June 18, 2019 at 11:48 pm #28276
Love it!June 19, 2019 at 3:40 pm #28280lisamccParticipant
Lovely playing Abaluyot!
Thank you Rickey! I’m frustrated about the mistakes in the playing…. but couldn’t cope with anymore takes or I would have started to sound like Barry White! Normally I’m fine with the singing – but it took me a while to work out the melody line for this. Loving being part of this group. xxxJune 19, 2019 at 4:25 pm #28282
Hi Lisa! Thanks very much. I’m really impressed with your entry. That is NOT an easy song to master — you did a fantastic job!
aJune 19, 2019 at 5:23 pm #28291lisamccParticipant
Thank you Abaluyot!June 19, 2019 at 11:47 pm #28292jinajupiterParticipant
Well done Stian! This song brings me memories of my father.
And Lisa too 🙂 great you nailed the song! I still find it so hard, so many words.
Abaluyot, you have great rhythm. Excuse my curiosity, what is that oblong instrument hanging on the wall behind you?June 20, 2019 at 3:41 am #28293robinboydParticipant
I really need a few more days to get this polished, but I’m going on Holiday to Cairns the day after tomorrow and I just can’t devote any more time to it. Basically, it’s fine except that I’m still not entirely comfortable so I sped up halfway though the first verse and then brought it back into a good tempo by the end of the song. Anyway, it would have been sooooo much better if I could have posted next week.
June 20, 2019 at 4:44 am #28295
- This reply was modified 11 months, 2 weeks ago by robinboyd.
Hi jinajupiter! Thank you. The long skinny instrument is called a Strumstick and the other is a Tiny Tenor by Romero Creations. Glad to meet you!June 20, 2019 at 6:13 am #28296jinajupiterParticipant
Wow Robin, what a great job. Just wondering, are you strumming the back beat? And are you plucking the 4th note of the pattern? I like this sound! So far I was just tapping on the fretboard, but myself didn’t really like the outcome so far. Thanks for showing this option. It looks like you are strumming with your index in the chorus and bridge mainly? Also the chorus with a D shape makes more sense instead of omitting the 4th string, and sounds fuller, but I got used to this now. Yes it is very hard not to speed up, I generally end faster then I started. I am considering to sneak in a visual metronome out of side of the cam. But maybe not, it might sound a bit clumsy. Better to (not on purpose) accelerate and flow…..
P.s. enjoy your holidays.June 20, 2019 at 7:41 am #28299robinboydParticipant
Yeah, the D shape was something that I asked Andrew about before I did it.
When you are asking about the 4th note, I assume you are talking about the verses? In that case, yes, I’m plucking it, but it isn’t very apparent and I miss it half the time. I decided that rather than tapping the fretboard, I am more comfortable chunking to get the percussive sound, so I replaced the tap with a chunk. The trouble with that is that I end up with my hand out of position for the 4th beat, so rather than plucking with 2 fingers, I’m strumming up with the index, but missing the C and G strings. I hope that makes sense.
I know I took a few liberties with this arrangement. I hope that’s OK.June 20, 2019 at 9:27 am #28300rickeymikeParticipant
Great job, Robin. Happy Winter vacation. Don’t let the Crocs bite!June 20, 2019 at 1:29 pm #28305
beebee & donovan – Way to go guys! Here is my feedback for you, Bibi.
Lessons I referenced:
stianukulele – Beautiful playing! Here is my feedback for you.
Lesson I referenced: https://rockclass101.com/swung-vs-straight-rhythm/
lisamcc – That was awesome, Lisa! The only critique I can offer is to watch the tempo, as you sped up here and there. Keep up the great work 🙂
abaluyot – So awesome! Here is my feedback for you.
robinboyd – That was excellent, Robin! Check out the video that I shot above for, johanna2509, which talks about the trickiness of the rhythm for the intro. I gave a tip in the video for how you can write the rhythm above the tab/notation and how to practice counting and clapping before playing to help get it down.June 20, 2019 at 2:18 pm #28306surfnrzParticipant
Here is my June submission. I never had heard this song before this challenge now I’ve grown to love it! I Can’t thank Andrew, Katie and the whole crew enough for these wonderful lessons and opportunities. I’ve loved learning these Songs! Looking forward to more! I AM A PREMIUM MEMBER.June 20, 2019 at 3:33 pm #28308
@surfnrz – Dang Ray, you killed those vocals! Excellent playing too 🙂
So I’ve noticed a few of you guys have trouble with the intro. Here are the hits written out (non hits or ties are in parentheses). Check out the video that I shot above for, johanna2509, which talks about the trickiness of the rhythm for the intro. I gave a tip in the video for how you can write the rhythm above the tab/notation and how to practice counting and clapping before playing to help get it down.
Keep in mind it has a swung 8th note feel.
(1) & 2 & 3 & 4 &
1 & 2 & (3) & 4 &
(1) & 2 & (3) & 4 &
(1) & 2 & (3) & 4 (&)June 20, 2019 at 3:54 pm #28310surfnrzParticipant
Thanks Andrew! I had a really tough time memorizing the rhythm of the intro! When I played along with Katie I had it, but on my own I always forgot it.
June 20, 2019 at 4:34 pm #28321
- This reply was modified 11 months, 2 weeks ago by surfnrz.
Sometimes when you play along with us, or the record, and if you don’t try it on your own (not directed to you, Ray – in general this happens), it kind of becomes a crutch, as in you need a guide to be able to do it.
To counter this, I’d memorized the rhythms and play along to a click. Start easy, one or two bars at a time and try to count the rhythm as you play it. This will help you break away from needing a reference guide.
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