Participate in the January 2023 Member Challenge: WIN Mainland Ukulele!

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  • #55780
    smokealot
    Participant

    Hi Class,

    it´s been a while. The kids keep me busy but since I am on parental leave again (for a whole year, yeah!) i am trying to participate every month. Got this one down, let´s see about the others 🙂 It is really challenging for me to play regularly at the moment and when I play I alrady notice the differences. The easy pieces will have to do.

    Here´s my entry for this month:

    #55782
    rafaela
    Participant

    @Andrew Ooh thank you so much! 🙂

    #55784
    k_ra11
    Participant

    I’m a premium member:

    Fingerpicking Etude #3

    Thanks for another great challenge, Andrew! I really enjoyed listening to everyone’s performances and this always keeps me inspired to try new things.

    #55785
    misterbones
    Participant

    I went with fingerpicking etude no. 6 this month. After recording my take I listened back to the original for comparison and realized I misread the ending lick and memorized it icnorrectly, I skipped a few notes. Anyway, I’ll leave it like that since it doesn’t sound entirely wrong, just different.

    (Please no prize drawing entry for me this month.)

    #55787
    lisadmh
    Participant

    Here’s what I’ve done with Etude 3. Such a relaxing song to play.

    #55806
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    @lhamilton – Great job, Linda! One tip for Melody B. Try to use more of a claw-shaped strum attack hitting the strings with the nails. This will help you go faster and be more accurate in the attack. Here’s a video showing how the technique mirrors strumming:


    @smokealot
    – Good to see you back, Ulli! I especially loved the triplet picking. Great idea!


    @k_ra11
    – Beautifully played 👏


    @misterbones
    – Excellent playing as always, Michael! 2 suggestions: Bar 2 seemed a bit fast to me. If you listen to how I play it, it’s very slow-rubato-y, which IMO adds more suspense before the melody kicks in in the next bar. It’s the same effect you achieved in 14 sec to 21 in your performance. I’d just do that again in bar 2.

    Watch out for rushing at 24 to 27 seconds.


    @lisadmh
    – Beautiful playing Lisa with very tasteful adaptions!

    #55809
    lhamilton
    Participant

    Thanks, Andrew! I really like the claw technique and would live to be able to go faster. I’ll definitely look at the video.

    By the way, I’m finding it interesting that I’m finding memorising the monthly pieces is going much faster for me lately than it ever has.

    Linda

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 3 days ago by lhamilton.
    #55815
    jvchong
    Participant

    Hi,
    I am a premium member. Here is my Jan 2023 entry – Etude No 3.
    I just started with Rock Class 101 and this is my very first recording and posting. It took quite a few tries to get it right, hopefully this is ok. I also noticed that the other members YouTube videos showed up as embedded in the post but mine only shows the link. Does anyone know what I need to do to make it show as an embedded video?

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 3 days ago by Andrew. Reason: Video Embedded
    #55819
    leb397
    Participant

    @jvchong I could view it on Rock class sight just fine. Welcome to the group and nicely played. 🙂

    #55821
    jgillard
    Participant

    I also noticed that the other members YouTube videos showed up as embedded in the post but mine only shows the link.

    Did you add the link as a hyperlink? Don’t do that. Just add the link as text and it will auto-convert to an embedded youtube clip.

    #55849
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    @jvchong – Beautiful playing! Great first post!

    Couple tips. It looks like your right hand is a bit tight when fingerpicking. Try to loosen any tension. A relaxed picking hand improves dexterity.

    When playing the F chord, try to not touch the bottom of the neck to your palm. Keep it in form 1.

    As far as your embed question, take a look at the post above from @jgillard. He answered it 🙂

    #55878
    starry
    Participant

    Thanks Andrew for pointing out my problems with the right hand! Appreciate you taking the time to record a video to show the correct form. I made another video after some practice. Hopefully it’s better now! I can feel the difference.

    #55879
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    @starry – My pleasure and it looks much better now 🙂

    #55904
    june2020
    Participant

    I chose Etude No. 12 because it was way out of my comfort zone and I wanted a new challenge and I really liked the sound of the melodies. It definitely needs a lot more work and I made some errors in Melody C that I shouldn’t have, but I was so thrilled that I could get through Melody B with some success that I didn’t want to risk any more recordings. I think I need about another year to get success with the correct fingerpicking to build up speed!

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks ago by june2020.
    #55906
    leb397
    Participant

    @june2020 I think you played that very well! Nice entry.

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