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Ukulele Resources

I use the ukulele in my classes to teach students everything from chord progressions, rhythmic strumming, raditional and popular music styles, and ear training. Playing the ukulele gives my students the confidence and ability to play music independent of the music classroom, and inspires a lifelong appreciation of, and participation in music making.
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Ukulele Resources
  • John Campbell says:
    Whoever made this site is a genius. I love their motto: "Self improvement for free." This site inspires those who love the Beatles (me!) to learn to play the ukulele through their beautifully designed web experience. You'll have to see it to believe it. Not only do they have a broad range of Beatles songs, but the site also scrolls through the pieces, shows how to finger each chord with an animated ukulele, and offers strumming rhythm suggestions in their recordings.
  • John Campbell says:
    I made this video to help my students tune their ukuleles while at home. An inevitable element of teaching the ukulele to students is tuning, and this method teaches you to be quick and accurate in your tuning practice.
  • John Campbell says:
    Many people use clip-on tuners for getting tuned up, but if you're on a budget or short on time, this is an ideal way to tune your uke and hone your students' aural skills.
  • John Campbell says:
    I adopted this ukulele chord chart and create a giant poster of it in my classroom. We all have specialties as music educators, and if you're anything like me you can't always remember how to play a dm7 chord on all of the instruments you play each day. Here's a great resource for your bookmarks list or a wall in your classroom.
  • John Campbell says:
    Here's another great resource for those looking for ukulele lead sheets. Again, this site is extremely accurate in its publishing of lyrics and chords, and has a vast range of styles and difficulty.
  • John Campbell says:
    This site is associated with ukutabs.com, but is more of a tutorial for the ukulele teacher and student. Are you wondering how to tune the uke? Do you need to learn how to read a chord chart? What happens if a string breaks? This easy to read guide helps you with all of the logistics around integrating ukulele into your music curriculum.
  • John Campbell says:
    This is my go-to site for ukulele lead sheets. It allows you to transpose traditional and popular songs into any key, and is extremely accurate in its lyrics and chords. You can use the title search feature, or you can search by difficulty to find the perfect song for you and your ukulele students.
  • John Campbell says:
    Even the National Association for Music Education agrees, the Ukulele is a tremendously useful resource for inspiring our students to develop the skills to promote lifelong musicianship. Here are some tips for getting your school ukulele program up and running.
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