Participate in the February 2018 Member Challenge – Blues Themed!

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  • #15655

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    Brett, that was amazing! I loved your performance, great job! I shared this on our Facebook page today too 🙂 There’s only one thing I wanted to point out to you, and it’s something I’ve seen on a few of your videos; and that’s to try to keep your thumb behind the neck, as sometimes it likes to stick out in front of the fretboard.

    #15656

    brettboy
    Participant

    Thanks for the kind words everyone! I see what you saying Andrew. When I get to theme 4 (measure 25) my left thumb does not want to stay behind the next. But I can see how I’d probably get more control and fumble less during the walk up parts if I can retrain my hand.

    #15657

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    My pleasure! I’d say be cognitive of it while you practice this week and if you have any trouble or issues, let me know and maybe we can figure out why it comes forward.

    #15669

    haroldp
    Participant

    hello Friends!

    First of all let me introduce my self my name is harold from Miami i have been learning ukulele and rock101 member for about a month now . its been a blast going thru the courses and songs ! thanks andrew for your great tutorials .

    Here is my submit for uke blues.. i get lost on the timing on the last part but ohh well 🙂 still a long road for me .

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    #15677

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    Harold, that was so cool! Love the drum beat! What an excellent way to help keep in time and groove 🙂 I made a little video to help you with some of the lick rhythms. Let me know if you have questions. Keep up the good work!

    #15679

    lisadmh
    Participant

    Harold, I love the energy and the drums in that. So fun to watch!

    I went back to work after Andrew’s advice and I think I’ve improved a bit. Still can’t get that last lick clean though.

    A few days short of my one year ukiversary, here’s another stab at Uke Blues.

    #15680

    haroldp
    Participant

    Thanks Andrew for the video ! very helpful tips and comments . i definitely need to practice in my rhythm and triplets . it’s hard for me to count and play at the same time. i’ll start practicing with a metronome app to get the feel of those complex changes.

    also i realized from you comments that i missed a couple of slides in the song.

    oh! and that last note :S .upps :

    #15681

    haroldp
    Participant

    thanks lisadmh!

    Still can’t get that last lick clean though.

    i know ! that last part is super tricky!.

    good job ! on that second video definitely an improvement!

    #15683

    rickeymike
    Participant

    Lisa, I think you sped up this video. Haha. Your strumming hand was a blurry bluesy boffo beaut! WTG!

    #15686

    lisadmh
    Participant

    Thanks guys. It’s the first time ever I’ve been able to follow the on screen tab viewer at full speed!

    #15693

    vidafntn
    Participant

    Hi, Andrew,
    Here is my offering for this month’s challenge. Blues Shuffle played on baritone ukulele.

    Once again, I am not entering to win anything. It is just for fun.
    It would have been nice to have had another week to polish this piece, but my father-in-law is seriously ill. We are flying out to Ontario from BC Friday morning. It is the earliest we could get away. With all that is going on and our preparations to leave, I did not want to leave this posting to the last minute.

    This performance needs more work. I sped up when playing the strummed sections of this piece. I also had problems with sweaty fingers creating the effect of unwanted pull offs.

    #15694

    rickeymike
    Participant

    Very good, Vida. Heard a little bit of Peter Gunn in the song.

    #15715

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    Hi Lisa, great job on the speed! But, one big thing I want to point out in your playing, which is to lighten up your attack. It sounds like you were pushing and hitting very hard, which probably resulted from it being a lot of takes 🙂

    A light touch prevents injury, helps you play more efficiently, and produces a sweeter tone.

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    Sorry to hear about your father-in-law, Vida. I’ll keep him in my prayers. I thought you did very well, that one is a fun one to play! It’s interesting to hear your performance, I see you sped up for the last rhythm. Which was exactly what I kept doing, and really had to practice for the recording to stay closer to the original tempo. But, I think it’s just a natural thing, as that part feels like it should jump up in speed.

    Good ear Rickey! That phrase is very similar to that melody. I actually wrote a rough draft for a lesson on that tune, hopefully I’ll release it at some point this year 🙂

    #15728

    kayleighb
    Participant

    Hi guys. Having to sit this months challenge out. Got some family stuff going on so haven’t picked my uke up for a couple weeks. Lost my mojo a bit but hopefully back up for next month. Really enjoying the videos that have been posted so far 😊

    #15729

    abaluyot
    Participant

    Hi Andrew –

    Here is my first-ever entry to a Member Challenge. I loved working on it. Thanks for the awesome work that you do.

    Anna

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