always set yourself up for success with an in-tune ukulele.

4. Learn to Hold Your Ukulele

To hold the ukulele, please cradle the body of the ukulele in your right arm, while the part of your forearm, closest to the elbow, applies a little pressure to the top of the ukulele, so it is held snug against your body. Then, support the neck of the ukulele in the crevice of your left hand where your thumb meets your index finger.

5. Everything is ready: Why Not Play Your First Easy One-Chord Song

Take the C chord and the simple down strumming pattern rhythm to play this simple, familiar song on the ukulele.

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