View Full Version : Super Nerd Seeks Structure

11-04-2009, 11:56 AM
I have been playing uke for about a year now. I am a bassoonist by trade but have since fallen in love with the uke. I want to get better technically, picking patterns, left hand patterns etc....and would do really well with a structured practice schedule. (on bassoon, I would start with 5 minutes long tones, 15 minutes scales, then etudes, then real music..blah blah blah) This is my first string instrument so any help would be appreciated.

11-04-2009, 12:06 PM
Check out all of Aldrine's videos, good stuff.
Also there is usually a live lesson on Wednesday night.
Around 7pm central time, 2pm Hawaii time

11-04-2009, 03:52 PM
Kinda nice not having to make reeds, huh? :D
(My wife used to be an oboist)

11-05-2009, 03:47 AM
Kinda nice not having to make reeds, huh? :D
(My wife used to be an oboist)

It is perhaps my favorite part of playing the Ukulele!!! Give my sympathies to your oboe playing wife...we double reed players are birds of a feather :)

11-05-2009, 04:01 AM
Music Teacher Mike puts alot of instructional vids.

11-05-2009, 04:19 AM
Maybe this is what you're looking for:

11-05-2009, 04:30 AM
You can do 15 minutes of scales (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9272), 20 minutes of strumming drills (http://www.box.net/shared/d0r4z0inrr), then 25 minutes of free play.