We're back! Aldrine starts off this lesson by talking about Hawaiian vamps and how to alter them. Things get a little technical as our discussion progresses into music theory, but Aaron nicely sums it up with his "Jus' Press" mantra. Aldrine demonstrates a great exercise to practice bending notes, which brings us to a conversation about ukulele anatomy. We go over strings, action, adjusting a saddle, and end with the truss rod.
This Week's Challenge:
Uke Minute - How to Bend a Note
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Questions Asked this Week:
5:55 Can you talk about alternative vamps in Hawaiian music?
17:05 Bending a note.
22:55 Does bending notes detune your ukulele?
26:55 Can you bend a note down? (Pre-bend)
28:50 When would you start a riff with a bended note vs using a bend during the riff?
31:45 Does note bending change on different types of ukuleles?
36:55 What do you think of Fluorocarbon string?
40:25 What type of pick up are you using?
41:11 What are the pros and cons of low vs high action on an ukulele?
47:55 Do you hold chord shapes while playing only one note, and why?
51:50 When would you adjust a truss rod?
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