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Seminars

1 Intro to Baritone Ukulele

12:25min

In this webinar, we tackle what is sometimes referred to as the black sheep of the uke family; the baritone ukulele. Aldrine aims to clear up some of the misconceptions and confusion surrounding the baritone uke. We start by covering the history of this unique instrument and we explore its strengths as well as its […]

2 Deconstructing Chord Melodies

16:20min

In our first ever live webinar, we cover the often misunderstood technique of chord melodies. Aldrine kicks things off by defining exactly what chord melodies are. He uses Row Row Row Your Boat to demonstrate how to incorporate basic chord melodies into a song, and explains how highlights can be used to tell a more […]

3 How to Figure out Songs on the Ukulele part 1

56:29min

| Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Did you ever wish you could just play a song you hear on the radio? Can’t find the chords for one of your favorite songs? Well in this three part seminar, Aldrine walks you through the process he uses to figure out the chords and […]

4 How to Figure out Songs on the Ukulele part 2

44:38min

| Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 2 of a three part seminar on how to figure out songs on the ukulele. This section focuses on figuring out chords to songs using online resources and then using ear training, specifically finding root notes and then using music theory to build out […]

5 How to Figure out Songs on the Ukulele part 3

00:00min

| Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Hello UU+ members! In this final installment of the three part seminar, Aldrine teaches you how to identify strumming and picking patterns for any song. Enjoy and please let us know what other topics you’d like to learn about as a UU+ member!

6 Everything You Need to Know to Buy Your Next Uke – Part 1

41:34min

In this UU+ exclusive seminar Aldrine explains everything you’ll need to know to make the next ukulele you purchase the one you’ve been looking for. In part one of this seminar, he covers the components that make up an ukulele, the differences in wood and materials, variations in building style and various options you can […]

7 Everything You Need to Know to Buy Your Next Uke – Part 2

18:14min

In part 2 of this seminar, Aldrine goes over simple tests you can do in the store to make sure you’re bringing home a quality instrument. This 18 minute video covers how to test the tuners, check the sound of the ukulele, check for fret buzzes, and warning signs for poor quality ukuleles. He also […]

8 How to Strum Anything (Part 1)

25:54min

Click HERE for How to Strum Anything (Part 2) In this new seminar, Aldrine will teach you how to build your own strumming patterns to strum anything you could every want to strum. In part 1, you’ll learn the components that go into creating a strumming pattern then learn where to put which component. Where […]

9 How to Strum Anything (Part 2)

15:43min

Click HERE for How to Strum Anything (Part 1) In part 2 of this seminar Aldrine will teach you how to put all the techniques together to create your own strumming patterns to play any song.