On this week's lesson, Aldrine talks about how to keep your technique consistent and hand relaxed while strumming faster. We discuss the finer deatils of the tremolo, like using the thumb vs the pointer finger, fingernail length, and various anchoring methods. We finish with an indepth review of the free stroke and rest stroke, the pros and cons of each, and when to utilize one technique over the other.
This Week's Challenge:
Uke Minutes - Free Strokes and Rest Strokes
Last Week's Challenge:
Uke Minutes - Tips for a Cleaner Strum
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Questions Asked this Week:
2:15 How do you keep your pointer finger relaxed as you strum at faster speeds?
5:50 Should the strumming motion and technique stay the same at different speeds?
7:35 How do you use your thumbnail to strike the string while doing a tremolo?
18:20 How does nail length affect the tremolo?
21:00 Does it take a long time to develop the tremolo technique?
32:50 Free Strokes and Rest Strokes review
40:15 How do you do a rest stroke off of the A string, since there is no string below it?
41:10 Can you do rest strokes with your other fingers?
54:10 Did you change the time of the Live Lesson and Aloha Friday Jam?
54:50 Would rest strokes help you avoid "non-chord" strings in a 3 string chord?