Mitchell MU100CE Ukulele Review

This is a review of the Mitchell MU100CE ukulele by upcoming ukulelist and singer-songwriter Choice McKinley.

How I discover This Amazing Ukulele

“I have nothing but good things to say about this amazing ukulele! Over the course of the two years, I’ve been playing the ukulele, I’ve searched for the perfect one that I would love and would inspire me to pick it up and play.

The MU100CE is just that, an incredibly inspiring instrument! I’ve done so much research and looked at ukulele after ukulele before discovering this one at my local Guitar Center. So let’s dive right into what makes this ukulele stand out from all the others.

Mitchell Guitars has been creating quality musical instruments since 1986, yet until this year I had never heard of them. The MU100CE ukulele is their first ever Best electric ukulele.

For me, this instrument is not a beginner’s ukulele, though it could very well be someone’s first if they were willing to spend a little more before learning to play. Either way, you are definitely getting a bang for your buck!

When I first picked up this ukulele, it had a wonderful weightiness to it. It’s perfectly balanced from the body to its head, it just has this high-end feel. The MSRP is $579, but I purchased it at Guitar Center for $279.99. That alone lets you know how gracious the price is compared to the instrument itself.

The Specialty of Mitchell MU100CE Ukulele

One of my favorite things about the ukuleles from Mitchell Guitars is the fact that most of them have this really unique head. Something about the MU100CE that is so very special is the fact that it is a concert ukulele with 19 frets. Most concert ukes only have about 17 frets. The number of frets I have to work with along with body size has always been something I have been hugely picky about in my ukulele experience. I can play any sized uke, but personally, the concert is my favorite size as well as sound. The MU100CE has a very sweet beachy sound with long-lasting sustain.

Why Mitchell MU100CE Ukulele is Great

Now let’s talk the style, art, and electronics of the MU100CE. This ukulele has a very professional setup. It’s an acoustic/electric concert with a cutaway for reaching those higher notes. It features a Fisherman™ KULA preamp with a built-in tuner.

For me, this is a must-have while I’m on stage. I can make sure I’m in tune and dial in the perfect tone on the spot. The inlay pattern is made of pearl mini-dots and there are two mini-dots on the bridge as well. One of the things I knew I had to have was a ton of abalone!

The Features of Mitchell MU100CE ukulele

This uke features an abalone rosette and cream binding with an abalone purfling. Another one of my favorite features is that the binding goes all the way up the sides of the neck. It also has fret markers on the side of the neck.

Along with having 19 frets, this uke has 2 fret markers on the 12th fret, a feature that I couldn’t live without! This lets you know where your notes restart an octave higher.

Having a compensated saddle is a must-have because it aids in your strings remaining in tune as you make your journey up the fretboard. This uke has that must-have as well!

The tuners are chrome die-cast and this fine ukulele weighs two pounds. I obviously have a lot of must-haves, which another one is that my ukulele have a protective coating so when I’m rocking out on it, I’m not hurting the finish. This uke has a high natural gloss finish, giving it a beautiful look and protecting it from my hardest strumming.

Final Words

This ukulele feels like it was custom made just for me down to the last design feature. Mitchell Guitars really knows what they’re doing! I’m very happy to share my experience with this professional instrument with you. I haven’t seen any articles on this uke anywhere really, so I’m excited for you to consider purchasing this ukulele if you’re an intermediate to professional ukulele musician.

You can find the Mitchell Guitars MU100CE ukulele at Amazon, Guitar Center, Musician’s Friend, Music & Arts, and Woodwind & Brasswind. I wish you the best ukulele with your ukulele journey!”

Mahalo MK1TBR Kahiko Series Soprano Ukulele Review : Best Uke For Beginners

 

Over the years, Mahalo has been producing quality ukuleles for all categories of players. Their ukuleles come with solid construction and sound is also amazing.

The Mahalo Ukuleles MK1TBR Kahiko Series Soprano Ukulele is one of the best Mahalo Ukulele products. In this Mahalo ukulele Review, we are going to look at features that make this string instrument one of the best ukulele that money can buy.

Specification of Mahalo MK1TBR Kahiko Series Soprano Ukulele

Quality of MK1TBR Kahiko Series Soprano Ukulele

This Mahalo soprano ukulele is a good quality entry level ukulele. It is not expensive but can compete with other expensive ukuleles.

The ukulele comes with a transparent brown color and semi-gloss finishes, which makes it even more appealing.

The body work and construction it very solid and the ukulele is also very portable, durable and lightweight.

The Mahalo ukulele strings & Sound

This Mahalo uke produces a rich and bright sound. Unlike other cheap ukuleles, it has a pretty good amount of volume and sustains.

In fact, it does not even sound like a cheap uke. This instrument comes with plastic strings that feel very smooth to touch. Another thing is that the sound of this ukulele can be horrible when off tune, but when tuned right, it sounds great.

It also stays in tune longer than most ukuleles in the market. Although the strings may take some time to stretch, but will get better after some time.

Frets & fingerboard of MK1TBR Kahiko Series Soprano Ukulele

Frets and fretboard are very important part of a ukulele. Therefore, in this Mahalo Soprano ukulele review, we are going to look at the fretting of the product.

The Mahalo Ukuleles MK1TBR Kahiko Series Soprano Ukulele comes with 12 brass frets, which are solidly installed on the fretboard. The fingerboard is made of mahogany body and looks very solid for its price. The spacing of the frets on the fretboard is also done accurately.

Mahalo Ukulele tuning pegs

The machine heads of the Mahalo Ukuleles MK1TBR Kahiko Series Soprano Ukulele is made of vintage geared and nickel material.

It helps to keep the ukulele in tune for long, which is why players don’t need to tune all the time. The tuner hardware is great. It gives this ukulele a much better tone, as compared to other types of ukulele in this price range.

Wood (Neck, body and sides)

A lot of players doubt the durability of this Mahalo ukulele because of its price. Well, it’s not their fault because people always equate durability with price. First of all, the neck of this instrument is very solid.

In fact, it doesn’t feel flimsy or give you the impression that it might break, even if you hold it very tight. The wood of this ukulele looks too great that no one believes it is sold under $30.

In fact, the wood material looks so real and not painted. This ukulele is also rugged for schools, due to the nature of the wood and construction. It is made of thick laminate wood. The body wood of the ukulele is made of Segnon material while the fingerboard and bridge are made of mahogany.

Weight of MK1TBR Kahiko Series Soprano Ukulele

Most cheap ukuleles weight heavily, and players get tired after playing for a short time because of the weight. These ukuleles are not so bad, but ukulele with too much weight can stress the player.

The Mahalo Ukuleles MK1TBR Kahiko Series Soprano Ukulele has a lightweight, thanks to the Segnon material. It is also very portable and easy to transport.

Body & Finish of MK1TBR Kahiko Series Soprano Ukulele

The body of this ukulele is traditional double bout in shape. The curved base is amazing and it is better than the traditional flattened off shape most ukuleles have.

This ukulele looks very attractive and mature for its price. The body doesn’t have any other decoration, with neat finishes all over. The front and back sides of this ukulele are made of single pieces while the back is completely flat. This ukulele is also very smooth to touch and it resonates very well.

Mahalo ukulele case

This ukulele is sold with a Soprano ukulele case that prevents the instrument from dust and the effect of weather. The Soprano ukulele cover is also important for people who like traveling a lot, as it products both the strings and body of the ukulele from scratches or improper handling.

Value for money

Even though this Mahalo ukulele is cheap, it still offers a good value for money. To me, I will give it a score of 9.5/10 because most people might not like to change the plastic string to something like the Aquila nylgut strings.

But overall, this ukulele is okay. It sounds well, exceptionally durable, lightweight and portable.

Summary of Mahalo Ukuleles MK1TBR Kahiko Series Soprano Ukulele features:

  • Affordable
  • Lightweight
  • Quality satin finish
  • Rich and bright sound
  • Thick laminate wood
  • Traditional double bout shape
  • Available with soprano ukulele cover

In Summary

The Mahalo ukulele is obviously a cheap laminate ukulele, and it has no flaws or issues that normally plague ukulele at this price point. The shape and the finish are amazing, and it also produces great sound.

This ukulele is great for beginners planning to buy their first ukuleles. It is also suitable for intermediate and advance players that need a ukulele with a different feel.

Luna Ukulele Review – Luna Honu Mahogany Concert Ukulele

 

The Luna honu Concert Ukulele (or Alto Ukulele), is the slightly bigger than the soprano uke. With a longer profile and a fuller tone than the soprano uke, the people who with larger hands tend to move toward this instrument.

Also, for guitar players making their mind divert to the Ukulele, is a little easier access to the upper fret registry. As a beginner, anyone can expect great playability and quality sound with this uke. It’s an excellent selection for pros, beginners or children.

Behind our acoustic guitar line, Luna Guitars has modeled the encouragement, and the result is now world recognized Luna Ukulele. Since 2005 Luna has been manufacturing guitars and there are some guitar companies who started and headed by a woman, Yvonne de Villiers. Luna Honu Mahogany Concert Ukulele is the best ukulele of luna brand.

Anyway, I have come across several luna ukulele reviews and it seems to me like myself and other players are saying almost the same thing about the brand.

Specifications of Luna Honu Mahogany Concert Ukulele

Before I proceed to show you some features of the Luna Concert ukulele that really attracted me, let me share with you some facts about the design and shape of the Luna uke.

Design and shape of the Luna Honu Mahogany Concert Ukulele

Even as you sit by the seaside to enjoy the rhythmic sound of your precious ukulele with your friends or loved ones, you still want them to appreciate the beauty of your ukulele. Unlike other Concert ukuleles, the Luna Honu Concert ukulele’s design and shape make it irresistible.

In fact, it is a perfect representation of the traditional Hawaiian body ornamentation, with monochromatic designs, tattooed in black ink color against the brown skin.

There is more to the design, but I will like to show you the most important feature. What about the shape of this ukulele? Yes, the Luna uke is guitar shaped.

So, if you like to seat and hold your ukulele like a classical guitar, this shape will make more sense. In this position, the guitar shaped ukulele will “lock in” better than other shapes of a ukulele. Well, different players may have their own opinion but from experience, this is the best for newbies.

Are there any other unique features of this ukulele brand?

Oh yes, I can’t forget to tell you my experience with other features like the body, bag, and fretboard of this ukulele. I will share with you what I found out about each of them. Let’s get to business.

Body of Luna Honu Mahogany Concert Ukulele

Everybody wants to buy a product that is durable. In fact, the quality of your ukulele’s body matters a lot. That’s why you must check carefully to see the type of material used to construct its body

Apart from its durability, the quality of sound produced by your ukulele brand is also determined by the quality of the material used for constructing the product.

That is why you must choose your material carefully. However, the back, top, sides and neck of the luna concert ukulele is made of a solid mahogany material which is known to produce great sound when used for constructing ukulele.

However, if you check other luna guitars review, you will see a lot of positive comments about mahogany wood. It doesn’t crack like other wood and it resonates well.

Luna Honu Mahogany Concert Ukulele bag

Okay, I know someone would laugh at this but it is obviously part of the reason my own luna ukulele lasted for quite a long time. You see, although I was always careful but I wasn’t always there to protect my ukulele but the bag did it for me.

Well, the good thing about this is that I didn’t have to pay an extra to get the bag it came with the product just like that.

However, everyone needs a Concert ukulele case and I must say this Luna ukulele case was amazing. It is made of quality fabric material that is stiff enough to protect the ukulele.

In fact, this Concert ukulele cover is priceless I must say. If you consider the Luna ukulele price, you will wonder while the product still comes with a cover.

Also, if you are thinking of traveling with your ukulele always, then you have nothing to worry about. This brand of the ukulele is very easy to transport because of its lightweight. Your gig back can also be used to carry your ukulele conveniently.

Fretboard of Luna Honu Tatto Concert Ukulele

Topping the neck is a washy rosewood fingerboard of a marvelous quality. Amazing for strumming and playing chords.

Throughout the years I played this ukulele, I notice that the sound quality it produces is always consistent. I was thinking a different thing until I did research and found out some unique features about the material “rosewood.”

Ukuleles that are made of rosewood fretboards always deliver great sound. So, since the luna honu mahogany ukulele is made of similar material, your guess is as good as mine.

Pros and Cons of the Luna Honu Mahogany Concert Ukulele

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Comes with a bag
  • Rosewood fretboard and bridge
  • Solid mahogany wood used for constructing top, neck, body and sides.

Cons

  • Available in its natural brown color, may not suit people looking for other ukulele colors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Is this product sold with a gig bag? Because I noticed some ukulele brands don’t have this.

Answer: Yes, it is.

Question: What kind of strings does this ukulele brand have?

Answer: The Luna Honu Mahogany Concert ukulele comes with the Aquila nygut strings. These strings are good. In fact, I used mine for quite a long time before I finally decided to change them. They are not slippery and also very easy to play.

Question: Is this ukulele brand also made of mahogany material?

Answer: Yes, it is made of solid mahogany material

Question: I am a beginner will this ukulele brand be conducive for me?

Answer: The Luna Honu concert ukulele can be played by beginners and professionals. Even if you have large fingers, it will still be easy for you to play.

In Summary

The Luna Honu Mahogany Concert ukulele is the best concert ukulele in the market. This brand of ukulele comes with quality Aquila nylgut strings, rosewood fretboard, mahogany top, body, sides and other unique features.

And also Fabulous for strumming and playing chords. However, this is one ukulele brand I will strongly recommend for beginners and professionals who want a portable, lightweight and better for play ukulele.

The Perfect uke for travel. Perfect for pros, beginners or children and also for small handed. Make something beautiful with this ukulele.

Lohanu Ukulele Reviews – Best Ukes

Learning with the best uke makes the process enjoyable and easy. Less time spent on tuning, great sound, playability and impressive appearance.

Achieving all these wouldn’t be possible without research. Anyway, we know you are here because you want an instrument that offers the best value for the money.

In this Lohanu ukulele review, you’ll find all relevant information to assess this brand. How they have managed to build a solid reputation in this niche, and what they are doing that’s making their ukulele stand out.

The Lohanu Ukulele Brand

Lohanu is a Canada-based company that has grown to become one of the famous ukulele makers in the industry. Though the company had its ups and down as witnessed in many cases, they managed to bounce back stronger and better than they were.

Lohanu has everything; technology, manpower and experience to become a global leader in the ukulele making business. They are well-known to offer a number of top quality budget ukuleles that have received more positive ukulele reviews than many brands on the market.

The name “Lohanu” is made of a combination of three words; love, ohana and lastly, unity. And the company has lived up to its name, satisfying the needs of players at all levels.

Why You Should Read Our Lohanu Ukulele Review before Buying

You feel fulfilled and happy when you invest wisely on anything. Yes, you will be more proud of yourself. This ukulele review will make you feel that way. You will have all the necessary information at your fingertips to make an informed decision.

Who are we to make these claims? And why are we different from other review sites?

In this soprano ukulele review, we shall be accessing the soprano ukulele made by Lohanu. We shall look at features like playability, fretboard, size & sound, wood & finish, and how these things benefit the player.

We shall also look at the pros and cons of this soprano ukulele.

Lohanu (LU-S) Ukulele Review – Best Soprano Ukulele

1. Playability:

The LU-S has an excellent playability, which is surprising for a ukulele at this price point. The neck is straight and solidly attached to the body.

Though the tone wood used for its neck is not the best of wood, the smooth finish on it makes the fingers to navigate up and down the fretboard with ease.

The bundle also comes with everything beginners need to get started immediately.

The strap buttons are already fixed, so you will not be spending extra money on that.

Above all, this ukulele has a very lightweight. It weighs just 1 pound making it less tiring to carry for extended periods. The strap and balanced weight also makes it comfortable for beginners to practice with for many hours.

Even without the strap, you can comfortably play it while standing for extended periods.

2. Fretboard & Neck:

The LU-S has a rosewood fretboard, which enables it to deliver a phenomenal sound.

Rosewood has an excellent ability to tame unwanted over tone, thus making the ukulele sound bright and clearer.

The 12 frets are placed neatly on the fretboard. They are all of the same height, giving no room for the ukulele to buzz.

3. Size & Sound:

The LU-S is 21 inches long which is the normal soprano size. As with other soprano ukuleles, players with smaller fingers will find playing this ukulele very comfortable.

It has a shorter neck, so players won’t be doing too much stretching while playing.

The sound is bright and clear, though it does not have better resonance than a solid wood ukulele.

However, considering the price point, there would be difficulty in finding a better sounding ukulele than the LU-S.

Most budget ukuleles, on the other hand, either has fretting problems or other discouraging irregularities.

They are not given much attention to details because manufacturers are seeking to cover up their expenses by increasing production.

However, Lohanu has good quality control policy in place, which allows the company to check all ukuleles properly before shipping them out.

4. Wood & Finish :

Being a laminate ukulele, the LU-S still has some advantages over solid wood ukuleles.

It is not fragile and susceptible to damages caused by changes in humidity and temperature, which often affect a solid wood ukulele.

Laminate wood will not resonate better than solid wood but it does make this ukulele last longer, so having laminate at this price point is not a deal breaker.

It is well-made, portable and comfortable to carry for extended periods because of its lightweight.

The solid ABS binding is handmade and neatly applied, thus making the ukulele look more appealing.

Features & Buyer’s Benefits

Pros

  • Arched back for richer sound and volume
  • Bundle includes; extra strings, digital tuner, gig bag, and strap which are handy for the beginner
  • Reasonably priced
  • Great build quality
  • Tone is balanced across the range

Cons

  • It is not made for high-end use
  • Low-quality gig bag which doesn’t protect the instrument completely
  • Requires proper setup on arrival for optimum performance
  • Not the prettiest of ukulele at this price point

What Users Are Saying About the Lohanu (Lu-S)

Overall, this is the best starter ukulele to buy; it will stay with you as you grow and gain more experience. It comes with an all-laminate body, but you hardly can find a better deal in a beginner ukulele.

Does Lohanu offer the Best Concert Ukulele for Beginners? Find out!

Just as we did for the soprano ukulele produced by Lohanu, this concert ukulele review will assume the same pattern. We will consider features like playability, fretboard, size & sound, wood & finish and how they sum up to benefit players.

We shall also be looking at the pros and cons of this ukulele model to provide details that will help you make an informed decision.

Lohanu (LU-C) Review – Best Concert Ukulele

1. Playability :

The Luhanu (LU-C) ukulele is 24 inches long. It is 3 inches longer than the soprano ukulele, with wider spaced frets, giving more room for players with bigger fingers and hand sizes to navigate on the fretboard.

Its superior Aquila nylgut strings also make strumming enjoyable. They are smooth on the fingers, and beginners who like playing hard will find it very interesting.

Getting this ukulele to stay in tune is a breeze. It comes with superior chrome die-cast tuner gears which are comfortable to use and holds tune well enough.

2. Fretboard & Neck :

Unlike other budget concert ukuleles at this price point, the LU-C has a smooth neck that will not obstruct finger movement when fretting.

This feature distinguishes the Lohanu’s budget ukuleles from others at this price point.

The frets of the LU-C are perfectly seated on the fretboard; there is no overhanging frets or rough edges.

Lohanu shows class in the area of fretwork that is why their budget ukuleles do not buzz like others at this price point.

3. Size & sound :

The strings, rosewood fretboard and arched back of this ukulele, combine to give a warm, bright and clear sound with more volume. And though it is an all-laminate uke with poor resonance, it is comfortable for practice.

The LU-C is 24 inches long and has wider fret spacing. It also has more tension on the strings than the soprano ukulele.

4. Wood & finish :

Being an all laminate ukulele, the LU-C is light and still very sturdy. It is an attractive ukulele with a light finish that makes it to even resonant better than other laminate ukuleles at this price point.

With a weight of 1.2 pounds, the LU-C makes a great travel ukulele. One can even play it for extended periods without the strap because of the lightweight.

Features & Buyer’s Benefits

Pros

  • Superior Aquila strings
  • Excellent playability
  • Great tone and intonation
  • Sound is warm and bright with no buzzing noises
  • Bundles come with extra strings, strap, bag, strap pins installed, picks, & free video lessons for beginners

Cons

  • Action is a bit high for our taste but can be adjusted
  • It is an all-laminate ukulele
  • Might require some minor setup on arrival

What users are saying about the Lohuna (LU-C)

This Lohanu concert ukulele is a wise buy considering the quality of its hardware, playability, and sound. The bundle includes everything beginners need to get started, so no need to shop for extra accessories to get started.

It is surprisingly durable and suitable for beginners on a budget, looking to upgrade from the soprano ukulele size.

Does Lohanu offer the Best Tenor Ukulele for Beginners? Find out!

Moving away from the Lohanu concert ukulele, the next is the tenor ukulele review. We will also look at the fretboard, size & sound, wood & finish and how they benefit players.

We will also look at important features like the pros and cons which will help you to make an informed decision.

Lohanu Tenor Ukulele Review

 

1. Playability :

The Lohanu (LU-T) tenor ukulele is bigger in size than the soprano and concert ukulele. Fret spacing is wider, making it even more comfortable for adults with larger hands.

The wider fret spacing coupled with a smooth action makes it more comfortable to play. Players don’t need to press too hard on the strings to touch the frets.

2. Fretboard & Neck :

The LU-T has rosewood fretboard, which is a great tone wood. Rosewood has the ability to tame unwanted overtone, giving the ukulele a bright and clear tone.

The neck is solidly attached to the body, so well that you can grip the ukulele tight without fear of tearing it apart.

All the frets seat properly on the fretboard and do not produce any buzzing sound like other budget ukuleles.

Lohanu takes pride in producing quality budget ukuleles to meet the needs of every beginner. They have great quality control and ensure all their ukuleles are well finished with no irregularities or shortcomings.

3. Size & sound :

The LU-T is 21 inches long. It has more fret spacing than the soprano and tenor ukulele, making it easier for beginners with bigger fingers to chord.

Players with larger fingers will also enjoy strumming or fingerpicking with this ukulele.

The sound is a deeper and louder. It does not buzz like other inexpensive ukulele and the notes ring out well during robust strumming.

4. Wood & finish :

This is also an all-laminate ukulele. Though the resonance is also poor due to the nature of the wood, it is a fair deal considering the price point.

The finish is also light and very attractive. It completely protects the ukulele body and gives it a natural look.

Lohanu did a great job on the workmanship of this ukulele. It has a solid construction and neatly done ABS binding.

Features & Buyer’s Benefits

Pros

  • Excellent workmanship
  • Better fret spacing for adults with larger hands
  • Good padded & sturdy bag
  • The bundle has extra strings, free video lessons, picks, digital tuners, strap, & pick holder.
  • Great price

Cons

  • Great to practice with but not to use for stage performance.
  • It is an all laminate ukulele
  • May also require a little bit of setup for optimum performance

What users are saying about the Lohanu (LU-T)

This ukulele is great for beginners as well as professional players seeking to keep their itching fingers busy with the ukulele.

It has great sound and plays better than other tenor ukuleles at this price point.

Final Word

Lohanu is a force to reckon with in the ukulele making business. Their budget ukuleles have more positive ukulele reviews than any other brand in the market.

We have provided details of the best Lohanu ukulele for beginners. Now is time for you to make your choice and start making music.

Learning How to Play Simple Ukulele Chords: A Beginner Guide

These simple ukulele chords are what beginner should know. In this article, I will introduce you to the simple ukulele chords, how to play the major chords, minor chords, and the 7th chord. So read on!

Where Do I Start From?

First, make sure you already have the best ukulele for beginners. Learning chords with a poor quality instrument that cannot hold tune well can be very frustrating.

Secondly, you need to tune the ukulele properly. The chords and notes will sound horribly bad if the ukulele is not in tune. You can get an electronic tuner if you can’t tune manually.

Questions to ask as a beginner before learning ukulele chords

It will be out of place to stop halfway down the line when you start learning how to play chords. These 7 chords we are talking about are quite easy but finding answers to those mind bugging questions can help you stay focused.

  • Will the chords difficult or challenging for you to learn?
  • Are you really learning chords that will benefit you?
  • Can sing and play the ukulele at the same time after learning chords?

How to Play Major Chords

The painful fingers, difficult chord diagrams, all is worth it as long as learning how to play the ukulele is concerned. These are sacrifices you need to make and the end result is always amazing.

Let’s assume you have your ukulele tuned properly already. Now, we are going to learn how to play the major chords.

The seven major chords are the A B C D E F G, the first seven letters of the alphabet. However, the essential ones are the A C D E F G. Comparing what we have now with what we wrote before, you can see that the only chord missing is the B.

Remember we said earlier that the B chord is not that easy for beginners to play. It is not also needed that much compared to the others.

How to Play Minor Chords

We are going to elaborate on this a little. First, let’s assume you now know how to play the major chords that sound stronger.

The minor chords produce softer sounds and can also spice up the tune with some moody sound.

First minor chords:

  • Am
  • Bm
  • Cm
  • Dm

Among these four chords listed above, the Am chord is the simplest. The reason is because you only need one finger for it.

Your middle finger should be on the G string (second fret). You can use four fingers for the Bm, or a barre chord.

For the Cm chord, you need to move down a fret and make use of either a barre chord on the C, E and A strings or just use your three fingers. For the Dm chord, add your ring finger to the C string.

Let’s look at the four chords we mentioned and others we didn’t.

How to Play the 7th Chords

This is one of the common chords in jazz and blues songs. They add a kind of groovy vibe to the music making it livelier.

One interesting thing about this chord is that they are easy to learn and play. We have the A7, B7, C7 and D7.

For the A7, your first finger should be used on the first fret of the C string. While for the B7 chord, make use of the barre chord on the strings G, C and E on the second fret, then your middle finger should be on the C string third fret.

For the C7, your first finger should be on the first fret of the A string. The next is the D7, which is similar to the B7.

On the second fret, you will make use of another barre chord on G, C and E strings.

Let’s look at the four chords we mentioned and others we didn’t.

Tips for beginners

Before you start learning the ukulele, read the following tips:

  • Get a good quality ukulele. The ukulele should be able to hold tune well and sound well too.
  • Ensure that your instrument is properly tuned.
  • Do not rush things, take your time and practice consistently.

Final Word

These chords are very simple chords that every ukulele player should know. You can play a wide range of songs if you know them and remember also that you can transpose any song to another key to make it a lot easier to play.

Learn, enjoy and make good music! Also connect with ukulelebuzz.com

Lanikai LU-21 Soprano Ukulele : Lanikai Ukulele Review

 

The Lanikai ukulele is a special ukulele brand for beginners, intermediate players, and professionals. This ukulele is designed to rekindle your passion for playing the ukulele. Durable and high-quality materials.

However, all the different types of this brand of ukuleles such as the Lanikai ukulele soprano, Lanikai ukulele baritone, Lanikai ukulele tenor and the Lanikai LU-21C Concert Ukulele are made of quality materials, which differentiate the Lanikai ukulele brand from others.

I play the Lanikai Soprano ukulele. In fact, I feel so happy anytime I pick it up to play. I so much like this ukulele brand and because of the deeper tone I enjoy while playing, I made it one of my favorites.

The Lanikai ukulele lu-21 is a perfect brand for instrumentalists who are planning to expand their tonal palette as well as for first time players. However, I made this Lanikai ukulele review out of love for the ukulele to acquaint ukulele players with the unique features of this product.

Specifications of Lanikai LU-21 Soprano Ukulele

Design and shape of the Lanikai LU-21 Soprano Ukulele

The Lanikai LU-21 Soprano Ukulele features the figure-eight shape with white binding to keep the wood material firm. So, if you are someone who likes sitting down while playing your uke, then this figure-eight shaped ukulele will be more comfortable for you to play. This ukulele brand also has a great design. It is made more appealing with a perfect red-tinted finish.

This brand of the ukulele is simply amazing. No one would believe it a less-expensive uke. In addition to its great shape and design, this ukulele brand also has an amazing body, bridge, fretboard and a nice tune page. Don’t worry, I am going to review more in this Lanikai ukulele Review.

Body of the Lanikai LU-21 Soprano Ukulele

The body of the Lanikai LU-21 Soprano Ukulele makes it perfect for beginners and intermediate players. This brand of ukulele has a completely straight body with well-constructed head, neck, and sides.

The white binding used on the body of the LU-21 produces a nice framing of the red-tinted finish. In fact, this instrument looks so beautiful and professional even with a simple design.

The quality of the binding and material used for this ukulele brand also makes it very strong and durable. I sometimes drop my Lanikai LU-21 Soprano Ukulele by mistake but it doesn’t crack or lose its tune.

In fact, I thought I was the only one deeply in love with the LU-21 Soprano uke until I read other Lanikai ukulele reviews and discovered that other users were saying the same thing.

Fretboard of the Lanikai LU-21C Soprano Ukulele

The fretboard of this ukulele has 12 frets and made of rosewood material. This is why the ukulele consistently produces a wonderful and warm tone.

Rosewood is a good quality material used for ukuleles. It makes a warm rich sounding ukulele with great volume and resonance.

Another unique thing about rosewood is that unlike other materials, it is less susceptible to cracking. It produces a solid and stable ukulele with a perfect shape. In addition, the frets on the LU-21 are well positioned to produce a great sounding ukulele too.

Tune page of the Lanikai LU-21 Soprano Ukulele

The Lanikai’s die-cast tuning machine also provides solid tuning. Also, this brand of the ukulele is also very easy to tune and stays that way once it is tuned the way you want it.

Lanikai is made to make you enjoy playing your ukulele. You can take this ukulele wherever you want to and for any occasion you like.

Material of the Lanikai LU-21 Soprano Ukulele

The Lanikai ukulele lu-11 or LU-21, are very portable and stable ukuleles. These products are made of quality Eastern mahogany material “Nato,” to deliver high-quality sound and playability. The finishing on this ukulele brand also helps to protect the surface from damages.

Everything about this ukulele brand is perfect. Unlike other materials, the eastern mahogany wood is a great material for making ukuleles. The wood does not crack or lose its appearance quickly like other woods do. It is very stable and amazing for making ukuleles.

Pros

  • Great resonance
  • Strings are quality Aquila nylgut strings
  • It has easy to tune die-cast tuning machine
  • Very comfortable to play and learn
  • Comes with instructional booklet
  • Produces deep tone with great volume

Cons

  • It might be too simple for most professionals to play

Frequently Asked Questions

Question : Is this ukulele come with the Lanikai soprano case?

Answer : No, it is not sold with the case but cases are cheap.

Question : Is the wood of this ukulele solid or laminate?

Answer : The one I have is solid.

Question : Is the quality of the sound produced by this ukulele good?

Answer : Lanikai produces one of the best concert ukuleles with great sound. The volume of this concert ukulele is also very loud and clear.

Question : I am a beginner, is this ukulele easy to play?

Answer : This Lanikai soprano ukulele is very easy to play. In fact, it comes with an instructional booklet. This ukulele is fit for beginners, intermediate players, and professionals. It is very portable for you to carry along with you when you travel.

Question : Do I need a Lanikai soprano case?

Answer : Yes, you need it. It will help to protect the body and other parts of your ukulele from damages. The ukulele case is cheap and also available in almost every ukulele stores.

In Summary

The Lanikai LU-21 Soprano Ukulele is a great ukulele brand to play. It is very comfortable to play and comes with well-positioned frets and strings to make the ukulele more enjoyable to play. The volume produced by this ukulele brand is superb. The volume is very loud and the ukulele also gives a warm tone.

I am always very happy anytime I pick up this ukulele to play. I find it very easy to tune and even after tuning, it stays that way for a long time.

This ukulele is one of the best soprano ukuleles in the market. It is very portable and weight is also very light. Well, as for me, I have done my best by providing some information about the product in this brief Lanikai ukulele review. I believe you will find out more for yourself when you own one.

Kohala Soprano Ukulele Review : Best Soprano Ukulele For Beginners

 

The Kohala ukulele is a good quality ukulele to play. I used this ukulele as a beginner and now it is still part of my collections. Both the Kohala concert ukulele, Kohala tenor ukulele, Kohala baritone ukulele and the Kohala Soprano Ukulele produce great sound.

In fact, to me, the Kohala ukulele brand is one of the best ukulele brands in the market. There are quite a lot of features that will make you fall in love with this instrument.

I will mention some of those features in this Kohala ukulele review but I believe you will understand better when you own one.

One thing I like about this ukulele brand is how comfortable it is to hold and play. I can say the same for other ukulele brands I own, but the Kohala uke is much more different.

I play it almost every single day and from the time of purchase till now, it is still looking very new and sounds great.

One other thing I like about this ukulele brand is that it is very easy to play. I can say the same for other ukulele brands I have possession of but the Kohala uke is much more different. I also admire the durability of the product. Maybe because I take proper care of it but this ukulele is also one of my favorite so I play it every day.

However, in this Kohala ukulele review, we will be looking features of the Kohala Soprano ukulele and why I highly recommend it to a beginner.Check Price On Amazon

For other instruments, I can’t say much about this quality because they didn’t last up to expectation but the Kohala is different. Before I go further in this Kohala ukulele review, let’s look at the shape and design of the Kohala Soprano ukulele that I have.

Amazing Design and shape of the Kohala Soprano ukulele

The Kohala Soprano ukulele has a figure-eight or what is known as acoustic shape. The body of this ukulele is also made with satin finish which protections the ukulele body and makes it look so much attractive. Also, there is no flaw in the body and design of this ukulele brand. The ukulele body is well constructed, and straight.

The shape, including features like the weight and size of this ukulele brand makes it much easier to carry. In fact, you can travel with it to any destination, even in your suitcase.

The Kohala ukulele is such a great product. In fact, there are lots of features this ukulele brand has that makes it fit for beginners and professionals to play. The shape and design of this ukulele brand are not the only features to like about this product. It has quality strings, wood material and amazing tune page.

Strings of the Kohala Soprano Ukulele

The Kohala Soprano ukulele comes with quality Aquila nylgut strings. These strings do not only make the ukulele very comfortable for finger picking and strumming. But contribute to its clear and penetrating tone.

The strings also have smooth surfaces that make it comfortable play. As with most new strings, these strings may require regular tuning to become stable. But the good thing is they can achieve stability in a short time.

These strings also have the ability to achieve the needed pitch as well as stability in just a few seconds. They can also remain tuned for weeks and months if properly maintained. For this, you can get a soprano ukulele cover, or better still a Kahola ukulele case to protect the strings and body of your ukulele from any damage.

Wood material of the Kohala Soprano ukulele

The Kohala soprano ukulele is crafted with durable and quality Eastern mahogany wood material, which has a lightweight and gives a very full and resonant tone.

The type of material used in making the ukulele can determine how long it will last for you. That’s why you must be careful when selecting your ukulele.

We have different quality and types of wood materials used in making ukuleles. While some usually last longer because of their textures, some might have a lifespan of 2 or 3 weeks.

The quality of the wood material makes this ukulele durable, reliable and strong. In fact, my Kahola soprano ukulele has been with me for some years and it still looks very new.Check Price On Amazon

Tune page of the Kohala Soprano ukulele

The Kohala soprano ukulele is an amazing brand of ukulele for starters. The tone produced by this ukulele is soothing and very loud.

You can take this ukulele brand with you to the beach if you want to entertain people or enjoy yourself. In fact, the size of the ukulele is portable and the ukulele has lightweight.

The Kohala soprano ukulele comes with geared tuning machines that make it very easy to tune. This tuning machine makes the ukulele to stay in tune longer and better than most ukulele in this price range. They are perfectly screwed to give users the best experience with the instrument.

Pros

  • Portable and lightweight
  • Very easy to hold, learn and play
  • It gives a soothing and warm tone
  • It is made of geared tuners and stays in tune
  • Strings have smooth surface and gentle to touch
  • Body, neck, and sides are made of durable eastern mahogany

Cons

  • Case is sold separately
  • The appearance might be too simple for people who want flashy designs

Frequently Asked Questions

Question : What type of strings does this product have?

Answer : The soprano ukulele comes with Aquila nylgut strings.

Question : Is the sound produced by this ukulele loud?

Answer : Yes, the sound is quite loud and very bright.

Question : I read that this brand of ukulele is made of the Eastern mahogany wood material, how true is it?

Answer : Yes, the Kohala Soprano Ukulele is made of Eastern mahogany wood material.

Question : I am a starter can I play this ukulele well? And one more thing, what will help me learn how to operate this ukulele?

Answer : Yes, as a starter you can make use of this ukulele very well. It is very comfortable to hold, learn and play and it also comes with an instructional booklet that will guide you.

In Summary

In summary, the Kohala soprano ukulele is a good quality ukulele, suitable for every player especially for beginners. The ukulele looks very attractive and solid even at the price range. And it also sounds great with no buzzing. It comes with amazing features like eastern mahogany wood material, geared tuning machines and quality Aquila nlygut strings that all contribute to its great sound and durability.

I would highly recommend this ukulele to beginners looking for affordable, reliable and durable ukulele that they can begin their journey with.

Anyway, I don’t really want to bore you with long text that’s why I wrote just a few things about the product in this Kohala ukulele review. I believe you will experience more about this product when you own one.

Kala KA-15S Mahogany Soprano Ukulele Review – Best Beginners Uke

Kala Ukuleles are a comparatively new ukulele brand in ukulele world, But They made a large impact to people.They are a great interesting option to choose for people who want a well-arranged and also high quality ukulele at a suitable price. Kala KA-15S Mahogany Soprano ukulele is one of the best kala ukulele of kala brand.

Especially They are good for people who are finding more serious about playing the uke and want a quality desire ukulele without harassment. Here you can get the best kala ukulele review and make right decision.

Why thKala Ukulele Best and better than other ukulele

Kala has a good reputation (I have Kala KA-15S Mahogany wood soprano ukulele – it’s fabulous) and Kala KA-15S starter packs come with everything that beginner ukulele players needs: case, books, decent strings and, most important of all, a professional set-up.

I was lucky to try out different ukulele brands when I first started playing the ukulele. Although 10 years ago, there was little or no information about the best ukuleles that could guide me to make the right choice.

So, as an ignorant fellow then, I ended up spending lots of money just to get a comfortable ukulele to play. Let’s say it was beneficial to me because now I can advise you not to make the same mistakes I did.

One great ukulele brand I was opportune to play is the Kala Ka 15S Mahogany Soprano Ukulele. In fact, I fell in love with this ukulele brand because of a lot of features which I am going to share with you shortly in this Kala ukulele review.

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  • This ukulele Perfect for small hands people, buying for a child or just strumming chords. Usually, it’s called beginners ukulele.
  • Soprano is standard size ukulele.
  • It has 12 frets.
  • Well finish Mahogany wooded ukulele.
  • Great for strumming.
  • High quality sound.

If you’re looking for a cheap and reasonable price but also good quality reputable ukulele, this Kala Ukulele is one of the best.

Specification of Kala KA-15S Mahogany Soprano Ukulele

The design and shape of the Kala Ka 15S Mahogany Soprano Ukulele make this brand of ukulele different from others. It is portable and easy to play because of its shape and design. Unlike other brands of ukulele, the Kala Ka 15s has a unique figure-eight shape specially designed for comfort.

The edges are also not sharp like other brands of ukulele that can cause injury to the player. Just like we have different brands of ukuleles today, each product also comes with their own designs and shapes.

However, the shape and design of any ukulele brand can influence the quality of sound produced. That is why you must buy a unique brand as a beginner to get accustomed to the right sound of the instrument. Even professionals also need a good quality ukulele that produces good quality sound, don’t you think so? Yes, they do.

It’s a small ukulele prefect for beginners and small handed people. So if you are looking for a soprano ukulele with good quality sound, the Kala Ka 15S Mahogany Soprano Uke will satisfy you. If you are someone who also likes traveling like me, you will always be tempted to go with your Kala Ka 15S ukulele.

The shape and design of this ukulele brand make it easier to take along with you on your journey. So, for players who may want something they can play easily, grip firmly and travel with, the Kala Ka 15S Mahogany Soprano Ukulele is obviously the right ukulele brand to choose.

The Poor quality strings, wood material for body, neck and other parts can affect the durability and quality of sound produced by your ukulele. That’s why you need to choose carefully.

However, I have played the Kala Ka 15S for many years and I have never been disappointed. Let’s say I was lucky to get such a lucky product but it is worth every penny I spent on it.

Strings of the Kala Ka 15S Mahogany Soprano Ukulele

Your ukulele strings have a very big role to play when it comes to the quality of sound produced by your ukulele. It will also determine if the ukulele will be easy for you to play or not.

However, if you are a beginner, you can play the Kala Ka 15S Mahogany Soprano Ukulele comfortably.

This ukulele brand is made up of high quality and durable strings known as the “Aquila nylgut strings.”This string is not just durable but it also produces good sound. It is not as slippery as other strings and that’s one of the reasons beginners and professionals can play this brand of ukulele perfectly.

Fretboard of the Kala Ka 15S Mahogany Soprano Ukulele

Before you buy any ukulele, check the material used in constructing the fretboard of the product. When it comes to quality wood material for fretboard making, rosewood fretboards are considered as the best wood material for constructing ukuleles.

This is because the wood material is naturally oily, and produces a richer fundamental tone than other types of wood material. Un-wanted overtone is also being absorbed into the oily pores of the wood and that is why ukuleles with rosewood fretboards always deliver the best sound.

The fretboard of the Kala Ka 15S Mahogany Soprano Ukulele is made of rosewood material. In fact, I don’t think I have played ukulele that produces a great sound like this Kala Ka 15S. The tone delivered by the Kala Ka 15S is rich with a less high-end attack.

So, if you want to tame the harsh highs on your ukulele brand, the ka-15s is a great quality product to pick.

You can also read other Kala ka 15s mahogany soprano ukulele review to see what other players are saying about the product.

Material (wood) of the Kala Ka 15S Mahogany Soprano Ukulele

The type and quality of material used in making your ukulele matter a lot. Let me be honest with you, I got one specific brand of ukulele and within a short time, it was like the ukulele has been with me for ages.

I mean, the wood started to crack and the appearance was looking irritating. As a novice then, I asked other professionals ahead of me, who told me to go get a ukulele made of mahogany wood.

Well, I wasn’t surprised because I know a lot about mahogany, so I got Kala Ka 15S Mahogany Soprano Ukulele and that was when I saw the difference.

The quality of the wood material can determine the durability and quality of sound produced by your ukulele. Mahogany is a unique wood. It is stable, strong and also resonant.

What we like and what we don’t like of the Kala Ka 15S Mahogany Soprano Ukulele together.

What We Like

  • Easy to play
  • Affordable
  • Wood finish is very nice
  • Made of durable mahogany material
  • Rosewood fretboard and durable Aquila strings

What We Don’t Like

  • Produces light sound (soprano)
  • Product does not come with a carrying case

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What type of string is this product using, is it the Aquila string?

Answer: Yes

Question: I am just a beginner, I want to know if I can use this soprano ukulele

Answer: Yes. I started with soprano ukulele and I still have it among other types of ukulele. But as a beginner, you can play the soprano ukulele very well.

Question: Does the Kala Ka 15S come with a carrying case?

Answer: No. You can purchase that separately.

In Summary

The Kala Ka 15S Mahogany Soprano Ukulele seems to have all the features that will constantly ignite your passion for playing the ukulele. The product is manufactured with quality materials and design to give ukulele players the best experience with the instrument. I had a solid experience using this product and for all those years, I can boldly say the Kala Ka-15S never failed me.

What surprises me about the Kala Ka- 15S is the price. I can hardly believe that such a good quality product would sell for a cheap amount.

In fact, so many people doubt the price because of the great sound it produces as well as its durability. I can’t tell you all about the product with just a few pages of Kala ukulele review. You will experience more than what is written here when you acquire your own ukulele.

How To Tune A Ukulele : A Guide For Beginners

As a beginner, one of the things you will learn about the ukulele is how to tune it. Tuning is one of the difficult challenges many beginners encounter. Of course, it is only a well-tuned instrument that will sound well.

We have prepared a simple, step-by-step guide on how you can tune a ukulele to the standard tuning, the various types of ukulele and how to tune them, using tuners, tuning apps and more.

How Beginners can tune a ukulele

Tuning a string instrument is not a big deal. Even though you are new to playing the instrument, you can still tune. There are videos on how to tune a ukulele or other stringed instruments. You can learn from these videos or from the texts we are going to provide here for you.

Standard Tuning: How it is been done

The ukulele was also tuned to G, C, E, and A notes. But this only become known and accepted as the standard when the internet was invented.

The ukulele was also tuned to G, C, E, and A notes. But this only become known and accepted as the standard when the internet was invented.

Tuning The Ukulele With A Piano

Most videos you will find today use the standard ukulele tuning pattern, G4, C4, E4, A4. The 4 that comes after the letters represents the piano octave you will also find.

You can easily tune the ukulele when you are using a reference instrument. It is quite easy because the instrument will guide you. If you have a piano, then you can follow these steps to tune your ukulele.

1.First, play the G on your piano then strike the G string with your finger. Adjust the pitch of the G string to suit that of the piano.

  1. If you decide to tune the rest of the ukulele using the piano, then continue by first playing the C, E and A first on your piano before the ukulele. With this process, you can tune your ukulele to sound right.

Tuning Your Ukulele With A Tuner

Another great way to tune the ukulele is with a tuner. Most players use the chromatic tuner and it works best for them. A Korg chromatic tuner is a great option.

Where to buy a chromatic tuner

You can buy chromatic tuners online at a fair price. Do not forget that there are different brands of tuners on the market and all are not chromatic.

Meaning of Chromatic tuners

This is a common question I get asked by beginners most of the time. The thing is a chromatic tuner is designed to help you get all of your notes tuned. For instance, guitar tuners are not chromatic.

Tuning The Ukulele By Ear

If you don’t have any tools, gadgets or friends with instruments to help you tune your ukulele, you can still tune your ukulele. It may not be as perfect as using a piano or any other tool, but it is doable.

You can tune the ukulele yourself by listening with your ear. You listen to the sound and then adjust the instrument to sound right.

Let’s discuss it step-by-step;

  1. Play the C string and listen to how it sounds. If the sound is sharp or flat, go ahead and adjust the tuners.
  2. Play the 4th fret of the C string, which is E. The sound of E should not be different from the open string. But if the open string and the fretted one are not the same, then you need to adjust the open string a bit.
  3. Repeat the second step, but this time with the 3rd fret of the E string or G note. Ensure that it matches with the open G string then adjust.
  4. Now play the 2nd fret on G string or A note. It should have the same sound as an open A string. Make sure that this and the fretted note are in the same tune.

Tuning by listening with your ear is not as complicated as many think. You need to practice to be able to get your ear accustomed to the different tones.

Different Ukulele Types And How To Tune

Apps For Ukulele Tuning

There are many apps to use for tuning the ukulele. They are simple, durable and reliable. Below are few of the apps I recommend to beginners. Check them out:

For iPhone

Free Chromatic Tuner

This app can be downloaded from iTunes app store free of charge. It can be used for both the standard as well as alternative tuning. You can download and enjoy.

This app is also great. It automatically changes your smartphone into a pitch pipe and chromatic tuner.

Android Phones

This app is also effective for tuning the ukulele. It helps to get your ukulele in tune using a built-in mic on your phone

Get here the ukulele tuner for android.

Chord can be downloaded and installed on both iPhone and Android phones. The app has both paid and free version. It also gives you the option to do multiple tunings on other string instruments. In addition, you will also find scales, chords and other vital information in this app.

Final Word

There are several ways to tune the ukulele which we have highlighted here in details. Tuning the ukulele is not as difficult as many beginners are meant to believe it is. Though tuning the ukulele may seem difficult when you first start it, but once you choose the one most convenient for you and keep on practicing, you will become good at it and stay with www.UkuleleBuzz.com

If you have comments that will help others, please, do not hesitate to share them below.

How long will a beginner take to learn the ukulele?

To be honest, this question does not have a direct answer. But one thing is certain, learning any musical instrument is a lifetime journey, and not the way people graduate from high school.

In fact, you don’t graduate from it; you learn every now and then to get better and better. So buckle up and enjoy the ride.

However, if you ask me how long it takes for dummies to learn to play the ukulele, I would say “5 minutes.” But it depends if the sound you will be making in that 5 minutes would make sense or not. Obviously not!

There is no short cut to success but if you do things right, the reward will reflect in your performances. Now let’s look at some few tips to help you learn a little bit faster.

Learning the Ukulele basics

It does not take long for you to learn the basics. Let’s assume you have the best ukulele for beginners, which we said does not necessarily mean an expensive uke.

There are great beginner ukuleles you can find without breaking the bank or going broke. I usually advise beginners not to spend too much to buy their first ukulele.

As you advance in playing the ukulele, you may decide to go for highly priced models.

Now back to learning the basics. Like we said, it doesn’t take long to learn the ukulele. 5 minutes is enough to do so. You will learn about the different parts of the ukulele, how to tune the ukulele, chord formation, and strumming.

In fact, the last two things I mentioned here are the two main things you need to know or learn to play the ukulele.

What Hinders Beginners from Learning How To Play Ukulele

I spoke with a great ukulele teacher, Mr. Peter, on the most difficult aspect of being a teacher and the hardest things new students face.

Their challenges may not be the same but almost similar if you ask me. I was once a student so I have firsthand experience on what new students go through.

According to Mr. Peter, he said, one of the most challenging parts of being a teacher is when you come across new students who can’t narrow down what they really want to learn in playing the ukulele.

There are many things about the ukulele students can learn to play but not being direct about it would make it even difficult for the teacher to help.

He said, sometimes, some newbie who know what they want will walk up to him, and ask him to teach them ‘Flake’ by Jackson Johnson.

Of course, that’s very simple and direct he already knows what they want and what to teach them.

On the other hand, a student can walk up to the teacher and say “I am interested in learning the ukulele.” That’s a great idea but when asked what exactly he or she wants to learn, the student says “I really don’t know.”

The teacher needs to know what you really want to learn to play on the ukulele. Not having any clue will not be helpful in any way. The teacher needs to know the reason you decided to play the ukulele and not other instruments.

Of course, we have other instruments like the guitar, saxophone, mandolin and the rest. So what really about the ukulele grabbed your attention? Or what particular song do you like? This will help the teacher decide what he or she would be teaching you.

Learning To Play The Ukulele – How The Music Teacher Can Assist You

If you listen to different musicians play, you will discover that majority of them uses different playing techniques. Is strumming the thing about the ukulele that really perked your ears when you first made attempt to learn the instrument or the fingerstyle of a player?

Are you fascinated by the chord forms? Or is the person inspiring you to play someone who uses simple chords or complex chords? Or is he or she just a lead player?

As simple as these questions are, they can help the teacher not to not only teach you how to play the ukulele but rate your success level.

The teacher will be able to get you to the point where you can play the ukulele comfortably and be proud of yourself. Individuals differ in the way they learn and adapt to new things.

What you may learn in 1 week, others might take 4 weeks to learn that same thing. Knowing what you want to learn, an experienced teacher can help you achieve your goals easily.

There are people who took years of music lessons but became disappointed because, at the end of the day, they never could play what they wanted. Many of us who are professional players today had the same experience.

In fact, being unable to play the things you wanted to play can make you give up or lose interest in playing the ukulele.

Final Word

The answer to the question “how long will a beginner take to learn the ukulele?” depends on what the person in question really wants to achieve.

If you only want to strum few songs, then you don’t need much time, but if you want to play like the famous Jake Shimabukuro, then you are going to need more time and consistent practice.

And remember, learning the ukulele is a lifelong thing. The day you stop learning or practicing, you stop progressing.