Wednesday Workshops (Ukulele Office Hours)

Welcome to Ukulele Office Hours

Once or twice a month, we get the old gang together for a ukulele mini-lesson, plus live, interactive conversation and Q and A.

This is my FAVORITE membership feature! It's always a blast to get to talk ukes, and try to make the world a better place, one string at a time…

I always send out an email to announce the time for new calls, and post on the Facebook group as well.

Getting Around Here

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Office Hours Group 4 (Newest)

#59 *Slightly* Different Approach to Melody + Chords

BTW, "Singin' in the Bathtub" is one of our Vintage Lessongs. If you're a member, dig in to to all the details here.

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#58 - Ukulele Subtleties

What are some little things you can do that might a big difference?

A few handy links

  • Here's a free, loud, online metronome: https://www.metronomeonline.com/
  • And here's a big ol' mechanical one for sale (gotta admit, I still like these!): http://amzn.to/2yiFYGV
  • And my very favorite tuner, the tiny D'addario, here: http://amzn.to/2yiYu25

These are the songs I mentioned in the video --

Papa Gene's Blues by the Monkees:

It's All Over Now by the Rolling Stones:

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#57 - Tom Petty, "I Won't Back Down"

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#56 Old Sheet Music; Alternating Thumb

There's more I'd like to add to the idea of the alternating thumb -- keep an eye on this space for an update.

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#55 Sixteenth Notes - a giant step to freedom

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#54 Melody Over Chords

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#53 Troubleshooting

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#52 Sloppy D, Sloppy E

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#51 - Chord Movement "Because"

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#50 - Pot Pourri

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#49 - Utility Finish

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#48 - When Did You Leave Heaven

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#47 - Play That Funky Music!

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#46 - 16th notes and the double strum

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#45 - Singing and Playing - Office Hours

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Office Hours 3

#44 - Single Note Melody

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#43 - Blue and Country Walk-downs in "Left My Gal in the Mountains"

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#42 - "One Meatball"

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#41 - Slow songs vs Fast songs

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#40 - Chord Melody: Simplifying "Silent Night"

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#39 - Singing and Playing

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#38 - Formby Split-Stroke

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#37 - Strum variations

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#36 - Ain't She Sweet - Chord Melody

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#35 - When to Pick, When to Strum

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#34 - Chuck Berry Basics

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#33 - The Escape Hatch

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#32 - Reggae sound via muting

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#31 - Ragtime Sequence

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#30 - Tuning. And the Word is Certainty

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#29 - Single note walk-down, "Sunny Afternoon"

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#28 - Relative Chords

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#27 - Chord Cheats

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#26 - "Last Time" riff -- how and why

Office Hours 2

#25 - Notes within chords; mini chord melody

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#24 - Q&A

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#23 - Plan for Variety; "Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da"

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#22 - The Triplet; Diminished Chords

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#21 - Strumming Choices

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#20 - Muting Follow-up

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#19 - Left hand muting

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#18 - Finding all iterations of any chord

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#17 - Chord walk-down; Stray Cat Strut

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#16 - Moveable Chords

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#15 - Single note melody via "Wildwood Flower"

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#14 - Triplet strum

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#13 - Logic of "Margaritaville"

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Office Hours 1 - oldest

#12 - Single note melody, "Home on the Range"

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#11 - Fancy walk-down logic

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#10 - Melody with Chords Hidden on String 4

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#9 - Melody, Movable Chord Scales, Shirley Temple

Here's Shirley! https://youtu.be/8UNuiMoZNN4

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#8 - Scale formula, fixing dead chords

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#7 - Finding 1 4 5 chords mechanically in any key

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#6 - "Money" riff via simple barre chords

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#5 - Bending notes, quality of strings

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#4 - Work Out a Song by Ear

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#3 - Strum Like a Drummer

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#2 - Universal Master Strum

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#01 - 1000 Songs from Just 3 Chords

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