Ghost Notes, Chord Melodies, & Spicing Up Songs

The bulk of this week's lesson focuses on making songs more interesting, while also admiring those who keep it simple. First, Aldrine demonstrates how to play ghost notes on Low G ukuleles without overpowering the song. He shifts the conversation over to chord melodies, and the guys share their appreciation for artists like Herb Ohta Jr. who's genius comes from simplicity. They swap back to talking about how to spice up songs with techniques. Aldrine also shares the origin story of Kanile'a's E-Silk finish, and talks a bit about his early experience with ukulele strings. The guys wrap up the lesson by announcing the winner for last week's giveaway.

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Questions Asked this Week:
2:00 How do you play ghost notes on Low G?

11:20 Different styles of chord melodies and Herb Ohta Jr.

29:10 Is that a Kanile'a E-Silk ukulele?

34:25 How do you make a simple song more interesting with techniques?

37:30 How would you spice up a strumming song?

47:20 Can we jam some songs at Uke-Tober Fest?

51:50 What kind of strings did you start with?

1:00:25 Giveaway Winner

References/resources for this video:
Ukulele Webcam Sessions - High G vs. Low G
Uke Minutes - Ghost Notes
Uke Minutes - A String Ghost Notes
Ukulele Webcam Sessions - The Ultimate Strumming Pattern (Ghost Notes)
Uke Lesson - Wonderful Tonight
Uke Minutes - The Roll
Uke Minutes - The Chunk
UU+ Solos - Aloha 'Oe

Webinar - Deconstructing Chord Melodies
Songs Made Easy - Happy Birthday
Song Library - UU+ Solos

Youtube - Europa (Herb Ohta Jr.)
Uke Lesson - Europa
Youtube - Europa (Brittni Paiva)
Youtube - Ohta-San
Youtube - Pineapple Mango (Daniel Ho)
Youtube - Nada Sou Sou (Herb Ohta Jr.)
Youtube - He Aloha No O Honolulu (Herb Ohta Jr.)
Youtube - G Minor Fleas (Herb Ohta Jr. & Jon Yamasato)
Youtube - Kimo Hussey
TLL Podcast #30 - The Give and Take of Arranging Songs
TLL Podcast #24 - Adding Fairy Dust (Aldrine talks more about Bryan Tolentino at 40:40)
Youtube - Bryan Tolentino
Amazon - Ukulele Friends
Amazon - Ukulele Friends: The Sequel
Amazon - 'Ukulele Journey (Herb Ohta Jr.)
UU Podcast - Interview with Mim

Website - Kanile'a E-Silk Tenor

Ukulele 101 - Week 10: Picking on the Ukulele (Hammer-Ons, Pull-Offs, Slides)
Ukulele 102 - Week 8: Bends, Tremolos, and Expression
Full Course - Ukulele 102

Songs Made Easy - Sunday Morning
Aloha Friday Jam - Replay (Sunday Morning)
Ukulele 101 (Old Version) - Week 3: Sunday Morning
Ukulele 102 - Week 7: Mutes & Parallel Octaves
Webcam Sessions - The Left Hand Mute

Uke Lesson - Dancing in the Moonlight
Website - SF Uke-Tober Fest

Ukulele 101 - Week 8: Rhythm Ear Training
Webinar - How to Strum Anything
Uke Lesson - Stand By Me

Website - Martin Ukulele Stings
UU Merch Store - AGxAQ Strings
Website - Savarez Srtings
Website - D'Addario Ukulele Stings
Website - GHS Strings
Website - Worth Strings
Website - Aquila Nylgut Strings
Website - PhD Strings

Website - Ola Ka 'Aina CD

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