Ukulele Tips

  • Take care of your instrument

    Your musical instrument will serve as your friend and partner as you continue your studies. It isn't enough that you're a good player, you must a...
  • Study up on music theory

    Anything and everything you know about music theory can and should be applied to any instruments you choose to pick up. Your knowledge of theory w...
  • Remember, it's not a race!

    Keep in mind that each person learns at varying speeds, some are quick learners while others take time to progress. Don't be ashamed if you feel ...
  • Make your practice area comfortable

    Is your seat comfortable? Is the room well ventilated? Is there proper lighting? Make sure that your practice area is comfortable and free from d...
  • Practice for at least 20 minutes daily

    Why 20 minutes? I find that this is a manageable time for beginners, it's not too short that you get nothing done and not too long that you end u...
  • Listen to your body

    Sometimes musicians forget the importance of being fit not only in mind but also in the body. If you're straining to read the music sheet in fron...
  • Never forget your finger exercises & warm-ups

    Finger exercises and other form of warm-ups are crucial if you want to be a good player. Not only will it make your hands and fingers more flexib...
  • Aim to practice everyday

    Even the best musicians strive to practice their instrument daily. Make practice a part of your daily routine. Determine when is the best time fo...
  • Hit every used bookstore in your area

    Used bookstores often have a big pile of music instruction books on most common instruments, usually for sale for just a dollar or two. There are ...
  • Trade your own skills in exchange for lessons

    Many music teachers will happily swap lessons in exchange for a service that they would otherwise pay for. For example, if you have skill in home...
  • Look for video lessons on YouTube or look for apps

    Many great musical instructors have put introductory lessons – and, in some cases, pretty advanced lessons, too – on YouTube in an effort to earn...
  • Start slow & be patient

    Once we know the feeling of proficiency on one instrument, it's difficult to recall what it was like to be a beginner. Oftentimes, when you pick u...