Strumming can be hard. I know that it was for me when I was learning. This collection of four courses is designed to help you learn everything you’ll need to be able to play, and understand a variety of rhythms and music styles while applying new techniques to give your ukulele playing a new dimension of sound.

Basic Strumming Course ($10) – 6 Videos (27 min total)
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I created this course to break down strumming in a way that removes any guesswork. Whether you are new to the ukulele, or have struggled with even the most basic strum patterns, this method will allow you to confidently learn several basic patterns in a way that just works. I’ve never had a student who couldn’t go zero to strumming with this method!

Not-So-Basic Strumming Course ($60) – 21 Videos (100 min total)
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Want some more variety to your strum patterns and techniques? This course is designed to help you learn new rhythms and how to embellish them. Techniques such as chunking and accents are applied to 14 different example strum patterns complete with chord progressions. These patterns are all themed to styles of music, from rock to reggae, so that you can fit new rhythms to songs you already know, as well as help you learn new songs. By the end of this course, you’ll have an extensive collection of new patterns and techniques that you can use with any song.

Jazz and Swing Strumming ($40) 10 Videos (60 min total)
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“It don’t mean a thing, if it ain’t got that swing!” Jazz, rock, blues, and many other styles of music make use of a swing feel and this course is designed to help you find it. In addition to pattern examples, a 12 bar blues, and unique techniques such as the triplet strum and muting, you’ll learn a song called, ‘Uke Got Rhythm’, complete with tablature, chords, and strum pattern. With this course you’ll be able to swing with the best of them.

Ghost Note Strum ($40) – 9 Videos (53 min total)
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I made this course to show just how diverse strumming an ukulele can be. This technique is used by the best players in the world to create a depth to their sound that is totally unique to the ukulele. It’s definitely one of those things that’s better shown than told, so check out the video to see it in action!

BONUS – Fingerpicking webinar! ($9.95)
Fingerpicking Webinar

As a bonus to anyone who orders the bundle set, I’m throwing in a replay of a Live Fingerpicking webinar I did. In this workshop, I’ll give you the basics on how to get started on Fingerpicking using my four-finger method.

 

Matt Dahlberg

Hi, I’m Matt, and welcome to my store! I love the ukulele. The only thing I enjoy more than playing it, is helping other people learn to play things they thought they never could. Ever since my gameboy ran out of batteries on my grandpa’s boat, I’ve been totally obsessed with the ukulele. It is small enough to carry anywhere, but can play anything with the right mindset and approach! The instrument didn’t make sense to me at first, and that was the appeal. It was a challenge to overcome – each and every technique, chord, and song. When I was in college, I studied music and I brought my ukulele to every class I had with the intent of cracking the code and learning how it all worked. The internet also proved to be an incredible resource with sites such as Ukulele Underground being my best teachers! The ‘aha’ moments were my absolute favorite part of learning. I started as a performer, but I was never very comfortable as one. Playing in front of people was nerve-wracking! Teaching on the other hand, is something I’m absolutely obsessed with. Since 2010, I’ve been teaching the ukulele online through programs such as Skype and it has been the best job and career I could have ever hoped for. Helping people break through challenges and find those ‘aha’ moments, just like I did when I was learning, is what I live for! Building lesson plans for each person has taught me so much about people and that everyone learns in their own unique way. The best part about one-on-one lessons is adapting to each individual’s way of learning. I’m fortunate enough to have taught thousands of lessons and even been featured in the NY Times for my online teaching. I couldn’t imagine doing anything that I would enjoy more than sharing the ukulele with as many people as possible! Thank you so much for visiting my store page, Matt

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  • Matt Dahlberg strumming course

    This is an awesome , well organized and explained course on strumming for beginner to advanced. It will give you a mini library of the most popular strums. The video and pdf’s combined work well together. Well worth the price considering a private lesson is $60 or more per hour . This course will give you hours and hours of material to practice and experiment with . Thank you Matt and UU for this course ! Looking forward to more !

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  • Great Value

    I ordered this after your webinar on UU, it’s been great. I did the basic strumming videos over the weekend and they were fantastic, I made a ton of progress, and finally nailed the Calypso Pattern. Your beat box technique made it much more clear. I would highly recommend this course for anyone wanting to learn ukulele.

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