Recommendations


Here are a few recommendations, where to find Play ukulele NOW books, some of my other books, other items and affiliates.


Play Ukulele NOW Methods and Songbooks


Click here to check out the Play ukulele NOW methods and songbooks. Find out why teachers have depended on Play Ukulele NOW since 2009


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Play Ukulele NOW merchandise


Click here to check out some great Play ukulele Now merchandise like coffee mugs, bumper stickers and t-shirts

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There's no better way to drink coffee! Enjoy your coffee the Play Ukulele NOW way with this fabulous mug. A percentage of the proceeds goes to the development of more great methods! 

You'll feel great knowing you contributed to ukulele education every time you enjoy a cup of coffee.

Fun with Folk Guitar Methods


Are you a guitar player as well? You'll love my Fun With Folk Guitar Books

Whats different about the FUN WITH FOLK GUITAR methods?

  1. It's real traditional folk guitar accompaniment
  2. A truly graduated method for traditional folk guitar accompaniment, no students will hit a "brick wall" and can not proceed on to the next lesson.
  3. There are special "easy chords" for those that are a little slower
  4. It really works for group lessons or the classroom.
  5. Students will learn what chords sound good together and understand why
  6. Students will gain an understanding of rhythms and be able to choose an accompaniment for any song and be able to create their own versions of various rhythms.



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Ukulele Buddy


If you are looking for good video lessons - Ukulele Buddy provides ear training, basic theory and various strumming techniques explained in a way beginners are sure to easily understand. 

This lesson course has the most important ingredient you should look for in lessons overall - a good teacher. A good teacher always makes learning easier.

When they say it's just 7 minute videos it's not that you don't practice, it's that playing along with the videos and playing the songs IS the practice and when you are asked to practice, it will be playing along with the instructor, not practicing alone.

This is the same way I structure my group lessons playing the songs and having fun IS the practice. That's the best way to insure everyone sticks with it and has fun.

From the Ukulele Buddy Website:
​My video lessons will work for you ...
… because I don’t ask you to pause the video and practice alone, like the other ukulele video lessons do. 
Let’s face it. Practicing alone can be boring. And when you practice alone it’s too easy to develop bad habits, because there’s no one there to guide you. 
With my 100% play-along videos, you’ll have fun and you’ll develop good habits, because we’ll play together and practice together every step of the way. 
​If you're willing to kick back and strum along with my quick and simple videos, you'll be "hand-delivered" to a level your friends go "Wow! in a matter weeks.


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Recommended Starter ukes


Mike Upton launched Kala in 2005. Prior to starting Kala he worked at Hohner and was responsible for the development of the Lanikai ukulele line.

After starting Kala, Mike quickly established the new ukulele manufacturer as the leader in the market by providing the best and most consistent instruments in the price range.

These are the ukuleles I recommend for a starter uke:

  • Makala MK-S (made of agathis, a cheaper wood similar to mahogany, rather than mahogany and has brass frets)
  • Kala KA-15S (made of mahogany, still has brass frets)
  • Kala KA-S (made of mahogany and has nickel frets which will keep their shape better than brass frets do; the KA-S also has white binding around the body)





Get yourself an easy to use Snark clip on Tuner


The best way to tune your ukulele is with a digital tuner. It will tell you which note you are closest and how close you are to it. There's a meter on it that will tell you when you're in tune.

The Snark ukulele tuner is one of my favorites because it clips right on to the ukulele and can be used with some background nose.

Learn more: Snark SN6X Clip-On Tuner for Ukulele (Current Model)

I highly recommend the Snark clip on tuners they are very easy to use. Get yours here:




Play with a metronome 


Most teachers recommend always playing with a metronome, one of the things most beginners have trouble with is keeping time.

Here's a great, inexpensive metronome, its a good idea to use it every time you practice





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Amazon is a great place to get all of your ukulele gear, why not try Amazon prime for FREE! It's worth it for the free 2 day shipping alone. 

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