Transposing Picking, Add9 vs. Add2, Pinky Exercises and What to Expect at the UU Retreat
This week, Aldrine starts the podcast with a special announcement. The Podcast Replays are now available for everyone to watch! After the announcement, Aldrine explains a few ways you can transpose your picking, and some shortcuts to make transposing easier. We also get into why you shouldn't use a capo for transposing; the difference between add9 and add2 chords; pinky exercises for chords, and making a song your own. The last few minutes of the podcast are spent talking about the UU Retreat, and what you can expect if you come. If you are a new viewer, welcome to the video version of the Live Lesson! We hope you enjoy what you see.
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Questions Asked this Week:
0:50 Why did the Podcast Replays go public?
4:10 Can you talk about transposing melodies/pickings?
22:15 Why don't you just use a Capo for transposing?
29:20 What's the difference between Cadd9 and Cadd2
36:20 What are good Pinky stretching exercises for challenging chords?
45:45 Why you should relax when playing
52:00 Renee's Student Review
1:05:15 Ukulele Underground Retreat
References/resources for this video:
UU Course - Music Theory Concepts & Techniques
UU Course - Applied Music Theory
UU+ Course - Music Theory for Ukulele
Ukulele 102 – Week 4: Chord Families
Uke Lesson – Wonderful Tonight
Songs Made Easy – Wonderful Tonight
Ukulele 102 – Week 6: Chord Inversions & Extensions
Webcam Sessions - Figuring Out Chord Inversions
Uke Minutes - add9 Chords
UU+ Music Theory – Week 6: Simple Chord Extensions
Uke Minutes - Major Scales
Uke Minutes - Major Chords
UU+ Music Theory – Week 2: Major Scales
UU+ Music Theory – Week 4: Major Triads
Webcam Sessions – Warm Your Fingers with The Caterpillar
Webcam Sessions – Sample Advanced Practice Routine
Ukulele 102 – Week 1: Warming Up Your Ukulele
Improvement Systems - Practice Sessions
Masterclass - Essential Elements of Soloing with Chris (Part 1)
Youtube - Zelda Chest Opening
Youtube - Benny Chong
Youtube - California Drought
UU Course - Barre Chords and Fingerpicking
UU Course - Fingerpicking Basics
Uke Minutes - How to Create Finger Picking Patterns
Uke Minutes - Fingerpicking Rhythm
Ukulele 102 – Week 2: Arpeggios & Finger Picking