Performing Tips and Sight Reading Tricks

This week on Thursday Live Lesson, Aaron (the Voice) returns. The guys welcome him home with open arms and a hearty session of talking story. Aldrine answers a question about playing without the use of sheet music by offering some of his tips for memorization. He also confesses his own performance jitters and lyrical shortcomings which leads the guys to each share their own "fake it till you make it" stories. Aldrine also discusses his thought on natural performances vs perfection and polish. A tangent or two later, he wraps up the lesson by answering a few quick ukulele related questions.

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Questions Asked this Week:
1:55 How do you play on the spot without music to look at?

18:45 Sight Reading (or lack thereof)

40:10 Spontaneity vs. Polish

45:40 A Ken Middleton Story

49:00 Improvising and Tabs

52:00 How do you avoid unwanted noise when releasing chords?

54:15 How do you support your uke when switching from G to Em?

References/resources for this video:
Ukulele 102 - Week 4: Chord Families
Music Theory - Week 7: Chord Families
Uke Minutes - Chord Families
Diagram - Circle of Fifths
Video - How to Use the Circle of Fifths

Uke Lesson - Wonderful Tonight
Webcam Sessions - How to Practice to Perform
Youtube - Surf
Youtube - Bennie and the Jets
Aloha Friday Concert Replay - Lay Down Sally, Summer Breeze, Friend of the Devil

Youtube - Rio Saito's Channel
Uke Minutes - How to Read Tabs (with Dominator)
Webcam Sessions - How to Read Tabs
Youtube - Rio's TEDxTokyo Talk

Youtube - Russbuss415 Channel
Youtube - Ken Middleton's Channel

Live Lesson - Replay (Aldrine talks about noise from unwanted pull-offs)
Live Lesson - Replay (Aldrine talks more about unwanted pull offs)

Ukulele Webcam Session - Am I Holding My Ukulele Right?
Ukulele 100 - Lesson 1
Absolute Beginner Course - How to Hold Your Ukulele
Basic Strum Course - How to Hold Your Ukulele
Uke Minutes - How to Hold Your Ukulele

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