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May 26, 2023 at 10:24 am #57503jebergeronParticipant
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Here is my entry for this month :May 26, 2023 at 10:56 am #57504lynettejdParticipant
I AM A PREMIUM MEMBERMay 26, 2023 at 11:38 am #57505The_Bumble_BardParticipant
Hahaha, @Andrew, thank you so much! I’m honored and delighted to have blazed that trail. 😂😅 My “comfort uke” ran out of frets so I had no choice. 😂
Being part of the Rock Class community has truly changed the course of my uke-playing journey for the better and become such a special and positive part of my life, so thank you for that. 😊
I’m going to keep working on Funk Jam; I need to redeem myself, man. 😅May 26, 2023 at 3:07 pm #57506
@smokealot – Very well played, Ulli! Try to get a little cleaner on the rasgueado and triplet strum. Those are the only things I heard that could use targeted practice.
@jebergeron – Excellent performance, Jean-Philippe! Only tip I have is for the lick at the end. Try to pluck the 1st fret on C on the & of 1 instead of beat 2. Holding that note for a dotted quarter gives it that cliche jazzy-rhythmic ending sound.
@lynettejd – Bravo! Well done! 👏
@The_Bumble_Bard – 🙂May 26, 2023 at 4:13 pm #57507peichingParticipant
Hi Rock Class
It was great fun learning the technique to mute XXXX and to pluck all the four strings. I am amazed at the sounds created! Thank you very much for the excellent lesson.
Here is my attempt
Many regards 🙂May 26, 2023 at 6:19 pm #57508muzikmamaParticipant
@Andrew Thanks for taking the time to give feedback.
It wasn’t ready but didn’t think I could do it better in time. I’ll have to play along to your video. Have been trying to improve problem areas since then.
I played the standard E chord which still needs smoothing. Haven’t found the alternative to be easier 😄.
I like to detune my ukes to tone down the brightness. 🙂
May 26, 2023 at 10:05 pm #57510lhamiltonParticipant
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Thanks, Andrew! I’ve been a bit leery about foot tapping since I have the “ability” to tap out of rhythm with what I play, but I’ll give it more of a chance and I’ll work on the muted strums. I’d noticed that they tend to unmute. I had real trouble with the metronome because of the notes on the offbeats.
May 27, 2023 at 12:28 am #57512May 27, 2023 at 12:31 am #57513
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@lhamilton – Try playing with the tab player with the metronome activated. Tap along as you go. This ones a toughy with so many syncopated licks.May 27, 2023 at 1:33 am #57514brettboyParticipant
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Ahoy Uke Friends! I’ve been learning Cissy Strut this month. Here’s my entry for May.May 27, 2023 at 3:08 pm #57515ldarrowParticipant
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This month I tried to spike up my rhythm. Here is my attempt at concept lesson ep010. This one was very challenging for me, but at the same time, soooo much fun.
May 27, 2023 at 3:10 pm #57516ldarrowParticipant
Oh the misfortune of posting after @brettboy. He is always so wonderful and a hard act to followMay 27, 2023 at 8:56 pm #57517lisadmhParticipant
Thanks @Andrew. I didn’t notice that my tempo had slowed and I didn’t notice the fancy strum. I will try again.May 27, 2023 at 9:35 pm #57518jody_hendricksonParticipant
Thank you @Andrew for your kind words and encouragement!May 27, 2023 at 11:51 pm #57519joannetalaParticipant
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Here’s my submission for this month’s challenge. I’ve chosen the concept lesson EP010 to practice the different rhythmic strums – was fun to do.
Good luck to all participants!
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