Lesson Description

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This time on Ukulele Webcam Sessions, Matt talks about major scales and shows you one of the movable major scale patterns that you can use to play major scales in different keys on your uke. He also explains the techniques used in fretting and executing major scales, which you can apply to your picking to get cleaner, more efficient solos.

If you like this concept and would like to learn even more scale "boxes" that you can use to quickly improvise and create your own solos on your ukulele, be sure to check out the UU+ course, Solo Secrets Revealed.


For more from Matt, check out his Ultimate Ukulele Strumming Course in the Ukulele Underground Marketplace.


  1. Matt,

    I’ve started watching theses again and have found a lot of new bits of information in them — even though a lot of them are review of concepts I’ve covered on other lessons, you have a great way of bringing a different perspective to the same ideas and materials. In particular, I’m going to experiment with finger angle to see if it helps me from accidentally playing notes on strings next to the ones I’m playing. The Blues soloing videos were also very helpful as it’s such a great format to get more comfortable soloing in. Right now, I’m starting to experiment with using different modes during solos and I really liked your explanation on the Blues soloing video of having the tonic in the middle of the scale shape you’re using so you can go both up or down with your phrasing — and the ideas about how asking a question sounds vs. the answer ties right into what I have been working on since a workshop I attended last summer with Herb Otah Jr. and Brad Bordessa.


  2. So this lesson begs the question, now what? It’s nice to know the scales, but I don’t really see how that knowledge is used beyond just knowing the scales. I guess I’m with you Matt, not enthusiastic about them.

    Good lesson tho πŸ™‚

  3. I thank you for the lesson. I need all the scales same as on the piano. It really helps me. Thanks again.

    Jan Takemoto

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