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Nail Care For Ukulele Players – EP050

Published on January 10, 2023

In this session, we’ll discuss how fingernails (regardless of length) can shape your tone. We’ll also cover the basics of maintaining your nails.

Can You Master the Ukulele in 10,000 Hours? – EP048

Published on November 8, 2022

In his 2008 book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell states that it takes approximately 10,000 hours to master something. In this session, I’ll share my thoughts and experiences on whether this is true.

3 Things I Never Thought I’d Be Able To Do On Ukulele – EP047

Published on October 11, 2022

Most of the time, playing and practicing ukulele is fun, challenging, and exciting! But sometimes, it can feel discouraging. Especially if we start comparing where we’re at versus others.

In this session, Matt shares how he overcame his self-doubt to achieve 3 BIG GOALS in his ukulele playing! And why you should strive to be better than you were yesterday, instead of being in competition with others.

What Ukulele Can Do That Guitar Can’t – EP046

Published on September 13, 2022

Some critics condemn the ukulele as an underdog instrument. But in recent years, it’s made a blazing comeback to reach new heights of popularity. In this session, you’ll find out what gives the mighty four-stringer an edge over its six-string cousin.

3 Levels of Fingerstyle Complexity – EP045

Published on August 13, 2022

In this session, you’ll learn how to transform a simple chord melody into intricate fingerstyle playing. To demonstrate this, we’ll show you 3 levels of complexity playing “Kids” by indie rock band MGMT!

How to Have More Fun Playing Ukulele – EP042

Published on May 14, 2022

Has playing ukulele ever felt stale or boring? It’s time to bring back the FUN when practicing and performing. Satisfaction comes not just from working hard toward your goals, but giving yourself permission to enjoy the journey.

Why Reading Ukulele Tablature Isn’t Enough – EP041

Published on April 9, 2022

In this session, you’ll learn why the biggest issue with tablature is the lack of information it provides. Tablature alone tells us nothing about the duration (rhythmic value) of the notes and chords to play. But if you learn to decipher the value of the dots in standard notation, you can play any sheet music placed in front of you!

Your First Ukulele Lesson – EP040

Published on March 12, 2022

Are you beginning your ukulele journey? Or maybe you’ve played for awhile and need to recap the fundamentals? If you answered yes to either, then this video is for you!

We’ll cover everything you need to know to become familiar with your new instrument and start learning how to play right away!

Scales & Modes Explained (Part 2) – EP037

Published on December 11, 2021

In this session, we’ll continue our deep dive into scales and modes. This month, our focus is on parallel modes. Which explains how each of the seven major scale modes are unique.

Scales & Modes Explained (Part 1) – EP036

Published on November 13, 2021

Over the next two sessions, you’ll learn how scales and modes interact with each other. This month, we’ll look at relative modes. Which is a great starting point for learning how to solo up and down the neck.