PLUCking Ukes – Rhythm Without Blues

03 Sep

Over the last few club nights we’ve had discussions about how it’s important to consider the ukulele as both a stringed AND percussion instrument. We’ve talked about varying our strumming patterns to add more interest to songs. And also seen how easy it is to fall into the trap of speeding up when we play!

So I was pleased to find Rhan’s Wilson All In Good Time site. Subtitled Rhythm & Music Explained Simply, Rhan is both a drummer & uke player & has an excellent set of tutorials which urge the reader to be patient & not rush into playing the next song before mastering the basics.

I need a new strum! – Part 1

See also his lessons on: Put some “feel” into your strumming!How to be a better “strummer” – revised

In addition to his very good strumming technique pointers, he covers finger-picking & playing in a group / performing. Well worth dipping into – or even reading from the beginning, as the older posts give a good grounding in improving your timing & listening skills.


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5 responses to “PLUCking Ukes – Rhythm Without Blues

  1. Rhan Wilson

    September 3, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Hi there,
    Thank you so much for appreciating my blogs. I hope I can always be of help.

    • webmasterpluc

      September 4, 2012 at 8:55 am

      Thanks for stopping by, Rhan – so much of what you have written is useful & good, sound advice. I’m going to enjoy working through your postings slowly & hope the others in our group do too. We’ve got lots of beginners who’ve joined recently & the practical exercises will really help them hone their sense of timing.

      Take care.


      • Rhan Wilson

        September 4, 2012 at 4:07 pm

        Sure thing, and if there is any topic or question you want help with, feel free to ask.


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