Ukulele Lessons & Resource Index

The free online lessons linked here point to the main subjects available on Live Ukulele. There are over 300 uke articles, resource sheets, and video tutorials created by myself, a professional ukulele instructor and performer, and drawing from almost 20 years of experience. Enjoy!

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Fundamental Lessons

Free ukulele tutorials and guides on core concepts

Gear Lessons

Tips and info on the material items used to create music

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Timing & Metronome Lessons ⏲️

Arguably the most important and under-practiced aspect when someone learns to play ukulele

Strumming & Rhythm Lessons

Chords and harmony playing

Lead & Picking Lessons

Single note playing

Articulation Techniques

Decorations, textures, and tricks to facilitate movement

Chord Charts & Chord Lessons

Reference diagrams + photos and tutorials for applying ukulele chords to music

Scale Diagrams

Reference diagrams + fretboard layouts for almost every ukulele scale

Playing by Ear Lessons 👂

How to figure out music on the ukulele using only your ears

Music Theory

Technical explanations of how music works


TAB notation for the lead parts of many ukulele songs in PDF

Song Sheets

Chord and lyric sheets for strumming and singing

General Lessons

Everything else…


My opinions on certain gear and stuff that I use

Video Ukulele Lessons

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Live Stream Lessons

For 20 weeks beginning at the end of 2020 I broadcasted lessons live on Youtube about various ukulele subjects. They are non-sequential and hold lots of great tips and advice for all levels of players. Here is the playlist where they can be found:

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