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:

NEW Aquila 88U Red Series Tenor Ukulele Set Low G AQ R TLG
NEW Aquila 88U Red Series Tenor Ukulele Set Low G AQ R TLG
$10.39
2 Set 23 inch Concert Ukulele Neck Mahogany For Luthier DIY Parts Unfinished
2 Set 23 inch Concert Ukulele Neck Mahogany For Luthier DIY Parts Unfinished
$16.98
2 Sets Strings Nylon Black Transparent Replacement Part for Ukulele Guitar Good
2 Sets Strings Nylon Black Transparent Replacement Part for Ukulele Guitar Good
$1.66
Kala Solid Spruce top Tenor Ukulele KA SS w Bag  Extra set of Aquila Strings
Kala Solid Spruce top Tenor Ukulele KA SS w Bag Extra set of Aquila Strings
$229.99
Set of Aquila 4 Ukulele Strings Nylon White Replacement for Ukulele
Set of Aquila 4 Ukulele Strings Nylon White Replacement for Ukulele
$3.92
3 sets Ukulele Strings UKE SOPRANO 21 Excellent Value Budget Strings
3 sets Ukulele Strings UKE SOPRANO 21 Excellent Value Budget Strings
$11.45
2 sets Ukulele Strings UKE SOPRANO 21 Excellent Value Budget Strings
2 sets Ukulele Strings UKE SOPRANO 21 Excellent Value Budget Strings
$8.90
NEW Aquila 65U Bionylon Low G Tenor Ukulele String Set AQ BIO TLG
NEW Aquila 65U Bionylon Low G Tenor Ukulele String Set AQ BIO TLG
$8.49
2 sets Ukulele Strings UKE CONCERT 23 Excellent Value Budget Strings
2 sets Ukulele Strings UKE CONCERT 23 Excellent Value Budget Strings
$8.90
3 sets Ukulele Strings UKE CONCERT 23 Excellent Value Budget Strings
3 sets Ukulele Strings UKE CONCERT 23 Excellent Value Budget Strings
$11.45
Ready Ace Ukulele Complete Starter Pack Music Set
Ready Ace Ukulele Complete Starter Pack Music Set
$62.47
1 Set Worth String For Soprano Concert Tenor Ukulele Brown Color High G or Low G
1 Set Worth String For Soprano Concert Tenor Ukulele Brown Color High G or Low G
$11.00
50 Set of Beige Guitar Cattle Bone Nut and Slot Saddle for UKLELE Guitar
50 Set of Beige Guitar Cattle Bone Nut and Slot Saddle for UKLELE Guitar
$71.33
10 Set of Beige Guitar Cattle Bone Nut and Slot Saddle for UKLELE Guitar
10 Set of Beige Guitar Cattle Bone Nut and Slot Saddle for UKLELE Guitar
$16.87
20 Set of Beige Guitar Cattle Bone Nut and Slot Saddle for UKLELE Guitar
20 Set of Beige Guitar Cattle Bone Nut and Slot Saddle for UKLELE Guitar
$30.39
Aquila BANJO Ukulele RED SERIES GCEA Strings Uke String Set AQ 90U Banjolele
Aquila BANJO Ukulele RED SERIES GCEA Strings Uke String Set AQ 90U Banjolele
$12.30
Martin M600 Clear Fluorocarbon Ukulele Strings Soprano Concert Gauge String Set
Martin M600 Clear Fluorocarbon Ukulele Strings Soprano Concert Gauge String Set
$13.59
4 String Set of Black Nylon Ukulele Strings
4 String Set of Black Nylon Ukulele Strings
$3.76
Set of 2R2L Quasi closed Ukulele 4 String Guitar Machine Heads Chrome button
Set of 2R2L Quasi closed Ukulele 4 String Guitar Machine Heads Chrome button
$7.14
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
$10.88
Clear DUNLOP UKULELE UKE STRINGS STRING SET CONCERT GAUGE 028 032 043 028
Clear DUNLOP UKULELE UKE STRINGS STRING SET CONCERT GAUGE 028 032 043 028
$6.77
Set of 4 Ukulele Banjo machine heads tuners with choice of keys
Set of 4 Ukulele Banjo machine heads tuners with choice of keys
$16.50
LaBella 25 Baritone Ukulele Strings
LaBella 25 Baritone Ukulele Strings
$10.70
Ernie Ball 2626 Nickel Not Even Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 12 56 6 Sets
Ernie Ball 2626 Nickel Not Even Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 12 56 6 Sets
$25.90
Ernie Ball 2626 Nickel Not Even Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 12 56 12 Sets
Ernie Ball 2626 Nickel Not Even Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 12 56 12 Sets
$51.98
La Bella No100 Uke Pro Series Concert Tenor Ukulele Strings Set
La Bella No100 Uke Pro Series Concert Tenor Ukulele Strings Set
$11.36
Musiclily Alice 10 Sets Transparent Clear Nylon Ukulele 4 String Set New
Musiclily Alice 10 Sets Transparent Clear Nylon Ukulele 4 String Set New
$13.95
4pcs Strings Nylon Black Transparent Replacement Part set for Ukulele Guitar
4pcs Strings Nylon Black Transparent Replacement Part set for Ukulele Guitar
$9.97
UKULELE FRETBOARD CHORD CHART POSTER UKELELE UKE MUSIC EDUCATIONAL Set No1
UKULELE FRETBOARD CHORD CHART POSTER UKELELE UKE MUSIC EDUCATIONAL Set No1
$9.99
Aquila 63u Bionylon Tenor Ukulele Strings Set Tenor uke Standard tuning
Aquila 63u Bionylon Tenor Ukulele Strings Set Tenor uke Standard tuning
$7.91
1 2 5 8 Set of 4 Strings White Nylon Replacement Part for Ukulele Guitar NEW
1 2 5 8 Set of 4 Strings White Nylon Replacement Part for Ukulele Guitar NEW
$0.99
A Set of 4 Strings White Nylon Replacement Part for Ukulele Guitar NEW
A Set of 4 Strings White Nylon Replacement Part for Ukulele Guitar NEW
$0.99


Recently Purchased Ukulele Set:


kala concert ukulele low g solid cedar top w extra set of strings, 4 string set of ball end steel ukulele strings ukelele uke strings uk, 1 set worth premium brown fluorocarbon concertsoprano ukulele string bm, roosebeck sopranoconcert uke string set, aquila lava baritone ukulele strings low d dgbe uke string set aq 116u, ready ace ukulele complete starter pack music set, tenor ukulele ebony bridge with bone saddle 1 set bute01, tenor ukulele rosewood bridge with bone saddle 1 set butr01, guitar neck fingerboard fretboard diy for 21 tenor uke martin rosewood set, 1 set ebony fretboardebony bridge with saddlegreen mop rossette tenor ukulele, 20 universal ukulele book amp; gift set, ukulele vox vu33hk hello kitty 400 set limited natural yellow mango fs japan, aquila 100u super nylgut soprano high g ukulele string set new, aquila 87u red series tenor high g ukulele string set new, aquila 85u red series concert high g ukulele string set new, aquila 83u red series soprano high g ukulele string set new, 2 set 23 inch concert ukulele neck mahogany for luthier uke diy parts unfinished, brand new winly 23 inches ukulele with case new set strings and strap , ukulele fretboard chord chart poster ukelele uke music educational set no2, ukulele set brand new boxed with cd novelty christmas present, ukulele fretboard chord chart poster ukelele uke music educational set no1, aquila 103u super nylgut concert high g ukulele string set new, set of 4 strings white nylon replacement part for ukulele guitar new lot perfect, kala kabass5 metal round wound string set, wooden ukulele setincludes instruction booklet and playalong cd, red series aq87 tenor ukulele strings high g set of 4 strings, new nylgut aq21 baritone ukulele strings low d set of 4 strings, red series aq88 tenor ukulele strings low g set of 4 strings, tenor ukulele neck fingerboard fretboard for 26 inch ukelele parts maple 2 sets, 2 sets ukulele neck and fretboard for tenor 26 inch uke ukelele parts rosewood, 5 sets 23 inch concert ukulele neck fretboard rosewood mahogany for diy parts, set of 4 strings nylon replacement part for ukulele new black, 101u super nylgut soprano ukulele low g string set, aquila 106u super nylgut tenor high g ukulele string set new, 4pcs strings nylon black transparent replacement part set for ukulele guitar, aquila super nylgut aq100 soprano ukulele strings high g set of 4 strings, aquila 5b banjo strings set, aquila 11b banjo strings set, ghs ukulele strings white nylon set of 4 strings plus 1, headstock inlay stickers decals ukulele torch set, clear dunlop ukulele uke strings string set concert gauge 028 032 043 028, jim dunlop duy304 baritone pro ukulele strings 4 stringsset, daddario j53 ukulele strings hawaiianconcert set, jim dunlop duy301 soprano pro ukulele strings 4 stringsset, jim dunlop duy302 concert pro ukulele strings 4 stringsset, jim dunlop duy303 tenor ukulele strings 4 stringsset, ms kasha style ukulele template set, donner concert ukulele mahogany duc1 23 inch with ukulele set strap nylon strin, aquila tenor ukulele 6 strings uke string set 17u, antoniotsai a set plastic knobs ukulele 4 strings silver tuner tn32, antoniotsai a set plastic knobs ukulele 4 strings silver tuner tn48 , aquila super nylgut aq107 tenor ukulele strings low g set of 4, aquila super nylgut aq106 tenor ukulele strings high g set of 4, aquila red series aq88 tenor ukulele strings low g set of 4, aquila super nylgut aq104 concert ukulele strings low g set of 4, aquila super nylgut aq100 soprano ukulele strings high g set of 4, aquila bionylon aq57 soprano ukulele strings high g set of 4 strings new



Comments are closed.