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beginner ukulele lesson

maria — Jan 29, 2015 11:54AM HST

is it better to learn and be familiar with chords or is it more effective to learn actual songs? i wonder if i'm doing it backwards... i feel i am just memorizing the chords for a particular song but i'm not confident, if someone blurts out the name of a chord, that i'd be able to strum it off the bat. i suppose it's personal preference but i'd like to hear any suggestions from the experts.


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Zachary Shimizu - Feb 01, 2015 at 11:17AM HST

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I used to enjoy learning songs while learning chords. Each song I would learn new chords and build my knowledge slowly.
Learning just the chord shapes is one thing but being able to switch from chord to chord during a song is a completely different task.
So I guess I'm saying a balance of both will be a good way to go at it =)

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