Ukulele daily practice is essential to getting better at the instrument. While the ukulele is generally a relatively easy instrument to pick up and get started with, truly mastering the uke takes practice. Let’s look at some of the best ways to get better at the ukulele.
If you’ve been playing for a while now, there is a chance that some bad habits have started to slip into your playing. It happens to just about everyone. Perhaps you are only playing chords that you like and you haven’t put in the time to learn some new chords that can take your playing to the next level. Maybe you’ve been taking things too easy and it is time to amp it up a bit. Maybe you are lazy about proper technique or how you hold the ukulele. You should take some time once in a while to give yourself a bit of a refresher when it comes to the basics of playing the instrument. This will help to instill good habits, and that will come through in your playing.
If you are like many people who love the idea of playing the ukulele daily, but you want to jump right into playing songs, you might have skipped some of the fundamentals of the instrument. That could be a huge mistake, as it can handicap your ability to play a wide range of songs, and it can hamper your ability to jam with friends. In addition to learning songs, it is extremely important to learn scales and to practice them. You should use them as a warmup when you are playing the ukulele. Daily repetition of the scales will not only help your fingers to get limber, you will find that it can also help to expand your musical knowledge.
One of the reasons that some people stop playing the ukulele is because they are only learning a few simple songs that they don’t really like. While it is generally a good idea to start with some basic songs, that doesn’t mean they have to be boring or that they can’t be songs that you actually enjoy. In fact, when you start to learn songs that you love, and when you learn how to put your own unique spin on those songs, you will want to keep coming back to the ukulele daily. As you learn more of those songs you love and add them to your repertoire, you will also find that you can’t stop thinking about playing and learning even more!
As much as you might love some songs by The Beatles or Queen, or any other artist that you enjoy, there comes a time when you should start becoming more creative and coming up with your own songs. Once you have amassed a certain amount of musical knowledge and you can play a number of songs, you will want to start writing songs. They might not be masterpieces at first, but it is fun, and it challenges your mind to think about music, and about the ukulele, in a different way.
Learning from books alone can be difficult. Hiring an instructor that you visit once a week can be expensive and inconvenient. Fortunately, there is a much better way, and it can help to encourage you to practice the ukulele daily. We’re talking about ukulele video lessons. With these lessons, you can learn all of the basics you need to know, as well as learn how to play some of the songs that you love, which is important, as we mentioned.
The ukulele is a great instrument, and the more you practice the better you get. The better you get the more you will want to play. It’s a wonderful cycle.Return to Home Page
Jan 17, 18 07:58 AM
You can learn to play the ukulele by watching these ukulele video lessons.
Jan 17, 18 07:56 AM
Here's to the first ukulele video lesson of 2018! It's Sweet Love by Anita Baker.
Nov 23, 17 08:12 AM
In this ukulele video lesson, I'll be teaching you how to play Attention by Charlie Puth.