For today’s video we go over a little exercise to work that pinky finger and also show you how to move a major scale pattern across the fretboard. Thanks for stopping by, subscribe to stay inspired!
Today we talk about how to do a right handed mute or “chuck” to add a little percussive flair to your strumming.
Check it out! Today we talk about what happens when we transpose a major scale. Subscribe to stay inspired!
In this edition of Insight we talk about how notes move chromatically up the fretboard. The chromatic scale is made up of all 12 notes that we can play. They are ordered from A to G with a note in between each letter or “natural” note. That in-between note we can call either the preceding […]
Today we talk about a right hand technique I call the flick. A quick triplet that can be a strong lead in to the downbeat of the next measure. Check out Insight 2 for a little more about how rhythm functions on the ukulele.
Today we discuss a little right hand technique on how to play triplets. Check out our Insight #2 about rhythm where we talk about how to subdivide beats within a measure in order to give us more ability to vary our strum patterns. We can create quarter notes, 1/8th notes, and 1/16th notes but we can […]
In today’s Insight video we discuss a little right hand technique and how you can swing where you place your upbeats to create a slightly different feel to your strum patterns. In our Insight 2 video we discussed how we create rhythm on the ukulele by playing a set pattern of strums against a constant […]
In today’s Insight we are discussing some left hand techniques that can help you to move from one chord to another more easily. Usually when we learn a new song there are certain chords that we feel comfortable with and can move in between smoothly. If there are some new chords added that we have […]
Today I want to discuss melody and give you a quick way of finding notes within a Major Scale. In our first video we defined melody as being a series of individual notes that are grouped together to form phrases. The notes that we use to form melodies are chosen from a group of 7 specific notes that […]
Today let’s dig a little deeper into the second important element of music, HARMONY. We can define harmony as being more than one note being played simultaneously. On the ukulele we are usually talking about four notes right? One on each string to form a chord. I like to use the metaphor of music as a language where we […]