Participate in the May 2017 Member Challenge – Classical Ukulele Challenge

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  • #11228

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    Hi Rock Class 101 Community!

    We are back with site member challenge #2! Please watch the video above and read instructions below carefully for details/instructions on this month’s challenge.

    Pick one from the following 5 Rock Class 101 Classical Genre Lessons:

    1) In The Hall Of The Mountain King

    2) Ode To Joy

    3) Fur Elise

    4) Canon in D

    5) Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring

    ** If you need assistance with how to record yourself check out our FREE course on recording audio/video and/or private message me and I will be happy to help you out. **

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    GOALS FOR MEMBER CHALLENGE:

    1. Beginners: Be able to play one of the lessons as shown by Andrew smoothly and in time. Do not worry about trying to play fast, slow and steady wins the race 🙂

    Recommended Piece: In The Hall Of The Mountain King (Melody)

    2. Intermediate Level: Be able to play the lesson as shown by Andrew smoothly, in time, and at or close to the original piece’s tempo.

    Recommended Piece: Ode To Joy or Fur Elise

    3. Advanced Level: Be able to play the lesson as shown by Andrew smoothly, in time, and at or close to the original piece’s tempo.

    Recommended Piece: Canon in D or Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring

    4. Participation Goal: 30 Rock Class 101 Member Participant Videos/MP3 posted.

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    GROUND RULES FOR PARTICIPATION:

    1. Post your Youtube, Vimeo, or Soundcloud links of you playing one of the 5 classical pieces anytime between Monday, May 1st till Wednesday, May 31st, 11:59pm EST.

    2. Submit individually, as a reply, IN THIS POST.

    3. Feel free to submit more than one video for the challenge, but additional videos will not count as extra entries into the raffle for the prize.

    4. Have fun and don’t be intimidated by this challenge!!! Use this challenge to help you set goals and complete them by a deadline. You can also use this as an opportunity to chat with your fellow Rock Class 101 members and share tips or tricks on this challenge that you think are useful.

    5. You must perform the entire piece to receive an entry into the prize raffle.

    * Note: In my opinion, it is better to show progress versus perfection with these challenges. So if you are a beginner and can only play the first couple of measures. That is completely ok. If you play two more measures of the next challenge piece than you did the previous one, you are on track to getting better. This is what these challenges are about… you learning ukulele and getting better. Remember we are all here to support you no matter what your current playing level is.

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    COMMON FAQs:

    1) The prize and the challenge is open to the entire world!

    2) Premium membership is NOT required to participate, but will make participation easier as it gains you complete access to the full video lessons, tabs, and the on-screen tab viewer.

    3) Basic membership (free) is required to submit a reply on this forum post. You can sign up for Basic Membership HERE.

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    Giveaway Rules:

    There will be 1 winner, selected by random drawing on June 2, 2017. To qualify to win, you must submit your audio and/or video links of your playing by the deadline listed above.

    Grand Prize:

    1) Uke Republic Package: Kala Pacific Walnut Tenor (Retail: $154 USD)

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    THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR!

    Uke Republic: http://www.ukerepublic.com/

    Let’s crush this challenge!

    #11231

    chazyvr
    Participant

    Awesome. Classical is my favorite. If we record all five do we get a t-shirt? 🙂

    #11232

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    Haha Charles, yes I’ll send you one if you do all 5!

    #11235

    mkpruss
    Participant

    I love this challenge. Better go practice…

    #11242

    cyclopsphucle
    Participant

    Does it necessary to play ukulele exactly like the tutorial, Andrew?

    #11243

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    Well, there are two ways to answer this cyclopsphucle:

    1) Yes, you must play our arrangement. For ex: if you know a single note version of “Ode to Joy” and submit that, it will not qualify as entry into the giveaway. Plus, this challenge is related to Rock Class 101 material, so most likely I will have to delete that performance from this post.

    Members are always welcome to post any video/audio performance in this forum (regardless of: if it’s a Rock Class 101 lesson or something you learned elsewhere): Showcase Your Playing.

    2) If your question is more-so: I am a very beginner and struggle to make it through the entire piece. Then, please post what you can play! I’m here to help and will give pointers and feedback to all who participate. But, again please note that the entire performance is required to receive an entry into the giveaway.

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    #11245

    andracass
    Participant

    Let’s go practice! Unfortunately I have only 17 frets, so “In the hall of the mountain king” is out.
    But it wasn’t my choice! 😀 😀 😀

    #11246

    shashank
    Participant

    Well, my ukuleles 15th fret sounds like a cat dying(intonation problem), so Canon in D is out. 🙂 I’ll be doing jesu, joy of mans desiring. 🙂

    #11247

    lisadmh
    Participant

    andracass, you can still play Mountain King. Andrew says play themes 1-2-1-2-5 if you don’t have the higher frets. But with 15 frets I can get theme 3 too, so I’m doing 1-2-3-2-5. Still sounds good. Or it will when I get it smoother. 🙂

    #11249

    andracass
    Participant

    Thank you, lisadmh! I have not yet attended that lesson, I just looked at the tabs. However, I’ve decided that I will try Fur Elise, even if I am a beginner, it reminds me of the time I was studying the piano. But I need practice 😀

    #11256

    carmeloukes
    Participant

    Here’s my entry!

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    #11263

    shashank
    Participant

    Awesome stuff carmeloukes! Well played… 🙂

    #11264

    carmeloukes
    Participant

    thank you! I have to be honest, I have been practicing for a LONG time!!! It didn’t come easy for me!

    #11269

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    Sweeeeet! Great job Carmelo! I remember watching you practicing this one on Instagram, awesome to see it come together!

    #11285

    barb-g
    Member

    Wow!
    I’m hoping to have it together by the May 31. 🙂

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