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1 [8/25/2016] Live Lesson Replay

51:39min

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 […]

2 [8/18/2016] Live Lesson Replay

49:43min

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 Questions […]

3 [8/11/2016] Live Lesson Replay

53:41min

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 […]

4 [8/4/2016] Live Lesson Replay

06:20min

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 […]

5 [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 […]

6 [7/21/2016] Live Lesson Replay

43:01min

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. Questions Asked this Week: 2:30 How to do a roll. 10:10 Can the roll be used in Hawaiian music? 11:15 Do you roll one […]

7 [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. […]

8 [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. Questions Asked this Week: 3:10 Can you talk about cut time in relation to common time? 10:40 What model of ukulele do you have? 15:40 Do you […]

9 [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. Questions Asked this Week: 1:40 Fingerpicking […]

10 [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. Questions Asked this Week: 0:00 How to hold your ukulele 10:55 Do you ever play […]

11 [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. Questions Asked this Week: 1:55 Can you talk about bass/base notes in triads? 6:25 What finger picking patterns fits with arpeggios? 17:40 Practicing solos using scales. 27:25 […]

12 [5/19/16] Live Lesson Replay

39:43min

This week for Live Lesson Thursday, Aldrine talks about holding the B chord, transitioning to and from chords, and adjusting how you hold your chords. Also discussed is holding the D and E chord, playing with arthritis, and wider ukulele necks. Questions Asked this Week: 2:00 How do you switch between F and Bb? 15:00 […]

13 [5/12/16] Live Lesson Replay

38:29min

On this week’s Live Lesson, Aldrine discusses tips for phrasing, Pull Offs and Hammer On combinations, and vibratos. Also discussed is using your phone or computer to practice rhythm, ghost notes, practices for hammer ons and pull offs, playing hammer ons cleanly, and using techniques for added feeling. Questions Asked this Week: 4:20 Student Review […]

14 [5/05/16] Live Lesson Replay

46:41min

In this episode of Live Lesson Thursdays, Aldrine talks about different time signatures, string recommendations, and matching strings to your instrument. Also discussed is using lemon oil to clean your ukulele, Aldrine’s signature strings, how to chunk, and practicing chunks. Questions Asked this Week: 2:00 Different time signatures. 15:20 Do you have any recommendations for […]

15 [04/28/16] Live Lesson Replay

27:10min

On this week’s episode of Live Lesson Thursday, Aldrine talks about moving chords around for more character and a more Hawaiian sound. Also discussed is finding comfortable ways to play chords, and improvising to the Play Alongs. Questions Asked this Week: 1:40 Moving chords to add character. 14:00 Figuring out what works best for you. […]