Kicking off our "Basic Music Theory" series, in this week's episode of Uke Minutes Aldrine goes over how to figure out major scales on your ukulele. Learn the pattern, so you can figure out the major scale for any note! Then begin the intricate, infinite courtship with your ukulele's fretboard, to unlock the secrets of her long and inviting neck region.

We'll be looking out for your major scale videos over at the forum!!


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What Should I Learn Next?
"Major Chords"
"Minor Scales & Chords"


  1. @lovingridgebacks – jep, the 3rd fret is a C. But the pattern starts with two wholes and that means four frets. so after the first whole you are on B and after the second you are on C#.

  2. Aldrine, you’re the best bro!! I’m learning so much so quick with your videos.. really appreciate all the time and effort your’re putting into this! respect.

  3. Hi Aldrine, I was using the scale chart you had on your website and using the WWHWWWH doesn’t match up on the note chart. For example for the A string open is A Bb C Db D … Maybe this isn’t a Major Scale but what’s the difference between the notes on the chart and a certain scale??? Hope this made sense.

  4. Fuck, first of all, you have the most beautiful sounding ukulele i ever heard and second, thanks so much! suddenly it all makes so much sense! Please go on..

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