Chord Inversions, Musical Choices & Breaking the Rules
This week's Live Lesson focuses largely on musical choices. Aldrine starts off the lesson by explaining chord inversions and why he usually plays them using just the bottom 3 strings. The guys discuss how their appreciation for music evolves as they learn more theory and technique. They talk about instances of musicians throwing out the rule book and the magic that comes from those unorthodox decisions. Aldrine finishes the lesson by explaining why he uses the soprano ukulele for recording his rhythm tracks, and he gives some insider info on a couple of his original tunes.
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Questions Asked this Week:
2:05 Why do you usually play chord inversions using just the bottom 3 strings?
14:00 An overused ukulele run.
19:30 Aldrine is still a Jake fanboy.
23:00 Appreciating music through music theory.
29:00 The technique that blew Aldrine's mind.
36:00 Different ukulele styles around the world.
40:50 Breaking the normal rules of music.
53:20 Why do you prefer the Soprano Ukulele for strumming only?
References/resources for this video:
Ukulele 102 - Week 6: Chord Inversions and Extensions
Webcam Sessions - Figuring Out Chord Inversions
Master Class - Kalei Gamiao Talks about Chord Inversions
Uke Minutes - Movable Chord Shapes
Improvement System - Solo Secrets Revealed (Inversions and Extensions)
Webcam Sessions - High G vs. Low G
Uke Minutes - Pull-Offs and Hammer-Pulls
Youtube - Jake Shimabukuro
Youtube - Troy Fernandez
Youtube - Ohta-san
Duos - Patrick Monette
Course Type - Duos
Uke Minutes - Diminished Run Exercise
Uke Minutes - Diminished Chords
Youtube - Abe Lagrimas
Youtube - Andrew Molina