Ukulele for Guitar Players: Two Video Set

taught by Adam Traum
$39.95
sku: 300-D497SET
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Lesson 1:
Adam demonstrates the similarities and differences between ukulele and guitar, and shows how to take first position guitar chord knowledge and immediately apply it to the ukulele. 

He starts with how the two instruments are related, discussing the choices between re-entrant, or high G tuning, and low G, then quickly gets into basic two- and three-chord songs in multiple keys, teaching right hand techniques as well as chord inversions and other tips and tricks to get you playing right away. The lesson progresses with closed position chords that contain easy licks and phrases that will make the relatively simple songs more interesting. 

Adam covers He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands in C, F and Bb; Down By the Riverside in C, F and G; When the Saints Go Marching In in C, A and D; Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms in F and Bb. He closes the lesson with the picking-hand driven Cuckoo Bird, which incorporates a banjo-like clawhammer technique that's accessible but still challenging.

Lesson 2:
Adam moves to more advanced techniques. After a brief breakdown of transposing from first position chords on the guitar to the ukulele, he digs into closed position chords, licks and picking hand ideas for more complex songs. 

He starts with jug band perennial, Stealin’, and quickly moves to the blues classic, Hesitation Blues, where he shows licks, chords up the neck and some fun breaks. 

Wayfaring Stranger, in D minor, uses hammer-ons and pull-offs along with moveable closed chord voicings, while Wanderin’, taught in the key of F, is in the vein of Vernon Dalhart’s version. Adam shows you a variety of major and minor chords and includes a cool string-bending riff at the turnaround. 

Adam ends his lesson with the Stephen Foster classic, Beautiful Dreamer, which lends itself beautifully to the re-entrant tuned ukulele, using expressive double-stops and a mix of first position and closed chords. 145 min.