Ukulele seems now has been becoming a world trend. With its distinctive voice and a small body which has made the ukulele is very easy to carry anywhere. That is why now more and more people vying to be able to play it. Are you including the one who wants to teach yourself ukulele? Consider the following quick tips to play ukulele easily.
The first requirement to learn playing ukulele is you must have the ukulele, if you do not have it, please just borrow your friends or buy one at a music store. Ukulele has very affordable price, which is cheap ranging about fifty to two hundred thousand, whereas the price of ukulele from a trusted brand can be very costly even reach millions.
In choosing a ukulele, you also must pay attention to the types of ukulele. There are soprano, concert, tenor and baritone. For beginners, soprano and concert could be a good choice, while if you are already adept at playing the guitar, baritone ukulele can be a good transition.
You should also have to consider the basic material of a ukulele. It can be made of koa, mahogany, rosewood, nato and many more. The wood really determines the beauty of ukulele’s body and sound. In addition, you also should note whether you will choose a ukulele which is made of laminated or solid wood. It looks like not important, but actually it really influences the sound which is resulted by the ukulele. Solid wood ukulele can produce more melodic sounds than a laminated ukulele. It’s better to ask your friend who is more expert about ukulele when you decide buying a ukulele.
The next requirement is to learn tuning your ukulele. It perhaps seems trivial but it is very important and fundamental. The ukulele will lose its role when you haven’t done the setting of the ukulele strings. If the strings are not tuned properly, then the resulting tone will sound false and discordant. So before playing the ukulele you should consider in advance whether the string has been tuned.
Master the basic chords of ukulele is the next step in the process to teach yourself ukulele. Chord is a foundation for playing guitar or ukulele. Chord of ukulele itself are numerous and varied. The chord of the four-stringed ukulele is certainly very different from the six-stringed guitar.
If you’ve managed to learn how tuning and mastering basic ukulele chords, it is time you to start learning strum the ukulele’s strings. Strumming the ukulele strings is not arbitrary; it needs a special trick that can produce good sound. Usually people strum ukulele using flexible pick or clippers, not overly stiff but not too weak, too. Select the right size of a pick or clipper to suit your taste.
Teach yourself ukulele actually takes no talent, it takes only a great willingness to want to learn and keep learning. Talent is only a small part of an achievement. Almost everyone who can play the ukulele experiences a learning process. More often and harder you practice, the faster you’ll master it.