If you’re just beginning to play the ukulele, you’re in the right place.
If you’ve been playing for awhile but aren’t improving, you’re also in the right place.
Ukulele Tricks is a website that helps you become a better ukulele player. There are two main parts to our site that you need to know about.
1.) Free Ukulele Lessons
Just over a year ago, I (Brett McQueen) created a free 29-page digital ukulele lesson book called Your First Ukulele Lesson and Then Some. Since then, more than 25,000 people have downloaded the book!
Your First Ukulele Lesson and Then Some is a complete crash course beginners guide to playing the ukulele. I go over things like:
- How to properly tune, hold, and strum your ukulele
- The most essential “must-know” ukulele chords
- How to play 3 extremely versatile strumming patterns
- How to play “I’ve Been Working On the Railroad”
The lesson book is completely free. This is because I wanted to give you an exact starting point and something that gives you everything you need to learn how to play ukulele in one spot. Even if you’ve been playing for awhile, I think you’ll pick up some new tricks.
Just enter your email address below to instantly get your free copy:
Along with my free lesson book, don’t forget to check out the many free ukulele lessons posted here on the site.
2.) Ukulele Strumming Tricks Video Lesson Course
The biggest part of Ukulele Tricks is the Ukulele Strumming Tricks video lesson course.
With over 180 minutes of high-definition video, 100+ pages of highly-organized worksheets, exclusive discussion forum, and 100% free support, this is one of the largest, most comprehensive, and most organized ukulele video lesson courses on the internet.
The goal for this course isn’t just to teach you a lot of popular songs or strumming patterns, but rather, Ukulele Strumming Tricks gives you a framework and a method for approaching the ukulele so you’re equipped to be able to play any song.
This course is perfect for beginners and beyond. For more information about the course, click here.
About Brett McQueen
My name is Brett McQueen and I’m a musician, songwriter, and a bit of a web geek. I love helping people succeed as musicians and artists, so creating a website like this one is only fitting.
When I was about seven, my grandpa taught me how to play “I’ve Been Working On the Railroad” on the ukulele. Ever since then, I’ve been hooked. For as long as I can remember, holiday gatherings have been spent with the family around the piano, with ukes in hand, playing and singing our favorite folk songs and carols.
So, maybe Ukulele Tricks is a bit nostalgic for me, but needless to say, my hope is that we will learn and grow together as ukulele players.
While Ukulele Tricks is particularly aimed at beginner uke players, my feeling is that even more seasoned ukulele players can pick up some new tricks, learn some songs, and contribute to this new, active community.
Let’s Stay Connected
The coolest part about Ukulele Tricks for me is that I get to meet a lot of awesome people like yourself. Here are a couple ways we can stay connected:
- Follow me on Twitter at @UkuleleTricks.
- “Like” Ukulele Tricks on Facebook.
- Please feel free to send me an email at anytime. I read every email I get.
See you around!