BeatNik’s Speak Ukulele 2 Tutorial Still No1 For Learning the Ukulele

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BeatNik’s Speak Ukulele 2, Best Online

How easy is it to buy a Ukulele online?A few years back I was helping promote this amazing product but had never played a Ukulele. Maybe this was 2011. When I came across a friends Uke, I borrowed it and tried out this training system and never looked back.

Now, I’m not the greatest of players and do it to amuse myself, but this is all thanks to BeatNik’s Speak Ukulele 2 software and I am always glad to share and talk about this amazing technology.

55 Brilliant Tunes To Learn on the Ukulele

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A Small Handful From A Big Pot

4acb8e205ee3b5ef5620b8a1fecf24caBeginners of the Ukulele are always looking for new tunes to learn and practice with and here today we bring you a list of 55 excellent tunes taking from BeatNik’s Ukulele Songbook which would you believe has now at last count, 2654 tunes available and always rising for all Ukulele enthusiasts to learn.

BeatNik’s book, just like his Speak Ukulele 2 software, has become hugely popular due to the amount of tunes and chords (2654) that are there for you too learn and there is music from every category from Rock, Jazz, Blues, Classical, Country, Pop, Movie music, Lullaby and so much more well checking out.

Claire Boucher Aka Grimes Shows Us How To Rock The Ukulele

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Grimes Plays Some Haunting Gorgeous Music on the Ukulele

Claire Boucher Aka Grimes Shows Us How To Rock The UkuleleI’ve been a massive fan of the music and art of Claire Boucher, who uses the name Grimes, for a couple of years now. She is very unique and packed full of talent.

Recently, I came across a video (watch below) of Grimes, playing the Ukulele to an unknown track in Canada. As Grimes is normally associated with electronics and her primary instruments would be her voice, keyboards and synthesizers while using looping and layering techniques, it was an exciting pleasure to find a video of Grimes going all unplugged, just using the Ukulele and her voice and wow, I was blowing away.

Learning How To Play A Ukulele Online Easily

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Learning How To Play A Ukulele Online EasilyWell, it has been nearly two months since my last post (simply to busy getting my book together) and it is also nearly a year since I made this site which is fantastic. I originally created this site for the brilliant Beatnik and his Ukulele music teaching software and with in doing so I took up the Ukulele and began to learn myself (slowly and not to good ha) but I thought I would post again for people looking to learn the Ukulele with Beatnik.

Dan Kelly Nothing Compares To You On The Ukulele

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Dan Kelly Nothing Compares To You On The UkuleleJust heard this on a radio the other day and really liked it so I just had to hunt it down. Every one remembers the song that was written by Prince and song by the talented Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares To You, a beautiful song and classed as a classic.

Well I heard this version being played on the Ukulele by an Australian singer-songwriter by the name of Dan Kelly and I loved it. Have a listen, it is very cool, very chilled out version of this song and again making the Ukulele the king of instruments.

Eddie Vedders Ukulele Songs Rocks Period

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Eddie Vedders Ukulele Songs Rocks PeriodI have seen just a couple of bad reviews for the latest music adventure by the great Eddie Vedder and these bad reviews have come by the hard core die hard fans of Pearl Jam who just cannot comprehend what Eddie is up to, but, to music lovers and also Ukulele fanatics, this is truly a beautiful and personal album and I love it.

Amanda Palmer And Her Ukulele

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Amanda Palmer And Her UkuleleIn recent weeks I have only come across Amanda Palmer who is formerly from the group The Dresden Dolls but has become a solo artist, or as announced on her blog on Tuesday 26th, may now have a new band called “8 in 8” and have just finished recording a new album.

I have been attracted to her talent and also to her interest in of course the Ukulele.

I have come across some cool videos (below). She is a very talented lady I must say. She has been involved in theater as seen from her musical production The Onion Cellar.

Learn To Play Ukulele Chords With Music Software

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Learn To Play Ukulele Chords With Music Software

By Steve P. Byrne

Learn To Play Ukulele Chords With Music SoftwareAre you a brand new to the world of Ukulele playing? Have you just bought a Ukulele and do not know where to begin? Is there a music software that can help you? If so, you are not the only one and I was the same and clueless when I rushed out and joined the hoards of people jumping on the Ukulele playing train but the good news is, learning to play Ukulele is quite easy.

How To Play A Ukulele For Children

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Fun Way Of Learning With Music Software

How To Play A Ukulele For ChildrenEveryone is now wanting to be a Ukulele player these days and there is a growing child interest in the instrument which is brilliant. The Ukulele is a fantastic instrument for any child to learn to play simply because it is pretty easy, has an amazing sound, quite small and fun and for parents it is one of the cheapest instrument you can buy.

How To Play Ukulele With Beatniks Music Training Software

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How To Play Ukulele With Beatniks Music Training SoftwareDo you have your recently purchased beauty of Ukulele or about to buy one? But haven’t a breeze just where to begin, where to even learn how to play, but are determined and want to learn and make sure your Ukulele just does not become another house ornament.

All this is highly possible through the growing popular online software that is gracing the Internet with it’s cult following, and that is Beatnik’s Speak Ukulele 2- Breakthrough Interactive Course , a popular online Ukulele training programme.

Eddie Vedders Longing To Belong On The Ukulele

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This is such a gorgeous tune. Soon, very very soon Eddie Vedder has a brand new album been released called “Ukulele Songs” and by the sound of some of the tracks I have heard it sounds amazing.  This is song number 8 from the album and it is sweet.

The release date is May 31st and will be released with a DVD “Water on the Road.” Just sit back and enjoy the amazing voice of the amazing Pearl Jam front man that is Eddie Vedder!!

 

Learning To Play The Ukulele – Find The Correct Training

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Learning To Play The Ukulele – Find The Correct Training

By Steve P. Byrne

Learning To Play The Ukulele - Find The Correct TrainingYear 2014 seems to me to be the year of the Ukulele come back, and with the amount of celebrities taking up the interest in this wonderful instrument, the growth in its popularity has been phenomenal.

With the ever more exposure to great music from the likes of the legend Israel “IZ” KamakawiwoÊ»ole (RIP) and Jake Shimabukuro, Ukulele music is popping up all over the place from movies, TV programmes to TV adverts, and people are buying Ukuleles and trying to learn how to play (like myself).

Eddie Vedder Ukulele Videos And New Solo Ukulele Album

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Eddie And His Ukulele

Eddie Vedder Ukulele Videos And New Solo Ukulele AlbumSome great news has been released especially for the world of Ukulele Players. Eddie Vedder from the huge and brilliant Seattle band Pearl Jam is to release his own solo album of Ukulele Songs and also a double live show DVD of some shows from 2008. This of course is very exciting news.

The Ukulele is growing so popular in recent years and when you see legends like Eddie Vedder releasing Albums for our wonderful instrument, this can only increase the exposure and interest in the Ukulele, happy days!

Easy Ukulele Songs-Beatniks Ultimate Ukulele Song Book

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Ukulele Songs Easy To Play And Learn

Ultimate Ukulele SongbookTechnology is moving so fast with online software and Apps for phones and excitingly with-in the Ukulele world there are now great Apps that can help us play our Ukuleles better and also a great App by Beatnik that gives us over 2000 songs to learn to play wow!

As you can probably guess from this site I am a huge fan (like thousands of others) of Beatnik, the great man who created the Speak Ukulele 2 Course I have been promoting his music software simply because it is fantastic and has helped thousands of newbies like myself get started playing our Ukuleles and now as I (slowly) progress my confidence is growing as well and my enthusiasm.

Buy Ukulele Online

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How easy is it to buy a Ukulele online?

How easy is it to buy a Ukulele online?It is now easier than ever to buy a Ukulele online and even have it delivered to your home. If it is your first Ukulele there are some facts you should consider before you purchase your instrument.

1. Know the different types of Ukuleles as there are four main types such as the Soprano, Concert, Tenor and Baritone.

2. Do not buy a real cheap one and be prepared to pay for a Quality one which really should only cost you around 60 dollars (which is nothing for a musical instrument).

Who Is Ukulele Boy And Why Is He A You Tube Hit?

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Ukulele Boy

Who Is Ukulele Boy And Why Is He A You Tube Hit?This kid has become a huge you tube sensation (like a lot of people these days) and one of his videos has reached a staggering 35 million hits. He plays the Ukulele amazingly and is not shy about singing. But who is he?

This little boys name is Makoto and he speaks Japanese and is only 5 years old and at this age is already an excellent Ukulele player and a bright future lies ahead. He started playing the Ukulele in 2008 and learned it from watching a TV programme at Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai (NHK) or Japan Broadcasting Corporation that was broadcasting for around 3 months. We love all his videos here on our site.

Learn To Play The Ukulele Online

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Learn To Play The Ukulele Online

By Steve P. Byrne

Learn To Play The Ukulele OnlineYou may have by now bought your Ukulele or you are contemplating buying one, and want to learn how to play it, but do not know where to begin or even where to start, but, by finding the right training and guidance and not having to fork out a lot of money on lessons, may be easier than you think.

Ukulele Instructions And Lessons-Learn To Play The Ukulele

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Ukulele Instructions And Lessons – Getting Started Correctly From The Beginning

Ukulele Instructions And Lessons-Learn To Play The UkuleleSo you have decided to join the thousands of us crazy Ukulele lovers and players and purchased or thinking about your first Ukulele, but what now, where do you start? What is the best way to go about learning to play? Where do I learn to play the Ukulele correctly. Solid questions and hopefully some solid answers….

Firstly Lessons

Of course an obvious answer but, if you have never picked up an instrument before then this might be the right option. You really can not beat having interaction with a teacher, one on one, direct and appropriate action.

Jake Shimabukuro Rocks A George Harrison Tune On His Ukulele

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Jake Shimabukuro Rocks A George Harrison Tune On His UkuleleEveryone out side the Ukulele box is starting to join the people in the box, who know the name of Jake Shimabukuro, the talented and brilliant Ukulele player known for his complex finger work. Jake is yet another Hawaiian star and will surly reach the legendary stardom of the late Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole, if not there already.

Jake, with his Uke, enters the genres of jazz, blues, funk, classical, bluegrass, folk, flamenco and rock and has been compared to the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis.

What Are The Different Types Of Ukuleles?

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Types Of Ukuleles

By Roy T. Cone

What Are The Different Types Of Ukuleles?There are many different types of ukuleles available on the market today and are played in a variety of different venues as well as for different types of music. Many of them are shaped like guitars and some are shaped round and called banjo ukuleles.

Ukuleles were introduced in the United States in 1915 and since then have become a popular form of musical entertainment. They were predominant in Vaudeville acts as well as in the Jazz Age. They have even found a way to modern music.

Kate Micucci And W.H. Macy Rocking The Ukulele

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Hollywood Is A Growing Uke Fan!

Kate Micucci And W.H. Macy Rocking The UkuleleI came across this video which features the multi talented Kate Micucci and the brilliant actor William H Macy both playing the Ukulele with a very catchy tune with funny lyrics.

This was done to plug there 2008 movie “Bart Got A Room” and though we know that Kate is a fantastic Ukulele player, William seems to be a talented player too ( I wonder is he as good as Steve Martin?).

I’m a big fan of Kate Micucci and I have only discovered her lately, very cool woman. Her site is well worth checking out.

How To Play The Ukulele Like Steve Martin?

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The Jerk-What A Legend

How To Play The Ukulele Like Steve Martin?The Jerk was Steve Martins first role in a movie and Navin R. Johnson is one of my favorite characters of all time and this movie is definitely one of the funniest movie ever to be made.

In a scene after he meets a woman named Marie (Bernadette Peters) , as they walk along the beach they sing “Tonight You Belong to Me”, a beautiful 1950’s song, with Navin playing a martin ukulele and Marie on the cornet.

It’s a great scene and Steve’s Ukulele playing is perfect (Steve is a renowned musician). Check out this legendary scene…..

Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole-A True Ukulele Legend

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Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole

Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole-A True Ukulele LegendWhen I think of Ukulele playing, harmony and serene beautiful music, nothing compares to Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole’s somewhere over the rainbow, a peach of a tune.

He is a famous Hawaiian musician and remains one of the major influences in Hawaiian music over the course of 15 years.

His album “Facing Future”, released in 1993 was an instant hit, especially outside his homeland world wide and his music was used in TV, Films and Commercials, making him a true music Idol.

Speak Ukulele-Who Is Beatnik

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Just Who Is Beatnik?

Speak Ukulele-Who Is BeatnikHere’s a little about the man and his Ukulele. Nick Night is a well known celebrity entertainer and and has traveled for 20 years entertaining.

He is mostly know as “Beatnik” (cool name) is very creative and artsy type of a guy and also a successful animator and games creator. He is the vice president of a highly respected television studio in Los Angeles and director of an educational media company.

Beatnik is a self-described Ukulele Hedonist who learned how to play the very same way you are right now – by finding some cool, helpful sites online and watching some great tutorial videos.

Welcome

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Welcome to our new site, “How to play an Ukulele”. This site hopes to grow with tons of great videos due to the love of the Ukulele, product reviews, stories of Ukulele playing and celebrities who also love the beautiful sound of the Ukulele.

If you are a Ukulele player, or even better, want to learn how, be sure to check out Nick Nights Learn How To play an Ukulele page.

Great to have you here, enjoy!