Lesson Description

In lesson 2 of this series, Aldrine introduces a new chord called "A" minor. Using the C chord from lesson 1 and the Am chord, he demonstrates how to switch between chords cleanly. Aldrine also introduces the half note, and uses both half notes and whole notes to practice switching chords and keeping time.

0:15 Am Chord

8:05 Half Notes

8:45 Switching Chords

9:15 Synchronizing both hands

10:30 Major Chords vs Minor Chords

11:30 Switching with whole notes

12:20 Switching with half notes

16:05 Putting it all together

18:00 Review


  1. Thanks so much for these lessons.

    I just got a ukulele 2 weeks ago, I’ve never played any instrument before and I’m 75 🤪

    You teaching style is perfect for me, you are so clear and don’t rush.

    I only signed up for the one month membership, but I will definitely be upgrading that.


  2. I enjoyed going over the familiar cords. It was all fun.
    I want an appointment with you Adriene. I love to play the Ukulele.
    I just told Joshua that I was playing ukulele with you. He said “Does Adriene knows you
    are my Grandma? Josh Walter.
    Mahalo Had a good lesson today. .

  3. I just switched over from a baritone Uke to soprano just so I could follow UU’s lessons…looking forward to making some progress !

  4. I’m excited to have found U.U. and know this is exactly what I’ve been missing. I’m so happy to go back and learn from the beginning. I bet it’s going to save me from challenges going forward. I notice as I go through this, that I had so many holes in my playing, already.
    Tapping and putting it all together is a bit tricky for me, but I trust the instruction and even with just the two lessons I’ve done, I can already feel where this is going. Also, based on the places I’ve stumbled in my limited progress on my own, I know this is going to be so helpful! YAY! YAY! YAY!

  5. The learning process is a whole lot of fun. At times I felt really felt like Steve Martin in the opening scene of “The Jerk”;then I remembered he got his truly got his rhythm when the movie finished. 🙂

  6. My prior instructor never mentioned foot tapping, so now in addition to two hands I also have to keep track of a foot. Believe it or not adding the foot tapping has actually temporarily slowed my fingering and strumming progress. It’s easy to see the benefit of foot tapping and verbalizing the beat count but for a short time it’s making me a bit crazy. I’ll be repeating this lesson for the third time tomorrow morning, but I’ll be smiling while I do it!

    1. I thought the same thing. This is supposed to be easy…why isnt it easy. Then im thankful i didnt pick anything bigger with more strings. Im thinking the bestb place to start is a 1 stringed lyre and work up from there

    2. I’m having a hard time with the foot tapping, too! I think/hope it’ll get easier with practice, too

  7. I was having trouble stabilizing the uke also. Then I noticed where Aldine positioned his index finger, and that helped a lot.

  8. I’m going to have to redo this one. I think I keep moving my left hand or wrist between chords. It’s hard to stabilize it 🙁

    1. That’s the beauty of these lessons online we can go back and redo it. I will revisit this lesson also.

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