Ukulele Advanced: Week #1
Welcome to our Ukulele Advanced class! I'm really excited to work on music with you all this session; we will be solidifying many of the techniques we have seen thus far and exploring new techniques each week.
Here is our syllabus for this session:
UKE ADVANCED: "Here Comes the Sun"
G scale: rest strokes
Review of ties
Basic strum review
counting syncopations and ties over the bar line
barre chord review
intro to metric modulation
intro to chord melody
melody line to intro: thumb playing
themes intro, G D theme (ex 3, ex 4)
Intro with chord melody
review of finger style
finger style line (ex 2)
finger style line with slide
outro chords with metric modulation
review and prep for recital
We begin this session with a review of a basic strum:
D D U U D (U)
This is a very common strum in uke music and it bears some review. We will apply it to Ingrid Michelson's "You And I": a song every ukulelist should know. Remember that the last up stroke is optional so experiment with both as you play through the chord changes this week.