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Course: The Ukulele Academy: Play Music Today!

The Ukulele Academy: Play Music Today!

  • Life Time Access
  • Certificate on Completion
  • Access on Android and iOS App
  • Self-Paced
About this Course

"This course is absolutely excellent ...I've looked at YouTube and other videos, but they all seemed to start "in the middle" and left me perplexed...This course unlocked ALL the mysteries and left me feeling like now I really can learn this instrument. And Andrew is charming, engaging, and fun." - Anne

"It’s only been two lessons so far and I’m already making progress!!" - Ciana

Andrew is a very good teacher. His love of music comes through and his gentle approach is encouraging. Great voice too!" - Pat

"10/10 will recommend to others looking to pick up an instrument." - David

Andrew Smith's core belief is that everyone can play music. Now, his highly-rated premium ukulele course is available online! It is designed for both complete beginners and somewhat-established ukulele players who want a deeper understanding of music. You can be playing and understanding music in no time! Andrew simplifies complicated musical topics with straight-forward, structured, and energetic teaching - so get ready to make music like a seasoned musician! After completing The Ukulele Academy, you will be able to play any song you want without needing other ukulele tutorial videos. 

Are you ready to make music?

Who this course is for:

  • Complete ukulele beginners - even those who might consider themselves "not musical"
  • Amateur ukulele players who want to understand music better
Basic knowledge
  • No previous musical experience required
  • Have access to a ukulele to follow along
  • Be ready to learn!
What you will learn
  • Learn how to play ANY song without other tutorials
  • Harness music theory to play creatively and expressively
  • Master confident performing
  • Understand different chord types to shape your musical style
  • Realize how the ukulele's anatomy affects your playing
Curriculum
Number of Lectures: 34
Total Duration: 02:23:06
The First Steps
  • You are More Like Your Ukulele than You Think (Hint: think anatomy...)  
  • No Notes, No Music / Know Notes, Know Music  
  • How to Finally Get Your Ukulele Tuned!  
  • Not All Tuning is Created Equal (Are you doing it right?)  
Making Sense of Musical "Basics" - Get Your Start in Music!
  • The Easiest Lecture in the Course (It's as Easy as 1,2,3...)  
  • Don't Fret over Finding Frets!  
  • Notes vs. Chords - What's the Difference?  
  • How to Play Music You Find on the Ukulele  
Strumming & Rhythm - Let's Make Some Sound!
  • "Rhythm for Dummies"  
  • Guess What Time it Is! Strumming Time!  
The Ukulele Player's Guide to the Left Hand
  • What Your Left Hand Actually Does When You Play  
  • The 3 P's of Fingering - Spotting Problems Quickly to Learn Quickly  
Prepare to Amaze Yourself!
  • When 3 Notes Work Together - Understanding Chord Theory  
  • Let's Make it Happen  
Singing and Playing - Using the Ukulele And Your Voice
  • FALSE: "Practice Makes Perfect"  
  • Applying All You Have Learned to an Amazing Song  
  • A Quick Performance from Your Instructor  
Spicing it Up with Strum Patterns!
  • A Deeper Look Into Strumming  
  • How You Can Create Unique Strum Patterns  
  • Applying a Strum Pattern to Your Song  
  • My Turn to Play!  
New Chords Types for You to Play!
  • Using the vi (Six) Chord to Create Emotion in Your Playing  
  • Major Chords vs. Minor Chords  
  • When You Substitute One Chord for Another  
  • Time To Sing with the Sixes  
  • Spicy Sevenths!  
  • Danny Boy - Using ALL the Chord Types!  
  • Singing Danny Boy - an Example for You to Follow  
The "Keys" of Music
  • Finally Understanding "Keys"  
  • Key Changing Within a Song - This Sounds Amazing!  
  • Amazing Grace with Key Change - Performance Video  
Landing the Course
  • Easy-to-Use Chord Chart!  
  • Why "Being Nervous" is Not a Bad Thing - The Performance Mindset  
  • Concluding Remarks - You Did It!  
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