The guys are back and ready for some ukulele action. We've always believed that the ukulele is special because it can fit everyone, and this week's lesson reinforces that. Aldrine helps one player by offering a modified way to chunk if you have arthritis. He praises another UUser for taking the time to find a work-around on holding a difficult chord. He also offers some pointers on how to hold it in a more traditional fashion, and suggested some adjustments to help simplify a tricky chord progression. The guys shed some light on using music theory to figure out chords on the fly and discussed some of their favorite NAMM finds. Aldrine finished the lesson with a teaser for next week's give away.
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Questions Asked this Week:
1:30 When you switch between F#m and A, why do you lift up all of your fingers?
5:10 Any tips for the chord switches in Rainbow Connections?
11:45 Is there a way to chunk without using the pointer finger to strum?
17:10 How do you hold the Am7 chord?
25:25 Where are the NAMM videos for this year?
26:25 How do you figure out chords during a jam?
33:00 How do you play that fancy finish when you demonstrate chords?
33:35 Was there anything at NAMM that really impressed you?
References/resources for this video:
Ukulele Whiteboard Request - Rainbow Connection
Ukulele 101 - Week 2 Replay
Uke Minutes - Holding Multiple Strings with One Finger
Uke Minutes - How to Hold the E Chord (Includes Finger Bending Exercises)
Matt's Webcam Sessions - How to Switch Chords Faster (Matt talks about using alternate fingerings to form chords)
NAMM 2017 - Day 1 Coverage
Music Theory Course - Chord Families
Uke Minutes - Chord Families
Music Theory - Circle of Fifths
Circle of Fifths - Printable Diagram
Youtube - Circle of Fifths (Aaron explains how to use the printable diagram)