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


Enjoy the free resources and take advantage of the well-priced products. 




It covers tuning, using a strap, playing strings, fretting and amplification –
a good grounding in the essentials whether you already have a u-bass, you're thinking of taking it up or you're simply u-bass curious!



U-BASS EXPRESS: paid online course in which you'll learn to play simple u-bass with just the chord and lyric sheet that uke players use - no need to read tabs or music!


GETTING STARTED WITH UKULELE: FREE online course covering all the basic skills (not songs) 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 but also function as a stand-alone course and lessons. 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.