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 Jazzy Ukulele
Workbooks 1 & 2
(Also available for Baritones)

This is the book that started it all. The basics for playing standards on the ukulele are clearly explained in an easy-to-read format.
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 New Baritone Ukulele Video for Workbook One
(Also available for Baritones)
 

Now in "The Baritone Store"!

Bari players please check out the new video! 




About the ukulele and tuning I use on my YouTube lessons.

I use my baritone in workshops because it's easier for the class to see. Also the large body resonates with a bigger sound. 
I play baritone ukulele tuned in two different ways. One in normal DGBE, bari tuning and another for many of my YouTube videos that's strung with
 baritone length,  
C-
tuned strings. (GCEA) This allows me to play along with smaller ukes. If you want to string your bari this way it’s important to get baritone length strings to accommodate the size of the longer instrument. If you don't find these special baritone length, GCEA strings in your local music store, Order them from Amazon by clicking here. 

Playing with a low G string on your ukulele

I like to use a low G string* on my ukulele when I’m playing jazz standards or blues. Playing with the typical high G is cool but I prefer a low G string myself because it brings out a more true sound for the jazz chords. There are various ways to put a low G on your ukulele. You might want to try it out yourself sometime. If you’re interested and would like get an info sheet explaining more you can click below to see how I go about it.                                                     Click here: low_G_string_method.pdf10.2 KB

 

Why learn jazz patterns?

When you study jazz patterns you aren't just memorizing songs. You learn how jazz chords are played together in combinations. Then, when you are learning standards, you can put these combinations to use over and over, making things much easier. There’s also a lot of creative satisfaction in just playing the patterns by themselves, even when they aren't part of a song. You can also write your own jazzy songs with them.



  Full length sample video lessons
Please enjoy the videos below. There are more in the Store
 Major Patterns

Autumn Leaves Lesson


Satin Doll lesson





My favorite student videos  others
 
 

                        



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