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Thread: Uncle Rod's Ukulele Boot Camp expanded and revised

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    I'm going to take this camping with me this weekend and try my hand at it. Thanks for the great resource!
    Playlists: Me and My Baritone DGBd Ukulele | Chordious 2 Tutorials
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    Thanks Uncle Rod. Forced me to go back and start some chord practice after taking the "test". 4 & 3 strums I can do but I'm not even close to 2 strums when I get to Bm! (even the 3 strums slows up) I printed some blank chord grids and put them over the ones you already have. Then I marked in the Baritone chords for those keys. This is really going to help me. Thanks.

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    Thanks for the kind words of appreciation... I appreciate it!

    Great idea, quiltingshirely, re: placing blank diagrams over the GCEA ones to get your Baritone chords up front and personal

    If any of you have some suggestions for improvement, please PM me.

    keep uke'in',
    Last edited by Uncle Rod Higuchi; 07-31-2013 at 06:57 PM.
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    MP3s: http://www.mediafire.com/?50db7nls4o6m6
    Ukulele Boot Camp, FREE Songbook, Holiday, Hawaiian & More: http://ukulelebootcamp.weebly.com
    Crazy G tutorial on YouTube ( uncle rod crazy g )
    pdf file for Crazy G:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/0o6id06c06...20TAB.pdf?dl=0

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    Hey JonThysell, may I make a suggestion?

    after you work through a Practice Sheet, say key of C, try this:

    line 1 - 2 or 3 times at 8 strums per chord, then
    line 2 (once through) then back to line 1 a couple more times;

    then on to line 2 again, then on to lines 3 and 4, then back
    to line 1, then lines 2-4, then on to line 5 ending with C-2 strums,
    F-2 strums, and C-3 strums.

    This will add a little variety and intersperse easier chords among
    the more complex/difficult ones

    NOTE: for each succeeding Practice Sheet, you may use a similar
    ending with the final printed ('key') chord (2 strums), then the 3rd chord
    from line 1 (2 strums), then back to the 'key' chord for 3 strums.

    keep uke'in',
    Last edited by Uncle Rod Higuchi; 07-31-2013 at 08:23 AM.
    Uncle Rod Higuchi
    ( rohiguchi@seattleschools.org )

    MP3s: http://www.mediafire.com/?50db7nls4o6m6
    Ukulele Boot Camp, FREE Songbook, Holiday, Hawaiian & More: http://ukulelebootcamp.weebly.com
    Crazy G tutorial on YouTube ( uncle rod crazy g )
    pdf file for Crazy G:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/0o6id06c06...20TAB.pdf?dl=0

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    I just updated the UR-UBC Songbook to include Practice Sheets for each of the songs... to
    show how you can create your own to learn the songs you love to sing and play

    keep uke'in'
    Uncle Rod Higuchi
    ( rohiguchi@seattleschools.org )

    MP3s: http://www.mediafire.com/?50db7nls4o6m6
    Ukulele Boot Camp, FREE Songbook, Holiday, Hawaiian & More: http://ukulelebootcamp.weebly.com
    Crazy G tutorial on YouTube ( uncle rod crazy g )
    pdf file for Crazy G:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/0o6id06c06...20TAB.pdf?dl=0

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    Thanks Uncle Rod. I still use the Bootcamp exercises for warmup, and to refresh my old, old brain.

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    Hello Uncle Rod, you have provided a very good training tool for beginners like myself !

    I am having trouble locating the Chord Diagrams on your link. I see the Practice Sheets but not the Chord Diagrams. I want to use your diagrams to make sure I am using the correct finger on each string when playing the chord.

    Thanks.

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    A++ material!! Thanks for all the hard work and then just gifting to the rest of us! Really good stuff!
    Kerry

    http://www.youtube.com/user/solinus1

    My ukes:
    Kala KA-TG
    Luna's 23" High-Tide Concert Ukulele
    Lanikai LU22CGC Concert Ukulele

    Other strings:
    Yamaha FD01S Acoustic Folk Guitar
    GoldTone BG-250F 5-string banjo <-- 14 lbs; she ain't no ukulele
    Epiphone MB-100 Banjo

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    Default Chord Diagrams

    Quote Originally Posted by kleblanc View Post
    A++ material!! Thanks for all the hard work and then just gifting to the rest of us! Really good stuff!
    Were you able to locate the Chord Diagrams in Uncle Rod's material?

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    I'm a total newbie. I just found this thread and trying the Practice Sheet #1. This is my first stringed instrument and I'm having loads of fun. 2 1/2 weeks since I first got a uke and I'm a little addicted. I'm doing this and UU 101. I hope this helps!


    Rodney

    Kukui SK-220
    Islander MAT

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