This week's Live Lesson is a bit of a hybrid; the first half serves as the final week of Ukulele 101. Aldrine reviews the topics covered in the previous lessons. He discusses the importance of specific techniques, and how they can be used in application. He offers some advice on how to delegate your practice time, and emphasizes the need for keeping the ukulele fun. The second half of the lesson carries on like a typical Thursday Live Lesson. The guys take a variety of questions on scales, chord inversions, and warm ups. Aldrine offers some advice for knowing when to jump into a song, and wraps things up explaining how long it will take to become adept at the material in 101.
Week 1: Intro to Ukulele
1:20 The Use of Imagery (What we changed)
4:15 Your First Song
Week 2: Basic Ear Training
4:55 Tuning by Ear
7:20 The Importance of Ear Training
Week 3: Strumming Patterns
9:55 Quarter Notes and Eight Notes
14:40 Hand moving but not playing.
15:05 Making your own strumming patterns
Week 4: Right Hand Techniques
16:30 Finger Picking (Top to Bottom, In to Out)
18:00 New Chords (G7, C7)
Week 5: Playing With Others
24:15 Simultaneous Playing & Playing Something Different
26:05 Basic Picking (Rest Strokes, Free Strokes, Arpeggios)
Week 7: Chords, Chords, Chords
31:45 Barre Chords (Bm7, C#m7)
34:05 More Chords (A, E7)
34:40 Question: Can you pinch barre chords so they don't sound dull?
Week 8: Rhythm Ear Training
38:05 Listening for Strumming Patterns
38:20 The Chunk
43:45 Question: What is an "up-chunk"?
Week 9: Creating Strumming Patterns
44:45 4/4 Time
45:00 Creating new strum patterns
46:10 3/4 Time
Week 10: Picking on the Ukulele
47:45 Left Hand Techniques and Combinations
51:10 Question: Are there beginner fingerpicking songs on UU?
Week 11: Singing & Playing
53:05 Talking in Rhythm
56:50 How to make the most of practice time.
1:02:15 The importance of practice and keeping it fun.
1:04:30 What's to Come
Ask Questions Here
Questions Asked this Week:
1:06:25 How do you practice scales and moving up and down the fretboard?
1:10:00 How do you practice chord inversions?
1:13:25 What are some warms ups to do before playing?
1:16:55 How do you know when to jump into a song?
1:23:55 How long will it take someone to be proficient at Ukulele 101?
References/resources for the review:
Ukulele 101: Week 1 - Intro to the Ukulele
Ukulele 101: Week 2 - Basic Ear Training
Ukulele 101: Week 3 - Strumming Patterns
Ukulele 101: Week 6 - Review / Q&A
Ukulele 101 - Original Course
Uke Lesson - Brown Eyed Girl