- Feb 3, 2008
Well, it was getting a bit tedious to dig through pages and pages of the UU homepage to find each lesson, especially for the Uke Minutes which are growing quite large in number, so I made myself a convenient list so that I could find any of them on one page. It was also a bit hard to remember what was in each of the live lessons, so I linked to them here too, in case I ever wanted to go back to them.
But I figured that I would share this list with you guys too, and maybe you could find it somewhat useful. If someone else has already made such a list, I didn’t know about it…I could have saved myself a bit of time. XD
And if I forget to update this list, a mod that can edit posts may feel free to edit it for me.
Now, I've added some picture things to make it look like not as much text. The pictures were taken by SDPNOY on the forums, at the Mo's Island Grinds show during the 2008 UU Cali Tour. You can find all of the pictures on this thread.
Ukulele Monthly Lessons
These are extremely high quality lessons released at the beginning of each month by Ukulele Underground.
Out of my league
by Stephen Speaks
Gives you hell
Another fun song to learn, All American Rejects "Gives you hell"
Getting all artsy with the grayscale to mimic the Plain White T's music video for the song, Aldrine teaches the teen love ballad with the a slightly advanced chord pattern and strum pattern. He also teaches the intro picking and the solo part.
Stuck on You
A local classic by Ekolu (actually Lionel Richie, originally) is taught in this lesson by good old Aldrine Guerrero. The four-chord progression and the famous picking pattern are taught. A nice bonus lesson for all those who didn't realize that it was April first when the "Girl I Wanna Lay You Down" lesson was released.
Girl I Wanna Lay You Down
The ALO song taught by Ryan Esaki, since our Aldrine Guerrero got a contract with another company and was prohibited from teaching on UU. Ryan did a good job.
Island in the Sun
Weezer's classic with a rather simple picking pattern, and the chords/strumming pattern.
In one of the most challenging lessons for your right hand to date, Aldrine teaches his translated version of Parokya ni Edgar's song Gitara. Learn the picking, chords, and strumming pattern. A play along is also included for this song.
If I Ain't Got You
The Alicia Keys song with chords and strum pattern, and even a play along video to help you learn it! Oh yes, and Aldrine even includes the intro picking, and free tickets to his personal "gun show."
Let it Snow
The UU crew helps us celebrate Christmas with a classic song of the season. Tons of chords, but a nice simple and memorable picking pattern.
Drop Baby Drop
Manao Company classic with chords, strum pattern, and intro picking. Great first song for beginning players.
Jack Johnson’s song with chords, strum pattern, and some picking parts.
Michael Jackson’s extremely-difficult-to-sing song, with all the chords, strum patterns, and picking you need.
Red and Silky
Aldrine Guerrero’s own song about his curtains. A modern romantic classic, including chords, strum pattern, and the picking for the sensuous intro and solo.
Bring Me Your Cup
Made famous in Hawaii by Pure Heart, but also played by UB40, Aldrine walks us through the chords, an awesome strum pattern, and the picking parts.
Aldrine Guerrero wrote this beautiful and complex song, and was kind enough to show us how to play it in the longest Uke Lesson to date. You may want a delay pedal if you want to play it exactly like the CD recording.
Eric Clapton’s Wonderful Tonight is a classic, and is also rather easy to play on the uke. Chords, strum pattern, and the intro picking is provided.
Is There a Place
Aldrine, enlisting the help of Danyo Cummings, teaches us his awesome picking pattern for the intro of this Gyptian song (made famous by Danyo Cummings in Hawaii,) as well as chords and a strumming pattern.
Aldrine shares his arrangement of the Tetris theme song.
Seals & Crofts song, also prominently covered by Jason Mraz is taught in this lesson, with picking, chords, and strum pattern.
The inaugural lesson for Ukulele Underground teaches The Cure’s Love Song including all of its picking parts, and the strumming pattern with chords. It is filmed at a nationally-lauded Hawaiian food restaurant.
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