Ukulele Workshops

Schedule | 2020 

POP UP UKE Lessons via Zoom
Tuesday-Friday 3 pm MT

Del Rey/Jim D’Ville Fingerpicking Course
Level 1 & Level 2
Starts Sunday, Nov. 1 pm MT

Buck Qwens Workshop-Uke Naturally
Gaithersburg Virtual Uke Fest
Nov. 5 6:30pm ET

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Welcome First Time Visitors!

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

Welcome First Time Visitors!

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, is 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 as 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!

Ukulele Tutorials

Playing By Ear


Play Ukulele By Ear 1
Vol. 1 DVD or Download
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Play Ukulele By Ear 1.5
Playing By The Numbers
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Play Ukulele By Ear 2
Vol. 2 DVD or Download
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Play Ukulele By Ear 3 Download Only
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