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1 [9/22/2016] Live Lesson Replay

55:13min

In this week’s lesson, Aldrine discusses how to chunk with the most efficient form, the importance of good form, as well as the most efficient way to switch from Dm to Bb. We also examine the use of diminished chords in Blues music, and explore the switching of Blues scales during a single song. Finally, […]

2 [9/15/2016] Live Lesson Replay

55:36min

This week, we discuss avoiding unwanted pull offs, diminished chords and the split strum. We also talk about triplet strums, replacing chords with diminished chords, and incorporating different technique styles into songs. This Week’s Challenge: Uke Minutes – Second Beat Emphasis Next Week’s Challenge: Uke Minutes – Triplet Strum Last Week’s Challenge: Uke Minutes – […]

3 [9/8/2016] Live Lesson Replay

58:27min

This week, Aldrine talks about diligent practicing, practicing without an ukulele, and playing barre chords without your hand getting tired. Also discussed is playing multiple strings on the higher frets, if fingernail noise is ok, and the chunk. This Week’s Challenge: Uke Minutes – How to Chunk Next Week’s Challenge: Uke Minutes – Second Beat […]

4 [9/1/2016] Live Lesson Replay

55:53min

On this week’s live lesson, Aldrine talks about how to strum without hitting your finger, fingerpicking while singing, and what fingers to use when picking. Also discussed is Re-entrant tuning, using picks, and how to shape your nails for playing. This Week’s Challenge: Uke Minutes – Singing and Fingerpicking at the Same Time Last Week’s […]

5 [8/25/2016] Live Lesson Replay

51:47min

On this week’s Live Lesson, Aldrine goes over chord switching difficulties, anchoring your finger, and singing while playing. Other topics discussed are syllables in songs, breaking down lyrics/songs, and song suggestions for the Aloha Jam. This Week’s Challenge: Uke Minutes – Singing and Playing at the Same Time Last Week’s Challenge: Uke Minutes – Mastering […]

6 [8/18/2016] Live Lesson Replay

51:15min

On this week’s Live Lesson, Aldrine covers technique check, Noho Pai Pai, timing, and mastering difficult chords. He also discusses power chords, moveable chords, muting, and practicing phrasing. This Week’s Challenge: Uke Minutes – Mastering Difficult Chords Last Week’s Challenge: Uke Minutes – Rhythm and Timing Ask Questions and Discuss the Weekly Challenge Here References/resources […]

7 [8/11/2016] Live Lesson Replay

53:48min

This Week, Aldrine talks about Nail Length, Basics of Strumming and Keeping Time, and Tuning to different Hertz. Also discussed are Different Nail Alternatives, Reggae Strumming, Different Ukulele Tunings, and Picking with your thumb vs your pointer finger. This Weekk’s Challenge: Uke Minutes – Rhythm and Timing Last Week’s Challenge: Uke Minutes – How to […]

8 [8/4/2016] Live Lesson Replay

07:14min

For this Thursday Live Lesson, Aldrine gives advice on how to play cleaner slides, how to play cleaner D Chords and E Chords, and how to hold multiple Strings with one finger. Also discussed are playing blues with your thumb, playing the same note on different strings, tremolos and Hawaiian pronunciation. This Weekk’s Challenge: Uke […]

9 [7/28/2016] Live Lesson Replay

56:59min

On this week’s Live Lesson, Aldrine goes over Barre Chords and Chord Switching. Also discussed are rolls, strumming dynamics, finger positions, and how to hold your ukulele. This Week’s Challenge: Uke Minutes – How to Hold Barre Chords Uke Minutes – How to Switch Chords Last Week’s Challenge: Uke Minutes – The Roll Uke Minutes […]

10 [7/21/2016] Live Lesson Replay

43:52min

For this Week’s Live Lesson, Aldrine covers rolls, strumming dynamics and strumming rhythms. Also discussed is using rolls in Hawaiian music, how to exercise your roll, and alternatives to the roll. References/resources for this video: Strumming and Switching Chords Course Uke Minutes – The Roll Uke Minutes – Strumming Dynamics Technique Check Live Lesson Questions […]

11 [7/14/16] Live Lesson Replay

09:25min

On this Week’s Live Lesson, Aldrine covers strumming faster and more consistently, how to practice your thumb picking and how to arrange chord melodies. Also discussed is using an acrylic nail for picking, exercising your left hand for chords, Aldrine’s signature strings from Aquila, and different Flamenco techniques. Sorry, the stream starts 2 minutes in. […]

12 [6/30/16] Live Lesson Replay

54:38min

This Week’s Live Lesson, Aldrine covers cut time, common time, singing and playing, and the Bm Chord. Also discussed is tremolos, and the Ukulele Festical of Great Britain. References/resources for this video: Uke Minutes – Time Signatures Uke Minutes – 3/4 and 6/8 Time Signatures Practice Session UUU Music Theory Week 9: Rhythm and Time […]

13 [6/9/16] Live Lesson Replay

42:21min

On this Week’s Live Lesson, Aldrine goes over how to insert fingerpicking into strumming, what keys are easy to play in, and using a capo on guitar to play ukulele chords. Also discussed are fingerpicking exercises, using ghost notes and other techniques for strumming, and the live jam session. References/resources for this video: Uke Minutes […]

14 [6/2/16] Live Lesson Replay

44:27min

Join us for this Week’s Live Lesson. We have a new camera set up and battle technical difficulties. Also discussed is practicing form, practicing with a mirror, intros to solo songs, what’s coming up on Ukulele Underground, and Uke Festivals. References/resources for this video: Matt Dahlberg’s Website Matt’s Youtube Kalei’s Masterclass Imua Garza’s Masterclass Uke […]

15 [5/26/16] Live Lesson Replay

31:19min

For this week’s Live Lesson, Aldrine goes over the bass/base note of triads, chord inversions and arpeggios, Aldrine also talks about how he practices fingerpicking, soloing and phrasing. References/resources for this video: Music Theory – Week 4: Major Triads Uke Minutes – Major Chords UUU 102 – Week 9: Alternate Chords Uke Minutes – Added […]