Mr Reece teaches ukulele at Twineham - we have 22 pupils learning this fantastic instrument, learning together in small groups.
Onine tuner: https://ukebuddy.com/ukulele-tuner
We use standard tuning gCEA. Note that the bottom string is a higher pitch than the middle two strings - this makes the ukulele very different from guitar and helps create that lovely uke sound!
Try to practise for 10 minutes every day and you can make amazing progress. I have made backing tracks to help you.
Click below for Exercises 1 and 2 plus A Nice Little Ditty. These are great drills for developing your picking skills and they provide a nice warm-up. Remember the bottom line of the tablature is the bottom string of the ukulele - this is 'g' - and it's the closest string to you as you look down at your uke! 'Happy Birthday' is always fun to play - try playing slowly at first if you find it tricky.
When you have practised these, try 'Oh When The Saints' and 'Humpty Dumpty' - use the audio files below. You can also practise jamming by playing the C chord over the rock'n' roll guitar track. Experiment with different ways of strumming and picking. You can also try other notes - this is 'improvisation'!
(Ukulele music - remember: '3' on the bottom line means 3rd fret on the bottom string)
- Humpty Dumpty tab.JPG
- My Old Man tab.JPG
- Oh When The Saints tab.JPG
- Oranges and Lemons tab.JPG
- The Grand Old Duke of York tab.JPG
Audio Files (click these and they will open separately)
- Exercise 1.m4a
- Exercise 2.m4a
- A Nice Little Ditty.m4a
- Happy Birthday.m4a
- Oh When The Saints.m4a
- Oh When The Saints Backing Track.m4a
- Humpty Dumpty.m4a
- Humpty Dumpty Backing Track.m4a
- Humpty Dumpty Slower.m4a
- Rock N Roll In C.m4a