Participate in the February 2022 Member Challenge – Theme: Strumming Songs!

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  • #50814
    zongozongo
    Participant

    Hi all.
    I picked Wouldn’t It Be Nice. It was lot of fun 🙂
    I am a PREMIUM

    Happy practicing,
    Nicolas

    #50830
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    @zongozongo – Great job on the feel and vibe of this tune! Only thing I’d say is to work on timing and keeping it steady. Try playing along with a metronome or switching the tab player to “synthetic” mode. Tackle one theme at a time.

    #50831
    taylor22jane
    Participant

    Ok this was a fun challenge! One of those where it takes awhile for the strumming to feel natural, but as soon as it clicks you can’t remember why it was ever so difficult, ha. Just took a few days of sleeping on it 🙂

    Anyone else wish it was summer yet?

    -T

    #50849
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    @taylor22jane – Beautifully played, Taylor! Great job on nailing the change in feels too. And yes, I could use a summer day just about now LOL

    #50850
    bibilele
    Participant

    I think now my husband understands why I need different ukues. 😉 Bar 3 worked quite well with the soprano. So here is “Wouldn’t it be nice”.

    #50851
    katazumiri
    Participant

    Hello everyone!

    I’d like some blues this month, I thought to myself.
    And look, there is “Beginner Blues Strumming” 🙂

    Well! But I would like it with U-Bass and drums…
    I found some ideas for U-Bass in Stefen’s “5 Essential Blues Bass Lines in 5 Minutes”.
    And drums from wikiloops “Blues backing track 12099” by voodooking (wikiloops public-license). It was too long, I shortened it.

    So, here is “Blues in A”

    Have a nice day!

    #50858
    annemarie
    Participant

    Fun! Sounded terrific!

    #50872
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    @bibilele – Next time he asks how many you need, just say: YES! lol

    Bravo on the performance, well played!


    @katazumiri
    – I loved it! So much fun 🙂

    #50878
    bibilele
    Participant

    @Andrew YES! I will. LOL Thank you!

    #50885
    karenj
    Participant

    Here’s my version of Daybreak. I really enjoyed learning this lovely song. It reminds me of sunshine, birds chirping, and gentle morning breezes rather than the reality of the ice and howling winds that have been outside my window these days. I wish my tone was as lovely as Andrews, which is something I am working on and this was the best of my million takes.

    I hope everyone is doing well.

    Take care,
    Karen

    #50895
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    @karenj – Excellent timing throughout! It was great overall! You played it with a lovely feel. Only tip I have is to focus your practice on the pull-off licks in bar 9. Slow the tempo down to practice getting them a little bit cleaner.

    But again, well done Karen! Keep up the great work 🙂

    #50904
    maryjanew
    Participant

    I am a Premium member

    I wanted to do crossing hemispheres but I hadn’t done the strumming course yet,
    AND I really need to. This is a short month with lots of “work” commitments and I knew I would not have time.
    So I picked the “Beginning Blues Strumming” song.
    I am going to work through the full strumming course before attempting the other
    Advanced songs.
    I am using the tab viewer in a metronome mode (still not great with it!🤪)

    #50905
    ccwuke
    Participant

    Here’s my recording of Wouldn’t it be Nice

    Chris

    #50907
    misterbones
    Participant

    Here’s my Crossing Hemispheres rendition

    #50926
    ukandrea
    Participant

    Wouldn’t it be nice to play a Beach Boys song on a sweet pineapple?

    As you might see I have problems holding it tightly as I normally play tenor with strap, where I can play this song flawlessly.
    Still I decided to post this version to get advice and as I thought the song fits better to that uke. I am permanently tuning her for three days now, but she still gets out of tune also during playing one song. I hope this will get better or she will not be really usable.

    Andrea

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