Lesson Description

On this week's Live Lesson, Aldrine discusses tips for phrasing, Pull Offs and Hammer On combinations, and vibratos. Also discussed is using your phone or computer to practice rhythm, ghost notes, practices for hammer ons and pull offs, playing hammer ons cleanly, and using techniques for added feeling.

Questions Asked this Week:
4:20 Student Review

15:55 How do you increase the volume in a pull off and hammer on?

23:05 How do you avoid hitting other strings when doing a pull off?

29:10 Do vibratos work better with higher action?

References/resources for this video:
Uke Minutes - Ghost Notes
Solo Secrets
UUU 103 - Week 2: Advanced Picking Patterns
UUU 103 - Week 9: Advanced Arrangements

Uke Minutes - Hammer Ons
Uke Minutes - Pull Offs and Hammer Pulls
Uke Minutes - Two String Pulloff Technique
Uke Minutes - Hammer-Pull Exercise
UUU 102 - Week 10: Pulls, Hammers, and Combinations

Uke Minutes - Vibrato
Uke Minutes - How to Bend a Note
Uke Minutes - Note Bending Exercise
University Blues - Week 5: Feel the Blues

Technique Check
Live Lesson Questions in the UU+ Forum
Send Questions to Questions@ukuleleunderground.com


  1. Thanks for responding to my question (which I asked via the forum) about vibrato. I appreciate your informative, full and helpful comments.

  2. Thanks for the feedback, it helps me to focus my practicing — time to get back on the looper and lay down some rhythm. I was also experimenting with trying to sing and play the melody at the same time to match up the phrasing.

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