Next Level Strumming Techniques

Next Level Strumming Techniques

Course Description

Are you ready to move beyond simple strum patterns? Do you tire of strumming down and up for EVERY song? Has anyone told you that high G ukuleles are hiding a strumming secret?

If you answered yes to the first two and want to unravel the secret, then this course is for you! You’ll learn four amazing techniques that will add percussive depth to your strumming. These techniques are the very same ones used by many of the top ukulele performers!

Upon completing this course, you’ll walk away with a newfound appreciation for strumming and the ability to change the tonal landscape of simple strum patterns into colorful ones.

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Module 1 Recapping The Fundamentals
In this module, you'll gain an understanding of the fundamentals required for executing the strum techniques.
Unit 1 Course Overview (FREE LESSON)  
Unit 2 The Fundamentals Of Strumming Technique (FREE LESSON)  
Unit 3 Understanding Rhythmic Notation (FREE LESSON)  
Unit 4 Key/Legend for Reading Our Strum Charts (FREE LESSON)  
Module 2 Strumming Technique #1: Ghost Note Strum
In this module, we’ll break down the thumb/index technique to create depth within strumming.
Unit 1 Mechanics Breakdown: Ghost Note Strum (FREE LESSON)  
Unit 2 Exercise #1 (FREE LESSON)  
Module 3 Strumming Technique #2: Pulse Muting
In this module, we'll learn to utilize our fretting hand to create percussive, rhythmic variations.
Unit 1 Mechanics Breakdown: Pulse Muting  
Unit 2 Exercise #1  
Module 4 Strumming Technique #3: Sweep Strum (a.k.a. Rasgueado)
In this module, we'll incorporate all of the fingers of our strumming hand to produce a big burst of sound!
Unit 1 Mechanics Breakdown: Sweep Strum  
Unit 2 Exercise #1  
Module 5 Strumming Technique #4: Chunking
In this module, we'll combine ghost note strumming with chunks to create a new rhythm pattern.
Unit 1 Mechanics Breakdown: Chunking  
Unit 2 Exercise #1  
Module 6 Putting It All Together
In this module, you'll combine the techniques you've learned to perform a challenging rhythmic tune. And last but not least, you'll learn how to apply the techniques into your day-to-day playing.
Unit 1 Capstone Performance Piece: "Crossing Hemispheres"  
Unit 2 Course Wrap Up: Applying What You've Learned