Participate in the July 2024 Member Challenge – Original Music!

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    Hello everyone!

    Here is my attempt with my own song – “Rainy Day”.

    The chord progression is from ukulelego:
    This can most likely be called a “rondo”: A B A C A.

    Have a nice day!


    @janaq1 your original is so nice to listen to, thank you for sharing!

    very cool sound to your original, I really enjoyed listening to it.

    I’m really enjoying the originals that are popping up, lots of different techniques put into play and to learn from.


    @katazumiri – Awesome tune! Very well written, Lena!


    @Andrew Thank you ☺


    @katazumiri, really beautiful! That seems like something you could dance to. I mean, people who dance could dance to that, not me. 😂 I think it’s really fun to create a song based on a randomly generated chord progression, too. Really lovely! 😊


    @katazumiri – Beautiful melody! I like how you alternate between strumming and fingerpicking in the accompaniment.


    @The_Bumble_Bard , @deadbuggy, @anikali – Thank you all for your kind words. I look forward to your musical posts.

    – Thank you so much for your support, encouragement and awesome content that is motivating and inspiring. You are a great teacher! And this site and its community is the best thing I could have ever met on my ukulele journey.


    Hi Ukulele Friends!

    I was super excited to write a new original ukulele song for this Challenge.

    This tune is called OPERATION: -G-C-E-A-

    It is Heavily influence by the American band ” Man… or Astroman? ” I’ve been a big fan of their extraterrestrial surf-rock, garage-punk since I was just 14 years old. This recording features me playing a tenor, and two baritone ukuleles. The drum track is by one of Garage Band’s bots 🙂


    @brettboy – That rocked, Brett! Loved it!


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    Listen to Aloha Dreaming by Will on #SoundCloud

    Not sure if the picking attack is too much for this 🙃

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    @willw18 – Fingerpicking sounded great to me, I wouldn’t say the attack was too strong. It was very nicely played, Will!


    @The_Bumble_Bard Thank you ☺

    People who can or love to dance can also dance to this tune if it suits their preferences.

    It’s funny, I recently came across a discussion of people who love to dance tango. They discussed the topic: is it possible to dance to the tango of Astor Piazzolla? The opinions were diametrically opposed. Some were confident that it was possible and necessary. Others believed that Piazzolla only needs to be listened to, and that it is impossible to dance to his music. 🤔

    I wouldn’t say that the chord progression was randomly generated. And Dave (the owner of the page) writes:”Following on from my tool to help you find ukulele chords that sound great together. If you’ve got an amazing chord progression that you’d like to contribute, I’m all ears. Drop me an email with the chords in – I’ll give it a play and if I like it, I’ll add it in!”

    It was a chord progression that was carefully selected and stored in a database. But progressions are issued randomly from the database, so if you liked something, it’s better to write it down right away, it’s not known when you will see the same progression again. ☺

    Dm C Bb A can also be written as i VII VI V

    This progression reminded me of something, but I couldn’t remember what exactly.

    Now I looked into the „Hooktheory“ and it turned out that this is how „Carol of The Bells“ begins.


    @brettboy, that was really cool!! Profesh. Extraterrestrial surf-rock is a new genre to me, but I have to say I like it a lot! Really well done! 😊 @willw18, very beautifully played indeed! I love that song, it’s so pretty and you captured the feel of it perfectly. 😊

    , quite intriguing thoughts, thank you for sharing that! 😁

    That’s interesting what you say about dancing to music versus just listening. I’ve never been good at dancing at all, sadly, but I do find it interesting to observe. Is there really music that’s impossible to dance to? I think you could dance to Mozart’s music if you wanted, actually pretty easily. 😂

    Oh I guess that would really make sense that they’re carefully crafted, but randomly selected, chord progressions. Oops. 😅 But now I’m wondering what truly random chord progressions would be like. Perhaps pretty bad or maybe really interesting? What you came up with was lovely with the chords you choose. 😊

    I can’t wait to share what I’ve been working on, but not sure when I’ll be able to record it. There was one thing I figured out that was very exciting because it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time – connect the clawhammer technique to a more classical sound, but I just figured out this connection today in the short time I got to play. Really excited to share though!

    Really, really amazing and interesting entries so far, and so cool to hear about the different inspirations and approaches, and hear each wildly different creation! 😊💕


    Hello guys my progress in travis picking etude so far…..


    @malku2603 – Sounding really good, Akansha! Great work 🙂

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