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Let’s Talk About UAS (Ukulele Acquisition Syndrome) – EP031

Published on June 12, 2021

Ever feel the urge to get another ukulele? Or are you unsure about what kind you should be looking for? In this session, we’ll discuss what I look for in new ukuleles and how I finally conquered that feeling for “just one more”.

The Circle Of Fifths – EP027

Published on February 13, 2021

In this session, we’ll debunk the mystic behind the circle of fifths. You’ll learn why this tool is revered in music theory applications and how it can be applied to ukulele playing.

5 Ukulele Players You Should Know – EP024

Published on November 14, 2020

In this session, I want to tell you about 5 ukulele players I think you should know. These are players that have greatly inspired and influenced me. Be sure to check each of them out!

What Should I Play on Ukulele When Asked to Play? – EP023

Published on October 10, 2020

In this session, we’re tackling one of the most nerve-wrecking experiences: What to play when someone asks to hear us play. We’ll share tips to help ease your nerves, as well as, ideas for entering this situation fully prepared.

3 Steps For Learning Ukulele – EP022

Published on September 12, 2020

In this month’s session, you’ll learn 3 steps that will streamline your ability to progress as a musician.

The 3 steps, known as “The 3 E’s”, are: Education (learning new things), Experience (practicing those new things), and Exposure (getting feedback from someone on those things).

Practicing vs. Noodling – EP021

Published on August 8, 2020

In this session, we’ll explore the difference between practicing with intent vs. playing things that you’ve already mastered. Oftentimes, the latter gets a bad rap, but as you’ll find out, having a balance between the two helps you become a better player.

High G vs. Low G Ukulele – EP020

Published on July 11, 2020

A commonly asked question in the ukulele world is: What is the difference between High G and Low G ukuleles? In this session, we’ll be answering just that! We’ll also tackle: The strengths and weaknesses of each; and why you would pick one over the other.

Learn to Play Ukulele with a Band – EP019

Published on June 9, 2020

Our ukulele journey usually begins by learning to play the instrument in a solo setting. As your skills improve, it’s only natural to branch out and perform in an ensemble setting.

And that’s what this session is all about! You’ll take your first step by learning how to play a riff and strum pattern alongside a drum, bass, and guitar backing track.

How to Tremolo Pick on Ukulele – EP018

Published on May 14, 2020

Tremolo picking is a technique used by many virtuosic players, such as Taimane. In a nutshell, it allows you to play notes on one string at super sonic speeds!

In this session, you’ll learn how to perform the technique by using the nail of your thumb.

How to Use Rubato on Ukulele – EP017

Published on April 16, 2020

Rubato is a stylistic approach used to amplify emotion in music. This is accomplished through tempo alteration, specifically via speeding up or slowing down in sections. When executed properly, it can add a “human element” to your performance. This creates a nice contrast to playing perfectly in-time, which can come across as sounding robotic.

This session explains when and how to implement rubato. We’ll also cover the pitfalls of abusing it… which can sound like you are playing “out of time”.