Phase 3

Single Note Picking
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In this lesson we will learn some basic single note picking methods. This technique will be applied when playing melodies.

The Major Scale
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In this lesson we will be learning the Major scale. The Major scale is very important in the world of music theory and understanding basic chord theory and harmonic structure. It is the building blocks of music.

Finding Chords Using the Major Scale
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In this lesson we will be learning the formulas for building major and minor chords anh how to use the Major scale to find these particular notes.

Basic Major Scale Harmony
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In this lesson we will be learning about chords and how they relate to the major scale within a certain key.

Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton
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In this lesson we will be learning the classic Eric Clapton tune Wonderful Tonight. In this song we will be applying the single note picking technique and also be learning how to bend strings. The chords for this song are basic.

Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
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In this lesson we will be learning Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison. This song makes use of G, C, D, and Em chords as well as a nice melody line in the intro.

Dead Notes
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In this lesson we will be learning about dead notes and the technique for playing them on the uke. Dead notes are often referred to as “chanks”or “scratches”.

No Woman No Cry by Bob Marley
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In this lesson we will be learning No Woman No Cry by Bob Marley. The song uses basic open chords and is a great song to apply the dead note or “chank” technique that we have just learned.

Movable Major and Minor Barre Chord
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In this lesson we will be learning an movable Major barre chord based off of the A Major open chord shape. We also learn a movable Minor barre chord based off of the Am open chord shape. Knowing these chords will allow to play any Major or Minor chord.

I Will Follow You Into The Dark by Death Cab For Cutie
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In this lesson we will be applying our Major and Minor Barre Chords in this tune by Death Cab For Cutie.

Ukulele Barre Chords
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In order to play many songs it is important to learn some ukulele barre chords. In this lesson we will be learning a movable Major barre chord based off of the A Major open chord shape. We also learn a movable Minor barre chord based off of the Am open chord shape. Knowing these chords will allow to play any Major or Minor chord by simply shifting the position and moving up and down the frets.