Ukulele Set

Ukulele Players: How am I supposed to position my fingers?

I'm a beginner and can't find any videos explaining this. I find it hard placing 2 fingers on the same fret, and also placing it on the G string since its the farthest away from my fingers. If you have a video please put the link or leave advice!

I teach ukulele, guitar, mandolin, dulcimer and zither in my private studio here in Louisville, KY and at Bellarmine University.
I understand about fingers not reaching strings on the fret board.
Take your left hand and curl your wrist up to the fretboard. When you look down at your wrist you should see your wrist creased and have like a c shape or cupped shape around the uke's neck. Your thumb should be in the middle of the neck or closest to the the edge of the neck near the first string.
Stand your finngers up on the tips, do not lay your fingers down or smash fingers down on the strings. You lose finger flexibility. Also do not lean on your left elbow by putting it on your knee. Leaning on your knee with your elbow and I have seen many, many student's do this, stops the movement of your arm.
A good exercise to strengthen your fingers is: stand beside your bed with your uke over the bed and taking your index finger of your left hand, bar it across all the strings of the first fret and your thumb in the the middle of the neck, when you look down it should look like a clothes pin pinching your uke's neck and dangle the uke there. This will strengthen your fingers. If you drop the uke it falls on the bed.
Now: your index finger is #1 and should try to stay in the first fret.
your second finger is of course #2 and should try to stay in the second fret.
your third finger the ring finger is #3 stays in the thrid fret.
your fourth finger the pinky is #4 stays between the fourth and fifth fret. This works when you are playing the lead called the melody notes.
When you play chords you have to move your fingers to adjust to make the chord. I wish I knew what chord you were making so I could tell you the Finger Mapping (registered Trade Mark by MaryLou Stout Dempler) to make the chord quickly and easily.
I have written 2 uke booklets for Lanikai Ukuleles that are given with each uke purchase all over the world. The booklets have chord diagrams (with finger positions for the chords) and strum patterns that will have you playing the ukulele in less than 2 minutes without reading music. If you want a FREE booklet just email me at musiclou42@msn.com
You asked for other advice, I think this information could help you also.
I require all my students to purchase the beginner Lanikai Soprano Ukes because they are the most reasonably priced ukes, come professionally set up for easy playability (Is your ukulele set up? The strings might be raised to high from the frtboard making it hard to press the strings down), have professional strings and the have the best sound compared to other ukes. Lanikai also has a wonderful ukulele tuner. You can purchase a Lanikai beginner uke for $50.00.
For my birthday 12 years ago my husband had a $2000.00 ukulele handmade in Hawaii for my present. I have been asked to represent several different ukulele companies. Lanikai is the only ukulele that is priced right and has the true sound of a ukulele. The highest priced Lanikai Ukes sound just like my $2000.00 but are only a few hundred dollars. Even the beginner ukes sound beautiful and have perfect pitch, for just $50.00, you can't lose.
Also if you learn to play the sorpano ( the smallest and hightest pitch) uke, you can also play the concert uke ( a little bigger), the tenor uke ( the biggest uke for the same tunings of AECG) and best of all YOU CAN PLAY THE BANJO UKE. All of the fret boards are the exact same as along as the tunings are AECG so you can play 4 instruments with different sounds all for learning the one instrument. There is also a Baritone uke which is the biggest uke, the daddy size of all the ukes which is tuned EBGD just like a guitar because it really is the first four strings of the guitar.
I have also written 5 Easy Ukulele Method Books that are published by Mel Bay. Check out the pages of the books at www.melbay.com. This method also teaches you how to play the ukulele in just minutes without reading music.
If you want to hear my cds that I only record using 8 different ukuleles for a huge uke, sound just go to www.cdbaby.com
I am a teacher so if I can answer anymore of your questions just email me and ask.
MaryLou Stout Dempler
www.allmarylou.com website See photos of me with Keith Urban
www.melbay.com Uke Books published
www.cdbaby.com Listen to my CDs
Ketnucky's Ukulele goddess, Kentucky's Ukulele Lady and Kentucky's Ukulele Queen all names have been given to me by local tv and radio personalities

Discover Ukulele Set On eBay Below:

Guitar Neck Fingerboard Fretboard DIY For 21 Tenor Uke Martin Rosewood set
Guitar Neck Fingerboard Fretboard DIY For 21 Tenor Uke Martin Rosewood set
$7.82
Worth Clear Tenor Low G Ukulele Strings 2 sets inside Herb Ohta Jr Signature
Worth Clear Tenor Low G Ukulele Strings 2 sets inside Herb Ohta Jr Signature
$24.00
La Bella String Set 13 Banjo Ukulele Banjolele Strings Banjo Uke Set
La Bella String Set 13 Banjo Ukulele Banjolele Strings Banjo Uke Set
$12.00
UKULELE STRINGS AQUILA NYLGUT BARITONE 8 STRING UKE SET DGBE TUNING 26U
UKULELE STRINGS AQUILA NYLGUT BARITONE 8 STRING UKE SET DGBE TUNING 26U
$15.55
6 SETS Aquila 90U Banjo Uke String Set High G
6 SETS Aquila 90U Banjo Uke String Set High G
$17.99
NEW Aquila 86U Red Series Concert Ukulele Set Low G AQ R CLG
NEW Aquila 86U Red Series Concert Ukulele Set Low G AQ R CLG
$9.99
Donner Ukulele 23 Concert Ukulele  Bag SET Student Ukulele Kid Hawaii Ukulele
Donner Ukulele 23 Concert Ukulele Bag SET Student Ukulele Kid Hawaii Ukulele
$54.99
NEW Aquila 111U Lava Series Soprano Ukulele String Set Low G AQ L SLG
NEW Aquila 111U Lava Series Soprano Ukulele String Set Low G AQ L SLG
$10.29
Thomastik 1244 Tenor 4 string Banjo String SET
Thomastik 1244 Tenor 4 string Banjo String SET
$28.19
Roosebeck Ukulele 4 String Set Titanium Tenor RBSUKTT
Roosebeck Ukulele 4 String Set Titanium Tenor RBSUKTT
$17.82
Aquila 19U Nylgut Tenor 8 String Ukulele Uke String Set
Aquila 19U Nylgut Tenor 8 String Ukulele Uke String Set
$11.28
Aquila New Nylgut AQ 4 Soprano Ukulele Strings High G Set of 4 Strings
Aquila New Nylgut AQ 4 Soprano Ukulele Strings High G Set of 4 Strings
$7.81
Aquila New Nylgut AQ 15 Tenor Ukulele Strings Wound Low G Set of 4 Strings
Aquila New Nylgut AQ 15 Tenor Ukulele Strings Wound Low G Set of 4 Strings
$15.24
Aquila Red Series AQ 86 Concert Ukulele Strings Low G Set of 4 Strings
Aquila Red Series AQ 86 Concert Ukulele Strings Low G Set of 4 Strings
$17.18
Aquila Super Nylgut AQ 100 Soprano Ukulele Strings High G Set of 4 Strings
Aquila Super Nylgut AQ 100 Soprano Ukulele Strings High G Set of 4 Strings
$16.04
VIVictory Concert Ukulele 23 Inch Spruce Mahogany Painting style Beginner set
VIVictory Concert Ukulele 23 Inch Spruce Mahogany Painting style Beginner set
$69.99
La Bella 25UKE Baritone Uke String Set
La Bella 25UKE Baritone Uke String Set
$5.95
Ready Ace Ukulele Complete Starter Pack Music Set
Ready Ace Ukulele Complete Starter Pack Music Set
$44.34
Soprano Ukuleles Ukulele Spruce DUS 3 21 Inch With Ukulele Set Strap Nylon Tuner
Soprano Ukuleles Ukulele Spruce DUS 3 21 Inch With Ukulele Set Strap Nylon Tuner
$75.69
Concert Ukuleles Ukulele Spruce DUC 3 23 Inch Ukulele Set Strap Nylon String New
Concert Ukuleles Ukulele Spruce DUC 3 23 Inch Ukulele Set Strap Nylon String New
$78.69
Soprano Ukuleles Ukulele Mahogany DUS 1 21 Inch With Ukulele Set Strap Nylon New
Soprano Ukuleles Ukulele Mahogany DUS 1 21 Inch With Ukulele Set Strap Nylon New
$67.69
Concert Ukuleles Ukulele Mahogany DUC 1 23 Inch With Ukulele Set Strap Nylon New
Concert Ukuleles Ukulele Mahogany DUC 1 23 Inch With Ukulele Set Strap Nylon New
$82.69
Nalu 26 Inch Spruce Wood Veneer Hawaii Ukulele Uke Bag+strap +tuner+strings set
Nalu 26 Inch Spruce Wood Veneer Hawaii Ukulele Uke Bag+strap +tuner+strings set
$66.49
110mm Rosewood Bridge + Ivory Nut Saddle Slotted Set Replacement for Ukulele
110mm Rosewood Bridge + Ivory Nut Saddle Slotted Set Replacement for Ukulele
$1.45
Soprano Ukulele Fretboard Neck for 21 Inch Uke Maple Wood Sets of 5
Soprano Ukulele Fretboard Neck for 21 Inch Uke Maple Wood Sets of 5
$75.89
UKULELE FRETBOARD CHORD CHART POSTER UKELELE UKE MUSIC EDUCATIONAL Set No1
UKULELE FRETBOARD CHORD CHART POSTER UKELELE UKE MUSIC EDUCATIONAL Set No1
$9.99
UKULELE FRETBOARD CHORD CHART POSTER UKELELE UKE MUSIC EDUCATIONAL Set No2
UKULELE FRETBOARD CHORD CHART POSTER UKELELE UKE MUSIC EDUCATIONAL Set No2
$9.99
NEW 23 Tenor Ukulele Neck Fingerboard Fretboard for Uke Martin Rosewood set
NEW 23 Tenor Ukulele Neck Fingerboard Fretboard for Uke Martin Rosewood set
$9.29
UKULELE STRINGS AQUILA NYLGUT CONCERT SET GCEA w RED SERIES 3RD C STRING 55U
UKULELE STRINGS AQUILA NYLGUT CONCERT SET GCEA w RED SERIES 3RD C STRING 55U
$10.80
Aquila LAVA Baritone Ukulele Strings Low D DGBE Uke String Set AQ 116U
Aquila LAVA Baritone Ukulele Strings Low D DGBE Uke String Set AQ 116U
$12.99
6 Sets Black Nylon Ukelele Uke Strings for Ukulele Hawaii Guitar Parts
6 Sets Black Nylon Ukelele Uke Strings for Ukulele Hawaii Guitar Parts
$13.52
4 Sets Black Nylon Ukulele Strings for Ukelele Uke Hawaii Guitar Parts
4 Sets Black Nylon Ukulele Strings for Ukelele Uke Hawaii Guitar Parts
$10.38


Recently Purchased Ukulele Set:


red series tenor ukulele string set low g tuning 88u, zebrawood soprano ukulele 4 string guitar set instrument ornament 21inch, tenor ukulele rosewood bridge with bone saddle 1 set butr01, set ukulele uke 3 band lcd eq equalizer chromatic tuner pickup piezo transducer, 21 economic soprano ukulele uke start guitars wgig bag stringtuner set usa, 21 economic soprano ukulele uke start guitars wgig bag stringtuner set us, lava series concert ukulele string set low g tuning, super nylgut aq107 tenor ukulele strings low g set of 4 strings, new nylgut aq5 soprano ukulele strings low g set of 4 strings, ukulelefretboard markers inlay sticker pineapple set, daddario ej65 ukulele string set clear nylon regular 2428, new nylgut aq15 tenor ukulele strings wound low g set of 4 strings, super nylgut aq101 soprano ukulele strings low g set of 4 strings, jim dunlop duy 301 soprano ukulele nylon string set 024 032 034 022, red series aq85 concert ukulele strings high g set of 4 strings, aquila 11b banjo strings set, set of 3 21 soprano ukulele hawaiian acoustic musical guitar strings instrument, nylgut by aquila concert high g string set, aquila 96c guilele strings set, labella 25 baritone ukulele strings, new aquila 96c guilele strings set free shipping, new aquila 11b banjo strings set free shipping, new aquila 1b banjo strings set free shipping, 1 set worth premium brown fluorocarbon concertsoprano ukulele string bm, wooden ukulele setincludes instruction booklet and playalong cd, soprano ukulele mahogany neck kala makala shark student beginner starter bag set, ms kasha style ukulele template set, high quality worth ukulele strings all size except bass are double string sets, 4 string set of black nylon ukulele strings, 1 set 21 diy ukulele make your own 21 ukulele diy soprano hawaii ukulele kit, worth string for soprano concert tenor ukulele brown color 1 set, make your own 21 ukulele diy concert hawaii ukulele kit set children toy sa, diy 21 ukulele kit wood hawaii guitar musical gift kids toy assembling set sg, 21 ukulele hawaii guitar kit wooden musical instrument diy set safety gd, set of 6 acoustic guitar string set bronze alloy accessories 010inch047inch, 4pcs 1st4th nylon ukulele guitar strings set for difference size guitar white, new set of 6 bronze alloy guitar strings for acoustic guitar 010inch047inch, 21 soprano ukulele acoustic hawaii musical instrumernt fret string bag set party, brand new winly 23 inches ukulele with case new set strings and strap , new donner concert ukulele mahogany duc1 23 in ukulele set strap nylon string, jim dunlop duy304 baritone pro ukulele strings 4 stringsset, jim dunlop duy303 tenor ukulele strings 4 stringsset, gotoh ukb ukulele tuners nickel set of 4 made in japan, oldtime fiddle for the complete ignoramus book amp; cd set excellent condition, adm 21 economic soprano ukulele lot beginner combo starter set, jim dunlop duy302 concert pro ukulele strings 4 stringsset, jim dunlop duy301 soprano pro ukulele strings 4 stringsset, 21 ukelele ukulele hawaii guitar diy kit set wood body assembling can paint own, make your own 21 hawaii ukulele kit children diy paint toys assembling set es, ukulele fretboard chord chart poster ukelele uke music educational set no1, ukulele fretboard chord chart poster ukelele uke music educational set no2, 23 inch ukelele maple wood neck amp; rosewood fretboard fingerboard set new f3x9, 2 sets strings nylon black transparent replacement part for ukulele guitar orp, 2 sets aquila new nylgut 23 inch concert ukulele strings 7u regular high g, coocheer ukulele 21 ukulele amp; bag set student kid hawaii ukulele, aquila tenor ukulele 6 strings uke string set 17u, 5 sets ukulele bone neck nut slotted and saddle set for 26 tenor ukulele



Comments are closed.