Educational Resources

    Resources for the Ukulele Teacher

     JHUI-Logo    James Hill Ukulele Initiative
     u4uke1   U for Ukulele
    LittleUkersBk1sm   Little Ukers Program






     Chord Genome


    Other Music Related Links:

    Bar (barre) Chord "Batch Method"
    For all guitar and ukulele enthusiasts, here's an article focusing on bar (barre) chord issues and how to conquer your bar chord fears - from the creators ot the Chord Genome Project. (see above link)  A step-by-step guide to improving your success at playing Bar Chords focusing on playing the F Chord on the guitar. The techniques can be 
    adapted to learning to play bar chords on the ukulele as well. 


    An Education Guide to Musical Instruments
    A collection of links and webquests about musical instruments in general. A great resource for music teachers. This link was suggested by "Amy" a student in Ms. Ward's classroom from Delaware, U.S.A.


    Easy Ukulele Songs For Beginners
    This website has links to many YouTube songs for beginners. Videos for learning to play a variety of songs, and also a "chords library" and song tabs to get you started. For ukulele players tuned to C6 tuning (G C E A). 


    Hawaiian Names
    Look for your "Hawaiian" equivalent name on this website, and many other Hawaiian related information links. Lot of interesting cultural references as well.


    Know Your Composers
    A web page that covers a very brief summary and background of some of the most famous Classical Composers of the past. Thank you to Bella for suggesting this site for all to explore and enjoy. A great starting point for anyone doing research on classical composers!


    A complete resource for the music teacher! Whether you are a classroom music specialist, or an elementary general music teacher, you will find some wonderful music teaching materials on this site (Themes and Variations) Check out the new MusicPlayOnline, a subscription based access to interactive teaching resources so that you can teach right from your computer projection screen or whiteboard in the classroom. Resources for ukulele, recorder, guitar, vocal, and much more.  


    Musical Glossary for Kids  *NEW*
    A new website with a glossary of music terms and additional music resources targeted towards the young musician. Quote from website: "Do you want to be the next Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky? How about Leontyne Price? If you have a love or talent for music, nurture it by learning music terminology and theory! The symbols and diagrams may look hard, but with study and practice, you will come to learn how each fits into a composition. Music and theater are so powerful and it is time to unlock that power through learning. Begin your music education today!" Thanks to "Anna" and her father who brought the attention to this website to her teacher/librarian, Chloe Pedersen for inclusion on this website.!


    Music Theory Lessons: "A Musical Playground for Kids"
    A great resource for all ages, students and teachers. Thank you to Brittney Barnes (grade 6) and her father Nathan for recommending this site! This wonderful site presents links to all the basics of music theory in an easy to navigate format, divided into categories such as: Note Duration, Staff, Clefs and Ledger lines, etc., etc. It is an comprehensive site that offers a wealth of information at your fingertips! 


    The Open University - Music Education
    A link to the Open University, Music Education web page. Here you will find additional links to various music topics, musicians, composers, teaching strategies, etc. Thank you to "Kelly" who works with a youth music program in Montpelier, Vermont, U.S.A., for suggesting this link.


    Songs to Sing in the Car for Kids
    From silly songs to songs that teach, even if you can’t carry a tune, everyone is sure to smile when enjoying some of these favorites. This link was suggested by Allison and her daughter, "Jess" who aspires to be a music teacher.


    The CHORD GENOME Project(C6 tuning)
    **Updated** A great website that provides a collection of hundreds of songs that can be played on the ukulele! Please check it out to find 2, 3, 4 chord songss to suit your level of experience! Also Contains the 23 essential chords every beginner ukulele player should know.
    Many other links to Videos and Articles on topics such as holding the ukulele, reading chord charts etc.


    Ukeaoke **Updated**
    This website "Ukeaoke" has everything Karaoke has (Lyrics and Background Music) with the added feature of the chords embedded in the lyrics. Currently crowdsourcing for funds to create over 1000 popular songs for the ukulele.


    The Ultimate Collection of Ukulele Tutorials
    "We have collected the best tutorials, so you can spend more time on practising and less on looking around for new songs to try. Happy playing!"







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