Lesson Description

For this Thursday Live Lesson, Aldrine gives advice on how to play cleaner slides, how to play cleaner D Chords and E Chords, and how to hold multiple Strings with one finger. Also discussed are playing blues with your thumb, playing the same note on different strings, tremolos and Hawaiian pronunciation.

This Weekk's Challenge:
Uke Minutes - How to Hold Multiple Strings with One Finger
Uke Minutes - How to Hold the E Chord

Last Week's Challenge:
Uke Minutes - How to Hold Barre Chords
Uke Minutes - How to Switch Chords
Uke Minutes - The Roll
Uke Minutes - Strumming Dynamics

Ask Questions and Discuss the Weekly Challenge Here

Questions Asked this Week:
0:45 Should the same note on different strings sound the same?

4:40 Do most players only use their thumb to pick when playing blues?

8:40 Student Review

12:15 Pronunciation for Hawaiian Songs

18:05 How do you tremolo?

20:10 Can you tremolo without a long fingernail?

22:35 Holding multiple strings with one finger

38:40 How do you hold the E chord shape further up the neck?

47:40 Can you barre the B chord?

57:00 The first time Aldrine met Jake Shimabukuro.

References/resources for this video:
UUU 102 - Week 5: Scales and Tonal Harmony
Uke Minutes - Muted Octave Strum
Uke Minutes - Added Octave Chord Inversions

UUU - Blues Class
Beginner Blues Course
Soloing/Flatpicking Course
Barre Chords and Fingerpicking Course
Jason Arimoto & Aldrine playing Little Wing

UUU - Hawaiian Ukulele Class
Uke Lesson 104 - Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai

Uke Minutes - Tremolo
UUU 103 Week 10: Tremolo Picking
Imua Garza's 3 Finger Tremolo
Also Discussed Tremolos in the 6/30/16 Live Lesson

UU+ Solos - Bodysurfing
Whiteboard Request - Hey Jude

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  1. THANK YOU ALDRINE!!!!. Great advices about picking and other things. I will work on that, either the picking that the hawaian pronunce. (you know, for italians vowels are easy! 😉 Francesca

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