‘Ukulele Chord Shapes eBook
“If you have questions about ukulele chords, Chord Shapes has the answers.” ~ James Hill

Top Newbie ‘Ukulele Player Mistakes

  • Playing “Wipeout” in the music stores like you are hot stuff
  • Figuring out 100 intros and not learning the rest of the song
  • Thinking that you have to focus on one style of music – expand your horizons!
  • Thinking that music theory is not important
  • Playing softly when you are trying out an ‘ukulele in the store. You need to play loud and soft to hear all sides of an instrument.
  • Playing a scale when someone tells you “Solo!”
  • Using picks of any kind exclusively
  • Not learning when you have an opportunity
  • Not taking the time to jam with other players
  • Playing fast
  • Not paying attention to good technique
  • Thinking that using distortion/effects makes you good
  • Playing a solo in straight eighth notes. Breakit           …up!
  • Using only tabs/sheet music to learn songs
  • Thinking that practicing all day makes you a good musician.
  • Squeezing the fretboard to death
  • Learning all you know from a friend
  • Giving up
  • Telling someone that “all [style of music] sucks, dude”
  • Learning with your eyes instead of your ears
  • Going to a loud gig without earplugs
  • Not worrying about playing with a groove
  • Learning only how to pick, and not how to play rhythm
  • Forgetting that music is fun!
  • Leaving the stock strings on your ‘ukulele longer than a month
  • Listening only to Jake
  • Paying no attention to the great guitarist who just walked on stage

What would you want every newbie to know?

~Hippie Guy

Meet The Author:

Brad Bordessa

Brad plays 'ukulele on the Big Island of Hawai'i. He writes original music, performs, and hunts unicorns - all with only an 'ukulele.

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