Participate in the August 2022 Member Challenge: WIN Bamboo Ukulele!

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  • #53221
    qiuyan
    Participant

    Moon Waltz – Playing this definitely helped ease some of my anxiety from work. Thanks for the beautiful song.

    #53222
    gmflin8
    Participant

    Lost patience on my self to keep practicing, so here is the version for the August challenge ๐Ÿ™‚

    #53225
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    @turkgoose – BIG improvement on Theme 3! Note clarity and timing is great throughout. Keep up the excellent work!


    @qiuyan
    – Beautiful performance. Glad it was able to help ease your stress ๐Ÿ™‚


    @gmflin8
    – Lovely performance! For Melody A, you’re at the stage now where you can start boosting tempo. Try 5 or 10bpm faster and take it from there ๐Ÿ™‚

    For Melody B, target the transitions that had a little bit of hesitation. Overall, it was great! Keep up the good work!

    #53227
    madz_about_uke
    Participant

    Here is my entry for this month’s challenge.

    Any advice on how to hold the baritone? It’s bigger than my other ukes and I am having trouble holding it to an angle. I always end up holding it 180 which I find difficult when playing on higher frets. Thanks!

    #53228
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    @madz_about_uke – Beautiful performance! My only suggestion is to try the down strums with your thumb. It’ll give them a sweeter tone than the nail of the index finger.

    As for your question, have you tried a strap? That should help prop it up in place ๐Ÿ™‚

    #53229
    madz_about_uke
    Participant

    Thanks Andrew! I’ll practice strumming with my thumb (and practice playing it slowly).
    guess i need to have this strap button installed. Thank you again Andrew ๐Ÿ˜€

    #53230
    suekulele
    Participant

    I am a PREMIUM MEMBER.

    Moon Waltz since I learned the etude previously. This actually wasnโ€™t my best musical performance, but it was the only take the flamingoes stayed in frame! So go easy on me โ˜บ๏ธ

    #53231
    clempek
    Participant

    Hey,

    It’s my participation for the monthly challenge.

    Have ร  great day !

    #53236
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    @suekulele – I love this video, Sue! It’s like a snapshot of a perfect summer night. Great music with a beautiful pool. I’m sharing it in this week’s newsletter ๐Ÿ™‚


    @clempek
    – Great performance! My only tip is to try not to lift up your finger immediately after you play the melody notes that jump up/down the A string. That creates a staccato sound and we want to have more sustain here. Try practicing at a slower tempo and see if you can get it to ring out more.

    #53240
    The_Bumble_Bard
    Participant

    Here is my entry for this month’s challenge!

    I wanted to share for fun ‘n’ feedback and to share my progress, but would like to be excluded from the prize drawing because I literally won last month, lol. I am uke-fat now. The bamboo uke is beaut though!

    Sorry that it literally sounds like I recorded this underwater. I need to step up my recording game… a lot.

    Oh, also, Etude No. 5, is a lovely one! It took a while to learn.

    Also also………………… Everyone did an amazing job this month! I watched all the entries; they’re all so good! ๐Ÿ˜€

    #53241
    The_Bumble_Bard
    Participant

    This is what Etude No. 5 sounds like on the new uke! I was trying to be dramatic / funny, then messed up. But here it is.

    #53242
    jedart
    Participant

    I am a premium member.

    Here is my take on Fingerpicking Etude no. 13. I play much better without a camera ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Best takeaway for me from this exercise, “look at the fret you are moving to”. Sometimes the simplest advice makes the biggest difference.

    Thanks Andrew.

    #53244
    lhamilton
    Participant

    Hi,

    I tried The Explorer this month — it’s a really lovely piece! I tried using my thumb to fret the low strings but suspect my hand isn’t quite wide enough to do it since it hurt so I fiddled around with a different fingering.

    Linda
    I am a premium member

    #53245
    suekulele
    Participant

    Thank you so much, @Andrew! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

    #53246
    felixhchan
    Participant

    Here’s my August member challenge entry. I am a premium member.

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