One of the questions many people ask is “how often should you practice ukulele?”. In this article I will try to answer this common question and give my advice on what to do and how to do it. The ukulele is one of my favorite musical instruments and to practice one of the best means learning the entire range of the instrument.
Although practicing the ukulele is very important, you don’t have to be strict about it and this exercise will only teach you how to play it. In this article I will give you some basic information about it, how and when you need to practice it and some exercises to improve your ukulele playing.
When to Practice the Ukulele?
Here in this article I will give you the following guideline:
Whenever you have spare time to spare
Every now and then you should practice the ukulele on your own
Whenever you find that you are not able to practice it, make an appointment with your instructor
Don’t try to play ukulele faster than you are able to play it
I recommend you that you start with practicing the ukulele in the beginning and gradually move up to playing it professionally. It is extremely difficult to learn to play in an ordinary way and then suddenly practice it professionally. If you are not successful to improve your ukulele skills quickly then you can try practicing it for 4 months on your own. After 4 months you should be able to start practicing more and try to increase your skill.
To Begin Playing Ukulele
The first thing to do is to choose the ukulele you want to practice. In most cases it is recommended to choose a ukulele with a tuning of C. This will be an effective start for some people and it will also allow more advanced playings.
I recommend you to buy an ukulele, even if you have no plans in this direction, it will be a great investment and a big help in your future Ukulele learning.
To get your ukulele tuned I recommend you to buy a good tuner: I would highly recommend you to choose a ukulele with a tuner that can adjust the tuning without damaging the string. I personally use a small adjustable pitch and it is good for learning the ukulele without losing your tuning completely. There is however a difference between an adjustable pitch and a fixed pitch.