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

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  • #18254

    gstriph
    Participant

    Hi

    I’m a new member and a beginner working through the beginner and fingerpicking courses.

    It’s amazing how much harder it is when the camera is rolling LOL.

    So, here’s my entry and stab at it — still a work in progress though!

    Jerry

    #18255

    rickeymike
    Participant

    Perfection, Jerry. Very clean.

    #18256

    annefgodfrey
    Participant

    It is obvious from my gnarled hands that I am “an older dog” trying desperately to learn to play the ukulele. My rhythm is way off as I search for notes & attempt to use proper fingers on different strings.

    Andrew, your classes are awesome & have afforded hours of enjoyment. I thank you & look forward to improving.

    Sincerely,
    Anne Godfrey

    #18264

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    mheiden, great job Maureen! Here is a video with my feedback.

    lyndallk, welcome back Lyndall! That was an absolutely brilliant performance. You’ve already given my feedback, lol! Just a couple spots to touch up, but nothing that a little bit more practice can’t fix. Very good performance, you should be proud of it!

    gstriph, wonderful playing Jerry! Rickey is right, very clean! Give the picado technique a shot! It’s a great technique to develop 🙂

    #18265

    kellyblackburn
    Participant

    Hi Andrew,
    Here’s 2 videos. One on my new Kala and one on my Kanilea!

    Thanks,
    Kelly

    #18266

    wongbrown
    Participant

    I cannot remember how many takes I have recorded before this submission. I thought it was an easy one and obviously I was wrong.
    Cheers, Sheila

    #18267

    curlyuke
    Participant

    I’m struggling with the stretch 🙂

    #18268

    kayleighb
    Participant

    Ok here goes…
    Here is Spongebob from June 2017

    And now August 2018

    A few mistakes and still not up to 100% speed. There is a definate improvement however I struggled with the stretch on the concert size uke. I feel like I should be better than this but I haven’t practised this since the original challenge.

    #18271

    mheiden
    Participant

    Hi Andrew,
    Thanks for the feedback! I really appreciate it.
    Yes, I need to spend more time practicing 2 bars at a time and putting it together. I think doing this with the tab viewer will help. Most times I have a pause, I’ve forgotten what to do.

    I need to go back to read about picado; I can’t recall what is it. For this song I used my thumb for strings 3 & 4, first finger for string 2 and my middle finger for string 1. My natural tendency is to play 1 finger per string…like when playing Allegro that is easier.

    Thanks! (I have so many songs on my list to learn….but they take awhile to get down. I’ve memorized 6 so far)

    #18275

    cornishdpt
    Participant

    Playing on”Hilda” who is a Kala pacific walnut uke that I bought a couple weeks ago. She is a tenor uke, so I know my pinky reaches are ugly, but have only played on a concert uke before. No excuses, so I may re record.

    #18278

    brenna
    Participant

    Hallo!!!
    I try… Good ukuleling…!!!

    #18279

    annefgodfrey
    Participant

    Hi Andrew,

    This is a second attempt at sending video. First was too large. Hope it goes through.
    Many thanks for such great tutoring!

    Happy day,
    Anne Godfrey

    #18280

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    Hi Anne, the upload limit is very small, as it is only meant for picture sharing. Do you mind uploading to YouTube and sharing a link here?

    #18283

    lyndallk
    Participant

    I’m posting another video of me trying out Spongebob Squarepants. Seems the hardest thing is to play while videoing! I can play it perfectly to myself. But that said, I’m pleased with my improvement. There is still a way to go ….

    #18284

    lygonaceae
    Member

    Here’s my submission. I wanted to work more on strumming technique than the swinging cadence, but this was a fun exercise to do that with. The hardest part was not letting the uke slip through my hands as I was trying to keep it in frame. This was the take where my phone didn’t fall out of my cactus tripod

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