About This Course
Start playing easy versions of your favorite songs on the ukulele today. You’ll learn the basics, like strumming, first-position chords, and keeping solid time, all while playing a variety of songs that sound great on the lovable little “dancing flea.” Then move on to more intermediate-level techniques with more fun songs to play. Includes Play-Along Tracks so you can play along with Marcy.
Try a Sample Lesson
If I Had a Hammer
In this lesson, you’ll learn to accent strums to give a song a bouncy rhythm, using the folk classic “If I Had a Hammer.” You’ll learn a new way to finger the basic C and F chords that will allow you to play a fun intro to the song that switches between the C and F chords quickly. You’ll also learn a quick-changing chord pattern (C, G, F, G) that you can use for most of the verse, along with an accented strum pattern: