Participate in the August 2018 Member Challenge – "Swing Your Rhythm" Themed!

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  • #18052

    mweir1
    Participant

    Hi Andrew!

    Here is my performance for the challenge this month. It is my first ever time taking part in the monthly challenge after sitting on the sideline for a while.

    I went for the learn to “swing your rhythm”. Here it is:

    Thank you, Mairi.

    #18053

    rickeymike
    Participant

    Very, very good, Mairi.

    #18095

    lisadmh
    Participant

    I used the picado picking. I was overwhelmed by the concept at first but I think I got it? Excellent exercise for the flamenco song. It’s also cool to be using the more difficult option on a song for once rather than trying to figure out how to simplify them so I can play, lol.

    #18101

    kanae926
    Participant

    Not that a new ukulele is going to make me a better player or anything, but I’m going to wait until tomorrow to get my delivery to post a video. πŸ˜‰

    I’m hoping that it’ll be easier to play with a pro set up than my beginner ukuleles I got from Amazon. They have high action and some buzzing that I can do without. Although they’ve been okay to learn the basics on, I’m ready to for the real deal! I bought my new one from HMS (The Ukulele Site), so it should come with an AMAZING set up.

    I. Cannot. Wait.

    #18102

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    That’s awesome Kanni! Did you tell ’em you are with RC101? Andrew (not me, ha) runs HMS, he’s a great guy! I got my Kanile’a from them and they will be setting up and installing the pickup in my low G build Kanile’a too πŸ™‚

    #18103

    kanae926
    Participant

    I didn’t tell them I was with RC101 this time, but maybe I’ll drop them a note later when I buy my next one (planning on it being Low G). I love the high quality of their sample videos with every ukulele they carry.

    I’M SO EXCITED.

    #18117

    cait23
    Participant

    Definitely not as good as some other members or Andrew, but here’s my go for Spongebob Squarepants. Mahalo!!! πŸ™‚

    #18119

    deadbuggy
    Participant

    New to RC101 and new to SpongBob. Trying to learn this on my tenor was too much of a stretch for me, so I dug out my soprano. Not only was it easier to play, the tune just seems made for the fun sound of a starter uke. I may not have played EXACTLY as written; I chalk it up to artistic license for a guitar and banjo player trying to learn the ukulele πŸ˜‰ Many thanks, Andrew. This is a great site and I’m having a ball!

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    #18121

    deadbuggy
    Participant

    apologies for the double post…I’m an OLD trying to master my new YouTube account!

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    #18128

    strizaldo
    Participant

    Here’s my submission πŸ™‚

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    #18147

    rickeymike
    Participant

    I guarantee you that I did much better when the camera was off.

    #18151

    rickeymike
    Participant

    uh, oh. Did I repeat bars 9-16 one too many times? Sorry, I must have gotten carried away with the swing.

    #18160

    kayleighb
    Participant

    Was struggling to work out why I was finding spongebob so challenging considering I’ve already done it once, albeit at 50% speed. I’m on a bigger uke so the stretches and fret space is different! So tempted to switch back to my Soprano for this one….!

    #18162

    kanae926
    Participant

    I’ve somehow managed to make my lovely new uke sound bad. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ πŸ™ˆπŸ™‰πŸ™Š

    My body sags a little at the end of the video (LOL). I’m still working on it.

    #18169

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    AwesomeStrings, good job! Here is a video with some tips that should help a lot of folks to better tackle the SpongeBob Rhythm – specifically eighth note triplets.

    mweir1, Mairi nicely played! You have a clear understanding of the difference between straight verse swung rhythm, well done!

    lisadmh, excellent job on the technique! Here’s a little suggestion for relaxing the feel.

    cait23, great job! Here are some tips for you πŸ™‚

    deadbuggy, really cool changes! 1 tip, if you check out the video I left for awesome strings above, that advice will help you tidy up the rhythm for the outro. But again, I loved it! I always love it when you guys take it and make it your own πŸ™‚

    strizaldo, excellent playing! You’ve definitely got this one mastered, well done! I’ll be sharing this in our email tomorrow πŸ™‚

    rickeymike, well done! You’ve got the difference in feels down. The only thing I would work on is to eliminate some of the pauses. So key in on those areas for your practicing. Keep up the great work!

    kanae926, love the tone of the New uke Kanni! And, I thought you did really well πŸ™‚ I think if you slow down the tempo a little bit, it would allow you to focus more on keeping the flow steady which in turn will help to further differentiate both feels.

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