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UD#85 Playing Fast Notes on a Uke! from Ukulele in the Dark with Guido Heistek The Riddle: How can you play two or three notes in a row, but only pick the string once? Answer to follow! Now for today’s lesson. BLUES RIFF! (A riff is a short musical phrase or pattern that can be played repeatedly.) To warm up, please play this simple blues riff. Play it a few times so you get comfortable with it. It has the same notes as the opening riff to “Layla” by Eric Clapton. You can click the tablature to listen to how …Continue Reading
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Guido Heistek holds a B.F.A. Music from Concordia University in Montreal and is a CANSTAT certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. He makes his home in Vancouver, BC. Guido has performed in the US, Japan, Canada and Europe, and has worked as both an arranger and consultant for stage and film. Guido teaches private and small group lessons at his downtown studio: Yaletown Music . In 2011, Guido released Hear the Strum, an instructional DVD which teaches ukulele students how to strum by ear and from the heart. In 2013 he released a CD, Guido Heistek – Solo Ukulele. In 2016, Guido released The Chord Melody Book for Ukulele.
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