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All the news for the Study with Curt! program that's fit to print.

Well, actually a place for any news, updates, and added assets and resources for students active in the Study with Curt! program.

A lot of new features have been added such as the ability to tag lessons and songs as favorites.

I’ve finally found, what I believe to be a clean and easy to use site forum. This is available to everyone regardless if they are a member or no.

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Added New Songs 28 JULY 2014

Added the follwoing play-along tracks:

  • Road Song - A classic Wes Montgomer song.
  • You Send Me - A 1 6 2 5 classic. Can be played with simple chords and more advanced jazz, 4-part chords and sound great.
  • When Sunny Gets Blue - This song I record on my jazz trio CD over 10 years ago,
  • What What Happens - This is a cook song with a slick harmonic movement for the turnarouns and modulcation to the B section.
  • On Green Dolphin Street - A swing - latin jazz standard.

These are what I call my Premium Play-along sereis of songs. One-of-a-kind recording to jam against.

Checkout the Songs Main Page for links to these new songs.

Curt

P.S., More t follow, as I have over 60 custome tracks that I recorded a ong time ago.

New Lessons Series 25 JUNE 2014

Starting to organize the lessons when they are related along a particular topic into a Series. There are over 50 currently and more to come as I go through all the lessons.

A series of lessons can be accessed throught the Lesson>Lessons Series Description menu and within in any lessons using the "Related Material" tab.

New Lessons Added 10 MAY 2013

A bunch of new lessons have been added to the site for site members and active students.

Checkout the New and Updated Lessons page for the latest additions and update lessons.

Site and Student Forum Added 21 MAR 2014

Added a new student / site visitor forum for discussing anything regarding ukulele, jazz guitar, instrument, goodies and general "stuff". I'm using esotalk an open-source forum which is pretty clean and easy to navigate. Looks very promising.

May 2014 - Didn't look so promising after all. Got hit really bad with span and bogus users. Continue looking for something more scure.

Open Position Ukulele Flashcards - Primer, Flash Cards 14 MAR 2012

UKEREAD1-MN01C_front_backFor C tuning, high and low G in open position.

There are the open position, natural notes for both high and low G, C tuning.

The flash cards are formatted to be printed duplex on sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper. I used Office Depot Micro-perforated Business Cards card stock perforated for business cards, available at Staples or any office supply store. This allows you to practice anywhere without you ukulele.

More information and download.

The Six Secrets of Ukulele Fingering 18 MAR 2012

6SUF-coverBlank Scale, Interval, Arpeggio, and Sequence fingering charts for exploring the pathways of the ukulele fingerboard.

These blank charts are a core asset for studying and exploring the six essentials scales for ukulele or guitar.

Misty Added to Play-along Section 12 MAR 2012

Misty is a jazz standard written in 1954 by the pianist Erroll Garner.

Lead sheet and mp3 play-along tracks added.

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Mark Your Favorites 18 MAR 2014

Site members and active students can now tag lessons as a favorite and your list of favorites are managable via your Student Assets and Resources page.

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New Play-along Tracks Added 5 MAY 2013

I‘ve added a few more of my custom, premium play-along tracks.

Add the jazz standards How Insensitive and Someday My Prince Will Come.

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New Play-along Tracks Added 10 MAY 2013

I‘ve added a few more of my custom, premium play-along tracks.

Classic jazz songs like Take Five and Summer Samba. And an original blues title Kelle Belle that I recorded for my Midnight at the Jazz Cafe CD.

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West Coast Blues Premium Play-along Track Added 10 MAY 2013

New play-along jam track added. This one is the classic Wes Montgomery 16 bar blues in Bb.

West Cast Blues Play-along Track

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Blues in G Premium Play-along Track Added 10 MAY 2013

New play-along jam track added. This one is a basic I, IV, V blues in the key of G.

Blues in G Premium Play-along Track

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Updated Getting Started Section 18 SEPT 2013

With the number of lessons now a bit over 500 and counting it's a bit hard for visitors to the site to actually figure out where to get started. This series of pages are a perfect place to start.

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Reading Music on Ukulele Series 9 SEPT 2013

Started a new series of lessons for reading standard music notation on ukulele. The first several lessons are for reading in the open pposition. The open position is relatively easy to read in.

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Over 50 Song/Chord Progressions Lessons Added 14 MAR 2012

Added over 50 new song based lessons for exploring jazz chords on ukulele using the blues progression and standards from the Great American Songbook.

Using various substitutions, these blues chord progression lessons covers 26 different progressions from a simple I IV V progressions all the way to a Coltrane blues.

The standards lessons include songs such as Satin Doll, All of Me, All the Things Your Are, Take the A Train and many more.

Video Session Information 6 MAR 2012

All Study with Curt students have the option of a periodic face-to-face, virtual lesson using Apple‘s FaceTime or Skype. This session is good for touching base and seeing where you are in your development and to access your short and long term goals.

These sessions are typically fifteen minutes. This seems to be the ideal time for evaluating your current status. In my private face-to-face half hour sessions the first fifteen minutes is devoted to evaluating the assignments from the previous lesson. With the remaining fifteen minutes for writing out and assigning new material for the next lesson. With on-line lessons this I do off line and post to your Student Assets and Resources.

Glossary of Music Terms 23 MAR 2012

Common and not so common music terms.

Knowing the language and terms used with music aides in your own understanding when exploring your music potential.

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Music Pursuing the Horizon, Part One • The Student - On Practice 20 MAR 2012

HOZ-coverPractice is that inevitable dues-paying time that everyone must invest to pursue music. In the self study approach, the most difficult aspect of practice is the organization of musical and technical principles. Too often the player works in circles not really progressing, not knowing what to practice. Becoming aware of this lack of progress, he begins searching for sources of information. Books, recordings and other musicians are primary sources. Though these approaches are sometimes helpful, they are not flexible enough to solve specific problems for specific students. An individual can form habits from misinformation that can be detrimental to his progress for years.

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Thanks for visiting and checking out the site!

Content is always being added and updated. So check-in often. Thanks, Curt

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