Or just faster to learn it?
A: Guitar and Uke. Guitar for beginners at first, then uke for advanced players. I started playing music in the early 90s; I learned ukulele when I was 15 years old. But not by learning all ukulele players’ songs. The easiest way to learn ukulele is to go to a local ukulele festival, like the Ukulele Festival or the Kajkuba Festival. All the ukulele players are there, playing music from all around the world. You can go with a few friends and hear all of their songs.
Q: What is the most difficult lesson you’ve taught?
A: Playing the drums. My first lesson was at 17 years old and I still remember every note. I am not used to playing drums, so when you start playing it takes some practice. In all of the lessons you need to learn different techniques such as the drums themselves, the rhythms, playing the melodies. If you want to learn to play the drums, I recommend trying out “Practice Makes Perfect” by Jann Wenner.
Q: There are many players in my area who have learned to improvise. However, I’m still learning to play music. What are some of the most difficult concepts to master for me to play music?
A: Learn to make a melody sound right when you play it, not while you play. Learn the rhythm of how you are playing music, not the beat. The rhythm is always the same, and you can always do whatever beats suit you. If you play the drum and the bass guitar and you are both moving, it’s the same rhythm no matter what. But for me playing the drums is the most challenging part.
Q: What guitar lesson, or advice can you give for someone looking to take their music on the road?
A: “Start slow”. Music is fun. So take it easy first time and get familiar with the instrument, the tone and the feel. Learn to work the whole rhythm. Don’t start out with the melody and then move from there. Start with a melody and then move to the chords and other notes as you get familiar with music. The chord structure is very important. Learn the chords and how all chords work together in the song. There are so many ways you can use the notes. So it’s really important that you learn all the chords and shapes and shapes together.
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