August 17, 2022 at 12:31 am #53221qiuyanParticipant
Moon Waltz – Playing this definitely helped ease some of my anxiety from work. Thanks for the beautiful song.August 17, 2022 at 4:01 am #53222gmflin8Participant
Lost patience on my self to keep practicing, so here is the version for the August challenge 🙂August 17, 2022 at 2:46 pm #53225
@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 🙂
@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 🙂
For Melody B, target the transitions that had a little bit of hesitation. Overall, it was great! Keep up the good work!August 18, 2022 at 10:08 am #53227madz_about_ukeParticipant
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!August 18, 2022 at 8:24 pm #53228
@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 🙂August 18, 2022 at 10:13 pm #53229madz_about_ukeParticipant
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 😀August 18, 2022 at 10:36 pm #53230suekuleleParticipant
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Moon Waltz since I learned the etude previously. This actually wasn’t my best musical performance, but it was the only take the flamingoes stayed in frame! So go easy on me ☺️August 19, 2022 at 8:59 am #53231clempekParticipant
It’s my participation for the monthly challenge.
Have à great day !August 19, 2022 at 3:58 pm #53236
@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 🙂
@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.August 19, 2022 at 8:59 pm #53240The_Bumble_BardParticipant
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! 😀August 19, 2022 at 9:01 pm #53241The_Bumble_BardParticipant
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.
August 19, 2022 at 9:23 pm #53242jedartParticipant
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Here is my take on Fingerpicking Etude no. 13. I play much better without a camera 😉
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.August 19, 2022 at 11:03 pm #53244lhamiltonParticipant
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.
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Here’s my August member challenge entry. I am a premium member.
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