Getting Started with `Ukulele - Lesson Four

Published: 31 Oct 2013 Updated: 19 Nov 2021Visits: 120Code: ULB01-wk-4

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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:

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)

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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.

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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.

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Common Progressions - Key of G

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

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Core Strumming Pattern Two

This is the second of the four core strumming patterns. Theses are some of the most famous strumming patterns used.

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Understanding Chromatic Intervals

Last week’s lesson explored Diatonic intervals. This week explores Chromatic intervals.

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