Lesson Description

In this week's Lesson, Aldrine discusses the pros and cons of strumming with just the pointer finger vs strumming with all four fingers. He demonstrates how to wind excess string on the headstock, which leads to a few stories of Macgyver minded musicians. Aldrine also reviews how to play hammer-ons and pull-offs, he explains when each technique can be used, and shares how to practice them.

This Week's Challenge:
Uke Minutes - Hammer Ons
Uke Minutes - Pull Offs and Hammer Pulls

Last Week's Challenge:
Uke Minutes - Picking Dynamics

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Questions Asked this Week:
4:35 What are the pros and cons of strumming with the pointer finger vs using all fingers?

17:55 Why do you have extra string coming off of your headstock?

26:25 Aldrine reviews hammer-ons and pull-offs.

33:25 Can you hammer-on chord changes?

36:05 How do you hammer-on and switch to complex chord shapes?

38:20 Can you hammer-on from open strings?

40:45 How would you practice learning hammer-ons?

42:45 In Fur Elise, how do you match the tones from pull-offs to the picking that comes before?

References/resources for this video:
Uke Minutes - How to Strum
Matt Dahlberg's Basic Strum Course
Uke Minutes - How to Roll

Uke Minutes - How to Restring Your Ukulele
Uke Minutes - Hammer-Pull Exercise

Uke Minutes - Hammer-on Chords
Uke Minutes - How to Switch Chords
Improvement System - Practice Sessions
Master Class - Chris Salvador

UU Solos - Fur Elise
Uke Minutes - Pinky Exercises

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