Here’s a (growing) list of the best tips that I can give you for playing your ukulele (or just music in general).
Do note that most of them are not necessarily original to me. I mean, I had to learn them somewhere! And many thanks to those folks, live and on the intartoobs, who passed on their knowledge to me. Now it’s my turn.
- You’ll open up all sorts of opportunities if you learn to grab two strings with one fingertip
- If you’re in a hurry to learn, the best way is to slow down when practicing
- A lot of people spend a lot of time wondering just what is the “right” fingering for a given chord
- To keep things sounding sweet, press lightly to chord
- It’s good to play well with others, but then you’ve known that since before kindergarten
- A good exercise for your musical muscles is to write a song
- If you really want to jump-start your ukulele playing skills, check out Uncle Rod’s Disposable Method for Uke Mastery
- If you’re having trouble getting your ukulele in tune, here’s a little tuning tip that you might not have thought of
- You won’t forget the songs you already know if you make a list
- You can learn a lot in just 30 minutes a day
- All sorts of musical doors will open if you learn a little music theory
- One of the easiest ways to improve your playing is to listen to LOTS of music
- Spruce up your song arrangements using 1/2 step chord slides
- Having trouble fine tuning with friction pegs? My advice is pinch, don’t twist
- Hitting a plateau in your playing? You may be getting better without knowing it thanks to Ukulele Cross Training
- By reader request, a few tips on busking with your ukulele.