Category Archives: How to practice

UD#31 The Power of Ukuless Practice? (Mental Rehearsal)

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UD#31 The Power of Ukuless Practice?  (Mental Rehearsal) from Ukulele in the Dark w/ Guido Heistek I’ve got a show coming up at the end of the month.  So I’ve been thinking this thought a lot: “ACK! I’ve got to practice!” For most people (and me), practice means playing things again and again until they get them right. The problem is that practicing this way can be very tiring! And when you have a lot of things to practice you may not have the energy to practice this way. (Oh, my aching fingers!) When my hands need a rest but   …Continue Reading


UD#15 Gripping the Uke too Tight?

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Gripping the Uke too Tight? from Ukulele in the Dark w/ Guido Heistek Gripping the uke too tight? Maybe this will help. 1. TO THE FRET, NOT TO THE WOOD! Let me explain. To play an A note you can pluck the A string. To get other notes on that string you place your finger in the space between two frets. For example to play a B note you place your finger where the dot is in this diagram. Right? The note changes because the string comes to rest on one of the frets and becomes temporarily shortened. A shorter   …Continue Reading