Participate in the April 2019 Member Challenge – WIN a Kanile’a Tenor Ukulele!

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  • #26169

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    Hi Shankar, glad you dig the tune 🙂 That song will work with low G, so no need to swap it out unless you prefer the sound of the high G.

    #26181

    marni11
    Participant

    Robin,
    Hi, glad its working now! Goodluck with the challenge! 🙂

    #26182

    laurasil
    Participant

    I tried implementing strum variations, still feel like I need to work on it, though. Anyway, here is my submission 🙂

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    #26184

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    1) rickkhan

    2) alex2531255 – Happy bday!

    3) laurasil

    Love seeing a few entries already in on day 2! I left feedback in one video for the three of you. 🙂 For Alex and Laura, check out this lesson.

    #26186

    laurakarr12
    Participant

    It begins! My very first picking song. “Dream A Little Dream of Me”.
    Video is too large to appear on this post. I play too slow.

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    #26193

    becky7777
    Participant

    Just started on Dream A Little Dream. I have a busy April and there’s only a VERY slim chance I could finish Thousand Years, the other song choices eventually had something I don’t think I could do at all yet. Big difficulty jump is an understatement lol. Turns out Dream has a challenge too for low G…

    Shankar

    Trying to find a solution to the melody note on the E7 backwards strum thing in Bar 4 that falls on the low G because yes, it sounds really “off” to me too.

    Bar 5 is all open so it’s easy to sub in a high g note.

    I kind of hit the breaks at 4, but it doesn’t look like there will be a lot of really weird sounding spots that are like bar 4. If I figure something out I’ll post.

    #26194

    robinboyd
    Participant

    Try plucking the middle two strings fretting 2 on the C string and 4 on the E string.

    #26195

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    Whoops, Shankar! Yea I was def wrong. It doesn’t really work for low G. I’d recommend High G. Sorry, I must have been thinking of a diff tune that’s more interchangeable.

    #26197

    alex2531255
    Participant

    @andrew, thank you so much for pointing out the area which I can improve!

    This is the new recording of “Dream a little dream of me.”

    You’re awesome!

    #26198

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    Dang that was fast! I dig it, Alex. That feel sounds good 🙂

    #26199

    brenna
    Participant

    I am a premium member

    Ciao!!
    I love this challenge because I love Dream a little dream of me. What a incredible melody.. The arrangement is elegant and “open”, so I have adapted it to my “rogue” way to play. The result is a little bit less elegant but I hope it’s fun…

    #26200

    becky7777
    Participant

    I did find a solution to keep it pretty sounding and simple on low G. (Robin was faster! LOL)

    I couldn’t keep the backwards strum, I tried. It’s REALLY hard to add that note and keep it sounding like a strum by plucking or for-real strumming, or a combination. (I couldn’t do it anyway)

    Yeah Robin nailed it. His sounds better then just the melody note, but either one works and keeps the song really pretty sounding in low G. (If anyone’s determined.)

    I came up with just the melody note on the E string on fret 4, and it still sounds really nice.

    Bar 5 is just, E string third fret instead of open on the G string.

    #26201

    becky7777
    Participant

    Congrats to everyone who did entries already!!

    #26206

    rickeymike
    Participant

    LauraK – nicely accomplished. Congrats

    Brenna – I dig it!

    #26208

    lakeside339
    Participant

    Brenna – great!

    This will be my first full fingerpicking tune and I still struggle with barre chords, so this will indeed be a challenge! But I am determined to submit entries each of the three months – a higher quality uke would definitely make barre chords easier!! (and this Kanile’a is a beauty)

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