Lesson Description

On this week's episode of Live Lesson Thursday, Aldrine talks about avoiding accidental noises and tones and how to get that "Bossa Nova" feel. Also discussed in this lesson: What to look for in a second uke, different tone woods, and sending us videos for technique checks.

2:55 How do you avoid unintentional pull offs?

9:40 Truck backing up. (Beep, Beep)

10:45 Any tips for the feel of Bossa Nova?

19:30 Why do you use a koa uke? What would you suggest for a second ukulele?

29:30 Do you play low G ukulele and when?

References/resources for this video:
Uke Lesson 99 - Little Wing
Uke Minutes - Picking Tone
Uke Minutes - Picking Dynamics
Uke Minutes - Pull Offs and Hammer Pulls

Uke Minutes - C-String Bass Technique
Uke Minutes - Left Hand Mute
Uke Minutes - Pinky Mute
Uke Minutes - Pinky Exercise 2

Everything You Need to Know to Buy Your Next Ukulele Seminar
Uke Minutes - Buying an Ukulele
UU Podcast Interview with Mim (Mim shares some great tips on buying Ukuleles)

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  1. Wow, I loved the Bossa Nova demo you. The sound is so chimey, glowing, soft and beautiful. Amazing. Very fun to try also. Thanks!

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