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Ukulele Lesson 5 - Uke 2 & 4 Hit Strumming (UK-005)

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    Hey, how you doing?
    Justin here today!
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    We are going to be looking
    at some more ukulele.
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    We're gonna have a look
    at the 2 and 4 hit rhythm,
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    really cool little groove. (♪)
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    Now the cool thing with
    the ukelele is it is
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    it's own kind
    of whole orchestra
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    You're not usually playing
    a ukelele as part of a band
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    although it's definitely very possible,
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    much more common is for
    people to be playing on their own.
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    So, if you've been working a little bit,
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    on your strumming and
    you're confident
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    with your down and up strumming,
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    and you're staying in time,
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    this is a really really cool little trick
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    to get under your fingers.
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    Basically a drummer, when
    they're playing,plays a kick drum
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    the big fat drum, on beats 1 and 3
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    and they play the snare drum, which is
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    a really loud one on beats 2 and 4
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    excuse my terrible beatboxing,
    but it kinda like:
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    and it's this 'ka' sound
    that is the...
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    Called the back-beat.
    Happens on beat 2 and 4 - Okay?
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    So, if we introduce that idea of playing
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    a little accented hit on beats 2 and 4,
    gives you a little bit more groove.
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    So, if I'm just playing regular (♪)
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    and then I add the back-beating
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    It's just like-"Oh yeah, it's
    moving along a little better!"
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    it's kinda introducing a rhythmic element
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    if I can learn to talk today.
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    So, what do we do?
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    So, normally we're playing
    1-and-2-and-3-and-4-and
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    down-up-down-up
    down-up-down-up
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    1 and 2, and on that beat 2
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    What we're gonna do is: mute a little bit
    with the palm of our hand
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    On the strings..
    and give it a little strum.
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    So, I'd recommend doing this without
    any chord at all
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    to make sure that you're doing it right.
    Just going: 1-and-2.
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    Just try that. So, down-up,
    and then let your hand fall down
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    and let your finger hit the strings
    after your hand has already hit the mute.
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    So, 1-and-2-1-and-2.
    Start-off with that!
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    Then try and get: 1-and-2-and-3-and-4-and
    1-and-2-and-3-and-4-and
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    Now the reason for not using a chord is it's
    very tempting to use your fingers to mute the strings.
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    Which is another way of doing it...
    It's just not as good.
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    Okay, so not holding your chord down,
    see if you can get that little muted hit.
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    It will take some practice, it's
    not something that you're likely to go
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    "Oh yeah, I can do it!"
    - perfect straight away
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    or maybe you can, which would be great.
    But what you want to work on is
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    getting that hand to sit down on the
    string and you're strumming just behind.
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    I think this is almost certainly gonna be
    cool for a close-up.
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    So let's just look at this muted hit again.
    So we've got the palm of the hand
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    That's gonna touch the strings and then
    you're gonna strum in front of it
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    So it's already muted. If it wasn't there:
    (♪)
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    So it's just using the heal of your hand
    just to rest on the strings.
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    So there's nothing coming out.
    And then going through:
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    1-and-2. So try and get that hit.
    1-and-2-3-and-4
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    Just try to get that first,
    so you can get your nice muted click.
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    Then try and lock it into the whole groove.
    So: 1-and-2-and-3-and-4-and
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    1-and-2-and-3-and-4
    1-and-2-and-3-and-4
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    and 1-and-2-and-3-and-4
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    Now you'll notice there as well I'm
    starting to put the shuffle.
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    Okay? So it's not just straight.
    Straight would be:
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    Wth the shuffle:
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    Both of those are pretty useful. But (♪)
    that little kind of shuffle with the mute:
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    Is definitely where it's at.
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    For nearly everyone, this kind of strumming
    pattern takes a little practice.
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    Takes a while to get used to
    the technique.
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    Which is something that you wanna work on
    separately- right?
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    Just, you know, literally working on doing
    that and then doing the 1-and-2 thing.
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    You know, just making sure that you kinda
    get that under your fingers first
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    before you try and lock into
    the whole groove.
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    Okay? Really big deal. Just learning
    things one-step at a time and
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    definitely, definitely don't be trying to
    change chords while you're learning this.
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    Okay? Either do it with no chords at all,
    or just pick a simple chord like C or G,
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    or whatever, whatever chord you really
    feel comfy with and just stay on that
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    one chord while you get the rhythm.
    Then once you've got the rhythm,
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    maybe try changing just between 2 chords (♪)
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    And if you've got 2 or 3 chords,
    and you can start to mix them up,
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    you'll find that it's properly under your
    fingers and you can apply it to
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    any tune you want. So, have a bit of fun
    with that, 2-and-4 hit strumming,
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    I will see you for plenty more lessons
    on uke and guitar and maybe something else
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    sometime in the future too.
    Take care of yourselves! Bye-bye!
Titel:
Ukulele Lesson 5 - Uke 2 & 4 Hit Strumming (UK-005)
Beschreibung:

Ukulele Lesson 5: 2 & 4 Hit Strumming. Adding a hit or a mute on beats 2 & 4 gives you a more rhythmic feel to your strumming and sounds well cool. See the web site for more info and help!

Taught by Justin Sandercoe.

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Video Language:
English
Team:
JustinGuitar (legacy)
Projekt:
Ukulele (UK)
Duration:
05:28

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