Solo Secrets Revealed

Welcome to Solo Secrets Revealed! In this UU+ exclusive Improvement System, you’ll be learning some of the secret shortcuts to soloing on your ukulele. You may have thought to yourself that soloing is too complicated and not something you’ll ever be able to do, or something you can do maybe one day after years of practice. Well this system was created to show you just how easy it can be to look pretty dang impressive on your ukulele. The truth is, there are a handful of tricks and techniques many professional ukulele players use to make their playing sound very impressive. Remember, the ukulele only has 4 strings, there just aren’t too many ways to get around the fretboard!

If you’ve always been amazed at what some of your favorite ukulele performers have been able to do, we’ll be pulling back the curtain throughout the next 10 weeks to show you just how easy many of those magical things they do really are.

Are you ready to peek behind the curtain and become a uke soloing master?

Recommended UU+ Prerequisites
- Essential Chords Improvement system
- Mastering Your Fretboard Improvement system

Week 1 Chord Inversions
VIDEO

C chord Inversions

Practice MP3s

C Family Inversions Practice Track 1
C Family Inversions Practice Track 2

VIDEO

G chord Inversions

Practice MP3s

G Family Inversions Practice Track 1
G Family Inversion Practice Track 2

VIDEO

Solo Secret Revealed - Movable Chord Shapes

Week 2 Chord Patterns and Progressions
VIDEO

C chord Patterns

Practice MP3s

Choose 2 of the C family tracks from the resources

VIDEO

G chord Patterns

Practice MP3s

Choose 2 of the G family tracks from the resources

VIDEO

Solo Secret Revealed - Chord Family Soloing

Week 3 - Improvising with Inversions
VIDEO

Improvising with C Chord Inversions

Practice MP3s

Choose 2 of the C family tracks from the resources

VIDEO

Improvising with G Chord Imversions

Practice MP3s

Choose 2 of theG family tracks from the resources

VIDEO

Solo Secret Revealed - Resolving any Solo

Week 4 - Scales
VIDEO

C Major Scale

Practice MP3s

Choose 2 of the C family tracks from the resources

VIDEO

G Major Scale

Practice MP3s

Choose 2 of the G family tracks from the resources

VIDEO

Reveal: Combining Scale Shapes

Week 5 - Modes
VIDEO

C Modes

Practice MP3s

Choose 2 of the C family tracks from the resources

VIDEO

G Modes

Practice MP3s

Choose 2 of the G family tracks from the resources

VIDEO

Reveal: Mode Secret

Week 6 - Solo techniques (Slides, Bends, Hammers, Pulls)
VIDEO

C scale & Mode Techniques

Practice MP3s

Choose 2 of the C family tracks from the resources

VIDEO

G scale & Mode Techniques

Practice MP3s

Choose 2 of the G family tracks from the resources

VIDEO

Reveal: Appling what you've learned to figure out riffs

Week 7 - Chord Extensions
VIDEO

C family extensions

Practice MP3s

Choose 2 of the C family tracks from the resources

VIDEO

G family extensions

Practice MP3s

Choose 2 of the G family tracks from the resources

VIDEO

Reveal: Removal Extensions

Week 8 - Soloing with Chord Extensions
VIDEO

Solos with C Extensions

Practice MP3s

Choose 2 of the C family tracks from the resources

VIDEO

Solos with G Extensions

Practice MP3s

Choose 2 of the G family tracks from the resources

VIDEO

Revealed - The Most Versatile Chord Shape

Week 9 - More Techniques
VIDEO

Applying techniques to C scale solos

Practice MP3s

Choose 2 of the C family tracks from the resources s

VIDEO

Applying techniques to G scale solos

Practice MP3s

Choose 2 of the G family tracks from the resources

VIDEO

Reveal: Playing Wrong Notes

Week 10 - Tying up Loose Ends / Putting it all together
VIDEO

Applying solo secrets to different Keys

Practice MP3s

Choose 2 of the C family tracks from the resources

VIDEO

Figuring Out Songs

Practice MP3s

Choose 2 of the G family tracks from the resources

VIDEO

Arranging Your Own Songs

Resources

Practice mp3s

Use these mp3s to practice what you're learning. Don't just strum along, practice your solos!
C chord family

Key of C Practice #1: (C, F, G, C)
Key of C Practice #2: (Dm, G, C)
Key of C Practice #3: (C, Am, F, G)
Key of C Practice #4: (C, Dm, Em, F)
Key of C Practice #5: (Am, F, C, G)

Download all C mp3 tracks

G chord family
Key of G Practice #1: (G, C, D, G)
Key of G Practice #2: (Am, D, G)
Key of G Practice #3: (G, Em, C, D)
Key of G Practice #4: (G, Am, Bm, C)
Key of G Practice #5: (Em, C, G, D)

Download all G mp3 tracks

Printable Resources

Supplemental Worksheets (Weeks 1-4)

Blank Fill in Chord Chart - Use this to write down your chord progressions

Fretboard Diagram - Use this to fill in your scales or safe notes to practice (Tutorial on how to use the fretboard diagram