How to Solo on the Ukulele
taught by Fred Sokolow
If you've seen Jake Shimabukuro or some other contemporary uke wizards playing amazing instrumentals, you know the little 4-string jumping flea is capable of anything. If you'd like to learn how to play solos this lesson will show you several approaches to doing just that. You'll learn two moveable blues boxes, chord based licks, "Steve Cropper licks," first position and moveable major scales...and how and when to use them. These soloing ideas work for just about any genre: rock, pop, blues, country, R&B, you-name-it. Fred takes you through these techniques using diverse musical examples like Jamaica Farewell, Corrine Corrina, Feeling Alright, St. James Infirmary, Amazing Grace, Careless Love, Chilly Winds, Louie Louie, and more. His easy-going instructional style makes it all clear and all the scales, licks and many of the songs are written out in the accompanying PDF note/tab file. 80 min.