These books are meant to be study guides for my students. It is my intent to forge independent musicians capable of learning, creating, and communicating musical ideas. Learning the fundamentals will allow you to wander freely regardless of genre or instrument. Head back to the String Theories Home Page and look for the Lesson Inquiry section if you'd like to get a little extra help. Sign up for online lessons today!
I started playing ukulele in 2011, and since then it has grown into an instrument I absolutely love to play. So many different styles of music are accessible on the uke. There's a ton of great music for ukulele I'd like to connect my students with. Get started with BOOK ONE! This 65 page book covers string and note names, tuning, how to read TAB, warm up exercises, and some easy songs.
The twelve bar blues is my favorite way to teach my students about the chords in each key. The more official terminology would be to say the I IV V progression for the major chords, and the vi ii ii for the minor chords. I also use this as an opportunity to get students to try these different chords with a small variety of rhythms. In this 240 page packet I combine each major and minor twelve bar blues from each key with eight different rhythms.
The study guide goes through the five positions of the pentatonic scales in 14 different keys. The scales are printed in one direction as a learning technique. It seems to be easier to simultaneously read and play the scales in reverse. The Ukulele also ascends through the scale from string to string in a zig-zag pattern. The string order is as follows: C E G A. It's a mind bender at first. It's incredibly fun ince you can master it.
This packet is simply the fifteen Major Scales and their seven modes. The Ukulele's unique tuning uses a zig zag pattern moving from string to string C E G A. It'll spin you around at first, but it's so much fun once you learn to use it. It gives a lot of clues as to how the uke was set up to be played.
There's a reason that everyone loves to play guitar. Sitting around a group of people strumming some tunes makes any place feel like home. It's a great way to put some songs together if you're a song writer, too. And, what an amazing feeling it is to stand on stage as you rage through an amp during a solo! Everything has to start somewhere... BOOK ONE covers string and note names, tuning, how to read TAB, warm up exercises, and some easy songs. Be on the lookout for the next book in this series.
This packet takes a look at the twelve bar blues progression using power chords for guitar. In every key there are three major and three minor chords. They're made easier to memorize through using this simple concept. Theses chord progressions can also be called the I IV V for the major chords. The minor chords are called the vi ii iii. While power chords are neither major or minor, they help to show the pattern these chords always fall in. Playing all of these twelve bar blues progressions as power chords will help you to quickly learn the fretboard.
This Book maps out the twelve bar blues chord progression in every key roots, octaves, fifths, power chords, major triads, and minor triads. The Twelve Bar Blues is a great way to learn the chords in each key while learning the notes on your fretboard. It's also a great vehicle to practice or develop new concepts.