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May 31, 2022 at 7:32 pm #52199sarrafinaParticipant
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This month I picked let it be. It is a fun song!May 31, 2022 at 7:35 pm #52200robinboydParticipant
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Here is yellow submarine.May 31, 2022 at 8:56 pm #52201coffeemugParticipant
Thanks for the feedback, Andrew!May 31, 2022 at 8:57 pm #52202jlbrossParticipant
I am a premium member. I did yellow submarine. I got a late start this
Month and it shows. I had a hard time
Stretching from 5th to 7th fret. I have
An unusually small pinky so that kind of
Stretch is difficult for me. And I struggled barring the D chord and getting the E and A String to ring clean.May 31, 2022 at 9:09 pm #52203mademoiselleannetteParticipant
I was so happy to see that this month’s challenge was dedicated to The Beatles. It’s one of my favorite bands. So I also chose one of my favorite songs. Here’s my entry with Yellow Submarine.May 31, 2022 at 9:34 pm #52204AndrewKeymaster
janaq1 – Playing sounds fantastic! Great feel throughout! The only thing I’m hearing is that some of the bars are rhythmically tripping you up. Which is understandable as the song is extremely syncopated. Try playing along with Steven in the tab player. That should help clarify any confusion. Also, don’t be afraid to sing the bars out-loud (not playing). That always helps me memorize syncopated lines.
sarahd – Amazing progress for 2 days! Honestly, only sounds like you need another day or two to have it perfect 🙂
jayton – I think it took me 20 takes to get Blackbird right LOL. Funny thing is you went with take 1. Reminds me of this video where the engineer from “Thriller” talks about doing 100 mixes and they end up going with number 2.
Onto your performance, it was great! I do want you to play that single-note melody run that happens before the last chorus with Matt in the tab player. Timing was a bit off in that section, so playing with him should help you strengthen it.
sarrafina – Beautiful playing, Sarrafina! So one thing I want you to work on is timing. I think you should jump into our reading course. It’s a great way to study rhythm and internalize the value of whole, half, quarter, eighths, and 16ths notes.
robinboyd – Excellent performance, Robin! And I like that subtle changes you through in 🙂
jlbross – Performance was great! I’m not seeing any form issues with the barres. And I think it’s fine to jump up for the 5th to 7th fret notes instead of trying to stretch. A little more practice and I think you’d have it smoothed out 🙂
mademoiselleannette – Performance was great! Couple little timing snafus, but nothing that can’t be easily overcome with a metronome. Solid performance overall, great job this month!May 31, 2022 at 10:05 pm #52205nelsonlin2021Participant
Thanks for the valuable feedback Andrew 🙂May 31, 2022 at 10:27 pm #52206casadot349Participant
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I decided to go with “Yesterday” for this month. What a great song.
May 31, 2022 at 10:27 pm #52207ukealoriParticipant
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I decided to learn the Uke a couple of years ago, for the sheer joy of making music, just for me, and to give this old brain a challenge.
I really struggle with recording myself. I just don’t have flow and musicality when I play. This month I have tried to change my attitude when recording. I am not going for perfection – too stressful and impossible for me right now. My new goal is to aim for a take that shows me where I currently am.
I so admire all the participants that nail it – I hope to do that one day. So here I am, posting my video, with a grin and a feeling of accomplishment that I am better than I was last month. Cheers!May 31, 2022 at 10:38 pm #52208uku241Participant
Premium member here but I already submitted my ‘backup’. This is the video I had wanted to submit.
Okay, a bit silly I know, but I had a lot of FUN doing it and roping in my family. Big props to those of you who submitted Blackbird this month playing while singing! I optimistically tell myself if I had another 2 weeks to practice diligently, I would be able to sing and play at the same time but I’m probably kidding myself! That’s hard!!May 31, 2022 at 11:02 pm #52209dottiectrainParticipant
This is my submission for this month’s challenge and I did Yesterday.May 31, 2022 at 11:05 pm #52210jeg143Participant
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I decided i was going to use the first take no matter what happened.
A couple of hiccups but for the first take I didnt think it was too bad.
May 31, 2022 at 11:39 pm #52212smudgeParticipant
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I loved working on Blackbird and tried moving some of the chords in to different positions since I play it as an instrumental piece. Thanks for teaching this one!!May 31, 2022 at 11:39 pm #52213mkstewart67Participant
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Boy performing just doesn’t get any easier, very difficult to get rid of the jitters when the camera is rolling! I have to stop playing around as we are out of time. Here it is, mess ups and all, just keep moving! Thank you so much for teaching the song Blackbird, it is a blast to play.
May 31, 2022 at 11:43 pm #52215russellbarnettParticipant
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I recorded this two days ago and then like an idiot almost forgot to post it!
Blackbird, without vocals. Actually I’ve been wanting to learn a great arrangement of this song for a long time so thank you for providing one, Andrew!
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