Day 1: Learning the C Major Chord
Time to learn your first chord. We’ll start with the C Major chord because it is easy, but also because it is the musical center chord for the open strings of the ukulele.
Here is the chord symbol for C Major. To play it, place your left hand third finger (ring finger) in the third fret of the string closest to the floor, the A string.
Here is a video about how to play the C Major chord.
Here is a song to practice singing while strumming with the right hand and fretting the C chord with the left hand.
Use Strum #1 for this song.
Lyrics and Chord Shapes
Here is an MP3 of Jenny singing and playing Are You Sleeping?
Here is an MP3 accompaniment for this song: There will be 6 stick clicks, followed by an introduction before you start playing and singing. The accompaniments will help you to get the feel of each song.
Here is a video, showing how to use the accompaniment track-i.e. knowing the key and when to come in!