Ukulele is not just another ordinary instrument; you need to invest a lot of time in it to learn it professionally. Unless you know how to dedicate yourself to this instrument, it can never be played. Just like you need immense time to learn any other instrument, you need the same amount of time to learn Ukulele and play it like a professional.
However, you have to do a little bit more to play this string-beauty like a pro; here is a list of the top six things to remember:
1.Motivate yourself by saying ‘you can do it’:
Believe it or not – most of the people stop learning this instrument the moment they fail in the first stage of adopting it as a part of their body. If you really want to learn it, keep saying that you can do it and you would get a unique motivation within yourself.
2.Motivate yourself by listening to different Ukulele songs over and over again:
If you really want to learn how to play a Ukulele without being dependent upon any professional person or music teacher, it is better to listen to different songs that have this instrument in the background.
3.Have immense patience to learn this instrument; you know you can’t learn it overnight:
Just because you have started playing your very first chord does not mean that you can professionally play this instrument, all of a sudden; remember – negative motivation also acts as good motivation at times! Keep telling yourself this is not the best thing that you have played till date and you have got to learn more!
4.Keep it slow; don’t jump to chords:
Unless you have a good hand on all the strings, don’t jump on learning chords; they are quite difficult. If you jump on chords, you lose patience. Therefore, keep it slow, simple and easy when you begin with it.
5.Practice at least for an hour, everyday:
No matter how busy you are, take out at least 60 minutes to practice this instrument; this would also prove your dedication!
6.Don’t drag yourself to any class to learn this instrument:
Unless you really feel the need of a guide, don’t force yourself to join any music class or attend any music lessons for this instrument. In the end, it is you, who has to practice to play Ukulele like a professional.