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Mastering Ukulele

Mastering Ukulele

Mastering Ukulele

by Greg Horne, Shana Aisenberg, ed. by Daniel Ho

Book/DVD set. The conclusion to this series begins with the teaching of advanced chords and chord progressions. Learn about arranging chord-melody solos using the entire uke fretboard, and play solos of "When The Saints Go Marching In," and "The Star-Spangled Banner." Techniques like triplet strums, bursts, split strums, and fan strokes are taught; styles like old school, ragtime, Hawaiian, fingerstyle, rock - and rhythms from around the world. Get funky improvising over jazz progressions. Note/tab. 64 pp. DVD is 2+ hours.

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  • Introduction

Chapter 1---The World A'Chording to Uke

  • Lesson 1: The Harmonized Major Scale
  • Lesson 2: Four Types of 7th Chord Inversions
  • Lesson 3: Major and Minor 6th Inversions
  • Lesson 4: Suspended Chords
  • Lesson 5: What Are All Those Other Numbers, Anyway?
  • Lesson 6: ii-V-I Progression

Chapter 2---Arranging Chord-Melody Style up the Neck

  • Lesson 1: Chord Scale
  • Lesson 2: When the Saints Go Marching In (Chord-Melody)
  • When the Saints Go Marching In (Chord-Melody)
  • Lesson 3: The Star-Spangled Banner (Chord-Melody)
  • The Star-Spangled Banner (Chord-Melody)
  • Lesson 4: Jazzin' the Blues (Chord-Melody)

Chapter 3---Yet More Strums and Techniques

  • Lesson 1: Reviewing Triples, Bursts, and Split Strums
  • Lesson 2: The Fan Stroke
  • Lesson 3: The Fan Stroke Continued
  • Lesson 4: One-Finger Tremolo
  • Lesson 5: Rasgueados
  • Big Flamenco Workout

Chapter 4---Old-School Fancy: Traditional Ragtime, Jazz, and Hawaiian

  • Lesson 1: Aloha 'Oe
  • Aloha 'Oe
  • Lesson 2: Raggin' on 12th Street
  • Raggin' on 12th Street
  • Lesson 3: A Tune in the Formby Style
  • George on Holiday
  • Lesson 4: Autumn Has Left
  • Autumn Has Left
  • Lesson 5: Has Anybody Seen My Uke?
  • Has Anybody Seen My Uke?
  • Lesson 6: A New Triple Strum from the Islands
  • The Breeze Through the Trees Blows with Ease

Chapter 5---Scales and Arpeggios: Positions up the Neck

  • Lesson 1: Major Scale Positions
  • Lesson 2: La Mode
  • Lesson 3: Major and Minor Pentatonic Scales
  • Lesson 4: Arpeggios
  • Lesson 5: Scale and Arpeggio Practice Ideas

Chapter 6---Fingerstyle

  • Lesson 1: House of the Rising Sun (Chord-Melody)
  • House of the Rising Sun (Chord-Melody)
  • House of the Rising Sun (Variation 1)
  • House of the Rising Sun (Variation 2)
  • Lesson 2: Cross-String Fingering
  • Lesson 3: Arpeggi-Uke (Cross-String)
  • Arpeggi-Uke (Cross-String)
  • Lesson 4: Cross-String Rag
  • Cross-String Rag
  • Lesson 5: Miss Mcleod's Reel
  • Miss Mcleod's Reel

Chapter 7---Rockin' the Uke

  • Lesson 1: Song for George
  • Song for George
  • Lesson 2: Body Percussion
  • Lesson 3: Funky Funk Strumming
  • Lesson 4: Building a Groove by Layers
  • Gloves Off

Chapter 8---Jazz Improvisation

  • Lesson 1: Improvising over Dominant 7th Chords
  • Lesson 2: Improvising over Other Types of 7th Chords

Chapter 9---World Rhythms and Scales

  • Lesson 1: Odd Time Signatures
  • Lesson 2: Harmonic Minor and Its Modes
  • Lesson 3: Balkan up the Wrong Tree!
  • Balkan up the Wrong Tree!

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