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Ukulele Crash Course (Part 1- Basics, Open Chords, Strumming, Percussive Playing, Good Habits))

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Published on Mar 5, 2011

Table Of Contents:
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00:00 Intro
00:28 Learn the names/numbers of the strings
1:06 Make sure you're in tune
1:25 Holding your ukulele
1:51 Open Chords (C, F, G)
1:53 C
2:19 F
2:30 Playing chords correctly and clearly
3:01 G
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3:32 Basic Strumming
3:56 Strumming correctly (always moving up and down)
4:38 Switching Chords While Strumming (C and F)
5:22 Switching Chords While Strumming (C, G, F)
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5:57 Chord Variations, Experimentation, Jamming
7:00 Example
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7:24 More Open Chords (Em, A, D)
7:27 E minor
7:57 A
8:19 D
8:50 Playing a D with one finger
9:18 Keep your thumb behind the uke!
9:41 Basic strumming with new chords (Em, A, D)
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10:18 Last Open Chords (Am, Dm, Gm, F#m)
10:22 Am
10:35 Dm
11:04 Gm
11:32 F#m
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12:04 Chucking, Scratching, Percussive Playing (this is important!!)
12:20 Explanation
12:35 Chucking Example 1 (simple)
13:14 Chucking Example 2 (intermediate)
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14:10 Learn some songs, go practice!
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A crash course for ukulele- everything you need to know to get started! Since this is aimed at beginners I tried not to get *too* technical. While theory is definitely important, I think it's good for people who are just learning to jump right in and have some fun. It keeps you motivated, so you actually *want* to learn all the technical theory stuff later =)

If you want to skip around the video a bit, check out the table of contents above. If I get a lot of frequently asked questions, I'll throw a FAQ section here somewhere.

In Part 2, we'll go over ukulele barre chords!

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