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LIVE LESSONS

Matt has started a series of Live Lessons on YouTube where you can comment and join in live. The next Live Lesson will be listed below and all previous live lessons will be archived here too to be enjoyed as many times as you like.

NEXT LESSON: JAZZING UP THE BLUES - 8th FEB 3:30PM UK TIME

In this workshop we’ll learn how to take a simple 12 bar blues pattern and turn it into the jazz blues with lots of substitutions and new chord patterns. Not only will you end up with a really cool way to play the blues, but you’ll understand extended chords, ii V I progressions, chord substitutions, inversions and all kind of other cool stuff that you can use in your playing and/or arranging, AND you’ll have heaps off fun doing it.

WORKSHEETS:

Worksheets can be downloaded and printed or saved from Payhip for £4.

 

Just click the link below. If you are unable to afford that just email me (matt@theukeroom.com) and I'll send some free. You don't need to give a reason - I want this accessible to everyone. If you are feeling generous and would like to pay extra to help those that can't afford it there is link to pay £8. This is totally discretionary and please don't feel obliged.

 

Worksheets: £5 https://payhip.com/b/Z7XuT

 

Worksheets with gift/tip: £8 https://payhip.com/b/JgULb

PREVIOUS LIVE LESSON ARCHIVE:

BLUE HAWAIIAN MOON LIGHT: ALTERNATING THUMB TECHNIQUE

BLUE HAWAIIAN MOONLIGHT: we'll learn a really nice alternating thumb fingerpicking technique that can be applied to thousands of songs. We'll use Blue Hawaiian Moonlight to lear and practice the technique, see how it can be used in different time signatures and have fun learning a classic. We'll also learn about diminished chords and swing feel.

 

WORKSHEETS:

Worksheets can be downloaded and printed or saved from Payhip for £4.

 

Just click the link below. If you are unable to afford that just email me (matt@theukeroom.com) and I'll send some free. You don't need to give a reason - I want this accessible to everyone. If you are feeling generous and would like to pay extra to help those that can't afford it there is link to pay £8. This is totally discretionary and please don't feel obliged.

 

Worksheets: £4 https://payhip.com/b/fr1nM

 

Worksheets with gift/tip: £8 https://payhip.com/b/925ZK

MAKE ONE UKE SOUND LIKE TWO! I'LL FLY AWAY

Live lesson with Matt Stead where we'll learn how to make your one Uke sound like two! Using a specially written arrangement of I’ll Fly Away we’ll look into time signatures, chord types and most importantly how to use chord melody technique and off beat chord use to create a really amazing sound.

 

WORKSHEETS:

 

​Just click the link below. If you are unable to afford that just email me (matt@theukeroom.com) and I'll send some free. You don't need to give a reason - I want this accessible to everyone. If you are feeling generous and would like to pay extra to help those that can't afford it there is link to pay £8. This is totally discretionary and please don't feel obliged.

 

 Worksheets: £4 https://payhip.com/b/G54jz

 

 Worksheets with gift/tip: £8 https://payhip.com/b/zf1OW

ADD DYNAMIC TO YOUR PLAYING -
AUTUMN LEAVES

BLUE HAWAIIAN MOONLIGHT: we'll learn a really nice alternating thumb fingerpicking technique that can be applied to thousands of songs. We'll use Blue Hawaiian Moonlight to lear and practice the technique, see how it can be used in different time signatures and have fun learning a classic. We'll also learn about diminished chords and swing feel.

 

15:30 Welcome, comments and sound

15:45 Workshop

16:45 Q&A

 

All times GMT

 

WORKSHEETS:

Worksheets can be downloaded and printed or saved from Payhip for £4.

 

Just click the link below. If you are unable to afford that just email me (matt@theukeroom.com) and I'll send some free. You don't need to give a reason - I want this accessible to everyone. If you are feeling generous and would like to pay extra to help those that can't afford it there is link to pay £8. This is totally discretionary and please don't feel obliged.

 

Worksheets: £4 https://payhip.com/b/6r51u

 

Worksheets with gift/tip:£8 https://payhip.com/b/x5Zc6

USING CIRCLE OF 5THS - 
A SAILBOAT IN THE MOONLIGHT

22nd JUNE 15:30 GMT
LIVE LINK FOR LESSON: https://youtu.be/emCE5lJ1UMQ

We'll be taking a detailed look at the Circle of 5ths and I'll show you how it's an incredibly useful resource that will help you understand song construction, work out how to play by ear, transpose to different keys and more. We'll use the lovely jazz tune A Sailboat In The Moonlight - Billie Holiday.

WORKSHEETS:

Worksheets can be downloaded and printed or saved from Payhip for £4.

 

Just click the link below. If you are unable to afford that just email me (matt@theukeroom.com) and I'll send some free. You don't need to give a reason - I want this accessible to everyone. If you are feeling generous and would like to pay extra to help those that can't afford it there is link to pay £8. This is totally discretionary and please don't feel obliged.

 

 Worksheets: £4 https://payhip.com/b/WGvjX

 

 Worksheets with gift/tip: £8 https://payhip.com/b/klT8x

INTRODUCTION TO SOLOING

We’ll be taking our first look at soloing and investigating which scales are most useful for creating really nice melodic solos. We’ll also take a good look at what makes a good solo - there’s more to it than you may think. This won’t be intimidating and all levels of player will enjoy this fun workshop. 

WORKSHEETS:

Worksheets can be downloaded and printed or saved from Payhip for £4.

 

Just click the link below. If you are unable to afford that just email me (matt@theukeroom.com) and I'll send some free. You don't need to give a reason - I want this accessible to everyone. If you are feeling generous and would like to pay extra to help those that can't afford it there is link to pay £8. This is totally discretionary and please don't feel obliged.

 

Worksheets: £4 https://payhip.com/b/KyQfx

 

Worksheets with gift/tip: £8 https://payhip.com/b/6Ncqv

SHOWBOATING SKILLS - CRAZY G!

Live lesson with Matt Stead where we’ll be having whole heap of fun exploring showboating skills with the great piece Crazy G. We’ll look at a load of uke tricks such as flipping, pinched harmonics, windmill triplets, rakes and all sorts of other things. You’ll have a fun time and have a great laugh learning how to do these crazy tricks! This won’t be intimidating and all levels of player will enjoy this fun workshop. 

WORKSHEETS:

Worksheets can be downloaded and printed or saved from Payhip for £4.

 

Just click the link below. If you are unable to afford that just email me (matt@theukeroom.com) and I'll send some free. You don't need to give a reason - I want this accessible to everyone. If you are feeling generous and would like to pay extra to help those that can't afford it there is link to pay £8. This is totally discretionary and please don't feel obliged.

 

Worksheets: £4 https://payhip.com/b/6dyht

 

Worksheets with gift/tip: £8 https://payhip.com/b/ZGus4

HOW TO SOLO - MODES & MORE!

In this fun workshop we’ll be looking at simple ways to solo with pentatonic scales and modes. You can think of this as part two or a compliment to the Introduction to Soloing workshop a few weeks ago. Don’t worry if you didn’t make it to that one, we’ll go slow and you’ll still learn heaps!

WORKSHEETS:

Worksheets can be downloaded and printed or saved from Payhip for £4.

 

Just click the link below. If you are unable to afford that just email me (matt@theukeroom.com) and I'll send some free. You don't need to give a reason - I want this accessible to everyone. If you are feeling generous and would like to pay extra to help those that can't afford it there is link to pay £8. This is totally discretionary and please don't feel obliged.

 

Worksheets: £4 https://payhip.com/b/hD9Za

 

Worksheets with gift/tip: £8 https://payhip.com/b/2vdEh

HOW TO GET GREAT UKULELE TONE

By popular demand in this workshop we’ll be exploring how to get the best tone out of your ukulele. As ukulele players we’re often searching for that perfect uke that will have great tone, or trying endless brands of strings (and as you’ll see - there are valid reasons for this.) Often, though, we forget the most important factor in tone production - ourselves! We’ll chat about uke types, strings and woods but we’ll also dig deep into ukulele technique to get you sounding superb. We’ll also learn the simple but lovely chord melody Matt uses to demo uses in the shop - his ‘Sigh Waltz.’ 

 

The worksheets for this one contain a full score of Matt’s chord melody piece ‘Sigh Waltz’ in standard notation and tablature.

WORKSHEETS:

Worksheets can be downloaded and printed or saved from Payhip for £4.

 

Just click the link below. If you are unable to afford that just email me (matt@theukeroom.com) and I'll send some free. You don't need to give a reason - I want this accessible to everyone. If you are feeling generous and would like to pay extra to help those that can't afford it there is link to pay £8. This is totally discretionary and please don't feel obliged.

 

Worksheets: £4 https://payhip.com/b/pL4WZ

 

Worksheets with gift/tip: £8 https://payhip.com/b/XLMs8

VOICE LEADING - AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'

This is one of my favourite workshops to run. We look at voice leading and explore how you can add little chromatic melody runs in pieces to create a beautiful sophisticated sound. These worksheets go into a lot of detail showing all the chords and illustrated diagrams explaining how it works. As well as learning these techniques you'll also learn a great version of Ain't Misbehavin' by Fats Waller. 

WORKSHEETS:

Worksheets can be downloaded and printed or saved from Payhip for £4.

 

Just click the link below. If you are unable to afford that just email me (matt@theukeroom.com) and I'll send some free. You don't need to give a reason - I want this accessible to everyone. If you are feeling generous and would like to pay extra to help those that can't afford it there is link to pay £8. This is totally discretionary and please don't feel obliged.

 

Worksheets: £4 https://payhip.com/b/0pZNE

 

Worksheets with gift/tip: £8 https://payhip.com/b/hzHWY

EVERY UKE CHORD EXPLAINED!

This is a really detailed workshop explaining all the different types of ukulele chords, how they're built and how they're used. Have you ever wondered why every key uses certain types of chord? Whats the difference between a C7 and a Cmaj7? What on earth is a m7b5 chord and why does it come up so often. You'll learn a massive amount of theory but as always Matt will be on hand to explain everything in a simple and logical way. The worksheets for this on are some of the most detailed yet and will provide an amazing reference resource you can use for years to come.

WORKSHEETS:

Worksheets can be downloaded and printed or saved from Payhip for £4.

 

Just click the link below. If you are unable to afford that just email me (matt@theukeroom.com) and I'll send some free. You don't need to give a reason - I want this accessible to everyone. If you are feeling generous and would like to pay extra to help those that can't afford it there is link to pay £8. This is totally discretionary and please don't feel obliged.

 

Worksheets: £4 https://payhip.com/b/RhYKg

 

Worksheets with gift/tip: £8 https://payhip.com/b/tK1jY

PLAYING SENSITIVELY - A LONELY WALTZ

We’ll be looking at how we can play ukulele with more sensitivity and dynamism. We’ll be exploring rubato techniques, decrescendos, vibrato and much more. For this workshop we’ll be using one of Matt’s original fingerstyle compositions ‘Lonely Waltz’. This is one of Matt’s original pieces that he often gets asked tabs for. This weeks workshop include a full extended version of the piece in standard notation and tablature.

WORKSHEETS:

Worksheets can be downloaded and printed or saved from Payhip for £4.

 

Just click the link below. If you are unable to afford that just email me (matt@theukeroom.com) and I'll send some free. You don't need to give a reason - I want this accessible to everyone. If you are feeling generous and would like to pay extra to help those that can't afford it there is link to pay £8. This is totally discretionary and please don't feel obliged.

 

Worksheets: £4 https://payhip.com/b/AqURa

 

Worksheets with gift/tip: £8 https://payhip.com/b/gsM8E

HOW TO ARRANGE A CHORD MELODY

In this enlightening and fun workshop Matt will show you how to create your own chord melody arrangements using four different techniques. By the end of the workshop you’ll have several different arrangements of some simple songs, but more than that, you’ll be empowered to make your own!

WORKSHEETS:

Worksheets can be downloaded and printed or saved from Payhip for £4.

 

Just click the link below. If you are unable to afford that just email me (matt@theukeroom.com) and I'll send some free. You don't need to give a reason - I want this accessible to everyone. If you are feeling generous and would like to pay extra to help those that can't afford it there is link to pay £8. This is totally discretionary and please don't feel obliged.

 

Worksheets: £4 https://payhip.com/b/51aj3

 

Worksheets with gift/tip: £8  https://payhip.com/b/zS9kP

FLY ME TO THE MOON - II V I CHORDS

In this enlightening and fun workshop Matt will show you how to create your own chord melody arrangements using four different techniques. By the end of the workshop you’ll have several different arrangements of some simple songs, but more than that, you’ll be empowered to make your own!

WORKSHEETS:

Worksheets can be downloaded and printed or saved from Payhip for £4.

 

Just click the link below. If you are unable to afford that just email me (matt@theukeroom.com) and I'll send some free. You don't need to give a reason - I want this accessible to everyone. If you are feeling generous and would like to pay extra to help those that can't afford it there is link to pay £8. This is totally discretionary and please don't feel obliged.

 

Worksheets: £4 https://payhip.com/b/HMRDJ

 

Worksheets with gift/tip: £8 https://payhip.com/b/2b6zT

 HOW TO MAKE LONGER ARRANGEMENTS (FREIGHT TRAIN)

How to create longer arrangements

 

Have you ever learned a piece of music on ukulele but it’s much too short to make a performance out of, or even to enjoy properly? In the fun and enlightening workshop Matt will show you hot to take a short arrangement and lengthen it by creating new parts and altering rhythms and dynamics.

 

As well as learning a new important skill you’ll learn some brilliant chord melody arrangments of Freight Train. 

WORKSHEETS:

Worksheets can be downloaded and printed or saved from Payhip for £4.

 

Just click the link below. If you are unable to afford that just email me (matt@theukeroom.com) and I'll send some free. You don't need to give a reason - I want this accessible to everyone. If you are feeling generous and would like to pay extra to help those that can't afford it there is link to pay £8. This is totally discretionary and please don't feel obliged.

 

Worksheets: £4 https://payhip.com/b/bc18A

 

Worksheets with gift/tip: £8 https://payhip.com/b/btvVf

CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL!

 

In this festive ukulele workshop we’ll be looking at the classic Christmas piece Christmas Time Is Here from the Peanuts Christmas film, by Vince Guaraldi. Matt has gone to town arranging a beautiful version that is a bit more true to Guaraldi’s original than many versions. The worksheets for this one include Matt’s full score and notes.

WORKSHEETS:

Worksheets can be downloaded and printed or saved from Payhip for £4.

 

Just click the link below. If you are unable to afford that just email me (matt@theukeroom.com) and I'll send some free. You don't need to give a reason - I want this accessible to everyone. If you are feeling generous and would like to pay extra to help those that can't afford it there is link to pay £8. This is totally discretionary and please don't feel obliged.

 

Worksheets: £5 https://payhip.com/b/QTxSL

 

Worksheets with gift/tip: £8 https://payhip.com/b/vG3rD

ALTERNATING THUMB TECHNIQUE

In this workshop we’ll learn a really simple but lovely alternating thumb technique which will make it sound like you’re playing two ukuleles at once! Matt will break down the technique with some exercises and then we’ll use it to learn an original piece of music called Pendulum. The worksheets include the exercises tabbed out and a full tab and notated version of the performance piece.

WORKSHEETS:

Worksheets can be downloaded and printed or saved from Payhip for £4.

 

Just click the link below. If you are unable to afford that just email me (matt@theukeroom.com) and I'll send some free. You don't need to give a reason - I want this accessible to everyone. If you are feeling generous and would like to pay extra to help those that can't afford it there is link to pay £8. This is totally discretionary and please don't feel obliged.

 

Worksheets: £5 https://payhip.com/b/uZztJ

 

Worksheets with gift/tip: £8 https://payhip.com/b/zxLhf

TAKING CHORDS UP THE FRETBOARD

In this workshop we’ll learn how to take chords up the fretboard to new positions. Matt will show you a clever way to play chords all over the fretboard, allowing you to play hundreds of chords, using just three shapes. We’ll apply this to the Sam Smith song Stay With Me. If you’ve been wanting to expand your playing but don’t know how this is the workshop for you!

WORKSHEETS:

Worksheets can be downloaded and printed or saved from Payhip for £4.

 

Just click the link below. If you are unable to afford that just email me (matt@theukeroom.com) and I'll send some free. You don't need to give a reason - I want this accessible to everyone. If you are feeling generous and would like to pay extra to help those that can't afford it there is link to pay £8. This is totally discretionary and please don't feel obliged.

 

Worksheets: £5 https://payhip.com/b/aHSdr

 

Worksheets with gift/tip: £8 https://payhip.com/b/i2me5

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