Lesson Description

Cowboy music, the "Running Man", and gypsy jazz, we cover all of it in this week's lesson. Aldrine starts things off by talking about how you can get the most from the information in Solo Secrets Revealed, and lays out a road map of various UU courses to help users better understand the material. We discuss the different types of slack key tuning and the advantages and disadvantages of each, and somehow end up swapping stories about "making do" music and musicians. Then Aldrine finally meets his match with a question from a left handed uke player, and we call in Ryan (our resident lefty) for a guest appearance. Aldrine redeems himself with a great and simple tip for dealing with a tricky chord progression, before jumping into a discussion on gypsy jazz. He explains the importance of speed and accuracy for that type of music and shares his method for practicing "The Running Man" technique. Lastly, Aldrine plays us out with a little preview on the baritone ukulele.

This Week's Challenge:
Uke Minutes - Slack Key Tuning
Last Week's Challenge:
Uke Minutes - Vibrato

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Questions Asked this Week:
1:50 How do I apply what I learned in Solo Secrets Revealed?

11:00 Can you talk about the different types of slack key tunings, and their benefits?

20:00 How can a left handed player strengthen their right hand for strumming?

30:10 Can you explain open tunings for the ukulele?

41:00 Do you have any tips to help with switching between Eb, Db, and Ab minor?

43:30 Have you ever played gypsy jazz on the ukulele?

49:05 Any tips for practicing Imua's "Running Man" technique?

56:15 Will there be a baritone ukulele webinar?

References/resources for this video:
UU University - Ukulele 102
UU University - Ukulele 103
Improvement System - Solo Secrets Revealed
UU University - Music Theory
Jam Tracks

Uke Minute - Slack Key Tuning
UU+ Solos - Waimanalo Blues

Master Class - Kalei Gamiao
Master Class - Chris Salvador

Youtube - Rodrigo y Gabriela
Youtube - Django Reinhardt
Youtube Channel - Stuart Fuchs

Master Class - Imua Garza
Uke Minutes - How to Roll on the Ukulele
Uke Minutes - Five Finger Roll
Uke Minutes - Eight Finger Roll
Uke Minutes - Ten Finger Roll

Imua Garza - The Running Man

Youtube - Benny Chong
Youtube - Craig Chee & Sarah Maisel
Uke Lesson - L-O-V-E (featuring Craig and Sarah)

Aloha Friday Jam Live
Aloha Friday Jam Replays

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