Friday, October 2, 2009


Always two there are, no more, no less: a master and an apprentice.- Yoda

Help you I can, yes.- Yoda


Unfortunately, I've missed a few Tuesday night Uklectics garage jams recently. My work schedule has been quite harried and Wendy has had booths at the Fog Fest in Pacifica last weekend and this Sunday in Lodi, CA. I finally got a chance to see my Yoda-music-guru Rhan Wilson famous for his Altared Christmas Show and his Uke U training.

We talked about several things and I wanted to record one exercise he showed me for future reference. Right now it is just a finger exercise. I created a diagram on my AutoCAD which is easier to read if you click to enlarge the jpg. This is a closed pattern that can be moved up and down the fretboard.

There are 8 notes. The idea is to play then in groups of 4 and to move up one step and play 4 more, etc. After that reverse it.

1--2--3--4--5--6--7--8 ___ 8--7--6--5--4--3--2--1

D--C--A--G--E--D--C--A ___ A--C--D--E--G--A--C--D

Try fingering... 1-2-3-4, 2-3-4-5, 3-4-5-6, 4-5-6-7, 5-6-7-8

And then... 8-7-6-5, 7-6-5-4, 6-5-4-3, 5-4-3-2, 4-3-2-1


  1. Um ótimo final de semana abraço = I used an on-line translator and this literally says, "I hug the best day of the week" perhaps a Brazilian form of TGIF?