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Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel have recorded the ultimate series of ukulele lessons to show you the way.

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Learn How to Play Ukulele Online with Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel

Craig and Sarah have taken their entire knowledge of playing ukulele and poured it into a comprehensive video library that includes hundreds of lessons in a wide variety of styles. Subscribers get unlimited access to all online ukulele lessons, supplemented by backing tracks and other study materials. Plus there's special guests, exclusive interviews, and a community of uke enthusiasts from all over the world.

What ultimately sets these ukulele lessons apart from other online offerings however, is the ability to submit a video using the ArtistWorks Video Exchange® learning platform. Craig and Sarah review each submission and record a video responses offering tips and techniques to practice. All students can access the Video Exchange library, which is always expanding and may contain the key to unlock your own playing.


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  • 100s of ukulele lessons
  • All levels and styles of playing welcome
  • Slow Motion Isolation and Video Looping
 
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  • Submit practice videos to Craig and Sarah
  • Get custom feedback on your playing
  • Practice the advice and improve
 
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  • Connect with students around the world
  • Learn from everyone’s Video Exchanges 
  • Stay motivated to progress your playing

About Craig and Sarah

Craig Chee was born and raised on Oahu, he matured as an ukulele player and musician on the mainland. Throughout attending and graduating from the University of Oregon, Craig focused on teaching a myriad of different styles with the tiny instrument. Craig has had the honor of working under Jake Shimabukuro and Troy Fernandez, and has become a renowned instructor and performer around the world. Craig infuses his energetic and just plain "fun" style into many genres of music and is known for his collaborations at different music events.

Sarah Maisel was born and raised in Alabama and found herself working in San Diego, CA as the Lead Female Draper for the La Jolla Playhouse and the University of California San Diego. On walking into a local ukulele jam, Sarah was both fascinated by the instrument and the joy that surrounded it. Studying under Frank Leong, Sarah dove into the jazz stylings of golden age Hawai'i songs and arrangements inspired by ukulele legends like Lyle Ritz, Benny Chong and Byron Yasui. Sarah found a passion of teaching and performing with the ukulele and was quickly featured at many ukulele festivals around the world.

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Craig and Sarah Ukulele Lessons

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  • Beginner Ukulele
  • Intermediate Ukulele
  • Advanced Ukulele

Beginner Ukulele

  • Introduction to Ukulele
  • Submit a Video: Introduce Yourself & Find Your Starting Point
  • Hardware Vocabulary
  • Holding the Ukulele
  • Warm Up Exercises - Exercise 1: Aldrine's Spider
  • Warm Up Exercises - Exercise 2: 1-2-3-4
  • Warm Up Exercises - Exercise 3: Caterpillar
  • Warm Up Exercises - Exercise 4: Sarah's Inchworms -NEW!
  • Warm Up Exercises - Tone Check
  • Hand Stretches -NEW!
  • Practice Tips
  • Fingernails
  • Basic Chord Shapes
  • Barre Chords
  • Basic Strumming - Introduction
  • Basic Strumming Exercises - Exercise 1: Down Strums with Thumb
  • Basic Strumming Exercises - Exercise 2: Down Strums with Index Finger
  • Basic Strumming Exercises - Exercise 3: Up Strums
  • Basic Strumming Exercises - Exercise 4: Combining Down & Up Strums
  • Key of C: 1-4-5 Chords - “You Are My Sunshine”
  • Key of C: 1-4-5 Chords - “This Land is Your Land”
  • Key of C: 1-4-5 Chords - “My Yellow Ginger Lei”
  • Key of F: 1-4-5 Chords - “When the Saints Go Marching In”
  • Key of F: 1-4-5 Chords - “Maui Girl”
  • Key of F: 1-4-5 Chords - “I'll Fly Away”
  • Key of C: Basic 12 Bar Blues
  • Key of F: Basic 12 Bar Blues
  • Key of C: Doo Wop Progression
  • Key of C: Pop Progression
  • Straps: To Strap or Not to Strap?
  • Ukulele Sizes & Tunings
  • Island Strum - “Waiting in Vain”
  • Calypso Strum 1 - “Stand By Me”
  • Calypso Strum 2 - “White Sandy Beach”
  • Pop Strum 1
  • “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” - Version 1
  • “Happy Birthday” - Basic Version -NEW!
  • “Happy Birthday” - Basic Version (Low G) -NEW!
  • Warm Up Exercises - Aldrine's Spider 2
  • Warm Up Exercises - Barre Stretch
  • Basic Picking Techniques
  • Sarah's Pick Roll -NEW!
  • Pop Progression - “I'm Yours”
  • Doo Wop Strum 2
  • “I'll Fly Away” - Version 2
  • The C Scale - Basic Scale Pattern
  • The C Scale - Basic Scale Pattern (Low G) -NEW!
  • The C Scale - Variations
  • The C Scale - Variations (Low G) -NEW!
  • “Haole Hula” - Basic Version -NEW!
  • “Lullaby” - Basic Version
  • “Lullaby” - Basic Version (Low G) -NEW!
  • “Stand By Me” - Version 2
  • “Brown Eyed Girl” Intro
  • Ragtime Progression - Basic Version -NEW!
  • “House of the Rising Sun” - Basic Version -NEW!
  • Playing with Others - Part 1
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes

Intermediate Ukulele

  • Submit a Video: Introduce Yourself & Find Your Starting Point
  • Moveable Scale Shapes - Major Scales
  • Moveable Scale Shapes - Major Scales (Low G) -NEW!
  • Moveable Scale Shapes - Minor Scales
  • Moveable Scale Shapes - Minor Scales (Low G) -NEW!
  • Moveable Scale Shapes - Blues Scales
  • Moveable Scale Shapes - Blues Scales (Low G) -NEW!
  • Moveable Scale Shapes - Major Pentatonic Scales
  • Moveable Scale Shapes - Major Pentatonic Scales (Low G) -NEW!
  • Moveable Scale Shapes - Combining Scales
  • Moveable Scale Shapes - Combining Scales (Low G) -NEW!
  • Moveable Chord Shapes: Major Chords - Introduction
  • Moveable Chord Shapes: Major Chords - C Major
  • Moveable Chord Shapes: Major Chords - A Major
  • Moveable Chord Shapes: Major Chords - F Major
  • Moveable Chord Shapes: Major Chords - Practice Tips
  • Moveable Chord Shapes: Dominant 7 Chords
  • Intermediate Strumming - Introduction
  • Intermediate Strumming - Muting
  • Intermediate Strumming - Scratching
  • Intermediate Strumming - Combining Muting & Scratching
  • Intermediate Strumming - 1-4-6 Exercise 1
  • Intermediate Strumming - 1-4-6 Exercise 2
  • Intermediate Strumming - Understanding Syncopation
  • Intermediate Strumming - A Blues - Version 1
  • Intermediate Strumming - A Blues - Version 2
  • Intermediate Strumming - A Blues - Version 3: The Fan
  • Intermediate Strumming - A Blues - Version 4: The Pinch
  • Intermediate Strumming - A Blues - Version 5: The Fast Strum
  • Intermediate Strumming - A Blues - Version 6: The Powerslide
  • Intermediate Strumming - The Triple Strum
  • Golpe
  • Calypso Strum 3 - “Stand By Me”
  • Chunking - Introduction
  • Chunking - “Waiting in Vain”
  • Intermediate Picking - Pull Offs & Hammer Ons
  • Intermediate Picking - Outlining the Chord
  • Intermediate Picking - Alternating Thumb Patterns
  • Intermediate Picking - Alternating Thumb Patterns (Low G) -NEW!
  • Intermediate Picking - Alternating Thumb Pattern Variations (Low G) -NEW!
  • “Lullaby” - Version 2 -NEW!
  • Hawaiian Lick
  • “I'll Fly Away” - Version 3
  • “Crazy G” - Version 1
  • The Jake Roll - Introduction
  • The Jake Roll - "Europa"
  • Intermediate Picking - Muted Picking
  • Intermediate Picking - Double Picking
  • Harmonics - Natural & Fretted (Artificial)
  • “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” - Strumming Variations
  • “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” - Adding Harmonics
  • “Guava Jam”
  • Playing with Others - Part 2
  • Ragtime Progression - Version 2 -NEW!
  • Introduction to Music Theory
  • Introduction to Jazz Chords
  • Major Scale Degrees
  • “In Your Hawaiian Way” - Version 1
  • Key of C: 2-5-1 Progression
  • Key of C: 2-5-1 Progression - Adding Bass Lines in Low G -NEW!
  • Key of C: 1-6-2-5 Progression
  • Key of C: 1-6-2-5 Progression - Adding Bass Lines in Low G -NEW!
  • Key of C: 3-6-2-5 Progression
  • “Avalon” - Basic Version -NEW!
  • Ragtime Progression - Version 3 -NEW!
  • “Haole Hula” - Version 2 -NEW!
  • “In Your Hawaiian Way” - Version 2
  • “House of the Rising Sun” - Version 2 -NEW!
  • 12 Bar Blues - Variation 1
  • 12 Bar Blues - Variation 2
  • 12 Bar Blues - Variation 3
  • 12 Bar Blues - Variation 4
  • 12 Bar Blues - Variation 5
  • 12 Bar Blues - Variation 6
  • 12 Bar Blues - Variation 7
  • “I've Got Rhythm”
  • “Haole Hula” - Version 3 -NEW!
  • Improvisation
  • Introduction to Chord Melody
  • Chord Melody - “Silent Night”
  • Chord Melody - “Hey Good Lookin”
  • Chord Melody - “All of Me”
  • Chord Melody - “Happy Birthday” -NEW!
  • Chord Melody - “Haole Hula” -NEW!
  • Chord Melody - “House of the Rising Sun” -NEW!
  • Low G Comping - “All of Me”
  • Playing with Others - Part 3
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes

Advanced Ukulele

  • Submit a Video: Introduce Yourself & Find Your Starting Point
  • “Stars and Stripes Forever”
  • “Toccata”
  • “Lullaby” - Version 3 -NEW!
  • Ragtime Progression - Version 4 -NEW!
  • “Crazy G” - Version 2
  • Introduction to Jazz Standards
  • High G vs. Low G
  • Low G Arranging
  • Reading Chart Symbols
  • Chord Substitutions
  • Chord Substitutions - “Avalon” Version 2 -NEW!
  • Chord Substitutions - “Avalon” Version 3 -NEW!
  • 1-6-2-5 Alterations -NEW!
  • Advanced Comping - “In A Sentimental Mood” -NEW!
  • Advanced Comping - “Fly Me to the Moon” -NEW!
  • “Honeysuckle Rose”
  • “Autumn Leaves”
  • “The Nearness of You”
  • Advanced Chord Melody - Dominant Chord Scale
  • Advanced Chord Melody - Major Chord Scale
  • Advanced Chord Melody - Minor Chord Scale
  • Advanced Chord Melody - “The Nearness of You”
  • Advanced Chord Melody - “Autumn Leaves”
  • Advanced Chord Melody - “In Your Hawaiian Way” -NEW!
  • Advanced Chord Melody - “Haole Hula” -NEW!
  • Advanced Chord Melody - “In a Sentimental Mood” -NEW!
  • Advanced Chord Melody - “Avalon” -NEW!
  • Advanced Chord Melody - “Fly Me to the Moon” -NEW!
  • Other Student Submitted Tunes

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