Participate in the February 2018 Member Challenge – Blues Themed!

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  • #15572

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    Hi Deb, just asked Stephen. I think he’ll pop on here with an answer for you soon 🙂

    #15573

    marius
    Member

    Hi guys

    I have been playing Ukelele for just over a month and been a member of Rock Class 101 for the same duration.

    I am psyched to join the challenge for the first time…some Grean Tea for me please!

    Cheers from sunny South Africa

    #15575

    kayleighb
    Participant

    Can I please ask a stupid question? In Uke Blues, what strumming pattern do you use? I’m worse at strumming than finger style 😉 so not quite able to work it out and the tutorial is very brief!

    #15576

    lisadmh
    Participant

    I had a head start on this as I’ve been poking away at it for a while. Gawsh I love playing the blues on this little guy. More blues please Andrew ☺

    The good news is this is the first time I haven’t cheated on any of the hammer ons and pull offs. The bad news is that some are rather faint. That last lick almost gave me blisters as I looped it during the super bowl.

    Constructive feedback is more than welcone!

    I think I need me some Green Tea now.

    #15577

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    Hey Kay, it’s a tiny variation on “island strum”. Only difference is an extra strum on the & of 1. Check out Cynthia’s lesson on IS strum, here:

    Lisa, next week’s lesson is a Jazz blues that Stephen wrote; full band concept lesson. It’s super cool!

    #15580

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    Oh, Kay also don’t forget the rhythm has a swung eighth note feel. Here’s an extra lesson on that:

    #15590

    Stephen
    Moderator

    Hey jakeypoo, great playing! All the shifts and higher frets are certainly a challenge…especially since the melody shifts on the pinky sometimes. Practice those transitions slow when you have time, and you’ll be playing it even smoother than you already are! A cup of tea never hurts, too! 😉

    #15601

    Stephen
    Moderator

    Hi Deb,
    I love that you’re into the U-Bass! I just started a Patreon for extra U-Bass transcriptions and lessons. I put the transcription of my electric bass part arranged for U-bass on there. I also added a simpler, straight-forward bass line tonight that you can play over Green Tea as well. I hope this helps! https://www.patreon.com/stephencoxbass

    #15607

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    Great job Lisa! Here are some tips for ya 🙂

    #15608

    lisadmh
    Participant

    A couple months ago you told me I was swinging too much on another song and now I’m not swinging enough. There’s just no pleasing some people! 🙂

    Thank you Andrew. I’m listening back to my take and I can hear everything you’re saying. I can follow the rhythm on the tab play along (except the final lick) but I slip without it. I’ll keep working on it! Great feedback.

    #15617

    abaluyot
    Participant

    Thanks for posting your feedback on video — it was very, very, helpful.

    #15625

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    Thanks guys! Glad it helped 🙂

    #15652

    brettboy
    Participant

    Hi Ukulele Friends. I’ve been learning Ukulele Boogie this month. It’s tricky but it’s really fun to play! I can now play it slow and accurate or fast and sloppy. It’s far from perfect but here is my best attempt at playing it both fast and accurate!

    #15653

    rickeymike
    Participant

    Go on, Boogie Man. You got it!

    #15654

    lisadmh
    Participant

    I love it, Brett! Boogie on. I aspire to where you’re at.

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