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

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    lisadmh
    Participant

    I AM A PREMIUM MEMBER

    Here’s what I’ve got. I messed around with it a little, inspired by others here. It’s all plucked instead of strummed because I like the sound and need to workon cleaner plucking. A bit of back beat, a bit of repetition. Recording never gets a great take….

    Looking forward to feedback.

    #26504

    planetfink
    Participant

    @lisadmh Very nice, loved the plucking and the backbeat. Has a great swing feel to it.

    #26513

    cncamacho
    Member

    Here’s my take on Dream a Little Dream–anyone else find they clam up a bit and make more mistakes when recording themselves vs. just practicing? 🙂

    I am a premium member

    #26517

    tessa84
    Participant

    #26518

    tessa84
    Participant

    Been a while since i did this, it will be good to pick up my ukulele again.

    #26519

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    Awesome to see you back, Tessie!

    #26521

    kanae926
    Participant

    So here’s my challenge entry…a year into playing the ukulele.

    Even though this song only took an hour to learn and memorize, I was plagued with a lot of buzzing and muting in all the bar chords. I tried to minimize the string noise I normally get (sticky fingers) based on Andrew’s feedback for someone else, but I couldn’t get rid of it all.

    A week of practice and it’s still not as clean as I’d like (not nearly), but here it is…There’s even a part where I couldn’t hold in my own incredulity and you might hear me laughing (whoops). As many times as I’ve recorded this, I hate all the takes. 😒

    I AM A PREMIUM MEMBER.

    #26522

    becky7777
    Participant

    Kanae- You stole MY ending G something chord! I think.. –Oh wait, it’s not an Ed Sheeran song so it’s ok! 😉 (The lawsuit.. Bad joke… Anyway!)

    Great entries everyone!

    #26526

    tessa84
    Participant

    Are we supposed to state if we are a premium member or not? I pay on a monthly basis but I’m not sure if that is premium or if the single payment yearly is the premium membership. Please let me know which membership I have and if I can upgrade if I’m not already a premium member.

    #26527

    marni11
    Participant

    Tessa,
    If you are getting a monthly membership, or a yearly membership, and you are paying, then yes you have a Premium membership.

    The only way you don’t have a premium membership, is if your not paying, and that is “basic membership”. 🙂

    #26528

    kanae926
    Participant

    @tessa84 – Writing “I am a premium member” is if you want double entries in the April/May/June challenges for the chance to win the Kanile’a. It normally isn’t required to state.

    #26529

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    Correct. And as long as you have an active premium membership, as in it hasn’t expired, you are good to go!

    #26534

    coffeemug
    Participant

    I am a premium member.

    Here goes:

    #26537

    lillybel
    Participant

    Hi,
    I’m practicing the barre chord technique every day with Dream a little dream of me. It’s hard because I have small hands, but I don’t give up. I hope I will be ready for the membership challenge! There is a wonderful ukelele to win!!! 😄

    #26607

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    planetfink – Way to go! Here is one tip for you 🙂

    carmeloukes – Hey Carmelo, awesome to see you participating! Keep working at it, but tackle it in chunks. I’ll leave you detailed feedback when you post your final version 🙂

    lisadmh – Here is my feedback for you 🙂

    cncamacho – Well done! So you have a really strong base established, but it feels like it’s dragging a bit. So to fix this, I want you to focus on mastering 2 bar phrases at a time. So take the first 2 bars, get the timing down, then take the next 2 bars, get the timing down. Then practice bars 1 through 4.

    Use the same approach throughout the entire piece, and it will help you in keeping a steadier tempo.

    tessa84 – Awesome to see you back! And I dig the tone of the banjo 🙂 Check out the advice I left for Lisa above. I’d like you to try a little bit more of a relaxed feel as you play through the piece. Let me know what you think about that.

    kanae926 – Excellent job! Here’s my feedback on when you improved the breaks and filled it in with a strum pattern.

    coffeemug – Here is my tip for you.

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