May 21, 2017 at 3:47 pm #11657philrab66Participant
Recorded this a while back seems ok to share maybe a bit fast (that’s a first )May 21, 2017 at 3:59 pm #11658philrab66Participant
I have really enjoyed the challenge. It has been nice to see others efforts I understand all your frustrations. One of the things I have learnt is the importance of timing. It is so frustrating not to be able to play the piece at the correct speed everybody wants to play fast straight away. But you must play it in time even if it is slow and build up . It does not sound good if you speed up at the easy bits and fumble through the hard bits. I have also found I can play almost anything on the lower frets as I have mainly stayed there for years.
Has anybody else got any tips or suggestions you have learnt through the challenges.
PhilMay 22, 2017 at 3:28 am #11659olphartParticipantMay 22, 2017 at 4:18 pm #11662
Great job on Canon Emily, I enjoyed watching your performance 🙂 One helpful tip, when you are making chords watch out for applying too much pressure. If you notice at 1:19 you are pulling that major chords third string down, which will make it sound a bit sharp.May 22, 2017 at 4:21 pm #11663
Hey Phil, timing is the hardest for me too. It’s almost a natural feeling to want to increase gradually in speed as you play. This is especially true for solo performances. It’s much easier to play in time along with a drummer (seeing as he/she has great timing, lol). A metronome is always your best friend, that’s my 2 cents 😉May 22, 2017 at 8:09 pm #11672krasimirka55Participant
Here is my take on Hall Of the Mountain King.
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.May 23, 2017 at 3:07 am #11674carrieParticipant
Hi there, here is my entry with Ode to Joy. I am still pretty new to uke. I think I am getting a little ahead of the beat and rushed so I am still working on that with a metronome. Unfortunately, I am going to be very busy over the next week and didn’t want to miss getting a recording up so I just went for it. If I can manage to squeeze in a bit more time, I’ll try to post another. Also, I have to say I have no idea why my right pinkie ended up like that…I normally don’t play that way but with this song it seems to want to anchor my hand. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯May 23, 2017 at 5:35 pm #11677joeyjoey249Participant
Here’s my entry:May 24, 2017 at 8:38 am #11681michaeluke63Member
Not sure if this video is ok. Great course, thanks.May 26, 2017 at 1:38 pm #11749
Great playing guys! Carrie, no worries on anchoring, I know a lot of great players that prefer that way 🙂
Couple tips for Joey: I would highly recommend to sit up and adjust how you hold the ukulele, it will make playing much easier 🙂 Here is a great write up with some tips and pics from our beginner’s course. Also, I would suggest to slow down a little bit and watch your timing. Again, great job to all!May 26, 2017 at 2:11 pm #11750joeyjoey249Participant
Thank you for the great tips Andrew! I’ll try to put them into practice!May 26, 2017 at 6:28 pm #11751lisadmhParticipant
Here’s my submission of In the Hall of the Mountain King. I’m super excited that I found a friend to do the harmony with me in a duet. I can play faster than this, but we decided to keep it slow for a clean, easy recording.
I don’t have enough frets to play melody 4, so I do 1-2-3-2-5.May 26, 2017 at 7:18 pm #11754kate_leMember
Here is my boyfriend and I playing Ode to Joy with our curious kitty making her cameo too.May 27, 2017 at 5:11 pm #11755edwardParticipantMay 28, 2017 at 5:37 am #11759awiealissaParticipant
this is my try on “Ode to joy”! It was a lot of fun to learn.
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