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LearningUkulele.com and Funky Frets Live Streaming Workshops - May 24, 2020

Published: May 19, 2020

Two new workshop series starting May 24, 2020 at @ 2M and 4PM (EDT, USA)

Building Left Hand Technique

INTERMEDIATE - ADVANCED

Building Left Hand Technique explores what it takes to build killer left hand chops on the ukulele.

Single string left hand technique, open string, repeated notes, variations, intervals, double stops, triple stops, chord switching, rhythmic variations, skipping strings, legato and staccato technique.

You'll never be better than you what you can actually pull off what you want with your hands. And, luckily our left hand - ALL of our fingers can be trained to a pretty high level allowing you to pull off what you would like to do.

Exploring Jazz Chords on Ukulele

BEGINNER - INTERMEDIATE

Exploring contemporary 4-part, a.k.a. "Jazz" chord on ukulele all start with the Big Six, Core Chords. You most likely know the open position chords they're based on.

From the Six core chords that are the Big Six and the principles of chord construction along with learning the notes of the ukulele fingerboard, you WILL be able to create ANY chord you come across just from the name.

These jazz chords are simply 4-part contemporary chords that find their way in a lot of music - not just jazz.

The Big Six Core Chords are: Seventh, Minor Seventh, Major Seventh, Diminished Seventh, Half-Diminished Seventh, Augmented Seventh

From these six chords you'll never be at a loss looking for that individual chord you need.

Posting My Music to Bandcamp

Published: May 1, 2020

Was checking out Abe Deshotel's music on Bandcamp and thought. "I should finally get my stuff up there." Bandcamp is doing right by musicians and not taking any cut during the first Friday of each month. And, in general the take a lot less then the other streaming services.

Back to Abe's music. Really nice stuff. You should check it out. https://ukuleleabe.com/releases

Abe also host a podcast" Abe's Ukulele Podcast. Check that out.

And, while you on Bandcamp checkout my music. curtsheller.bandcamp.com

Thanks, Curt

No More Monthly Subscription(s)

Published: Apr 23, 2020

If you're like me and not a be fan of monthly subscriptions. You've some to the right place. LearningUkulele.com has Two Premium Access Options. An annual plan with three months free and a pay one time and never again Forever plan.

The LearningUkulele.com web site has more than enough, probably too much available for FREE. That you can make and informed decision as to whether it's a good fit.

New List and Grid Views for Lessons Books Songs, Videos...

Published: Apr 17, 2020

New grid view added to the Lessons →, Songs →, Books →, Lessons Series → and Videos → index pages.

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Bossa Nova

Published: Apr 15, 2020

A new series of lessons on various styles of music, starting with Bossa Nova and how to interpet the styles.

Bossa Nova is a style of Brazilian music, which was developed and popularized in the 1950s and 1960s and is today one of the best-known Brazilian music styles abroad. The phrase bossa nova means literally "new trend" or "new wave". A lyrical fusion of samba and jazz, bossa nova acquired a large following in the 1960s, initially among young musicians and college students.

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Just browsing over both books, they look fantastic! I'm a guitarist and uke player for over 25 years and was thinking about writing a ukulele book but you've already written what I think are the best, most comprehensive and thorough books I've ever seen for the instrument. I just might end up buying every book you've written and I'll be giving my highest recommendation for your books to my friends and students. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such great books!Peter Rhee

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