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Getting started with my Ukulele

On somewhat of a whim, I decided to buy myself a ukulele. The impulse was so strong that – afraid I wouldn’t get to the store in time – I asked a friend to go and buy it for me to make sure I got it as soon as possible. So from Italmelodie on Jean-Talon I got a Mahalo Concert electro-acoustic Ukulele.

Mea and my Mahalo Ukulele

The same night I got the beast, I started looking online to see what’s available and how to start. I was very surprised at the quantity of quality material on the web. Lots of basic lessons, tutorial videos, reviews, techniques, songs tutorial and songbooks. It’s amazing!

I have very little experience with stringed instruments: a few weeks of bass guitar last year and a few hours of ukulele from my 4th grade or so. Just enough to know what I’m tackling. I have a good base of music theory but there’s not much from my four years of tuba in high-school that can be transposed to the Ukulele. So I really needed help to get started.

I am still practicing the basics, I won’t be posting my own stuff yet… but I should start linking to and posting ukulele stuff once in a while. For now let’s start with my basic bookmarks (if you’re in the least interested in learning to play the uke, be sure to visit ukuleleunderground.com):

That’s it for now, I have to go back and work on my G chord family transitions.