August 26, 2018 at 4:46 pm #18254
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!
JerryAugust 26, 2018 at 9:26 pm #18255
Perfection, Jerry. Very clean.August 27, 2018 at 1:58 pm #18256
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.
Anne GodfreyAugust 28, 2018 at 12:13 am #18264
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 🙂August 28, 2018 at 12:42 am #18265
Here’s 2 videos. One on my new Kala and one on my Kanilea!
KellyAugust 28, 2018 at 1:27 am #18266
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, SheilaAugust 28, 2018 at 12:09 pm #18267
I’m struggling with the stretch 🙂
August 28, 2018 at 4:28 pm #18268
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.August 28, 2018 at 6:33 pm #18271
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)August 29, 2018 at 12:22 am #18275
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.August 29, 2018 at 8:58 am #18278
I try… Good ukuleling…!!!August 29, 2018 at 12:40 pm #18279
This is a second attempt at sending video. First was too large. Hope it goes through.
Many thanks for such great tutoring!
Anne GodfreyAugust 29, 2018 at 5:06 pm #18280
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?August 30, 2018 at 9:44 am #18283
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 ….August 30, 2018 at 8:34 pm #18284
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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