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An Illustrated Uke tutorial with Songs, Sheet Music & Chords by May Singhi Breen
(the original Ukulele Lady).

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Here are a few tips on how to practice; also which chords to practice so as
to limber all fingers and make it easy to play in any key.
Let's start with the G chord thus
Now just for fun play it again and use this fingering
After you have practiced this fingering, barre the 1st fret with the index
finger of the left hand. Then, add the 2nd finger to the 2nd string on the
2nd fret and the 3rd finger to the 4th string on the 3rd fret. In other words,
the 2nd and 3rd fingers are now fingering the G chord formation, but since
everything has been moved up one fret, we are now playing the Ab chord
(one half tone higher than the G chord). With a little practice you will find
this will be just as easy as any other position. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT!!
This exercise was suggested by Mr. Mario Maccaferrio, well known Concert
Guitarist, whose ingenious ideas have been greatly responsible for the recog-
nition of the Ukulele as a legitimate musical instrument.
Now use the same chord position and move up the fingerboard in half-
tone progressions thus:
Don't be a "3-KEY" player. It is true that the keys of D Major, G Major
and A Major are the most popular keys with beginners, but with a little
practice the other keys are just as easy to play.
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