Volume 14 Lessons
In this lesson you will apply the pentatonic minor scale in C to improvise over a standard blues progression. This is a simple introduction to musical improvisation on the uke. So have fun with it!
The Pentatonic Minor Scale
In this lesson we will learn the Pentatonic Minor scale. The scale can be used as a foundation of improvisation for rock, blues, and pop music.
Shut Up And Dance With Me by Walk The Moon
Learn this straight ahead pop tune by Walk The Moon. To be in tune with the original recording you will need to use a capo on the 1st fret.
Song Difficulty: 3
Best Day of My Life - American Authors
In this lesson you will learn the two chords and several banjo riffs for the American Authors song "Best Day of My Life." The ukulele does a fine job of imitating the banjo used in the original recording and is a fun song to play.
Song Difficulty: 5
Summertime by Ira Gershwin
In this lesson, we will head into the jazz territory with a great Gershwin song from show Porgy and Bess (1934). This song features more complex chords and patterns and is a great introduction to jazz on the uke.
Song Difficulty: 7
Tequila Sunrise Lead
In this lesson you will learn how to play the solo from the Eagles tune, "Tequila Sunrise." This is the lead part that occurs in the middle of the song.
Song Difficulty: 5
Constant Strumming Technique
In this lesson, I will show you a constant strumming technique in great detail. This is very effective for maintaining a steady groove and tempo while being able to play complex strumming rhythms.
The Anatomy of a Song
In this lesson, I want to talk about various types of song forms, their parts and how they fit together. Every wonder what a "bridge" is? Hopefully this lesson will answer some of those questions.
Improvising Using Chord Tones
In this improvisation lesson, we will talk about the importance of using notes that are part of the chord to anchor your improvised melody to the chord changes of the music.