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First, accept that you have a handicap and will never be able to play guitar 'normally'. Embrace it, don't try to play like everyone else, and you'll be a far better guitarist for it. I would recommend learning to play with alternative tunings, especially open tunings or all 5ths. It will make many chord fingerings far more simple for getting started, and ...


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A chord typically consists of 3 notes: so theoretically you only need 3 fingers (and three strings) to play a chord. But most guitars have 6 strings, so other chord notes are played twice on multiple strings. It will probably not be possible for you to learn to play guitar the most common way. I would suggest to learn how you can decompose chords into ...


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I think a simple solution would be to switch hands. Take a left handed guitar* and play like that. The two webbed fingers won't be an issue if you use them to hold a pick. If you've never learned guitar before, it would be easier to learn to play a left handed guitar. If you had gotten used to playing the guitar, changing to a left handed guitar would be a ...


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If you want to get started playing fingerstyle ukulele, there are lots of books you can pick from. The one I used to get started and recommend is called 20 Easy Fingerstyle Studies for Ukulele by Rob MacKillop. The book walks you through a lot of the different techniques used in fingerstyle through exercises and simple instrumental songs. The book comes ...


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If you have the ability, you can rearrange songs yourself. There are plenty of fingerpicking style ukulele tabs out there, but their quality may not be the best. As @MarkM suggests, Jake Shimabukuro is god-level at playing the ukulele but never sings. I recommend listening to his songs, and if you like them, his songs and rearrangements are available as ...


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Although the ukelele is often used as an instrument to provide chordal accompaniment (strummed or picked) to other instruments, or commonly voice, there is absolutely no reason why you can't explore other ways to play it, which are not primarily as an accompanying instrument. For instance, you can play single note lines, as you would on any other ...


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Youtube is your friend when looking for this kind of inspiration: I think it's safe to say that it possible to play the Ukulele without singing.


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Yes, of course you can play the ukulele without singing. You can play a lot of instruments while singing, but that doesn't mean that every time you play the instrument you should sing. You should try it, and if you like it, you can sing and play ukulele at the same time.


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When you say 'playing piano' I'm assuming you mean a real piano or synthesizer with full size keys, not a tablet or smartphone app, where this problem would be completely understandable! I have to say, I don't recall ever having this problem - and I didn't own a keyboard with full size keys until I was a teenager. However, there could be some other ...


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The tempo you play or practice in is key!! Always start at the lowest comfortable tempo!! That way your fingers will get used to your piano. Then you can gradually increase the tempo based on your comfort level. I'm SURE you will notice a difference if you practice like this! And one thing you should know is it's VERY normal for beginners!! This happens ...



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