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Ukulele Strums - Getting Started
Published: 2014-06-22 19:42:04

Rhythm is in-separately linked to strums. Using the Modular Phonetic Rhythm System developed by Chuck Anderson this series of lessons starts with the core four strums all ukulele players use, need to lknow and throughly digs into the many variations possible.

6 Lessons in the “Ukulele Strums - Getting Started” Series

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`Ukulele Strums and The Modular Phonetic Rhythm System

Strums are Inseparably Linked to Rhythm

Any strum can be broken down to its Modular Phonetic rhythmic syllables. Modular Phonetic Rhythm, by Chuck Anderson is a system for learning rhythm. It teaches rhythm phonetically - just as language does. Remember 'Strums ARE rhythm'.

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Rhythm and Strums Level II Rhythmic Pairs - Lesson One

Modular Phonetic Level II Rhythmic Syllable 1 of 6 and 2 of 6.

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Rhythm and Strums Level II Rhythmic Pairs - Lesson Two

Modular Phonetic Level II Rhythmic Syllable 3 of 6.

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Rhythm and Strums Level II Rhythmic Pairs - Lesson Three

Modular Phonetic Level II Rhythmic Syllable 4 of 6

Rhythm is inseparably linked to strums

Strumming requires a specific set of skills. They are:

  • Memorization of chords
  • The ability to switch chords smoothly and
  • The ability to choose and execute a suitable rhythmic strum.

This is where these series of lessons will help.

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Rhythm and Strums Level II Rhythmic Pairs - Lesson Four

Modular Phonetic Level II Rhythmic Syllable 5 of 6.

Rhythm is inseparably linked to strums.

Strumming requires a specific set of skills. They are:

  • Memorization of chords
  • The ability to switch chords smoothly and
  • The ability to choose and execute a suitable rhythmic strum. This is where these series of lessons will help.

UL126-MPR-L2-6.6

Rhythm and Strums Level II Rhythmic Pairs - Lesson Five

Modular Phonetic Level II Rhythmic Syllable 6 of 6.

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