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Insight 7: Triplets

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 […]

Insight 5: Chord Mapping

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 […]

Insight 4: Melody and Major Scales

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 […]

Insight 3: Harmony and Chord Progressions

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 […]