The uke is a perfect starter instrument because of its small body and fingerboard. These lively, child-friendly lessons show kids that making music is satisfying, fun and easy as Marcy and Ginger (a large, lovable dog puppet) prepare them for a lifetime of musical enjoyment!
Lesson One (55-minutes): Play In Ten Easy Lessons!
This lively, fun-filled lesson shows kids everything they need to start making music on the ukulele. With its small body and fingerboard, the uke is a perfect starter instrument for young people. Marcy Marxer teaches the parts of the instrument and how to hold it and tune it up -- then it's right into the first song!
Ginger plays a prominent role in these child-friendly lessons. Attractive on-screen graphics illustrate fingering for the five basic chords taught here, and by the end of this lesson the whole family will be enjoying these songs: Row, Row, Row Your Boat; Mary Had A Little Lamb; Skip To My Lou; If You're Happy And You Know It; Old MacDonald; Oh! Susanna; It Ain't Gonna Rain No More; On Top Of Spaghetti; Bingo.
The magic of download allows you and your child to play along with Marcy and Ginger over and over again. This excellent introduction to music for young children teaches finger coordination, ear training and basic theory. Best of all, kids will learn that making music is satisfying, fun and easy!
This excellent introduction to music for young children teaches finger coordination, ear training and basic theory. Attractive on-screen graphics illustrate fingering for the five basic chords taught here.
Lesson Two (45 minutes): The Next Ten Lessons!
Marcy and Ginger present five new chords and a variety of strumming techniques. On-screen chord charts, graphics and lyrics make understanding the chords, and learning to sing and play the songs, easy and fun.
Songs: Shortenin' Bread; Buffalo Gals; When The Saints Go Marching In;Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star; Hukilau; I've Been Working On The Railroad;Muffin Man; Hush Little Baby; There's A Hole In The Bottom Of The Sea.