Getting Started with `Ukulele - Lesson Eight

PUBLISHED: Jul 5, 2015 • UPDATED: Jul 5, 2015 • LESSON CODE: ULB01-wk-8 • VISITS: 29

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Getting Started with `Ukulele - Lesson Eight

For lesson Eight we'll add and build on the lesson and material from lesson four.

In lesson Eight you’ll learn to following:

NOTE: Although these lessons are presented as a weekly series you can and should take as long as you like to master each week's lesson as there is a lot of material in each lesson in the series.

The individual lessons in this series are viewable from the Lessons button bar above.

The Fingerboard - Derived Frets

Do all the same exercises that you did with the key and secondary key frets – except name the derived frets, the next higher frets and the previous lower frets. These are derived from the key and secondary frets and no new frets to memorize.

Secondary Chords - E Major

Continuing with the common of key of E major and adding to the primary chords E, A, B and B7 from last week’s lessons. We can add the secondary chords F#m, G#m and C#m.

Side Note: The Key of E is really more common with guitar players then ukulele players - however until we achieve complete domination as ukulele players we should, at least humor our fellow guitar players and be able to play in one of their common keys, the key of E.

Using the Quarter Notes strum and focus on switching between F#m, G#m and C#m.

This will cover all possible connections. Practice switching at a SLOW tempo and slowly increase the tempo as you get comfortable with the chords.

Visualize the next chord while you are on the current chord.

With these four chords you can play a lot of songs.

Common Progressions - Key of E

With the primary and secondary chords in the key of E.

Understanding Diatonic Intervals

An interval is the distance between two notes. An interval has a name and a type. Intervals can be played one note (melodic) or two notes (harmonic) at a time, ascending or descending.


End of Lesson - Thanks, Hope You Enjoyed It!

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