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Ukulele Jazz

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Here's what's included in the course:

  • Over 40 video lessons with James on strumming, picking, form, improvisation, chord substitution, harmony, theory, phrasing and much more
  • 12 famous Jazz songs
  • TAB, notation, chord diagrams and lyrics for every song
  • Variable-speed play-along audio tracks
  • Six-part mini-course "IMPROV 101" on the art of improvisation
  • In-lesson comments and discussions
  • Access to the Uketropolis Community platform; connect with James and fellow students
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Ukulele Jazz is thoughtfully structured with a gradual progression of difficulty from lesson to lesson. When you register you'll get full access to all the material so you can navigate the course as you wish.

Here is the full course outline:

Introduction

  • Welcome to Ukulele Jazz!
  • Ukulele Size and Tuning
  • Ukulele: A doorway to Jazz
  • Why does Jazz sound Jazzy?
  • Strumming and Picking in Jazz

Chapter 1: It Begins with the Blues

  • Introduction to Chapter 1

  • St. Louis Blues
    • Part 1: Starting In Style
    • Part 2: Shish Kebab

  • Ja-Da
    • Part 1: So Many 7s, So Little Time
    • Part 2: The Diminished 7 Chord
    • Part 3: The Fancy Version

  • I'll See You In My Dreams
    • Part 1: Dreamboat
    • Part 2: Houston, We Have A Problem
    • Part 3: The Flat 9

  • I Ain't Got Nobody
    • Part 1: Going Down?
    • Part 2: One, Six, Two, Five
    • Part 3: Form

Chapter 2: The Mighty Two-Five

  • Introduction to Chapter 2

  • There'll Be Some Changes Made
    • Part 1: Road Trip
    • Part 2: Dressed Up To the Nines
    • Part 3: The Jazz Lift

  • Somebody Loves Me
    • Part 1: Surprise!
    • Part 2: Got Rhythm?
    • Part 3: The Bridge

  • Avalon
    • Part 1: All Aboard the Two-Five Train
    • Part 2: Stretch vs. Reach
    • Part 3: Count Them All!

  • Indiana
    • Part 1: It's All Coming Together
    • Part 2: A-flat Minor 7
    • Part 3: F13
    • Part 4: The Amazing 6/9 Chord

Chapter 3: IMPROV 101

  • Introduction
  • What is improvisation?
  • Jazz is change
  • Diatonic vs. chromatic
  • Playing the changes
  • Chord slicing
  • Demo 1: Ja-Da
  • Demo 2: I’ll See You In My Dreams

Chapter 4: Anything Goes

  • Introduction to Chapter 4

  • Some of These Days
    • Part 1: Death By Chocolate
    • Part 2: Let's Get Minimal

  • It Had To Be You
    • Part 1: That Major 7 Sound
    • Part 2: Ketchup in a Bottle

  • Look For the Silver Lining
    • Part 1: Bar Exam
    • Part 2: Feel

  • After You've Gone
    • Part 1: The Whole-tone Scale
    • Part 2: Re-phrasing the Melody

  • Congratulations!