Uke Minutes 138 – Picking Dynamics

Hey UUers! Cheers … to the freakin’ weekend! Another Saturday has rolled around, along with another episode of Uke Minutes! This time, Aldrine goes over picking dynamics to really get you to be mindful of what you are doing to control volume and expression while picking. This may sound like a pretty simple concept, but […]

Uke Lesson 45 – Banana Pancakes (Jack Johnson)

Unfortunately Universal Music, the publisher of this song has requested that we remove this video from our website. We apologize for the inconvenience. Hey UUers! Here we go, as we slide on into September, it’s another episode of Uke Lessons! This month we bring you a full ukulele lesson for Jack Johnson’s “Banana Pancakes”. You […]

Uke Minutes 137 – Strumming Dynamics (Volume Control)

Hey UUers! How’s everyone doing on this fine Saturday!? Today on Uke Minutes Aldrine breaks down the basics of Strumming Dynamics, that is, changing the mood during a song by changing the volume and “attitude” of your strum. Check it out and let us know what you think! Also, we’re closing in on the last […]

Uke Minutes 136 – How to Record Your Ukulele Using a Microphone

Hey UUers! Good to see you! It’s another great weekend here in the Underground – strings are being strummed, songs are being hummed, and we’re watching the summer slowly disappear together in ukulele harmony. On this week’s episode of Uke Minutes, it’s a continuation of last week’s episode “How to Record Your Ukulele” with an […]

Uke Minutes 135 – How to Record Your Ukulele

Hey UUers! Welcome to the weekend! This week’s episode of Uke Minutes is the first of a series discussing the art of recording your ukulele on your home computer. For those of you new to recording audio, Aldrine breaks down some basic processes and programs you can use to record your ukulele at home. Check […]

Uke Minutes 134 – How To Clean Your Fretboard

Hey UUers! Summer is almost over! If you’ve been rocking that uke of yours all summer long, you might notice a little finger grime on your fretboard. Or maybe it’s that greenish tint developing along the length of your fret wires. But don’t fret! We’ve got a solution for your fretboard blues with this week’s […]

Uke Lesson 44 – Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall (Coldplay)

Unfortunately Universal Music, the publisher of this song has requested that we remove this video from our website. We apologize for the inconvenience. Hey UUers! Time to flip the page on your virtual calendar – it’s officially August! And along with another month comes another new episode of Uke Lessons. This time Aldrine shows you […]

Uke Minutes 133 – Picking Technique: Tone

Hey UUers! Have you ever wondered how great ukulele players are able to get a good tone while picking, no mater what ukulele they are playing? How can another player pick up a really cheap uke and still make it sound good? The tone that you’re getting out of your ukulele surprisingly has less to […]

UU “Ambassadors of Ukulele” KoAloha Give-Away Contest!

Hey UUers! Good news, everyone! It has been awhile since the last Ukulele Underground give-away contest, so here we go again – This time we are giving you a chance to win a brand new KoAloha KTM-00 Tenor Uke along with a YEAR membership for UU+! The August 2011 UU “Ambassadors of Ukulele” Contest hopes […]

Uke Minutes 132 – Minor Scale Sweeps

Hey UUers! If you’ve been waiting all week for the weekend to arrive … it’s finally here! And along with it another episode of Uke Minutes! This time, Aldrine goes over the sweep technique on the ukulele, this time using minor scales. Check out the Uke Minutes on Minor Scales and the Thumb & Middle […]

Uke Minutes 131 – Major Scale Sweeps

Hey UUers! Sweep the leg!! Unfortunately, we can’t teach you how to do a sweep in Karate (mostly because we don’t know Karate) … but today on Uke Minutes we CAN teach you how to do a sweep on your ukulele! A sweep is basically a run of several notes in succession, played quickly. Here […]

Uke Lesson 43 – Moves Like Jagger (Maroon 5)

Unfortunately Universal Music, the publisher of this song has requested that we remove this video from our website. We apologize for the inconvenience. Hey UUers! Another month has come upon the Underground and another episode of Uke Lessons has arrived! Aldrine has been watching the NBC show, The Voice, a lot lately which recently debuted […]

Uke Minutes 130 – Chromatic Scales

Hey UUers! How’s everyone doing on this beautiful Saturday!? It’s another episode of Uke Minutes, just for you, so whip out that uke of yours and get ready to rock. This time, Aldrine shows you Chromatic Scales, which are the basis for all scales in music. Each scale includes every note available in standard music, […]

Uke Minutes 129 – Thumb & Middle Picking Technique

Download this Video (right click > Save As…) or click the link to watch the video on your iPad or iPod Touch![/s2If] Hey UUers! The weekend has arrived and, along with it, another weekly episode of Uke Minutes! On this week’s episode, Aldrine introduces a simple yet powerful technique – Thumb & Middle Picking! This […]

Uke Lesson 42 – “Love I” (The Green)

Play along with the “Love I” Ukulele Play-Along! Hey UUers! Woah, June is already here and along with it another episode of Uke Lessons! This time, Aldrine breaks down “Love I” by The Green. This one has been playing all over the radio stations here in Hawaii for awhile, so here it is for you […]