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Hey all you awesome uke players from across the land! It's time for another episode of UKE MINUTES!
Have you ever wondered, "What is a good way for me to practice my scales AND warm up my ukulele-playing fingers at the same time?" If so (or even if not) - we've got you covered! In this episode of Uke Minutes, Aldrine breaks down his prescribed "Scales Exercise I" - so you can warm up those fingers in style.
This warm-up is based on Major Scale theory, so if you need a quick refresher on Major Scales (or are excited to learn them for the first time) check out Uke Minutes 8 - Major Scales.
For Scale Exercise I, here is what you do:
Step 1: Take any major scale and number the notes from 1-8.
Step 2: Play the notes in this order - 1,3, 2,4, 3,5, 4,6, 5,7, 6,8
Step 3: Play the notes in this order - 8,6, 7,5, 6,4, 5,3, 4,2, 3,1
Step 4: Repeat steps 2 and 3, starting slowly and eventually gaining speed.
Try it out and, as always, tell us what you think in the Forum!
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Mahalo & Aloha,