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  • #62204
    maryjanew
    Participant

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    MAD WORLD

    Andrew please accept my entry… I was having YouTube issue and for got to make it unlisted as well. my video is in many parts because I was having trouble recording as well. I still have work to do on this song. I love it though!

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    #62207
    nelsonlin2021
    Participant

    @andrew I forgot to mention I am a premium member in my last post.

    #62208
    coffeemug
    Participant

    Hi, Andrew. I wish I could say the different pacing was intentional! Glad it worked out though! Thanks for the feedback.

    #62209
    abster
    Participant

    @leb397 thanks so much 💕

    #62210
    abster
    Participant

    @Andrew thanks Andy!! It was a pleasure to learn!

    #62211
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    Here are folks on page 10 and 11.


    @terryfallon3
    – Great playing Terry! Nice job on nailing the feel and emotion of the piece. My only suggestion would be to play along with the tab player in synthetic mode with the metronome activated. There’s a few rhythms I heard that were cut short or rushed. Playing along with the player a few times should fix that. Overall, really well done!


    @jody_hendrickson
    – I think you nailed your goals! The balance in your rhythm playing between the chunks and the chords was perfect. You did a great job with keeping the tempo steady too. From here, I would focus mostly on getting the chorus to flow a little smoother. That section is def the toughest since some of the bars are syncopated. Try looping that section and playing along with Matt in the tab player.

    And TY so much for the kind words! I really appreciate it. 🙂


    @ukealori
    – One of the live lessons Matt did was on tips for memorizing music. I can’t recall what he talked about, TBH. But you can check out the lesson here. But I’d be happy to share what I did in private lessons with my students who had trouble memorizing music. Here’s the method:

    1) Play a section, like 4 or 8 bars, while reading the music. Repeat until you feel like you’ve got it down.

    2) Then turn the page around so you can’t see it, and play it without reading. If you stumble, turn it back around and play with the music, then try again without.

    3) Use this approach section by section.

    4) The next day, start your practice by trying to play without the music. If you stumble, repeat the process from the previous day.

    This method helps build confidence and memory through repetition and gradual reduction of reliance on the music.

    BTW, your performance was great! I hear no issues with your tone, your tone is lovely!


    @morrieuke1
    – Awesome performance! I’d work on cleaning up the ending, but overall great job Mike!

    ** For folks who read my feedback for others – Listen to the background, you’ll hear Mike tapping along which helped him keep a steady tempo throughout. Give this method a try if you haven’t before, it really does help your timing! **


    @jlbross
    – I thought your performance was lovely! I would suggest memorizing it so you can focus 100% on your playing and work towards eliminating the pauses that happened in some of the transitions.


    @mysticrick
    – Excellent performance Rick! My suggestion would be to play along with the tab player in synthetic mode with the metronome activated. Sometimes I hear pauses in your playing, and playing along with the tab player will fix that as it forces you to keep a steady beat. Try one section (verse, chorus) at a time. When you feel comfortable playing along with the player, I would go back to playing it solo with a little rubato-ness. But you should notice that your flow is smoother.


    @sarahd
    – I thought you played it really well! Roll strum sounds great too! I would just work on increasing the tempo gradually from here.


    @ruthie-roo
    – Lovely performance! Great fingerpicking and feel throughout, well done! 👏

    And TY so much for the kind words, I really appreciate it!


    @amilylaw
    – I thought you did a gret job, Amily! It was a lovely performance. If your fingers are feeling tired, make sure you’re not pressing (fretting) harder than you need to. Try to apply only enough force to make the note(s) ring clear.


    @mmorishige
    – Really nicely played, Mark! Great feel and tone in your fingerpicking. My suggestion would be to play along with the tab player in synthetic mode with the metronome activated. But just for the chorus section, the verses and intro are solid! Playing along with the tab player will help you eliminate some of the pauses in that section as it forces you to keep a steady beat.


    @nelsonlin2021
    – Nicely played Nelson and great to see you back! I think you’ve got a great base established so from here I’d work on one section at a time. Try a slower tempo and focus on keeping the flow nice and steady.


    @maryjanew
    – Nicely played MJ! I would offer the same advice I left above for Nelson. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to give you an entry for this month as you missed the deadline. I tried to give everyone a friendly reminder yesterday.

    #62212
    ukealori
    Participant

    @marthad – Thank you for the encouragement. I might give that a try.


    @andrew
    – Thank you for the feedback and the detailed tips. I will try it. Breaking it into memorized chunks just might be the ticket. I find my retention is a definite challenge. I will also watch Matt’s lesson. Thank you for all the advice.

    I want to wish my fellow Canadians a Happy Canada Day!

    #62218
    The_Bumble_Bard
    Participant

    @nat-uke, what you said in your write up about Yellow Submarine cracked me up. “Yellow Submarine once in a while is good, but over and over all month…” 😂 Paraphrasing, how you said it was funnier. Also your performance was very lovely! Along with everyone else’s this month. 😊

    I really enjoy reading through all the feedback for these challenges by @Andrew, always so informative and interesting! Thank you so much! 😊

    #62227
    nat-uke
    Participant

    @the_bumble_bard Lol and thanks! 🥰

    #62241
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    We did it! We crushed the Spring Challenge!

    194 members participated in our last 3 challenges and I have been blown away by everyone’s performances! Thanks to each and everyone of you who participated.

    Due to internet issues, we will not have a live stream. Instead, the video announcing the winner of the $2,700 Kanile’a K-1 Baritone and the runner-up, who will receive 10 extra entries for the Fall Challenge, will premiere on July 4th at 2 pm ET. (check your local time zone)

    The video link is below:

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    Here is everyone who participated this month.

    sakifelrosa
    deadbuggy
    deadbuggy
    lyndallk
    lyndallk
    marianne
    marianne
    anyon1
    anyon1
    planetfink
    planetfink
    ccwuke
    ccwuke
    anikali
    anikali
    lucauka
    jebergeron
    jebergeron
    emiliano
    emiliano
    annemarie
    annemarie
    misterbones
    misterbones
    willw18
    willw18
    gi_gi_
    gi_gi_
    leb397
    leb397
    clempek
    clempek
    johanna2509
    johanna2509
    shmu88
    shmu88
    The_Bumble_Bard
    The_Bumble_Bard
    jgillard
    jgillard
    joe150
    joe150
    kanique
    kanique
    andyrose
    andyrose
    lhamilton
    lhamilton
    ldarrow
    ldarrow
    suekulele
    suekulele
    karenj
    karenj
    dianna
    dianna
    madhuri
    madhuri
    brettboy
    brettboy
    Nico_uke
    Nico_uke
    grannieannie
    grannieannie
    bibilele
    bibilele
    frederic
    frederic
    swissconsinboy
    swissconsinboy
    jedart
    jedart
    otzepeng
    otzepeng
    mmoynihan
    mmoynihan
    lynnzo
    lynnzo
    hiouke
    hiouke
    qiuyan
    qiuyan
    jasdel
    jasdel
    ramiro
    janaq1
    janaq1
    richard_siegert
    richard_siegert
    rgillof
    rgillof
    jenividivici
    mark1256
    mark1256
    potter
    potter
    coffeemug
    coffeemug
    abster
    abster
    rafaela
    rafaela
    1481632_m
    nat-uke
    nat-uke
    marthad
    marthad
    terryfallon3
    terryfallon3
    jody_hendrickson
    jody_hendrickson
    ukealori
    ukealori
    morrieuke1
    morrieuke1
    jlbross
    jlbross
    mysticrick
    mysticrick
    sarahd
    sarahd
    ruthie-roo
    ruthie-roo
    amilylaw
    amilylaw
    mmorishige
    mmorishige
    nelsonlin2021
    nelsonlin2021

    #62243
    marthad
    Participant

    @andrew. Thank you for your suggestion, comments and links. I will practice. And will never forget to mention the “I am a Premium Member” again. (I saw that instruction after I submitted, and just thought, “Oh Well..” .so,,.Thank you!!)

    #62244
    mysticrick
    Participant

    @andrew Roger. Wilco. Thanks for the feedback. I will follow your suggestions as I develop the piece. Rhythm has always been a challenge for me. Really enjoying my time with your School.

    #62249
    dianna
    Participant

    Wow! Congratulations @Emiliano…..what a gorgeous baritone!

    Congratulations to Nat-uke also!😁

    #62250
    gi_gi_
    Participant

    @Emiliano I’m so excited for you. You will do so much justice with that baritone. Really hope you don’t have problems with customs.


    @NAT-UKE
    Congrats Nat Uke. Your submission was awesome.

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    #62252
    nat-uke
    Participant

    Congrats @emiliano! I was excited to see my name for the 2nd place and looking forward to more challenges! Well done everyone 👏👏🥰

    And thanks @dianna & @gi_gi_ ☺️

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 6 days ago by nat-uke.
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