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5 Things You Should Know Before You Learn To Play Ukulele

Written by Terry

Many people in the world today are in awe of the ukulele. The reason behind this is its soothing sound and cool appearance. Also, it is easy to carry because of its small size.

So if you are looking to learn a ukulele here are the 5 things you should know:

1.    Not a mini guitar:

Many people in the world think that a ukulele is just like a mini guitar which is totally wrong. A ukulele has the G string one octave higher as compared to the guitar.

2.    Different number of strings:

Again the people, who have never seen a ukulele from close, think that it has strings exactly like a guitar. Actually, a ukulele only has 4 strings, unlike the guitar which has six and even more in some cases.

3.    Fewer strings do not mean easy playing:

It is again a myth that playing ukulele is easier than guitar. It totally depends on an individual and his approach. Some people may find playing ukulele harder than the guitar. So before starting your learning take it out of your mind that lesser strings will allow you to play the ukulele easily.

4.    Tuning the ukulele:

Tuning is the most basic thing you should learn before you start learning to play the ukulele. It is very important that you know your instrument correctly before actually playing it. Tuning is something which gives you the correct sound. You can learn this from the teacher who is giving you lessons or you can download a smartphone application to tune your lovely ukulele.

5.    Is your ukulele a toy?

You really should see to it that you are carrying a ukulele and not a toy with you. This happens with many beginners because the size of the toys available in the market is just same as a ukulele. So check before you start to use the instrument by consulting an expert.

So, before you start learning to play ukulele it is important that you should know the details mentioned above. Ukelikethepros provides complete online training for the beginners and advanced players.

About the author

Terry

Terry is a San Diego based ukulelist, guitarist, and songwriter. Through his 25 years he has worked with some of finest musicians on the planet.Terry is the creator of Uke Like The Pros and Rock Like The Pros, online instructional sites aimed at helping people become better ukulele and guitar players.

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