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July 23, 2009 7:22 PM Subscribe
I just bought an ukulele, and I want to learn how to play it. Thing is, I know nothing about music in general. What should I learn?
posted by TheyCallItPeace to media & arts (32 answers total) 73 users marked this as a favorite
I am guessing that learning some music theory is not necessary to learn an instrument, but I imagine that it can only help. When I say I know nothing, I really mean I know nothing beyond do re mi fa sol la si ... which apparently has been replaces by single letters of the alphabet in no particular order. Sharps, minors, majors, etc are all greek to me.
This is a question for all you musicians out there (amateur or pro): what should I learn first? What are the best sites/book for it? Is there any bit of theory that is particularly useful for guitars, ukuleles or other instruments in that family?