Hey UUers!

Do you ever get that left hand ache after playing chords for a long period of time? Have you ever mixed up which fingers to use on a picking? Check out this week's episode of Uke Minutes to cure what ails ya!

This exercise not only strengthens the left hand, but by inverting the order of which fingers you typically put down first, it makes each of your fingers a little more independent. Practice it until your hand gets sore, then take a break and count how many times Aldrine says the word "exercise" in this video!

Hope you guys are having an amazing Saturday - it's about to get even amazing-er because at 3pm HST we'll be showing the world wide *Internet Premiere* of The KoAloha Ukulele Story. Remember to be here on the UU front page to watch it (and stay after to win some free KoAloha stuff)!!

*Edit* The first screening of The KoAloha Ukulele Story went great! Thanks to everyone who came out to see it and congrats to the people who won free KoAloha gear and DVDs of the movie! We'll be replaying the movie a couple more times for our international viewers so stay tuned for updates.

-UU Staff

What Should I Learn Next?
"Left Hand Major Scale Exercise"
"Left Hand Minor Scale Exercise"


  1. Oh excellent!
    I got a fairly early KoAloha as a gift from family in Hawaii 4 years ago; that’s how I started playng. I liked my soprano so much that I got a concert a few years later.
    I like what I know if them so far, it’ll be fun to see the rest.

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