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1 Ukulele Webcam Sessions (Ep.19) – Instant Blues Solos (in 4 Keys!)

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Watch the newest episodes of Webcam Sessions! On this week’s episode of Ukulele Webcam Sessions, Matt shows you how to instantly create blues solos in 4 different keys just by remembering one amazingly simple concept! Check out the video above and try it out for yourself as an exercise in basic soloing and improvisation, and […]

2 Ukulele Webcam Sessions (Ep.18) – Game of Thrones & Alternating Picking

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Watch the newest episodes of Webcam Sessions! Download the TAB – Game of Thrones Picking TAB This time on Ukulele Webcam Sessions, Matt talks about the “alternating picking” technique – what it is, how to do it, and how you can practice it using the Game of Thrones theme song! Check out the video to […]

3 Ukulele Webcam Sessions (Ep.17) – How to “Cascade” on Your Uke!

07:52min

Watch the newest episodes of Webcam Sessions! This time on Ukulele Webcam Sessions, Matt talks about the “Cascade” technique and how to use it to add embellishments to your playing. For Matt’s complete workshop on 4-finger Picking, check out the Fingerpicking Workshop page on the Ukulele Underground Marketplace, or pick up Matt’s Ultimate Ukulele Strumming […]

4 Ukulele Webcam Sessions (Ep.16) – How to do Blues Solos on Uke!

11:29min

Watch the newest episodes of Webcam Sessions! On this week’s episode of Ukulele Webcam Sessions, Matt talks about scale “pockets” and how you can use them as an easy way to create solos, riffs, and licks when improvising over blues. For more on how to get that bluesy, “swing” feel for strumming, check out Matt’s […]

5 Ukulele Webcam Sessions (Ep.15) – Parallel Octaves for Solos

9:54min

Watch the newest episodes of Webcam Sessions! This time on Ukulele Webcam Sessions, Matt talks about “Parallel Octaves” and how you can use them in your solos as an interesting additional type of sound that blends picking and strumming together! Also check out Aldrine teaching this technique on episodes of Uke Minutes as “Muted Octave […]

6 Ukulele Webcam Sessions (Ep.14) – My Uke Survival Kit

11:33min

Watch the newest episodes of Webcam Sessions! This week on Ukulele Webcam Sessions, Matt talks about all of the awesome ukulele accessories that he personally keeps in his ukulele case, uses on a regular basis, and finds useful in the process of playing, practicing, and performing on the ukulele. Check it out and let us […]

7 Ukulele Webcam Sessions (Ep.13) – The 3-Finger Tremolo + Malagueña

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Watch the newest episodes of Webcam Sessions! This time on Ukulele Webcam Sessions, Matt uses a technique that we learned earlier (The 3-Finger Roll from Episode 10) to show you how to do a brand new technique: The 3-Finger Tremolo. Using this, he shows you how to play Malaguena and make it sound even fancier […]

8 Ukulele Webcam Sessions (Ep.12) – Work Your Fingers to the TONE

14:11min

Watch the newest episodes of Webcam Sessions! On this week’s episode of Ukulele Webcam Sessions, Matt talks all about tone – what it means, the many things that can affect the tone of your playing, and some specific techniques that you can use to shape your tone, depending on the type of sound you are […]

9 Ukulele Webcam Sessions (Ep.11) – Pitch Perfect Nails

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Watch the newest episodes of Webcam Sessions! This week on Ukulele Webcam Sessions, Matt talks about how to “cut” and shape your nails, along with nail care tips to help you create the perfect strumming and picking tone on your ukulele. Check out the video above, try it out for yourself, and see how it […]

10 Ukulele Webcam Sessions (Ep.10) – The 3-Finger Roll

11:11min

Watch the newest episodes of Webcam Sessions! It’s the first episode of Webcam Sessions for the New Year and on it, Matt talks about the 3-Finger Roll – how to properly position your fingers, get comfortable with the technique, and how to incorporate it into songs. Try it out and see what you can do […]

11 Ukulele Webcam Sessions (Ep.9) – How to Achieve Your Uke Dreams

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Watch the newest episodes of Webcam Sessions! This time on Ukulele Webcam Sessions, Matt talks about brainstorming your ukulele goals and how to structure them in a way to set yourself up for success in achieving them. Check out the video above for the full discussion, with examples to show you how to set yourself […]

12 Ukulele Webcam Sessions (Ep.8) – Warm Your Fingers with The Caterpillar

12:56min

Watch the newest episodes of Webcam Sessions! On this week’s episode of Ukulele Webcam Sessions, Matt talks about a great warm-up exercise called, The Caterpillar (also referred to as “The Worm” on UU). Add it to your ukulele practice routine to help get your fingers ready for action! And for a complete 28-day schedule of […]

13 Ukulele Webcam Sessions (Ep.7) – Ukulele Expression Tricks

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Watch the newest episodes of Webcam Sessions! On this week’s episode of Ukulele Webcam Sessions, Matt talks about expressive ukulele picking techniques to add style and expression to your playing, namely Slides, Bends, Hammer-ons, and Pull-offs. He explains each technique in detail, shows you how they are notated in TAB form, and includes some awesome […]

14 Ukulele Webcam Sessions (Ep. 6) – Jingle Bell Rock!

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Watch the newest episodes of Webcam Sessions! In this episode of Ukulele Webcam Sessions, Matt takes you all the way through his Solo Ukulele arrangement of the song, “Jingle Bell Rock.” Download the TAB for this song HERE and check out the video above as Matt walks you through all of the tricky parts and […]

15 Ukulele Webcam Sessions (Ep. 5) – How to Read TABS

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Watch the newest episodes of Webcam Sessions! In this episode of Ukulele Webcam Sessions, Matt explains the basic rules for reading ukulele TABS – how tabs are oriented, how to read the number system, and various notation markers for basic tablature. He even goes through a few simple examples so you can get the hang […]