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Ulalaika
06-21-2014, 10:07 PM
what exactly is he doing at the start of the video?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnzVLtp93jQ

Thanks in advance :)

PhilUSAFRet
06-22-2014, 01:01 AM
I'm wondering if that's a little "embellishment" he learned at a Lil' Rev workshop. It's sometimes used at the end of a song as Rev' teaches it. You lightly rest your thumb on the edge of the fretboard and quickly and lightly do multiple quick strokes with the tip of your middle or ring finger, whichever feels best to you. I use my middle finger.

Papa-Ooke
06-22-2014, 01:17 AM
That little Dolphin sounds pretty good. Undoubtedly, Dolphins are the most uke for the money, and I don't have one. Oh no, I can feel UAS creeping into my bones.

OldePhart
06-22-2014, 08:38 AM
It's a simple tremolo technique. As Phil mentions, Li'l Rev teaches it in his "right hand workshop" but it's really a very common technique used by many for years on a lot of stringed instruments...especially short scale ones that don't have great sustain. Basically, it's a way of "holding out a long note" (or chord) on an instrument that isn't very good at holding out long notes; ukuleles and mandolins, for example.

Edit: Oh...and don't confuse tremolo with "tremelo" - the latter being a non-word for the vibrato bar that Leo didn't know the proper name for when he first put them on his electric guitars!

John

Steveperrywriter
06-22-2014, 09:59 AM
Want something to shoot for with this technique?

Have a look:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCbw3JAwq5Y

iamesperambient
06-22-2014, 12:53 PM
what exactly is he doing at the start of the video?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnzVLtp93jQ

Thanks in advance :)


I call this strum the 'clit flick' nah. its just a fast strum kind of used as a 'show off' or to add 'flair' to your playing
not big into showy looking /sounding stuff. But Once you learn to strum its just a little fast strum with the thumb.

bunnyf
06-22-2014, 03:43 PM
Hey, mixed audience here.

Steveperrywriter
06-22-2014, 05:04 PM
Yeah, maybe a better simile, dude.

Camsuke
06-22-2014, 08:35 PM
Daddy Stovepipe calls it a brushed tremelo, here's a tutorial;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zPmO5uYxuU

Ulalaika
06-22-2014, 09:06 PM
Daddy Stovepipe calls it a brushed tremelo, here's a tutorial;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zPmO5uYxuU

A video says more than a thousand words.
Thanks a lot!