It’s time to learn about some cool slides in this series called "Ukulele Video Lessons - Basic Slides Part 1". This technique can really help your playing. In this lesson for basic slides, we’ll cover the G major, which is quite low on your fretboard. What you will do is place your index finger on the second fret of the A string, and your middle finger on the third fret of the E string. The term for this is called “first position”. You will then slide down to the next position.
you start the slide on the fourth fret, you are playing an A, starting on the
sixth fret gives you B, the seventh fret C, ninth fret D, the eleventh fret E,
and the twelfth fret G. It might sound confusing, but once you start
practicing, it becomes easier to understand. Additionally, when you first start
to use slides, don’t be surprised if they don’t sound spectacular right away.
As with all things in life, you really do need to practice if you want to
become better, and it is certainly not different with slides.
Why would you need to add slides to your playing style? Well, for starters, they can be quite fun and they can add a new dimension to the songs you are playing. You will find that quite a few ukulele players like to incorporate them when they are playing Blue's or Country songs. However, once you get accustomed to them, they can work with many different styles of music. This lesson will start you off on the right direction.Return to Home Page
Mar 25, 17 10:26 PM
You can learn to play the ukulele by watching these ukulele video lessons.
Mar 25, 17 10:23 PM
This ukulele video lesson, Reminiscing, by the Little River Band, is the perfect way to add to your repertoire of songs.
Mar 06, 17 05:48 PM
This ukulele video lesson is a blast from the past! Master Blaster, by Stevie Wonder, has a nice Reggae beat to it.