Ukulele Soloing Secrets Book For Beginners: Uke Like The Pros
Written by Terry Carter
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Welcome to the Ukulele Soloing Secrets Book For Beginners by Uke Like The Pros and written by Terry Carter. View the links inside the book for the free included backing tracks. Learning how to solo is one of the biggest mysteries that ukulele players face. It is also the top requested topic that I get at Uke Like The Pros. I wrote this book for you and to answer the question of how to solo on the ukulele. All the lessons for this book are written for ukuleles tuned G-C-E-A and will only use strings 1-3, so it doesn’t matter if you have High G or Low G ukulele. For this book we are going to start at the very beginning. That means you do not have to have any prior experience soloing for this book. I am going to walk you step-by-step through the process that I use to solo, the same process that has helped me be a successful musician for over 30 years. When it comes right down to it, soloing is not that hard if you understand the process and have the necessary foundation of knowledge and technique required to be a great soloist. In this book I’m going to teach you this knowledge and show you these techniques. I have broken the Ukulele Soloing Secrets Book For Beginners down into 3 sections. Each section will focus on learning how to play and use one scale. These 3 scales, the Major Scale, The Blues Scale and the Major Pentatonic Scale are the most widely used and important scales that you need to know. If you can learn and memorize these 3 scales, you are only your way of being able to solo over all styles of music. Once you learn these 3 scales you need to know how to apply to soloing over a chord progression. In each section I took a popular chord progression that fits perfectly over these scales. Although the chord progressions are not the focus of the book it is important to understand the key and the chords that you are soloing over. In section one, where we learn the Major Scale, we are going to use the simple chord progression that you hear on songs like, Brown Eyed Girl, a simple I-IV-I-V progression. Don’t worry if you don’t understand what I-IV-I-V means, it’s simply C-F-C-G chords. I have take this chord progression and written a solo for you using the Major Scale. This first solo that you will learn is melodic and smooth sounding and will start to give you the ability to take the Major Scale and make it musical. In section two, we focus on the Blues. Not only will we play over a standard 12-bar Blues progression in the key of C, but we will also use the Blues Scale. The Blues is the most important styles of music you can learn as it has literally influenced every genre of music. Plus, the Blues scale is one of the coolest sounding scales that you will learn that sounds great over tons of different musical styles. The Blues solo I have written for you focuses more on learning common licks and phrases that will help you sound like a pro in no time. The cool thing is that once you learn these licks you will be able to apply them while soloing over your favorite songs. In section three, we take it to the backroads with the Major Pentatonic Scale and a Johnny Cash-style chord progression. Although the Major Pentatonic scale isn’t as well know as the Blues or the Major Scale it is absolutely vital if you love Country, Americana, Folk, Rock, and Christian music. The solo that I wrote for you will weave between 2 different patterns of the Major Pentatonic scale and will show you some of the hottest country licks you have ever heard. Don’t forget this is all geared for the beginner and I promise you this will unlock the mysterious world of soloing. The last step in your journey on being a great soloist is to learn how to do it yourself. That’s right, you have to get your hands dirty in order to have the confidence to solo like you know you can. The last lesson in each section I’m going to show you how to write your own solos using the Major Scale, the Blues Scale and the Major Pentatonic Scales. Sound good? Let's get started!
- Size: 8.5 x 11
- Pages: 54