Ukulele video lesson, songs and chord chart

  • Why ukulele ? 

    I enjoy playing the guitar but traveling for workshops and concerts as well as to a variety of schools with my guitar was difficult, especially the flights! Switching to the ukulele lightened my load! It weighs so much less than my guitar and it doesn’t take up as much room in the car or the plane. On flights, I have been very pleased that I have never been questioned about carrying a third bag aboard. I have my computer bag, my purse and my uke with me without a problem. (Let’s hope that this continues now that I’m bragging about it!) In fact, I often get positive inquiries about the little instrument hanging over my shoulder.

    The ukulele is not only easier to transport, it is easier to play than guitar. First timers learn chords faster and sound better on the 4 string ukulele in the first few lessons than they do on the 6 string guitar. New teachers are more confident to begin using it in the classroom. Maybe it’s the comfortable size that brings all that confidence. 

    This is a happy little instrument that brings joy to all who play it and hear it.

    To see my Ukulele Video Lesson 1, go to and click on videos. Go to Downloads for the free chord chart and list of songs (look under video lessons).  This download contains the sequentiallist of chords and coordinating songs for an easy progression and quick success. The video lesson refers to a "Hello Song" called Tideo. Look for the song Tideo in Downloads under Songs. The song is free but follow the shopping cart as if making a purchase.  

    Music Box members receive a 10% discount on ukuleles, books and tuners if they mention their membership when calling in their special order to Music Rhapsody, 310 376 8646.

    Let me know when you're ready for lesson 2!

    Happy Strumming!



  • Lynn Kleiner
    Lynn Kleiner Ukuleles and cases, tuners, and the book I use are available through Music Rhapsody, 310 376 8646. Mention you are a Music Box member for your discount. Happy Strummin!
    March 18, 2012
  • Lynn Kleiner
    Lynn Kleiner Lynn Kleiner's Ukulele lesson 3 covers two beginning ukulele picking patterns to go with easy children's songs from Music Rhapsody’s favorite “Daily Ukulele” book and “Kids Make Music, Babies Make Music Too!”. Print out the notes from Music Box "Downloa...  more
    April 5, 2012
  • Debora Barnes
    Debora Barnes Hi Lynn, I am working on strumming patterns for ukulele. It is a little challenging for me. I have watched your videos a few times. Could you recommend a pattern that is easy and works for many of MR songs? Also how do you choose a strumming pattern? Is i...  more
    August 28, 2016
  • Lynn Kleiner
    Lynn Kleiner When I work with new players, I usually start in 4/4. We count 1 2 3 4 and strum downward, (towards knees). We enjoy our songs with this simple downward strum on the beat. Next, we strum down up on each beat (one is towards the knees and one towards ...  more
    August 28, 2016