A challenge you say…Bring it on!
The challenge that I have been set, is to learn something that I have always wanted to learn but have never gotten around to learning it. And, to make the challenge a little more interesting, I will only be able to use YouTube and Internet Help Forums for information about how I will learn my new skill. I say, bring it on!
The challenge that I have set myself is to lean to play a song on the ukulele. I have watched my daughter playing her ukulele on many occasions and have always want to pick it up an play a song on it, but I have always found some excuse to avoid sitting down and learning to play the ukulele.
In order for me to learn the basics and ‘actually’ playing a song on the ukulele, I will definitely have to reach out to my personal learning networks, as I currently have no idea of how to play the ukulele. During this time I will watch Youtube tutorials clips seeking information about holding, strumming and selecting notes on a ukulele. I will watch tutorials that are posted on YouTube, and I will use help forums on the internet if required to help me succeed with my challenge.
I have found some possible links that will help me with this challenge, so that I will be able to play a song on the ukulele.
- The Ukulele Teacher: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1HlihY-iNtOemAlYQq3GXQ
- Uke Minutes 100 – How to Play the Ukulele in 5 min: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=303&v=Ad4MpwnZFdY
- Learn To Play Ukulele Free – Basic Chords: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zURQ9OqJwNo
There are also lots of tutorials on YouTube that will teach you to play a song. Here are just a few of the multitude of tutorials available.
- Riptide – Vance Joy – Super Easy Beginner Ukulele Tutorial – How to play Ukulele for Beginners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lw057CKQDCw
- *EASY* Hey Soul Sister Ukulele Tutorial (Train): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h0GgZf2hCM&list=PLp1SI5yufyKROSCIjp3rJdMdRfWnnvwfk&index=31
- Stay With Me – Sam Smith (Ukulele Tutorial): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79fXLjPNrr4
Some other links that I may use in my endeavor to play a song on the ukulele: