Did you just buy your new ukulele? Now, to be really good at it, you should be very disciplined and dedicated to learn the instrument. There are many to do lists you would find on the internet, but this list provides a concise and a complete overview of the things for beginners. This will help you to learn and eventually master it.
- Always buy a good product: Cheap ukuleles can be very challenging to play. They need to be kept in string and tune. Therefore, if you are really serious in learning ukulele, consider buying a decent piece of the instrument to start with. We are not asking you to buy premium products, but just don’t fall for the cheap ones.
- Learn To hold the ukulele right: When you are seated try different positions for holding ukulele. Try to rest it on your lap and holding it with your strumming arm. That makes the instrument very easy to play. Similarly, when standing, rest the instrument against your chest and then play it. This may take some time to learn the correct postures, but when you do, it pays high dividends.
- Record and listen to yourself: When you are playing any instrument, it is often difficult to analyze what mistakes you are committing. To avoid the hassle, always record yourself while you are playing. Then listen to it and try to correct any mistakes.
- Start Slow: Slow and steady wins the race is the mantra of a successful ukulele learning process. Start slow, this way you minimize not only your mistakes but also negate the chances of repeating them. It may take some time, but will not repeat your mistakes which otherwise can be very frustrating.
- Don’t just try too hard, have some fun: Ukulele is a music instrument, you should enjoy playing it. Never take it as an extra load on your daily routine. That way you might end up just wasting your time. Don’t shy away from mistakes, accept them and improve upon them.
Generally, if you buy an average ukulele, the chances are that the string might not be of superior quality. You should replace the strings with some high quality strings. It will make much difference to the sound of the instrument. Making your hands suitable to play ukulele is also very important. Clean your nails and cut them regularly. The strings need to be pressed to sound good.