PLAYING UP THE DUSTY END

A really brilliant course for those wishing to explore the fretboard - playing 'up the dusty end!' Do you ever feel in a rut ukulele wise, or feel like you're stuck playing the same chords? We take a look at how liberating and great sounding it can be to play melodies and chords all over the fretboard.

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1. Introduction

This first video is an introduction to the new series.

 2. Mastering the fretboard

In this second video Matt shows you how to learn all the notes all over the ukulele fretboard using just a couple of scale and some neat tricks.

3. Practicing melodies using scales

In this video Matt gives you a practical way of using a simple melody to help learn the notes of the fretboard.

4. Moveable chords

In this video Matt introduces moveable chord shapes that you can use to make new chords in different positions. (Edit note - I know I say G# when I mean G on one the chords ;) )

5. Practicing moveable 7th chords

In this video you can play along with Matt and practice a couple of moveable 7th chord shapes.

6. Major chord moveable shapes

In this video Matt will extend your knowledge of moveable chord shapes with Major Chords.

7. Turning major chord shapes into 7ths

In this video Matt will show you a couple more shapes and show you how to turn major chord shapes into 7ths.

8. How to play barre chords on ukulele

In this video Matt will tackle that perennial problem for many players - how to make barre chords sound good.

9. Moveable Minor Shapes

In this video we’ll take a look at three minor chord shapes that can be moved up the fretboard to become a whole load of other chords.

10. Moveable chords - Three chords to unlock the whole ukulele fretboard

In this video we learn a simple way to unlock playing moveable chords all over the ukulele fretboard.

11. Moveable scale shapes

In this video we learn a simple way to unlock playing moveable scales all over the ukulele fretboard.

12. Using moveable scales to embellish chords

In this video we learn a simple way to use moveable scale shapes to add texture and melodies to your chord playing.

13. Using diminished 7th chords

In this video we learn how to use diminished 7th chords to get you up that fretboard.

14. How to play the right dim7 chord

In this video we learn how to find the right diminished 7 chord at the right time.

15. 6 and m7 chords

In this video we learn how to play m7 and 6 chords all over the ukulele fretboard, and why they’re so brilliant.

16. 6 and m7 chords Part Two

This video is the second part about m7 and 6 chords all over the ukulele fretboard, and why they’re so brilliant.

17. 9 and b9 chords

In this video we learn how to play 9 and b9 chords, find out what they’re used for and learn a simple trick to find them all over the fretboard.

18. Autumn Leaves using 9 and b9s

In this video we take our 9ths and b9ths and use them in the context of the jazz song Autumn Leaves.

19. Chord melody playing with moveable chords

In this video we learn how chord melodies are played and constructed, tying together our new knowledge of moveable chords. You’ll master a chord melody version of Edelweiss.

20. Chord melody part 2

PART 2 In this video we learn how chord melodies are played and constructed, tying together our new knowledge of moveable chords. You’ll master a chord melody version of Edelweiss.

21. Moveable pentatonic scales

In this video we continue our look at playing up the dusty end with moveable pentatonic scales.

22. Moveable pentatonic scales part 2

In this video (part 2) we continue our look at playing up the dusty end with moveable pentatonic scales.

23. Major 7 chords

In this video we take a look at moveable maj7 chords and how to play them all over the fretboard.

24. Conclusion and how to practice

This is a short addition to the last video where we look at 2/2 cut time.