Ukulele

The Musical Alphabet & Ukulele String Names

In the second installment of this series, I will explain the Musical Alphabet and the open string names on the ukulele. It is imperative to know the names of the notes in order to understand how to combine them into melodies and chords. In order to learn the names of the notes the Musical Alphabet should be introduced or reviewed.

The following is an excerpt from my guitar method Six Straight Lines.

The Musical Alphabet

Ukulele Scale of the Day

Welcome to the Scale of the Day for ukulele - here you will see a different scale to learn for each day of the week.

How to use and learn from our scale products -

  • Use the slider below the fretboard to see the scale in different positions
  • Change keys to see 12 variations of the scale
  • Only one scale is available here, but more than 30 are available to members
  • You can change the tuning or even the instrument.
  • Hear the scale by clicking 'play' - you can adjust the speed and volume, and even change the sound used.
  • Change your playing hand and your display preferences however you prefer.

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Ukulele Chord of the Day

Welcome to the Chord of the Day for ukulel - here you will see a different chord to learn for each day of the week.

How to use and learn from our chord products -

  • Use the slider below the fretboard to see the chord in different positions
  • Change keys to see 12 variations of the chord
  • Access the full database of chords by becoming a member
  • You can change the tuning or even the instrument.
  • Hear the chord by clicking 'play' - you can adjust the speed and volume, and even change the sound used.
  • Change your playing hand and your display preferences however you prefer.

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Don't wait until tomorrow to see the next chord, join today to get full access to dozens of chords in the guitar-learning database.Take your playing to the next level.

Be sure to try Scale of the Day as well.

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Transitioning from guitar to ukulele

A few thoughts on the transition from guitar to ukulele, from a professional guitarist of over 30 years.

On a family trip to Honolulu, Hawaii last summer I was asked many times if I was going to buy a ukulele. My answer was always something like, "No. I'm not going to waste money on a toy," and I went on my merry way without much more thought.