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Learn to Play the Ukulele
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Watch and learn to play the ukulele with John from the Library. The ukulele is a fun and entertaining instrument which is easy to learn, so let’s get started!

There are an abundance of free resources available if you wish to continue learning such as This site by Brad Bordessa has a wide variety of lessons (from beginner to advanced), a ukulele buying guide, chord charts, songs to learn, links to other resources and more.

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Ukulele 101 with John: Part One

Get started learning to play with an overview of the instrument and a lesson in how to tune your ukulele.

Ukulele 101 with John: Part Two

Expand upon what you learned in part one by learning to play chords on the ukulele.

Ukulele 101 with John: Part Three

It’s time to put together what learned so far and play a song! In lesson you’ll be learning to play Let it Be by The Beatles. Click here for a printable chord sheet

John Waller

Hi! I’m John Waller, Supervisor of Readers’ Services at Main Library. I’ve been with the Library for nearly 20 years, including 10 years as a Teen Services co-coordinator. My wife and I have been married for 22 years and we have a 16 year old son (and two dogs). I have played guitar for 30+ years, and I enjoy making stuff and fixing stuff.