Chord Melodies, Nail Care, and Tremolos

No meatball subs today. This week's Live Lesson is full of questions, and the guys came focused and ready to power through them. First up, Aldrine explains his thought process when arranging chord melodies, and he explains why he prefers to use the term "ukulele solos". Aaron asks Aldrine a few questions about his nail care routine, which leads the guys into a discussion on chunking technique. Aldrine also tackles multiple questions regrading the tremolo before ending with some info about 1 on 1 coaching and private lessons.

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Questions Asked this Week:
3:15 How do you arrange chord melodies with a balance of strumming and melody?

11:20 Twinkle Twinkle Little Chord Melodies

14:00 Chord Melodies Vs. Ukulele Solos

25:10 Do you shape your nail is a certain way?

29:00 Does using a thumb pick limit your ability to chunk?

30:45 Do you need to use your pinky as an anchor when picking?

37:30 Any tips for the up-strum portion of a tremolo?

43:10 Why do you teach the chunk differently than other people?

50:10 The "sweet spot" for strumming vs picking.

54:30 Bass Player Tangent

1:00:50 How do you know what note to tremolo on?

1:02:35 What's the best way to participate in 1 on 1 coaching?

References/resources for this video:
Youtube - Benny Chong and Byron Yasui
Webinar - Deconstructing Chord Melodies
UU+ Solos - Yellow Bird
Youtube - Abe Lagrimas Jr.

Youtube - Bohemian Rhapsody
Youtube - Herb Ohta
Improvement System - Solo Secrets Revealed

Uke Minutes - Tremolo
Ukulele 102 - Week 8: Bends, Tremolos, and Expression
Webcam Sessions - Play Faster Using the Tremolo
Ukulele 103 - Week 10: Tremolo Picking

Website - The Nail File Aldrine uses
Webcam Session - Pitch Perfect Nails

Uke Minutes - How to Chunk
Ukulele 101 - Week 8: Rhythm Ear Training (Chunking)
UU+ Solos - Bodysurfing

Ukulele 101 - Right Hand Techniques (Fingerpicking)
Uke Minutes (Full Course) - Fingerpicking Basics
Ukulele 102 - Week 2: Arpeggios & Fingerpicking
Youtube - James Hill
Youtube - Kalei Gamiao
Youtube - Chris Salvador

Uke Lesson - Another Day in Paradise (Phil Collins)
TLL Podcast #19 - Back in My Day
Uke Lesson - Drop Baby, Drop
Youtube - Another Day In Paradise (Original Version)

Ukulele 100 - Lesson 1 (How to Hold Your Uke)
Youtube - 5 Ways to Make Your Electric Bass Sound Like an Upright
Uke Lesson - Stand By Me

Youtube - Dead Man's Uke
Facebook - UKE Magazine
Youtube - How Flea Plays Bass (Poluphonic)
Youtube - P-Nut Bass Solo
Youtube - Top 10 Police Bass Lines by Sting
Youtube - Paul McCartney teaches Bass
Youtube - Something (The Beatles)
Whiteboard Request - Till There Was You

Download Zoom software to participate in 1 on 1 Coaching
UU+ Forum - Private Lessons Beta Testing

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