Why do so few sound good? And why do so many people give up when trying to learn the uke? A study in 1993 by Anders Ericsson lifts the lid …
The study revealed that if you want to get good at learning something then:
So what is the secret to getting great as quickly as possible? Simple: Deliberate Practice. My video lessons do this by focusing on the things that will help you the most (in a way that turns weaknesses into strengths … simply and systematically).
All you've got to do is play along with three 7-minute videos per week, and your progress will skyrocket.
You will get better faster, because my videos use the PROVEN principles of Deliberate Practice.Deliberate Practice is celebrated in Geoff Colvin's first book, Talent Is Overrated, which earned global acclaim as a NY TIMES & WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER.
Hello Uke Lover!
My name is JP Allen and I've been teaching and performing music professionally for over two decades:
I've taught at University of Texas, Austin Community College and even toured all over the world with Grammy nominated Abra Moore.
I particularly love teaching ukulele (and the harmonica) because they're so dang easy to learn - when you learn the right way...
Boredom (from mind-numbing practice), combined with bad habits, are a recipe for disaster.
My video lessons will work for you ...
… because I don’t ask you to pause the video and practice alone, like the other ukulele video lessons do.
Let’s face it. Practicing alone can be boring. And when you practice alone it’s too easy to develop bad habits, because there’s no one there to guide you.
With my 100% play-along videos, you’ll have fun and you’ll develop good habits, because we’ll play together and practice together every step of the way.
If you're willing to kick back and strum along with my quick and simple videos, you'll be "hand-delivered" to a level your friends go "Wow! in a matter weeks.
The second common problem with learning the uke is that people just don't have enough hours in the day.
Are you up for playing along with three 7-minute videos per week?
If you can, my Ukulele Buddy video lessons will be perfect for you. If not, you might as well just save your money. It took me over 25 years to distill this 100% video-based method down to its maximum potency. Three 7-minute videos per week is the sweet spot.
And YES … The more you play along with my videos, the faster you’ll improve!
How do you make one of the best learning methods on the planet better? Simple. Get a world-class uke player to join in the fun. Meet Mitch!
Mitch will show you how you can go onto the Internet and play any song you want for free (by understanding ultra-simplified ukulele tabs).
A graduate of the University of Hawaii, Mitch will entertain you and blow your mind with his crazy uke skills.
My lessons are suitable for all the different sizes of ukuleles.
When you buy my complete beginner's uke course, you get over 10 HOURS of video instruction.
You'll master all the easy must-know chords for playing your favorite songs. You'll also discover the tricks for moving from one chord to another, effortlessly and smoothly (this will give you that "pro" sound).
After you're done with the strumming lessons, you'll really be able to make your little ol' uke sing with a sweet tone. No more botched notes or buzzy chords!
Rippin' the Roof Off the House - With Just One Chord! • How to Play Your Favorite Songs by Ear & with Ultra-Simplified Uke Tabs • How to Wow Your Friends in a Casual Setting • The Must-Know Chords • Locking It Down With a Solid Sense of Rhythm • The Most Popular and Easiest Strumming Patterns • Strumming Along with Other Musicians • Funky Reggae Grooves • Awesome Brudda Iz Strumming Pattern • Twelve Bar Blues • How to Write Songs with Your Uke • How To Tune • Right-Hand Muting • Ukulele Picking • Groovin' Surf Song • Playing for Your Own Enjoyment … and a whole bunch more!
Four Awesome Digital Booklets:
The Instant Chord Method.
How to learn hundreds of songs ― by ear ― and play them right away on your uke.
How to play your favorite songs using ultra-simplified Uke Tabs.
How to unlock the secret to decoding any strumming pattern by ear … in seconds!
Also, Song Ebooks and Some Handy Uke Tools For You...
The cherry on the cake! We've got a handy uke toolkit to assist your learning: a complete chord chart, a metronome and an easy learning check-list to help your learning process. And if that wasn't enough we also have FIVE digital song books with some classic uke songs for you to play...
I understand that many people can't afford to have Mitch or me instruct them privately, so our videos are the most cost-effective way for you to receive our complete system directly. With our videos you will get over 10 hours of play along instruction and that's not counting the bonuses! What's more...
...you'll be able to go over the lessons as many times as you wish, all from the comfort of your sofa. But that's not all...You'll also get a FULL 60 day, money-back guarantee...
All you have to do is contact me or my best buddy Jason anytime through email at email@example.com or call 1-800-292-4963 (extension 3) within 60 days of your purchase and...
We Will Give You a Full Refund Immediately (No Questions Asked)
I signed up for uke lessons because I couldn't find anyone in our vicinity you could teach me properly. I can say that I love your website lessons and it has given my hours of help on learning my favourite instrument.
If you’re an Advanced Musician, this course is probably not right for you. But if you’re someone who has noodled around with ukulele or other instruments with little success, you’re going to be playing at a level that makes your friends go “Wow!” in no time.
1-800-292-4963 (my personal extension is 5)
Yes, lifetime access to your videos and bonuses is included.
Yes, you can watch each lesson as many times as you want!
No, there are no additional monthly fees with either the DVDs or the instant online access option.
Although we are confident that you are going to love this lesson series, we do offer a 1-year 100% money-back guarantee if you are not fully satisfied ...
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Our dvd's are "region-free" meaning they will play on all dvd's players worldwide.
You should receive an email with tracking info within 2 business days after placing your DVD order.
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Outside-U.S.A. orders: DVD orders will normally take no more than 2 weeks to arrive (sometimes the new U.S. customs security measures delay shipping on international orders up to 30 days). Thanks for your patience.
We are going to have so much fun together!
In the meantime, while you wait for your DVD's you can access your uke lessons online and all your bonuses here....
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You'll want to forward that email to the recipient right away, or if you prefer, wait until the special day.
TO BUY OUR ONLINE/INSTANT ACCESS LESSONS as a GIFT:
One idea would be to order the lessons with your own email address.
Then just forward the recipient the link (which you will receive via email) to access the videos.
Optional: You can enter your recipient's email address on the order, and they will get the access link (and receipt) via email immediately.
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Yes, you can download any of the lessons and save them to your computer, iPhone, iPad, tablet, or other device, to view when you are not connected to the Internet.
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The full download size is approximately 3.5 GB, but again, you can download only the specific lessons you'd like.
You can of course still log in to watch all of the videos online anytime, or download them again, if needed.
Once you download the videos, you'll need to sync the video files you want to watch onto your device using the iTunes software.
Depending upon your operating system, you should be able to save the videos to a folder of your choice and play them in Gallery or with the built-in video player. If the built-in player can't play them, you'll need an app that can. Google Play has a lot of those. My personal favorite is MX Player. Other good ones are VPlayer and Mobo Player. And there are numerous others. These will play just about any video format. The formats it can't play are rare.
Yes the dvd's are set to "region free", so they will play on any dvd player or computer, in any country!
We recommend these ukes. Even the economical choice is quite nice:
Our course is compatible with the following ukulele types:
concert (aka alto)
You can definitely use a Baritone uke with our lesson program; you'll just need to put a capo on the 5th fret.
This converts the tuning to GCEA, which allows you to follow along with the lessons.
This capo at the link below seems like the best option, weighing quality and price. It's for banjo but will work for uke:
Jim Dunlop 85 Bb Dunlop Banjo Capo Blk
ANOTHER SPECIALTY OPTION - the "banjo uke" or "banjolele":
Yes, the course is suitable for the banjo uke.
You may need to use a plectrum or “pic,” as the banjo uke strings are a bit different than the ones on other ukes.
Here's my thinking: As a left-handed player, you will need to learn to adapt to a right-handed world ... I think our series will be an excellent way for you to learn to quickly translate the right-handed techniques into left-handed ones, because my teaching style is so compassionate to beginners.
Also, our series will be like looking in a mirror, which should be very helpful. This mirror effect will be much simpler than trying to learn from a CD or book, which can be confusing.
So I say go for it. I think you will be delighted with the results. (I'm saying that because I really want you to have a great time learning the uke!)
Here's a great left-handed uke, if you decide to learn that way:
Left Hand Oscar Schmidt OU5 Concert Ukulele , All Koa, Lefty, OU5LH
If not, here are the right-handed ukes we recommend:
The songbooks and other bonuses are all available via instant online access.
We do not actually physically mail the songbooks to you.
Just click the link below, log in, and then scroll down the page to access all of your bonuses instantly :-)
With an adult's support, a young child is able to do the lessons.
Just let the child pace themselves, of course.
We've seen success many times, but please let us know your experience.
We do offer a 100% money-back guarantee, if needed.
You've come to the right place!
No musical foundation and no basic string foundation are required :-)
My Ukulele Buddy lesson series was designed for nonmusicians and beginners.
I confident that we can help you become the uke player you want to be.
I think you are going to love the pace and style of the videos. If fact, we guarantee you'll love it or your money back! So you really have nothing to lose.
All you need to do is play along with the videos :-)
And if you do order the lessons, please do keep me updated on your progress.
I have a feeling you'll be amazing your friends in no time at all.
I'd be over the moon if you'd be willing to submit a testimonial for our website someday about the lessons and your proud progress.
Once again, I'm confident we can get you there, and have lots of fun along the way!