Participate in the May 2022 Member Challenge – WIN $6,000 Kanile’a Ukulele

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  • #51881
    Andrew
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    @lyndallk – Lovely take, Lyndall and truly amazing progress for just one week of practice! I’d love to hear where you get it when you get a chance to pick up the uke again 🙂


    @laurakarr12
    – Awesome to hear about the donation by your uke group! And your performance was excellent! Great job on nailing the playful feel 🙂

    #51885
    qiuyan
    Participant

    I AM A PREMIUM MEMBER

    Love this song! I need to practice some chord transitions and make the tones clearer. I think my playing was better at slower tempo, but I still want to record it at this tempo to make it sound more like the original song 😄

    #51888
    clempek
    Participant

    I AM A PREMIUM MEMBER

    Hey,
    it’s my participation for the challenge with yellow submarine.

    have a good day

    #51887
    nthibode
    Participant

    I AM A PREMIUM MEMBER

    I love all the Beatles songs this month! I chose to submit Blackbird but am going to learn Let It Be next!! For this recording, I opened the window to get some bird sounds and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect (at the pause — no editing!).

    And here’s a funny outtake: not blackbirds, but Canada geese flying by at an inopportune time…

    Cheers!

    #51890
    rafaela
    Participant

    I am a PREMIUM MEMBER.

    Hi everyone!
    This month I picked “Blackbird”, it is just the perfect song for spring in my opinion. Also, I coudln’t help but put my own little recording of birds’ twittering into the track, I hope it is audible 🙂

    (Please excuse the slight off-tune of my uke, I had just changed strings the day before the recording and they were’t quite keeping the tune yet!)

    Thanks for listening, Rafaela

    #51891
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    @qiuyan – Well done, Qiuyan! I agree with you. A slower tempo will allow you to focus on those 2 areas. But I’d also recommend to work towards gradually bringing it up to the tempo of this performance.


    @clempek
    – Well played, Clem! Your take captured the fun vibes of the original recording 🙂


    @nthibode
    – Brilliant as always, Nathalie! Def gonna share this!


    @rafaela
    – Excellent performance with great feel throughout!

    #51892
    nthibode
    Participant

    Thanks @Andrew! I always enjoy learning from this site 🙂

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    #51894
    rafaela
    Participant

    @Andrew Thank you! 😀

    #51897
    robinboyd
    Participant

    @nthibode – I love how you included the foot tapping like the original.

    #51898
    deadbuggy
    Participant

    PREMIUM MEMBER

    I’ll see Nathalie’s geese and raise her a barking dog! At least he wasn’t howling. Best I can do on a challenging but fun lesson. Thanks, Andrew!

    #51900
    nthibode
    Participant

    @robinboyd – Thanks Robin! I like it too.


    @deadbuggy
    – LOL, love it Sara!

    #51901
    cemusicalele
    Participant

    I am a premium member

    Hello! This is my first participation in one of your challenge. I hope to have done well for a first Time.

    #51902
    leb397
    Participant

    I AM A PREMIUM MEMBER

    SO Hard to record something decent . Another challenge for me and room for improvement. Comments welcomed. I’ll practice more but second half of May leaves little time. BTW I couldn’t get the tempo with my thumb for the “trumpet solo” so I used staccato technique I learned in April challenge Minuet in G. Louisa

    #51912
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    @deadbuggy – Beautifully played and I like the subtle changes you threw in 🙂


    @cemusicalele
    – Excellent performance! You nailed the playful feel, well done!


    @leb397
    – Great performance, Louisa! I enjoyed watching it 🙂

    The one area I’d suggest working on is barre chord note clarity. Some of the barre chords sound like a note is being unintentionally muted. Mainly the D chords. Like the first one (2225) and the ultra hard fingering Matt does for 2220.

    For the most part, your form looks fine. But scoot the index finger back a little so it’s not over the metal fret on string 4. Other than that, it’s all a finger strength game.

    Here’s a video I made a couple years ago for another member that talks about both of these areas and gives a little exercise idea. You can run this exercise up/down the neck using any barre chord shape.

    #51916
    debb1985
    Participant

    I AM A PREMIUM MEMBER

    I went with Yesterday this month and played it on my Baritone. I just love the sound of it even though it tends to make songs a little more challenging because of the bigger stretches and chord distances. This take is pretty decent except for the end where my brain and hand checked out for the day lol. Maybe if I have time later this month I will try and record it on my Tenor and see how that goes.

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