Uke for Xmas? Read This!

When I got my first ukulele, I was completely clueless. This was in those dark, long forgotten days before the internet had been discovered. I didn’t even realise that the strings weren’t supposed to go thickest to thinnest and restrung it.

But you can save yourself from the social disgrace I experienced. I’ve put together a free mini-ebook covering the basics that every first time uke owner needs to know. Here’s what it contains:

Five Things to Know
Five Chords to Learn
Five Patterns to Strum
Five Songs to Play
Five Websites to Visit
Five Things to Get Free
Five Things to Buy
Five Videos to Watch
Five YouTube Channels to Subscribe to

You can download it free by clicking here:

So You Just Got Your First Ukulele (PDF)

And get playing by following the beginner ukulele lessons.

If you’re not new to ukulele but know someone who is feel free to pass it along. It has a Creative Commons license so distribute it as you wish.

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  1. Scott Gifford December 24th, 2016 4:57 pm

    Just put a link to this page on my FB feed. Can’t endorse your great stuff too strongly or too often! Happy holidays!

  2. Woodshed December 24th, 2016 5:36 pm

    Thanks very much, Scott! Appreciate it. Happy Holidays to you too.

  3. Mike Smith January 18th, 2017 11:58 pm

    I’m in a discussion with fellow uksters on chord position up the fretboard. I believe on our Tenor ukes that C chord barred on the third fret should be called the third position. Others are calling it the second position because it is the ‘second C chord’. My five years of guitar lessons with the Gibson system back in the early sixties taught me that whre the index finger is determines the ‘position’ for clarity puropses. Agreed, if a string is open it is considered an open chord and with ukulele there are many open chord posibilities. If I am attempting to teach a piece that has many progressive chords up the fretboard I want to be clear to a student and have all teachers ‘on the same page’. I would like to hear opinions.

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