Lesson Description

On this week's Live Lesson, Aldrine goes over Barre Chords and Chord Switching. Also discussed are rolls, strumming dynamics, finger positions, and how to hold your ukulele.

This Week's Challenge:
Uke Minutes - How to Hold Barre Chords
Uke Minutes - How to Switch Chords

Last Week's Challenge:
Uke Minutes - The Roll
Uke Minutes - Strumming Dynamics

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Questions Asked this Week:
4:05 Adding the thumb to the roll.

10:15 Barre Chords

19:35 Where should you fingers be positioned on the frets?

22:50 How do you switch between D and E?

26:45 Where do you put your finger behind the fret wire further up the neck?

31:15 Student Review

34:45 Chord Switching

41:20 What is an open chord?

47:55 What is the best way to hold your uke while you are sitting?

53:30 Why do you wiggle your finger while picking? (Vibrato)

References/resources for this video:
Barre Chords and Fingerpicking Course
Strumming and Switching Chords Course
Essential Chords Course

Uke Lesson 53 - My Heart Will Go On
Uke Minutes - How to Hold Your Ukulele
Uke Minutes - Ghost Notes
Uke Minutes - Vibrato

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  1. How much of a clean barre is technique instead of strength? I seems I can get more leverage and pressure if I angle my thumb toward the headstock. Is this okay?

    Is it easier to barre by turning the finger so it more on the bone instead of flesh?

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