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anaka
04-25-2009, 12:13 AM
Hey people! This week's ep. of Uke Minutes is here, for your eyes only:

Uke Minutes 44 - Hammer-On Chords (http://ukuleleunderground.com/2009/04/25/uke-minutes-44-hammer-on-chords/)

It's one of those techniques that rarely gets discussed but can make a really big impact if used in the right context. Try it out on this month's lesson, "Stuck On You" (http://ukuleleunderground.com/2009/04/04/uke-lesson-16-stuck-on-you/)!

Got any questions, comments, thoughts, ideas?? Anyone? Bueller?

grappler
04-25-2009, 12:28 AM
awseome once again guys!!

MysticRatboy
04-26-2009, 12:31 PM
Man that strum pattern alone is gold.
Chunking on 2nd and 4th beats is great.

Im a little confused about the timing though.

Its D UX UUDXUD

The first upstroke is just before the chunk. But then the next upstroke im not sure if its before the 3rd beat or is UUD a triplet.

ritzer012
04-26-2009, 02:47 PM
this is exactly what i was talking about in this (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12014&highlight=stuck) thread that no one understood haha....thank you so muchhhh

SuperSecretBETA
04-26-2009, 04:32 PM
At what point does Aldrine run out of techniques? LOL

cpatch
04-26-2009, 05:02 PM
Man that strum pattern alone is gold.
Chunking on 2nd and 4th beats is great.

Im a little confused about the timing though.

Its D UX UUDXUD

The first upstroke is just before the chunk. But then the next upstroke im not sure if its before the 3rd beat or is UUD a triplet.
You're not the only one who's confused...I've slowed it down and looked at it in a sound editor and I still can't figure it out. Aldrine, can we get another Uke Minute breaking down this pattern?!

anaka
04-26-2009, 05:59 PM
Haha, wow! This is the most discussion we've got about a Uke Minute in awhile! Here's a breakdown of the strumming pattern:

There are 4 main beats, but if you break down each beat into four segments the strumming would go something like this -


1 2 3 4 2 2 3 4 3 2 3 4 4 2 3 4
D U X U U D X U D

It might be a little hard to see but the four main beats are in bold. So you can see that there is no strum on the 3 beat, but the up strums land just before and just after it.

Hope this makes sense! Let us know!

cpatch
04-26-2009, 06:42 PM
Haha, wow! This is the most discussion we've got about a Uke Minute in awhile! Here's a breakdown of the strumming pattern:

There are 4 main beats, but if you break down each beat into four segments the strumming would go something like this -


1 2 3 4 2 2 3 4 3 2 3 4 4 2 3 4
D U X U U D X U D

It might be a little hard to see but the four main beats are in bold. So you can see that there is no strum on the 3 beat, but the up strums land just before and just after it.

Hope this makes sense! Let us know!
That helps a lot, thanks (although it's still hard for me to get down). So during the chord progression you essentially have this then (where "H" is the hammer-on chord and "O" is the switch to the open Am7)?


1 2 3 4 2 2 3 4 3 2 3 4 4 2 3 4
D H U X U U D X U D O

Myala509
04-28-2009, 08:59 PM
Cool! This minute helped me a little in the song I am learning. The song requires me to hammer on the 2nd string 6th fret and the 4 string 7th fret will barreing the 5 fret.

IT IS KILLIN MY HAND TO DO THIS!!!:mad:

Oh the song is Long Train Runnin'.

MysticRatboy
04-29-2009, 06:16 PM
cpatch
After the chunk in beat 4, you unfret for open am7.
So the U D are played on am7 already.

anaka
Seems you nailed it with.
1 2 3 4 2 2 3 4 3 2 3 4 4 2 3 4
D U X U U D X U D

I have been practicing myself. I was doing this:
1 2 3 4 2 2 3 4 3 2 3 4 4 2 3 4
D U X U U D X U D

It sounds good too. I think whats important is that you on chunk on 2nd and 4th beats. then open up for am7. Any variation of this should sound alrite.

benjiboy
10-25-2009, 08:36 PM
I have found that this is a really good example of how it is sometimes more important to listen rather than follow the duxuu etc...by really hearing it and letting myself 'rock out' (!) somewhat, I was able to nail it. 'Just feel the force Uke'!!!