Getting Started with `Ukulele - Lesson Four
For Lesson Four we'll add and build on the lessons and material from lesson three.
In lesson four you'll learn the following:
- Learning the Fingerboard, Secondary Key Fret (2)
- Four Finger - Four Note Fingering Drills
- Secondary Chords - Key of G (Am, Bm and Em)
- Common Chord Progressions for G Major
- Core Strumming Pattern Two
- Understanding Chromatic Interval
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.
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The Fingerboard - Secondary Key Fret (2)
On to the frets that have only one sharp. Frets (2) and (10)
From this week’s fret (2) A D F# B you get fret (3) A# D# G C and the fret (1) Ab Db F Bb..
Technique - Four Finger - Four Note Fingering Drills
The Ukulele Gymnastics series contains quite a few lessons for developing your finger strength and independence of the fretting hand. The fretting hand is responsible for playing chords and single notes. The fretting hand and plucking hand are responsible for getting the music out.
Secondary Chords - Key of G
Continuing with the common of key of G major and adding to the primary chords G, C, D and D7 from last week’s lessons. We can add the secondary chords Am, Bm, and Em.
Common Progressions - Key of G
With the primary and secondary chords in the key of G.
Core Strumming Pattern Two
This is the second of the four core strumming patterns. Theses are some of the most famous strumming patterns used.
Understanding Chromatic Intervals
Last week’s lesson explored Diatonic intervals. This week explores Chromatic intervals.
End of Lesson - Thanks, Hope You Enjoyed It!
Learning the Fingerboard, C Tuning - Fret (2) • Updated: Feb 18, 2013
There is nothing that returns more value when learning a fretted musical instrument like the ukulele than really, and I mean really knowing the names of the notes of the fingerboard. This is not the same as learning to read music but simply knowing the name of any note on the fingerboard.b
Secondary Chords - G Major • Updated: Feb 8, 2013
<p>The secondary chords for any major key are the <strong>II</strong>, <strong>III</strong> and <strong>VI</strong> chords of it’s corresponding major scale. For G Major the secondary chords are: <strong>Am</strong>, <strong>Bm</strong> and <strong>Em</strong></p> <p>From the primary and secondary chords of a major key countless songs and chords progressions can be played.</p>
Four Finger-Four Note Basic Single String Fingering Drills for `Ukulele • Updated: Mar 20, 2020
To play the ukulele effectively, your fingers need physical strength, agility, flexibility and coordination. This four finger-four note drill is designed to get your hands in shape. These exercises work no matter what style of ukulele you play or want to play.
A Guide to Ukulele Strums
Updated: Apr 11, 2019
Learn a variety of strums and rhythmic patterns in wide range of musical styles. One of the first skills a ukulele player learns is the art and craft of strumming, playing rhythm. This refers to an accompaniment technique suitable for the singer, singer - songwriter or someone who plays a support role for another instrument.
Learning the Ukulele Fingerboard - C Tuning
Updated: Apr 19, 2017
Finally, learn the names of the notes of the fingerboard. Learning the notes of your instrument allows you the flexibility of not having to remember so many shapes. There are simply way too many chords, scale and notes patterns, and shapes to remember. It all comes down the notes.
Harmonic Analysis for Scale and Chord Selection Updated: Jan 1, 2003
Harmonic Analysis is the process used to determine the harmonic function of chords within a chord progression or song. A chord progression is defined as a sequence of chords, each chord has a root and is a particular chord type. The relationship of a chord's to a scale determines its function within that scale's tonality.
Modular Phonetic Rhythm by Chuck Anderson Updated: Jan 1, 2003
Modular Phonetic Rhythm represents a significant advance in the teaching and application of rhythm. Eliminating many inefficient aspects of rhythm education, Modular Phonetic Rhythm streamlines the traditional educational approach, resulting in a reflexive reaction to rhythm.
Getting Started Series of `Ukulele Lessons Updated: Jan 1, 2003
This series of lessons is intended to take a beginning ukulele player, just Getting Started through the basics. Your goal, as well as mine, is to help you create a solid foundation for future learning and development with this fun, cool instrument - the ukulele. This series of lessons are also a great refresher for all players who've been playing for awhile or are in a position to offer assistance or advice to fellow players.
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