Over 3,500 students have become a better ukulele player with the Ukulele Strumming Tricks video lesson course. If you’re a beginning ukulele player that needs easy-to-follow direction, or if you are someone who wants to continue to improve their skills, you have come to the right place.
My name is Brett McQueen, and I am the guy behind Ukulele Tricks. Just awhile ago, I asked ukulele players who have enjoyed my free ukulele lessons what they would like to see covered in a ukulele video lesson course. Something I heard most was that you want a course that helps you:
Through our many conversations, I got right to work on one of the biggest projects I’ve ever undertaken for Ukulele Tricks. After more than a straight month of recording and editing hours of video footage, it pleases me greatly to introduce you to my brand new ukulele video lesson course:
Ukulele Strumming Tricks is a video lesson course that helps you improve your strumming, rhythm, chord changes and much more to help you play actual songs on the ukulele.
The course takes place in an exclusive, private online member area of Ukulele Tricks. When you purchase the course, you set up your own account and get access to any of the 23 video lessons (plus 4 bonus lessons if you sign up today).
Each video lesson is organized in a progressive, step-by-step, easy-to-follow manner. For each video, you download a PDF worksheet of the lesson that includes detailed rhythm charts, chord diagrams, finger positions, practice objectives, tips, tricks and much more. There are over 100 pages of detailed and organized worksheets in the course.
As you can probably tell, this isn’t a project I’ve just thrown together. I’ve spent countless hours on this and I’m prepared to spend many more to help you take your strumming to another level on the ukulele.
I do have to warn you though: because I’m offering my 100% free support, I reserve the right to close the course at any time for new sign ups. This is because I want to make sure I am able to maintain excellent support on my end.
“I tell people that I learned how to play [ukulele] on the internet and they can’t believe me.”
Brett is the best teacher. He’s very thorough. If you’re new to the uke, this is where you want to be. In the early lessons he covers all of the correct techniques that you want to make habits. The other alternative is hacking your way through, learning a few songs but developing bad habits that prevent later progress. I tell people that I learned how to play on the internet and they can’t believe me. The lessons are paced in such small steps that you will immediately feel a sense of accomplishment after each one, instead of frustration. Spend the time, spend the couple bucks. One live lesson will cost at least as much as a Ukulele Tricks membership. Oh, and learning the uke will bring joy into your life <3
“I consider this the ESSENTIAL course to take if you want to learn how to play the ukulele.”
I tried several different ways to approach learning how to play the ukulele… forums, books, You Tube videos, etc. It wasn’t until I discovered ‘Ukulele Tricks’ that I began to really understand how to approach the subject and how to learn. The videos are to the point and the lesson plans are easy to read and follow. I especially liked the combination of the songs and the strums… it helps to have specific songs to work on while learning the various strums. I progressed so quickly through the lessons and continue to refer to them as I learn new songs. I consider this the ESSENTIAL course to take if you want to learn how to play the ukulele… particularly if you have no prior knowledge about the instrument. I highly recommend this course and it is well worth the nominal cost.
“Perfect for the compete beginner and for players who needs a bit more ‘know how’.”
I am finding that Ukulele Tricks is perfect for the complete beginner and for players who need a bit more ‘know how’. I am part way through the course and I find that the sequence of lessons steadily builds up playing skill. Brett steps the learner through a range of tunes by explaining the chords and the strumming pattern. The forum enables students to ask questions and Brett’s encouraging responses really help – it is like having support 24/7. I recently attended a beginners workshop at the Fremantle Arts Centre in Western Australia and Ukulele Tricks was brought to our attention as being an excellent online course should we wish to continue learning and develop as players.
“[Ukulele Strumming Tricks] has been invaluable … allowing me to make really fast progress.”
Many thanks for a fantastic course. As a relative newcomer to uke and in my senior years, the course has been invaluable to me allowing me (with lots of practise of course) to make really fast progress. It has equipped me with all the essential information required concerning chords, strumming patterns and rhythms. The new updated worksheets are fantastic and I now have a folder full of wonderful information. Keep up the good work, I know it is very much appreciated by us ‘apprentice’ uke players.
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Ukulele Strumming Tricks is a comprehensive online video course that takes you step-by-step to becoming a master of strumming and rhythm on the ukulele. If you just started playing ukulele, or if you’ve been playing for awhile, this course is perfect for you. The course is designed so you can access the lessons at anytime and go at your own pace from the comfort of your own home.
What I don’t want to do in this course is teach you a bunch of strumming patterns and songs and call it done. In this course, you will learn exactly how a strumming pattern fits within a song. I equip you with the skills you need to understand the structure for which a strumming pattern is built around, so you can listen to any song yourself and figure out a strumming pattern that works.
This means that after you go through this course you will be able to take the knowledge you’ve gained and apply these principles to literally thousands of other songs.
Ukulele Strumming Tricks isn’t just a bunch of theory mumbo-jumbo. I intentionally set up this course so with each lesson you are learning a strumming pattern and applying that strumming pattern to learning a song.
Each strumming pattern builds on the previous. In each lesson, we break down the strumming pattern so we understand exactly what’s going on. For each strumming pattern, we learn a song to apply what we learned.
After the course, you’ll be playing 15 different strumming patterns and 18 different popular ukulele songs. Songs like “Hey, Soul Sister,” “Ain’t She Sweet,” “I’m Yours,” “Five Foot Two,” “Don’t Stop Believing”, “Five Years Time,” and many more.
This is course is very organized and easy-to-follow. With high-definition video, you are able to see exactly what I’m doing at all times. With the worksheets, you are given clear written instruction, pictures, diagrams, charts, chords, and much more.
At the end of each lesson, I give you some very tangible practice objectives. As a self-taught player, I realize how frustrating it can be trying to figure out what I need to be practicing. In this course, you won’t have to worry about figuring that out. Everything you need is right at your fingertips. All you have to do is follow along.
Do you ever have it where you’re able to execute a strumming pattern but once you start singing a song you completely lose it? Throughout the course, I show you some really specific ways you can sing and play at the same time while keeping steady and consistent rhythm.
Songs like “Hey, Soul Sister” by Train and “Five Years Time” by Noah and the Whale require you to be able to play faster strumming patterns with quick chord changes. Ukulele Strumming Tricks will teach you how to execute these faster strumming patterns with precision and accuracy.
“Muting” is one of the coolest strumming techniques you can learn. It creates a really awesome percussive feel to your songs. You will learn the tricks to master this technique and how you can apply it to different songs.
Throughout the course, you will learn five different rhythm exercises that you can practice that will help make your strumming steadier, more consistent, sharper, and faster. These exercises will challenge you and make you a better ukulele player.
Ukulele Strumming Tricks is comprehensive video lesson course packed full with step-by-step lessons, high definition videos, worksheets, chord shapes, song charts, rhythm charts, exercises and much more.
Every video lesson is shot in high-definition, so you can see exactly what’s going on. Feel free to watch the lessons in full screen view to get an even better view. You may even choose to watch lessons from your iPad or mobile device!
There is a lot of content in the course, however, it is organized in a very easy-to-follow, step-by-step way. For each lesson, there is a corresponding printer-friendly worksheet with charts, diagrams, pictures, practice objectives, and other helpful instruction.
Interact with the hundreds of other Ukulele Strumming Tricks members. For every lesson, there is a place to post your questions and comments that might come up during the lesson. This area is rich with other helpful tips and encouragement.
100% Free Direct Support
With Ukulele Strumming Tricks, you get my 100% free direct support. This means if you have any questions or run into any difficulties along the way, you can post your question in the member forum or send me an email, and I will respond.
Once you click the “Add to Cart” button below, you will instantly be redirected to setup your lifetime Ukulele Strumming Tricks membership. Once you are logged in, you will be able to navigate to any lesson of the course. From the lesson page, you’ll be able to watch the video associated with the lesson, download and print the worksheet, and interact with other members in the discussion area.
I offer a 365-day 100% money-back guarantee for Ukulele Strumming Tricks. I have a lot of confidence in this course, however, if for whatever reason you purchase it and decide that it’s not for you, send me an email within one year of your purchase and I will issue you a 100% refund no questions asked.
This course has two people in mind: beginner and intermediate players.
If you just picked up the ukulele, or finished my free beginner’s ukulele lesson book, this course is created for you to dive right in. Each lesson builds on the other and gives you the skills you need to start playing songs right away.
However, if you’ve been playing ukulele for a little while and you’re struggling with getting your strumming consistent, fluid, and steady, this will also be perfect for you. At the beginning, we’re going to look at strumming in it’s simplest form so we can build on that and create our own strumming patterns. Plus, we’ll learn some really cool songs like: “Hey Soul Sister”, “Five Foot Two”, “I’m Yours”, “Ain’t She Sweet”, “Don’t Stop Believin’” and many more.
Don’t just take my word for it, here are some more comments from actual students who are apart of the Ukulele Strumming Tricks course.
“I have tried many online courses, and Ukulele Tricks is by far the best.”
Brett’s online course is fantastic. Not only does he go through each step thoroughly, but he explains in detail new concepts and guides the student in a way that is easy to understand. I have tried many online courses, and Ukulele Tricks is by far the best. Thanks Brett!
“Brett’s supportive and optimistic style makes the whole process enjoyable.”
Last year, I bought a ukulele on a whim and then looked high and low for a teacher. I tried everything! Books, recordings, websites, forums. There are many helpful resources out there, and I bought a lot of them, but to me the most useful to getting up and running were Brett McQueen’s video tutorials and downloadable rhythm and chord sheets. They struck the perfect balance – challenging enough to make me get better, but approachable enough to make me feel good about my progress. Brett’s supportive and optimistic style makes the whole process enjoyable.
“Huge difference to my uke playing.”
The strumming course, which I am only half way through has made a huge difference to my uke playing. I am totally new to playing a musical instrument and am teaching myself. I was learning chords and notes but I still couldn’t put a song together because I had no idea what to do with my other hand (i.e. the strumming hand). So thanks, it really has been very helpful, so helpful I recently played a uke solo at my best mates’ wedding!
“The lessons are informative and well presented.”
I am a 60 year old ex school teacher who is attempting to play the ukulele. My attention was drawn towards Ukulele Tricks by a friend who had witnessed my ukulele playing (he knew that I needed some help). I opened Brett’s website and also “you tubed” him.
I was very impressed with his presentation and easy going manner . I suspect that Brett is a “no worries” kind of guy. I subscribed to his ukulele tutorials and I have found them to be structured in a logical and sequential way. The lessons are informative and well presented.
My playing has improved considerably however, I still have a long way to go (I am up to lesson 9). I have found the downloads to be excellent. They are well written and coupled with Brett’s video explanation have enlightened and directed me on my ukulele journey. I thoroughly recommend the website to any person who is considering playing the ukulele.
“I have bought books in the past but none have helped me like you have.”
Great timing Brett….I very much want to learn to play the ukulele…. have been putting it off for sometime but started practising again just days ago…with your online course and the determination to follow through this time. I have bought books in the past but none have helped me like you have. I’ll never be another Jake Shimabukuro, as I started a bit later than he….at 66 rather than 4….but I am enjoying the process immensely. Thank you so much for your guidance and encouragement.
“Better musical understanding is guaranteed.”
To all beginners thinking about whether this will be a worthwhile investment – Do It! Brett’s explanations are clear, his videos progress at a practical pace and the worksheets are invaluable. Be patient (as he is) and progress and a better musical understanding is guaranteed! Happy Strumming!
100% Money-Back Guarantee
I offer a 365-day 100% money-back guarantee for Ukulele Strumming Tricks. I have a lot of confidence in this course, however, if for whatever reason you purchase it and decide that it’s not for you, send me an email within one year of your purchase and I will refund your money no questions asked.
How Do I Sign Up For Ukulele Strumming Tricks?
Click the “Add to Cart” button below, you will be taken to PayPal to purchase the course where you can pay with your PayPal account or just use a regular credit card. Once you’ve completed the transaction, you’ll be redirected back to Ukulele Tricks to register your Ukulele Strumming Tricks account where you’ll be able to access all the course content.
Is This a DVD Course? Do You Ship Anything To Me?
This isn’t a DVD course or a physical product, so I am not shipping anything to you. You are getting an exclusive online membership to Ukulele Strumming Tricks where you’ll be able to access all the course video lessons and worksheets right from your computer.
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