What every beginner needs to know about the ukulele’s American Cousin to get up and playing as soon as possible, plus somewhere to go after that. Learn how to tune your uke and to strum some simple chords from our favorite Chord Families: C, G, D, A, E and F. Plenty of familiar song examples, fingerpicking, alternating bass (Travis-picking), chord-melody playing, cool chords around the neck and an explanation of the Minor Keys. There's no need to read music, but there is just enough music theory to help make you a better player, including the demystification of the Circle of Fifths.
Introduction and A Look Ahead The Baritone Uke and Me Here We Go Tuning the Bari-Uke Holding and Strumming a G chord Adding the C and D7 chords The G Chord Family Major, Minor and Seventh chords Songs in the Key of G Beyond the 1 - 4 - 5 chords The C Chord Family Songs in the Key of C The D Chord Family Songs in the Key of D Patriotic Interlude (3 keys) The A Chord Family Songs in the Key of A The E Chord Family Songs in the Key of E Quiz Time for the Chord Families Our 5 Chord Families - Summary The F Chord Family Songs in the Key of F Full Arrangements in G and C You Are My Sunshine Amazing Grace Sloop John B. Morning Has Broken Five Foot Two
Circle of Fifths 1st Phenomenon 2nd Phenomenon 3rd Phenomenon Yuletide Backcycling in G and C Fingerpicking Arpeggios in 4/4 Arpeggios in 3/4 Travis Picking
Scary Theory Part of the Book C Major Scale C Chord Family Up the Neck The Five C-A-G-E-D Chord Forms Big Uke/Small Uke: What's the Dif? G Chord Family Up the Neck D Chord Family Up the Neck Our Three Overlapping Keys A and E Chord Families Up the Neck Minor Chords Around the Neck
Our Songs All Over the Neck Amazing Grace (Key of C) Amazing Grace (Key of D) Amazing Grace (Key of G) Morning Has Broken (Key of C) Auld Lang Syne (Key of D) Jingle Bells (Key of C) You Are My Sunshine (Key of D) Ain't She Sweet (Key of C) Five Foot Two (Key of C)
Beyond the Major and Minor Chords G Chord Qualities C Chord Qualities D Chord Qualities A and E Chord Qualities Diminished Chords/F Chords Rhythm Changes in C, G and D America the Beautiful in Three Keys Minor Keys Examples in Am, Em and Dm
Intro to Single String Playing Pentatonic Minor Scale Twelve-Bar Blues