Tips for Reading Lead Sheets

Reading Lead Sheets

Lead sheets are a wonderful and accessible means to learn favorite songs on your ukulele. Although they do not contain actual musical notation, they do provide a simplified version of the chords and lyrics. Lead sheets are great if you already know the melody and rhythm of a song, but don’t know what chords to […]

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Tips for Learning in a Group 

Tips for learning ukulele in a group

When you’re learning how to play an instrument in a group, the experience can be very up and down. Although, it certainly has its benefits! Learning with others can be inspiring, motivating, and overall a great time. On the downside, you may find your pace is too fast at times or too slow during others. […]

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Tips for Teaching Others

Teaching Others How To Play Ukulele

If you’re reading this article, chances are you already know how to play the ukulele and you’re ready to share the joy with those around you. Learning to play an instrument is a great feeling. Yet, we often find it even more joyous when we can share the experience with those around us. Uku Global […]

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What Ukulele Size Is Best for You?

What Ukulele Size is Best for You?

For those just beginning their ukulele journey, you may not know that there’s more than one size of the instrument. After you’ve made the decision to learn to play, the next step is to decide which size ukulele is best for you.  There are four common ukulele types, differentiated by size starting with soprano being […]

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Ukulele vs. Guitar: What is Easier to Learn?

ukulele vs guitar

If you’re trying to decide between learning the ukulele or guitar, Uku Global would love to help. First of all, both instruments provide wide open doors to creativity, community, and lifelong learning. Here at Uku, we are partial to the ukulele for a few reasons. When you’re first learning and you want to get to […]

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What is the Best Ukulele For a Beginner?

Best Beginner Ukuleles

It is difficult to find one answer to this question. Truthfully, there are pros and cons to each style of ukulele. The four sizes (soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone) are each unique and right for someone in their own way. Yet, there are plenty of guidelines and recommendations we can suggest. A Note On the […]

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What’s The Difference Between a Concert and Tenor Ukulele? 

Tenor verses Concert Ukulele

At first glance, you may not see  huge differences between a concert and tenor ukulele. There really are a lot of similarities. First of all, the two instruments are tuned the same, g-C-E-A. This means that the chord shapes are the same, and you don’t have to learn any new fingerings when switching from one […]

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