Strumming the uke is great, but there’s so much more: there’s playing solos, with other people or by yourself. There are lots of soloing strategies; some solos are based on scales, some are based on chords. Fred will introduce you to several soloing ideas, including minor pentatonic scales (blues boxes), major scales and chord-based licks and solos. Learn the basics on how to ad-lib solos in any genre: blues, rock, country…you name it.
Fred Sokolow is best known as the author of over one-hundred instructional books and DVDs for guitar, banjo, Dobro, mandolin, lap steel and ukulele. Fred has long been a well-known West Coast multi-string performer and recording artist, particularly on the acoustic music scene. The diverse musical genres covered in his books and DVDs, along with several bluegrass, jazz and rock CDs he has released, demonstrate his mastery of many musical styles. Whether he’s playing Delta bottleneck blues, bluegrass or old-time banjo, 30s swing guitar or screaming rock solos, he does it with authenticity and passion. His books are published by all the major music print publishers including Hal Leonard, Warner Brothers, Mel Bay and others. His Fretboard Roadmaps series is an international best-seller.