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For a Limited Time Only Enroll In Two Brand New FOCUS Courses Today and Get 30% Off
How would it feel to be able to pick up your ukulele and be able to play in multiple styles?
It’s one thing to know how to play a handful of chords and a few strumming patterns on your ukulele. It’s another thing to take that knowledge and play your ukulele in a musical-sounding way specific to actual styles of music.
My name is Brett McQueen (that’s me on the right) and I’m a life-long ukulele player, author of Ukulele Exercises For Dummies and founder of Ukulele Tricks, a website dedicated to helping thousands of people all around the world to experience the joy of learning to play ukulele.
Let me ask you:
What makes a country song sound “country”?
How is it that a bluegrass song makes you want to giddy up and hoe down?
Why does a jazz song sound “jazzy”?
The true mark of a well-versed ukulele player is one that can make any song sound in a certain style. It starts with focusing on learning specific styles of music and mastering the techniques and songs within those styles.
If you’ve always wanted to take a deep dive into specific genres and styles of music like country, bluegrass and jazz, now you can!
Introducing Two Brand New FOCUS Courses From Ukulele Tricks – Learn to Play Ukulele In Country, Bluegrass and Jazz Styles
How to Play Country, Bluegrass and Jazz On Ukulele
One of the biggest challenges for a ukulele player is playing in a musical-sounding way that reflects and expresses a song in a given a style.
For example, if we sat down together and I asked you to, “Play me a jazzy rendition of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,” would you know where to begin?
Would you know how to modify your strumming to make it sound jazzy? Would you know what chords to substitute into the song to give it that jazz flavor?
If you don’t know the answers to those questions, that’s okay! The idea of playing a jazzy version of a song or an uptempo country bluegrass rendition can throw off a lot of ukulele players.
What I show you in these courses is that there are certain techniques and ways of playing that make you sound like you’re playing in a given style of music. After following along with me, you’ll know how to play a song in the country, bluegrass or jazz styles. You’ll discover techniques you can use to come up with country-sounding or jazzy-sounding renditions of songs you already know.
The “Boom-Chicka” Rhythm – the foundation of Country and Bluegrass music
For example, in country and bluegrass styles, the majority of songs are derived from a “Boom-Chicka” rhythm. It’s one thing to know this pattern, but when it comes to playing specific styles on ukulele, it’s about the nuance and the details.
In the case of the “Boom-Chicka” rhythm, there are multiple varieties on this rhythm that create a unique and musically-sounding performance in the style of country and bluegrass. This is just scratching the surface.
Where flagship Ukulele Tricks courses Strumming Tricks and Fingerpicking Tricks taught you the core broad-level aspects to strumming and fingerpicking the ukulele, in these two brand new FOCUS courses Country Bluegrass Strummin’ and Jazzy Strummin’, we get specific and take a much deeper look at learning techniques and songs in specific styles.
These courses are jam-packed with focused insight and instruction into the techniques required to play actual songs in country, bluegrass and jazz.
Here’s What You Learn In Each Course
Each course is focused on showing you the techniques and songs in a specific style.
At the end of each course, you’ll have mastered the skills needed to play songs on your ukulele in each style. You’ll have confidence to approach genres of music like country, bluegrass or jazz and know exactly how to play your ukulele.
For beginner to intermediate ukulele players. Combine muting, swing rhythm, and strumming technique to create toe-tappin’ country and bluegrass strums in the style of Johnny Cash.
- Discover the “Boom-Chicka” Strum
- Learn Country Bluegrass Alternating Picking Strums
- Explore How to Create a “Railroad Tracks” Rhythm with Percussive Mutes
- See How to Speed Up Muted Rhythms to Play Fast Uptempo Strums
- Apply Your Skills and Learn to Play Well-Known Country Bluegrass Songs like Billy Boy, Red River Valley, Take This Hammer, Wayfaring Stranger, Going Down the Road Feelin’ Bad, and On the Beach at Waikiki
With 18 videos totaling over an hour of step-by-step instruction, 36 pages of printable worksheets, and a lesson discussion area, you have all you need to learn how to master country and bluegrass strumming techniques and songs on ukulele.
For ukulele players who’ve completed Country Bluegrass Strummin’. Discover how to jazz up your strumming and learn how to play jazz songs on ukulele.
- Learn the Jazz Muted Strum
- Master Jazzy Major, Minor, Diminished and Seventh Barre Chords Across the Fretboard
- Discover How to Add Rhythmic Fills With the Triplet Strum
- Figure Out How to Make a Song Expressive With Rhythmic Variety and Jazzy Chords
- Learn Jazz Standards like Shine On Harvest Moon, Sugar Blues, All By Myself, You Made Me Love You, For Me and My Gal, and My Hawaiian Sunshine
With 16 videos totaling over an hour of step-by-step instruction, 35 pages of printable worksheets, and a lesson discussion area, you have all you need to learn how to master jazz strumming techniques and songs on ukulele.
Here’s What You Get With Each Course
Upon purchase, you register your very own Ukulele Tricks member account (previous members may log in to their existing account upon sign up). This special member account gives you complete access to all online course contents in a private, members-only area of Ukulele Tricks.
Go at your own pace and access the course anywhere and anytime from your computer or mobile device. All you need is an internet connection.
Note: For your benefit, both courses never expire and there are absolutely no renewal fees.
Once you’re a member, you’re always a member… for life!
In each course, you get:
60+ Minutes of High-Definition Video (For Each Course)
Every video lesson is shot in high-definition, so you can see exactly what’s going on. Watch the lessons in full screen to get an even better picture. All videos are compatible with your computer or mobile device.
30+ Pages Printer-Friendly Lesson Worksheets (For Each Course)
There is a lot of content jam-packed in the course! Rest assured–everything is organized in a very easy-to-follow, step-by-step way. For each lesson, there’s a printer-friendly worksheet with charts, diagrams, pictures, practice objectives, helpful instruction, and much more.
Supportive Lesson Discussion Area (For Each Course)
Interact with other students and receive support. For every lesson, there is a place to post your questions and comments that might come up during the lesson. This area is often just as valuable as the lesson itself where you can get additional tips, tricks and encouragement from other students or me your teacher.
An UNBEATABLE Guarantee: Try Both Courses For a Full 60 Days, 100% Risk-Free
I promise you if you follow along with each lesson and put in the practice you will become a better ukulele player with Country Bluegrass Strummin’ and Jazzy Strummin’. So much so that I back the course with a 60-day, 100% money-back guarantee.
This means, if for whatever reason you try the courses and don’t LOVE them, I want you to email me and I will give you all your money back.
This guarantee lasts 60 days which means you can try the WHOLE course and then decide if it’s right for you. Join the program and try it for yourself. It’s as simple as that. You have nothing to lose.
Special Limited-Time Offer: Join the Country Bluegrass Strummin’ and Jazzy Strummin’ Courses Today and Save 30% Off
For this week only, I’m offering both courses Country Bluegrass Strummin’ and Jazzy Strummin’ as a bundle allowing you to save 30% off their regular price.
Note: This is a limited time offer and will expire on Friday, August 24 at 11:59pm eastern time zone.
To get started and save 30% off, click the “Get Instant Access” button below to register your Ukulele Tricks account and begin both the Country Bluegrass Strummin’ and Jazzy Strummin’ courses. You’re just minutes from taking your skills to the next level.
Frequently Asked Questions
“What happens when I buy the courses?”
Once you complete your purchase, you’ll be redirected to the Ukulele Tricks Member Area where you can access all the course contents. Existing students will have the option to sign in to their account upon sign up.
“Can I use my iPad, iPhone/Android, mobile device or tablet?”
Yes, both courses are compatible with mobile devices.
“Do you ship anything to me?”
No. All course contents are accessible from the Ukulele Tricks Member Area upon purchase.
“How long do I have to access the courses? Does it expire?”
You have unlimited access to the courses. Your membership never expires.
“Can you ship me a physical DVD or book in the mail?”
No, the courses are not available in a physical DVD or book format.
“I’ve never played ukulele before in my life. Is this book a good place to start?”
These courses are designed for ukulele players who already grasp the basics. If you’ve never played the ukulele, we recommend starting with the Strumming Tricks course.
“I’d just like to purchase the courses separately. How can I do that?”
Sorry! The courses are not available for purchase separately at this time. We will eventually release them as separate products and raise the price.
For any other questions, we’re here to help. Send us an email.