Resources for the Ukulele Teacher
|James Hill Ukulele Initiative|
|U for Ukulele|
|Little Ukers Program|
Other Music Related Links:
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).
Look for your "Hawaiian" equivalent name on this website, and many other Hawaiian related information links. Lot of interesting cultural references as well.
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.
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.
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.
Understanding Ukulele Tuning
A clear and concise article on unravelling the mysteries associated with the great D6 versus C6 tunings commonly found on the ukulele.