Ukulele for Beginners with Danny Wootton

Danny Wootton

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Here at the Idler we are huge fans of the ukulele.

This unassuming little guitar puts the power of music-making into the hands of the people.

Hundreds have benefited from Danny Wootton’s real-life ukulele course at the Idler Academy and our various pop-up uke lessons at festivals and parties. Now it is your chance.

This course is suitable for people with no musical experience whatsoever. As Danny says: “we are all musical.” Let him show you how to release your inner musician.

Our Ukulele for Beginners course is divided into six lessons and features handy printable notes and songsheets, plus access to a community forum. Each lesson features instruction from Danny and animations to help you learn chord shapes, rhythm, theory and plucking.

You can of course learn at your own pace by hitting “pause” and rewinding any time. And you can watch the lessons again and again. On the course Danny is ably assisted by the Idler’s Roberta McCaughan.

Lesson One:  The first three chords. In this first lesson, you will amaze yourself by learning how to play three chords and two songs.

Lesson Two: Improve your playing. Learn the basics of rhythm. Plus more songs.

Lesson Three: Move on to a fourth chord. Plus a music theory lesson.

Lesson Four: Playing melodies by playing individual strings. Learn about tabs. Play a baroque tune.

Lesson Five: Finger picking and how to read rhythm notation.

Lesson Six: How to play all the notes. Plus bar chords.


About the Tutor

Danny Wootton is a musician and artist who plays in the Sometimes and Forever Band. In the past he has played with Razorlight and Jesus Licks among others. He has been running the Idler Academy’s ukulele programme since March 2011.


Details

What you get

Six lessons across three hours of video; comprehensive printable notes and song sheets; access to community noticeboard where you can share tips with other players; access to tutor noticeboard

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for absolutely anyone. No musical experience or natural ability is required. Everyone can play the ukulele

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Alan
6/11/2014

Carpe Diem - play the Ukulele!
If you are wondering if you should do this, then wonder no more, just do it!
I tried it and was immediately hooked, it was just great to enjoy learning the Ukulele, and I do not count myself as "musical". Danny and Bobbie make the whole experience amazing and we learned so quickly.
It was not long before we had enough chords to be trying to sing and play at the same time. Very quickly you will find yourself smiling and having fun. This is definitely worth every penny. I am reminded of Bill Bryson's comments about Durham Cathedral in "Notes from a small Island" (something like "borrow my car, go now") - call me and borrow my Ukulele to get started, now!

Reviews

Alan
6/11/2014

Carpe Diem - play the Ukulele!
If you are wondering if you should do this, then wonder no more, just do it!
I tried it and was immediately hooked, it was just great to enjoy learning the Ukulele, and I do not count myself as "musical". Danny and Bobbie make the whole experience amazing and we learned so quickly.
It was not long before we had enough chords to be trying to sing and play at the same time. Very quickly you will find yourself smiling and having fun. This is definitely worth every penny. I am reminded of Bill Bryson's comments about Durham Cathedral in "Notes from a small Island" (something like "borrow my car, go now") - call me and borrow my Ukulele to get started, now!