Participate in the August 2020 Member Challenge – Theme: Songs You Requested!

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  • #40597
    katazumiri
    Participant

    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.

    #40599
    gmflin8
    Participant

    @katazumiri

    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
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/qiqfz8zrcjrx2lw/uku_strap.jpg?dl=0

    My goal is still eventually to be skillful enough to do without the strap

    Let’s make progress together

    Aloha, Grace

    #40600
    morrieuke1
    Participant

    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!!

    #40604
    wongbrown
    Participant

    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.
    Cheers

    #40606
    andrewvh
    Participant

    Here’s my entry for the month. By no means perfect but I think one of my best performances so far.

    #40611
    qiuyan
    Participant

    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 🙂

    #40615
    becky7777
    Participant

    Happy Onam to anyone celebrating with their families today! Be safe enjoying the festivities!

    #40616
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    @katazumiri – For soprano, you need to rely on form 2 when playing passages like that to keep the neck propped up. Or as Grace mentioned, you can use a strap 🙂

    #40617
    surrealflea
    Member

    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. 🙂

    #40618
    rickeymike
    Participant

    Very well played, Andrew!

    #40619
    lhamilton
    Participant

    Hi,

    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.

    (I am a premium member)

    Linda

    #40620
    rickeymike
    Participant

    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?

    #40621
    b_ukes_101
    Participant

    Love the singing rickymike!!!

    #40622
    joe150
    Participant

    I am a Premium member

    My problem is every time my video ends, my whole channel comes yp with other videos than this month video.

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    #40628
    rickeymike
    Participant

    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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