To help you become a better ukulele player, our lessons are set up in three simple ways:
Learning to play ukulele is faster and easier when you have someone showing you the way.
Each Ukulele Tricks online video lesson course teaches you how to play the ukulele in a simple to understand, non-intimidating way. You save yourself time, frustration, and money when you learn to play ukulele with us.
Our step-by-step, comprehensive courses give you a complete roadmap towards ukulele success. Select a course to learn more and begin today.
Perfect for beginners. Become proficient in strumming, rhythm and chord changes on the ukulele, improving your skills while learning actual songs.
For players beyond the basics. Take your fingerpicking skills to the next level on the ukulele, learning fingerpicking pieces in four distinct styles.
Mix up your practice with a combination of physical-based and digital-based practice books written by Brett McQueen, founder of Ukulele Tricks (learn more about Brett here).
Ukulele Exercises For Dummies
Take your ukulele playing to the next level – fast! – with hundreds of fun exercises, drills and practice tunes. You have a ukulele, you know just enough to be dangerous, and now you’re ready to do something with it. You’re in luck: Ukulele Exercises For Dummies helps you become a better player. This physical practice-based book focuses on the skills that entry-level players often find challenging and provides tips, tricks and plenty of cool exercises that will have you creating music in no time.
Learn Ukulele Today
For the aspiring, brand new, beginning ukulele player, Learn Ukulele Today is a complete crash course to learn how to play ukulele, covering everything from how to tune and hold your ukulele to playing actual songs. Everything you need to start playing the ukulele and improve your skills is right at your fingertips. This interactive 44-page book, formatted specifically for the iPad, is jam-packed with the most essential parts to playing the ukulele.
Your First Ukulele Lesson and Then Some (Free)
If you’re new to playing ukulele, it can be really hard to know where to start. You might be asking yourself: How do I tune my ukulele? What chords do I need to know? How do I strum? What are some easy songs I can learn? If you’re just beginning ukulele, this book will be perfect for you. If you’ve been playing for awhile but find yourself not making any real progress, this book will also be perfect.
Here is a collection of Ukulele Tricks’ best lessons.
Don’t forget to grab a copy of the free 41-page ukulele lesson book too.
- How to Play Ukulele: The Ultimate Guide to Learn to Play Ukulele Today
- Ukulele Tuning: The Ultimate Guide For How to Tune Your Ukulele
- Ukulele Anatomy: Parts of the Ukulele
- Learn to Play Your First Four Ukulele Chords For Beginners
Chords & Strumming Lessons
- 3 Best Ways to Play the E Major Chord on Ukulele
- 3 Ukulele Strumming Tricks to Instantly Add Energy to a Rock Song
- 5 Different Ways to Play a C Major Chord on Ukulele
- 5 Effective Strumming Patterns for Beginners
- 7 Quicks Tips to Improve Your Barre Chords on Ukulele
- 11 Must-Know Ukulele Chords for Beginners
- Finding an Easier Way to Play a Bb Chord on Ukulele
- How to Fix Buzzing Ukulele Chords With One Easy Trick
- How to Play the 12-Bar Blues On Ukulele
- How to Play the Calypso Strum on Ukulele
- Improve Your Internal Tempo Clock With This 3-Level Metronome Exercise
- Knowing When to Change Chords While Strumming a Song
- Learn the “Boom-Chicka” Country & Bluegrass Strum
- Let’s Jam & Strum This Beginner-Friendly Ukulele Chord Progression Together
- Master the Bb Chord on Ukulele With These 3 Easy Steps
- Overcome These 3 Biggest Bm Chord Challenges on Ukulele
- Ukulele Strumming Patterns for Beginners
- Ukulele Fingerpicking Lesson: How to Play “Hallelujah”
- 3 Easy Songs You Can Fingerpick on Ukulele Today
- Ukulele Blues Fingerpicking Lesson for Beginners: Pattern #1
- Ukulele Blues Fingerpicking Lesson for Beginners: Pattern #2
- You Must Master These Four Things to Arrange Chord Melody Songs
Music Theory Lessons
- The Best Way to Transpose a Song
- Discover Ukulele Chord Theory Making G Major Triads Across the Fretboard
- How to Read Ukulele Tabs
- Major, Minor, Diminished & Augmented Chords Explained
- Start Reading Music in 30 Minutes or Less
- Ukulele Scales Explained for Beginners
- Uncovering Connections Between Musical Notes, Ukulele Frets and Piano Keys
- Using Your Baritone Ukulele to Follow Along with My Standard-Tuned Lessons
Please start by learning the C major scale first.
- How to Play a C Major Scale on Ukulele
- How to Play a G Major Scale on Ukulele
- How to Play an F Major Scale on Ukulele
- Learn Ukulele Major Scale Theory and Build a C Major Scale
- Ukulele Scales: How to Play C Major Scale Position #1 on Ukulele
- Ukulele Scales: How to Play C Major Scale Position #2 on Ukulele
- Ukulele Scales: How to Play C Major Scale Position #3 on Ukulele
- Ukulele Scales: How to Play C Major Scale Position #4 on Ukulele
- Ukulele Scales: How to Play C Major Scale Position #5 on Ukulele
Performance & Practice Tips
- How to Practice Ukulele When 15 Minutes is All You Have
- How to Sing and Play Ukulele at the Same Time
- What To Do When Practice Isn’t Fun and You Feel Stuck
Christmas Song Lessons
- How to Fingerpick “Good King Wenceslas” on Ukulele
- How to Fingerpick “Silent Night” on Ukulele
- Learn “Away In a Manger” Played in Solo Fingerstyle (Chord Melody)
- Learn to Fingerpick “Jingle Bells”
- Learn “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas” Played in Solo Fingerstyle (Chord Melody)
- Learn to Strum “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”