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Schedule | 2020

Facebook Live Fingerpicking Lesson
Sunday, March 29, 2020 3pm MT

Del Rey/Jim D’Ville Fingerpicking Lesson
Via Zoom Saturday, April 4, 2020 3pm MT

Facebook Live Fingerpicking Lesson
Sunday, April 5, 2020 3pm MT

Facebook Live Fingerpicking Lesson
Sunday, April 12, 2020 3pm MT

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Funky Frets Fest
Boyertown, Pennsylvania Oct. 2-4
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First Time Visitors Click Here!

Posted on: March 19th, 2012 by Jim D'Ville

Greetings and welcome to Play Ukulele By Ear! The goal of the website is to provide you the tools to train your ears to hear what is going on in the music and play along. Please take a guided tour of the website by watching the below video.


Tuning With An A-440 Tuning Fork

Learning The Solfege Syllables
Solfege is a system of attributing a syllable to each tone in a musical scale. Why learn solfege? Getting to know the tones of the C Major Scale, for example, are best accomplished by becoming familiar with the voice of each tone. Can you recognize the familiar voice of a friend or loved one when they call on the phone? Of course you can. And with a little solfege training, when the C tone rings (or any other note in the scale), you will immediately recognize it like the voice of an old friend. Find the pattern of the C Major Scale on your uke by ear starting on the open 3rd string and let your ears guide you using the solfege. Play and sing the syllables both up and down. Do-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La-Ti-Do

Check out this video from Ukulele Magazine HERE detailing two very important daily exercises!

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Playing By Ear


Play Ukulele By Ear 1
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Play Ukulele By Ear 1.5
Playing By The Numbers
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Play Ukulele By Ear 2
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Play Ukulele By Ear 3 Download Only
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