WELCOME to Ukulele Central coming to you from Australia's ukulele capital Newcastle, home to a huge, unified community of ukulele and u-bass players.


NEWS: After the 2022 Newcastle Ukulele Festival on September 9 - 11, Ukulele Central will close and Danielle will concentrate on her Patreon U-bass page. Thank you to everyone who has visited, purchased resources and engaged with this site since it was established in 2013.


Make sure you download any of the free resources you'd like before then, or purchase any of the Uke products. UBASSics will be available at some stage on Patreon, and there will be a UBASSics express course beginning there in coming weeks.



Strum patterns
Improvising for UKE and U-BASS
Technique at a Peek

GETTING STARTED WITH UKULELE: FREE online course covering all the basic skills with demos, exercises, quizzes and information about joining a uke group!


learning and teaching products...

Learn U-Bass with UBASSics 

Third edition

Step-by-step lessons cover essential skills, and a variety of musical genres.

Learn to play this wonderful instrument in your own time, at your own pace. More info here


Teach young school students with Primary Uke

A teacher's handbook and related resources. Tested by ruthless primary school students and thankful teachers, these songs and exercises are complementary to the James Hill Ukulele in the Classroom series. All digital, all printable. More information and a sampler here


Friendly Music Theory for C6 Ukulele

A music theory ebook written for ukulele players, with examples and diagrams which are uke-based where possible. Make an interesting topic more accessible and relevant to your ukeing with this printable ebook. More info here

Six popular classical pieces arranged for uke AND U-bass in the Classic Six Pack
For ukulele groups, leaders, teachers and anyone who likes classical pieces. The pieces are in parts with notation, tabs, chords, soundfiles and a u-bass part for each piece. More info here.