This week's Live Lesson started with a question about holding two tricky chords and in typical UU fashion, it soon lead to a food related tangent. To their credit, the guys somehow managed to connect flan and chewing to playing the ukulele. Aldrine then offered some solid advice for practicing picking in songs, and Aaron pointed out a common mistake made when holding barre chords. The majority of the lesson was spent discussing chord inversions and chord voicings. Aldrine wrapped things up by setting the details for our newest giveaway.
Giveaway Guidelines: Detune 3 strings on your ukulele. Re-tune your ukulele using the one in tune string. Make a video of yourself re-tuning your ukulele, and post your video to Student Review. Use the subject heading of "Cling On Tuner Video". Entries will be accepted till the end of the month.
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Questions Asked this Week:
1:50 Any tips to play the E chord, and C#m without bending your knuckles backward?
12:00 How can I get better at the picking in "Drop Baby, Drop"?
19:35 Is the song "My Girl" a pentatonic scale?
20:10 Are chord "voicings" the same as chord inversions?
26:55 Would changing a chord voicing, change the tone and feeling of a song?
30:55 Giveaway Guidelines
References/resources for this video:
Uke Lesson - Drop Baby, Drop
Improvement Systems - Solo Secrets Revealed
Uke Minutes - Pull-Offs and Hammer-Pulls
Matt's Webcam Sessions - Ukulele Expression Tricks (Matt talks about slides and pull-offs)