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1 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 […]

2 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 […]

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

13:43min

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 […]

4 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 […]

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

16:42min

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 […]

6 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 […]

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

09:06min

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 […]

8 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 […]

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

17:08min

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 […]

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

29:36min

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 […]

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

21:16min

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 […]

12 Ukulele Webcam Sessions (Ep. 4) – What Strings Do You Use?

17:59min

Watch the newest episodes of Webcam Sessions! In this episode of Ukulele Webcam Sessions, Matt talks about STRINGS – his personal string setup on his various ukuleles, the different types and sounds of strings, tips on restringing your ukulele, as well as things to keep in mind when stringing up your uke. For more from […]

13 Ukulele Webcam Sessions (Ep. 3) – Better Changes with “The Open Switch”

15:09min

Watch the newest episodes of Webcam Sessions! In this episode of Ukulele Webcam Sessions, Matt talks about “The Open Switch” and how to use it to add speed and style to your chord changes, how to use it to add a blues feel to songs, and well as how to decide when not to use […]

14 Ukulele Webcam Sessions Ep.2 – Am I Holding My Ukulele Right?

12:42min

Watch the newest episodes of Webcam Sessions! In this episode of Ukulele Webcam Sessions, Matt talks about how to hold your ukulele properly, the challenges of keeping your ukulele steady while strumming or fingerpicking and how to overcome them, and the age-old question, “Should I use a strap?” To watch the UU+ Thursday Live Lesson […]

15 Ukulele Webcam Sessions Ep.1 – How to Switch Chords Faster

11:52min

Watch the newest episodes of Webcam Sessions! In the first episode of Ukulele Webcam Sessions with Matt Dahlberg, Matt talks about switching chords and how to use inventive and alternate fingerings depending on the situation to make your chord changes easier and faster. Check it out and if you have any questions, let us know! […]