August 28, 2020 at 3:09 pm #40597katazumiriParticipant
Thank you Andrew!
Yes, Grace and I have similar problems, I found her question last month.
If I take the tenor ukulele, everything seems to be fine. Only it has a low G and I don’t want to change strings all the time.
If I take the soprano ukulele, then problems begin.
If I increase the pressure of the right hand on the body, then the ukulele falls forward…
If I decrease the pressure of the right hand on the body, then the ukulele falls down from the left…
That is, everything is very unstable.
I got tired and put the ukulele upright.
Apparently this is not correct, but it stood rooted to the spot (which made me very happy) and I had the opportunity to think about the placement of my fingers.
And Matt shoved the ukulele under his armpit. If I do the same, then the fingers of my right hand will be at the level of the first fret.
I see that Grace solved the problem this month with a belt… I have nothing to fasten the belt to yet.
Sorry for my English. I don’t know how well Google translate works.August 28, 2020 at 3:43 pm #40599gmflin8Participant
I still struggle with holding a small soprano ukulele, however, if you see Christopher, clearly has no problem making amazing music with his soprano 🙂
Just FYI – my string was a makeshift uku strap made from a shoelace and a command tape
My goal is still eventually to be skillful enough to do without the strap
Let’s make progress together
Aloha, GraceAugust 28, 2020 at 4:35 pm #40600morrieuke1Participant
Oh those ukulele faces just keep coming, and I can’t stop them!! Beautiful arrangement AJ (more challenging than meets the eye) I hope I win, what a cool prize!!August 28, 2020 at 9:40 pm #40604wongbrownParticipant
Hi all, I am submitting Wonderful Tonight. I’ve done so many takes that I have to choose one. Yes the recording volume was too low and there were glitches. I’ll try and submit one more if I can make it before the deadline. Appreciate your feedback.
CheersAugust 29, 2020 at 3:02 am #40606andrewvhParticipant
Here’s my entry for the month. By no means perfect but I think one of my best performances so far.August 29, 2020 at 5:04 pm #40611qiuyanParticipant
Thank you Andrew for your suggestion! The anchor method does feel and sounds different than the floating method. Cannot tell which I prefer yet but I’m practicing to be more comfortable with both for more flexibility 🙂August 30, 2020 at 8:33 am #40615becky7777Participant
Happy Onam to anyone celebrating with their families today! Be safe enjoying the festivities!August 30, 2020 at 12:27 pm #40616AndrewKeymasterAugust 30, 2020 at 1:12 pm #40617surrealfleaMember
Here is my Rainbow Connection.
While this isn’t the most beautiful recording, it means a lot to me that I was actually able to get a recording done at all. I managed to slice my left-hand index finger with a kitchen knife early in the month, which sent me to the hospital, and my hand was in a splint for most of the month. I was really worried I might not be able to play ever again.
Happily, healing has gone better than anyone expected! With physical therapy started this month, I can fret notes again (without too much pressure on my index finger), and I can play for about ten minutes at a time. I’m so relieved! While it may not seem like much, this song is a victory lap for me. 🙂August 30, 2020 at 1:15 pm #40618
Very well played, Andrew!August 30, 2020 at 4:47 pm #40619lhamiltonParticipant
Here is my playing of Wonderful Tonight. I found it interesting since I had to fight zoning out a bit as I played and forgetting where in the piece I was. There is a bit of pausing at the end as I do that and that will disappear as I play it a bit more over the coming month. My two dogs liked this music and would often settle nearby as I played.
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LindaAugust 30, 2020 at 4:48 pm #40620
I recorded this twice with the same result….The microphone seemed super sensitive and you can’t hear the subtleties when I play softly vs medium soft. I wonder if the microphone is compensating and keeping the volume at a constant level?August 30, 2020 at 6:13 pm #40621b_ukes_101Participant
Love the singing rickymike!!!August 30, 2020 at 8:40 pm #40622joe150Participant
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My problem is every time my video ends, my whole channel comes yp with other videos than this month video.August 30, 2020 at 9:09 pm #40628
Joe, that happens to everyone. If you uploaded this months video, it will remain.
Thanks, b_ukes. How can you not sing when hearing this song. ha
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