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Start Playing Ukulele Today the Ukulele For Dummies Way

Designed for soprano, concert, and “high G” tenor ukuleles (G-C-E-A tuning).

eMedia Ukulele For Dummies delivers over 65 interactive ukulele lessons that teach you how to play ukulele in G-C-E-A tuning and let you learn at your own pace. 40 high-definition videos demonstrate important ukulele techniques, and over 25 hit songs let you apply what you learn. Songs feature band accompaniment tracks that make practice fun, while MIDI tracks and looped playback let you slow down tracks and work on difficult sections.

Professional ukulele player and instructor Tim Carey (Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA) guides you through easy-to-follow lessons that start with basics such as holding, stringing, and tuning the ukulele and then go on to teach how to play ukulele chords, use ukulele-specific strumming patterns, and much more! eMedia Ukulele For Dummies teaches you what you need to know to play hundreds of popular songs!

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The Fast and Easy Way to Learn to Play Ukulele!

Over 65 step-by-step ukulele lessons are arranged in four detailed chapters, the lessons cover the basics such as holding, stringing, and tuning the ukulele and then go on to teach how to play ukulele chords, use ukulele-specific strumming patterns, and much more. Lessons include a variety of exercises and songs. On-screen teacher Tim Carey (Cornish College of the Arts) provides clear and friendly instruction.

eMedia Ukulele For Dummies features songs in a variety of genres to make learning fun and memorable! It includes multi-track audio playback of hit songs popularized by well-known artists, such as:

  • John Lennon (“Imagine”)
  • The Animals (“House of the Rising Sun”)
  • Bob Dylan (“Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”)
  • Los Lobos (“La Bamba”)

Also included are popular songs, including “Greensleeves,” “Listen to the Mockingbird,” “Hawaii Aloha,” and many others!

Anyone Can Learn How to Play Ukulele

eMedia Ukulele For Dummies video lesson Video Instruction Professional ukulele instructor Tim Carey guides you in 40 high-definition videos with demonstrations of techniques. eMedia Ukulele For Dummies Animated Fretboard skin 1
eMedia Ukulele For Dummies Animated Fretboard skin 2
eMedia Ukulele For Dummies Animated Fretboard skin 3
eMedia Ukulele For Dummies Animated Fretboard skin 4
The Animated Fretboard (with four different skins!) displays fingering positions as the music plays. It allows you to see exactly how to play the song on a ukulele fretboard as you hear the music. Since you can highlight and loop any section of the music (or even double-click on a single note in the music), you can use the Animated Fretboard to make difficult sections or quick changes easier to manage and learn. The Animated Fretboard makes it simple to follow along with the lesson content. Includes option for both right- and left-handed views. Fretboard skins let you personalize the software to match your ukulele!
eMedia Ukulele For Dummies music tracking Music Tracking highlights the music and lyrics as they’re heard, making it easy to follow along on ukulele. eMedia Ukulele For Dummies jam tracks Jam Tracks and Multitrack Audio give you the fun option to play along with a full band. Multitrack audio lets you remove the vocals from the song playback and focus on the ukulele part. eMedia Ukulele For Dummies MIDI tracks Use Variable-Speed MIDI Tracks to speed up or slow the tempo down as desired. Use this in combination with the looping feature, and you can learn at the pace best suited to you! eMedia Ukulele For Dummies tuner Use the Ukulele Tuner  to tune your soprano, concert, or high-G tenor ukulele quickly and easily! Play into your computer microphone and tune interactively with this accurate ukulele tuner. A precision gauge allows you to immediately get feedback to see if you’re too high or too low. Reference tones for standard G-C-E-A tuning are also included. eMedia Ukulele For Dummies guitar chord dictionary The Ukulele Chord Dictionary includes fingering charts and audio playback for over 230 ukulele chords in standard reentrant G-C-E-A tuning to help you learn ukulele songs easily. An indispensable reference tool! eMedia Ukulele For Dummies metronome With a Metronome, set your tempo and practice keeping a steady beat with audio and visual indicators. eMedia Ukulele For Dummies recorder Use the Recorder to save your recordings and play back to compare with the instructor’s version and share with friends.

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Start Playing Ukulele Today the Ukulele For Dummies Way

Designed for soprano, concert, and “high G” tenor ukuleles (G-C-E-A tuning).

eMedia Ukulele For Dummies delivers over 65 interactive ukulele lessons that teach you how to play ukulele in G-C-E-A tuning and let you learn at your own pace. 40 high-definition videos demonstrate important ukulele techniques, and over 25 hit songs let you apply what you learn. Songs feature band accompaniment tracks that make practice fun, while MIDI tracks and looped playback let you slow down tracks and work on difficult sections.

Professional ukulele player and instructor Tim Carey (Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA) guides you through easy-to-follow lessons that start with basics such as holding, stringing, and tuning the ukulele and then go on to teach how to play ukulele chords, use ukulele-specific strumming patterns, and much more! eMedia Ukulele For Dummies teaches you what you need to know to play hundreds of popular songs!

eMedia Ukulele For Dummies screenshot with pullouts

The Fast and Easy Way to Learn to Play Ukulele!

Over 65 step-by-step ukulele lessons are arranged in four detailed chapters, the lessons cover the basics such as holding, stringing, and tuning the ukulele and then go on to teach how to play ukulele chords, use ukulele-specific strumming patterns, and much more. Lessons include a variety of exercises and songs. On-screen teacher Tim Carey (Cornish College of the Arts) provides clear and friendly instruction.

eMedia Ukulele For Dummies features songs in a variety of genres to make learning fun and memorable! It includes multi-track audio playback of hit songs popularized by well-known artists, such as:

  • John Lennon (“Imagine”)
  • The Animals (“House of the Rising Sun”)
  • Bob Dylan (“Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”)
  • Los Lobos (“La Bamba”)

Also included are popular songs, including “Greensleeves,” “Listen to the Mockingbird,” “Hawaii Aloha,” and many others!

Anyone Can Learn How to Play Ukulele

eMedia Ukulele For Dummies video lesson Video Instruction Professional ukulele instructor Tim Carey guides you in 40 high-definition videos with demonstrations of techniques. eMedia Ukulele For Dummies Animated Fretboard skin 1
eMedia Ukulele For Dummies Animated Fretboard skin 2
eMedia Ukulele For Dummies Animated Fretboard skin 3
eMedia Ukulele For Dummies Animated Fretboard skin 4
The Animated Fretboard (with four different skins!) displays fingering positions as the music plays. It allows you to see exactly how to play the song on a ukulele fretboard as you hear the music. Since you can highlight and loop any section of the music (or even double-click on a single note in the music), you can use the Animated Fretboard to make difficult sections or quick changes easier to manage and learn. The Animated Fretboard makes it simple to follow along with the lesson content. Includes option for both right- and left-handed views. Fretboard skins let you personalize the software to match your ukulele!
eMedia Ukulele For Dummies music tracking Music Tracking highlights the music and lyrics as they’re heard, making it easy to follow along on ukulele. eMedia Ukulele For Dummies jam tracks Jam Tracks and Multitrack Audio give you the fun option to play along with a full band. Multitrack audio lets you remove the vocals from the song playback and focus on the ukulele part. eMedia Ukulele For Dummies MIDI tracks Use Variable-Speed MIDI Tracks to speed up or slow the tempo down as desired. Use this in combination with the looping feature, and you can learn at the pace best suited to you! eMedia Ukulele For Dummies tuner Use the Ukulele Tuner  to tune your soprano, concert, or high-G tenor ukulele quickly and easily! Play into your computer microphone and tune interactively with this accurate ukulele tuner. A precision gauge allows you to immediately get feedback to see if you’re too high or too low. Reference tones for standard G-C-E-A tuning are also included. eMedia Ukulele For Dummies guitar chord dictionary The Ukulele Chord Dictionary includes fingering charts and audio playback for over 230 ukulele chords in standard reentrant G-C-E-A tuning to help you learn ukulele songs easily. An indispensable reference tool! eMedia Ukulele For Dummies metronome With a Metronome, set your tempo and practice keeping a steady beat with audio and visual indicators. eMedia Ukulele For Dummies recorder Use the Recorder to save your recordings and play back to compare with the instructor’s version and share with friends.

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Contents Summary

Introduction

I. About the Ukulele

The Soprano Ukulele and its Parts; Stringing; Tuning; Holding; Strumming; Beats and Timing Exercises; Counting Beats; Measures, Bar Lines and Repeat Signs; Reading Chord Charts; The C Chord.

II. Simple Chords and Strumming

The F Chord; Progressive Beats Method; Keeping Time While Changing Chords; The G Chord; Pick Up Notes; Am Chord; The Magic Progression; Practice Songs; Chord Quizzes.

III. Chord Progressions and Strumming Techniques

Dm, Em and E7 Progressions; The Up Strum / 8th Notes; Downward Thumb; The Double Strum; Barre Chords; Practice Songs; Chord Quizzes.

IV. Syncopation and Muting

Syncopated Strum Patterns; “La Bamba;” The Miss; 12-Bar Blues; The People’s Strum; The Pinky Mute; Combined Miss and Pinky Mute; The Strum Mute; Practice Songs; Chord Quizzes, “Imagine.”

Appendix

Button Symbols; Commands and Shortcuts; Song Looping; Tools (Animated Fretboard, Recorder, etc); Other Types of Ukuleles; Ukulele Set-up; More Tips.

Attention Educators, please visit our academic product page for information on using this product in schools or for private group instruction.

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What customers are saying...

“This is a great program. It has really helped me learn the ukulele. It’s an amazing program that will provide a solid foundation and strong skill set! I plan on doing the program for acoustic guitar.”
– Christopher Salvatore of West Orange, NJ

“I like being able to do the exercises using my laptop.”
– Geri of San Antonio, TX

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System requirements

Windows®: Windows 11 / 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
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Macintosh®: macOS 10.5 to 10.14 *
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Internet connection recommended for online activation. Requires a Windows desktop, laptop, or tablet device; or a 32-bit (only) Mac desktop or laptop computer. Not compatible with iPhones, iPads, Android, or Chromebook devices.

* Attention Mac Users Beginning with macOS 10.15 (Catalina), Apple has eliminated the option to run 32-bit apps on the Mac. If you wish to continue using our applications, which currently require 32-bit support, do not upgrade your operating system past Mac OS 10.14 (Mojave). Alternatively, you can retain an older Mac operating system on a separate drive partition. eMedia developers are currently working on software updates to support Catalina and future versions of macOS, but this is a major undertaking. We are currently unable to foresee how long it will take us to create these new versions. If you purchased your eMedia Mac software on or after September 7, 2019, upon receiving proof of purchase we will provide you with a free upgrade to a macOS 10.15 (Catalina)-compatible version of an eMedia application when it becomes available. All other registered owners of eMedia software will be qualified for discounted upgrades.

Questions about system requirements? Contact our technical support department.

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