July 26, 2021 at 3:46 pm #47750bethany_guardianiParticipant
I finally have a recording ready for this month! I chose to do Summertime…it was just such a lovely arrangement I couldn’t resist. I tried taking my time to really get down some of those trickier bars, but I don’t think the extra time did me any good haha. They were still tough and not how I wanted to execute them (one of these days my pinky will develop strength and dexterity but today is not that day :P) In any case, I didn’t want to run out of time to get something up, so here is where I’m at for now 🙂July 26, 2021 at 4:43 pm #47751brettboyParticipant
Aloha Uke Players! I took on the tubular surf rock classic Wipe Out. Here’s my video. Great lesson Thanks Andrew!July 26, 2021 at 5:57 pm #47752lisadmhParticipant
Thanks @Andrew. I’ve listened to my own upbeat version of Summertime so many times I can’t seem to get into the groove of the original tempo. Can I call it artistic license? 🙂July 26, 2021 at 6:31 pm #47753biancakParticipantJuly 26, 2021 at 7:07 pm #47755katazumiriParticipant
Here is my “Summertime” by George Gershwin
Have a nice day!July 26, 2021 at 10:45 pm #47756joelnalParticipant
As a beginner, I probably should have worked on Summertime Blues, but I could not resist the urge to work on Wipe Out. I’m really glad I did. My video is very far from perfect but I am proud of what I was able to accomplish. I really really enjoyed working on this and I think there is definitely progress between the video I posted for April and this video.
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JoelJuly 26, 2021 at 11:06 pm #47757annemarieParticipant
That sounded great!July 27, 2021 at 6:56 am #47758smokealotParticipant
I want to second that. I just cleaned the kitchen in no time listening to that impelling Wipe Out, thanks Brettboy 🙂July 27, 2021 at 10:52 am #47759rafaelaParticipant
@Andrew Thanks a lot for your feedback! This was great fun, so I will definitely be participating again!July 27, 2021 at 11:12 am #47760bibileleParticipant
Of course I had to choose Aloha ‘Oe. Felt like I owed it to my uke. 😉 The song is more challenging than I thought at the beginning. It’s not perfect yet, but I hope it’s okay. Ah, yes, and the tapping – I just didn’t get it so I found another way for the ending. Is there a magical trick to it?July 27, 2021 at 11:38 am #47761somasoma321ParticipantJuly 27, 2021 at 10:46 pm #47764lhamiltonParticipant
This month I tried Summertime.
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LindaJuly 28, 2021 at 10:58 am #47768turkgooseParticipant
Thanks for the feedback! I took a break from ukulele and missed the last two months of challenges. It’s good to be back.July 28, 2021 at 5:15 pm #47770misterbonesParticipant
I love surf rock and really like the wipe out arrangement, so that was my pick this month. I had very little practice time due to vacation the last few weeks, thus the late and yet unpolished submission. But I guess surf rock is suppposed to sound a little under-rehearsed 🙂 For the same reason I didn’t bother to learn or even memorize the ending lick, so I just winged it on the spot.July 29, 2021 at 12:12 pm #47773karenjParticipant
Here’s my submission of Aloha ‘Oe for the July challenge. Thanks for the great lesson! I just wish the recording was as good as it sounds in my head before I see hit that blasted record button. This still has plenty of hesitations, but it’s the best of my million takes. And I especially find it hard to get those high notes clear and in tune. That said, it was a fun song to learn.
I hope you are all doing well.
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