7/28/18

Beginning Classical Ukulele: Lesson 5 - Ode to Joy - Beethoven


Here's an easy fun arrangement that I'm sure you'll love!

Ode to Joy from Beethoven's 9th symphony...


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An understanding of the basics is necessary to establish before attempting this course, if you've completed the Play Ukulele NOW Method and Songbook you'll have all the basic instruction you need to do this!

IMPORTANT! Before attempting this lesson, these preliminary lessons must be mastered:

Are you holding the ukulele wrong? Avoid these 5 mistakes

Beginning fingerstyle ukulele made easy

Here's a video on beginning fingerstyle and two basic song you can play to get it down

The lessons above will lay the groundwork needed to begin classical ukulele - do not skip them.

Also you should complete the previous lessons in this mini-course as well:


Beginning Classical Ukulele: Lesson 1 - Scottish Dance - Mauro Giuliani

Beginning Classical Ukulele: Lesson 2 - Country Dance - Ferdinando Carulli

Beginning classical Ukulele Lesson 3 - Ukrainian Folk Song

Beginning Classical Ukulele: Lesson 4 - Dynamic Markings

Play Ode to Joy!


This is an easy fun one.

Specific performance notes:


With the previous lessons completed you'll he all the tools you need to play this.

Let notes ring together whenever possible.

Right hand: Three fingers should used - as I teach here - for the whole piece.

Pluck the chords with your thumb, 1st and second finger

Click here to get the PDF: Ode to Joy - an easy fun arrangement

Check out my previous fingerstyle lessons - You'll find lots of great tips and tricks on fingerstyle playing and technique along with these songs:

What Child is This?

Jingle Bells

Silent Night - two arrangements, and Silent Night - Easy Fingerstyle

The First Noel - two arrangements

Have fun!


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