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  • #61653
    annemarie
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    #61656
    madhuri
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    Clocks -Coldplay. please consider this as my entry for the may2024 challenge . My earlier reply doesn’t show the video.

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    #61660
    ccwuke
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    Here’s my recording of Clocks. I ended up putting a high G string on the Enya tenor as I was struggling to get a clean take on the last section on a concert ukulele.

    Chris

    #61662
    suekulele
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    Here’s Dream a Little Dream of Me for the May 2024 Challenge 😊

    #61663
    johanna2509
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    @Andrew Thank you so much! 😊

    #61664
    mkstewart67
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    Wow, so many great song choices. Tough to choose 1. My pick to learn was Where Is My Mind, what a great tune and arrangement. Love it. I still get soo gittery when the camera is rolling, but finally got a recording I could send in.

    #61669
    clempek
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    Hey ! It’s my participation for the monthly challenge.

    #61670
    misterbones
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    I’ll always jump at the chance to play with a backing track, so it had to be Going to California this month, plus of course it’s a super fun arrangement of this iconic song. My problem however this month has been that I really only had this past weekend to learn and practice the song, plus a couple of short evenings maybe. I’ve been busy with no practice time throughout the first half of the month, and I’ll go on vacation tomorrow for the rest of the month, not to California, but to Madeira, which isn’t too bad either.
    Anyway, my main focus was to play the riff as clean and as locked in with the second uke as possible, which has always been my weak spot, and it was harder than it sounds, it took my quite a while to “feel” the rhythm, but I think I managed ok for the most part. Everything else, the interlude and especially the outro, didn’t really get enough practice time, I played them kinda sorta, but really sloppy. But yeah, I’m out of time, so here you go.

    #61671
    Andrew
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    @annemarie – Beautiful playing, Anne! If I were you, I’d focus my practice on the D section. Other than that, you’re at the point where all you can do is nitpick the little things, lol. I hear a slight hesitation in one section of the intro, which I didn’t notice in the outro when it repeats. Nonetheless, it may be good practice to loop this section. The other slight hesitation was when you move higher up the neck at 48 seconds. Again, these are small things, but there’s not much to critique. It was very well played and with great feel! Well done!


    @madhuri
    – That was awesome, Madhuri! Fantastic performance! The only suggestion I have, as you continue to practice, is to play along with a metronome to help keep the tempo steady throughout all the sections.


    @ccwuke
    – Excellent take, Chris! Well done on the tempo, and that Enya has a sweet tone! I have only two suggestions. First, for the last chord in bar 13, I hear you hitting it on beat 1 of bar 14 instead of the & of 4 in bar 13. Try looping the bridge in the tab player using synthetic mode to practice that syncopated section.

    Second, for the final piano riff, one of the notes didn’t sound like it was coming through crystal clear. I think it’s the note on the G string. Your form looks good; just double-check the placement of your middle finger there so it’s not over the metal fret, which is usually the cause of the note not ringing out.


    @suekulele
    – Beautifully played, Sue! The only measure I’d take a look at is bar 4. In Matt’s arrangement, that first chord is held as a quarter note. I’m hearing a bit of a different rhythm in your take. I’ve heard that bar played a number of ways in different arrangements, but I thought I’d mention it in case you are aiming to go 100% off his version.


    @mkstewart67
    – That was amazing, Melissa! I have no critiques, only a suggestion. I would slow the tempo down for your performance. I think this song really shines and has a haunting feel when performed Adagio.


    @clempek
    – That was awesome Clem! I continue to be impressed with your performances each month! The only suggestion I have is to look into the rhythm of bar 13. It sounds like you are cutting the first chord hit short. Try playing along in the tab player in synthetic mode to practice that section.


    @misterbones
    – Incredible progress for one weekend, Michael! I can hear you’ve got all the parts learned, but I noticed you’re off-sync in a few sections. I think this could be easily resolved by playing along with the track, with both ukulele parts present, and working it up to speed. Record yourself occasionally to review and ensure that you are locked in throughout.

    #61673
    annemarie
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    Thank you for the detailed feedback, Andrew. You’re making all of us RC 101 members better uke players with your honest critiques, even if it makes us all feel like we’re back in high school and getting an assignment back with red marks and marginalia all over it, lol!
    ✌️😊

    #61675
    malku2603
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    Hello guys this is my progress so far on clocks!!! there were so many setbacks this month had to move to a new city so did not get enough time for practise but I will try my best to learn as much of the song as possible by the end of this month !!! its fun to see progress each month and so encouraging to get feedback from andrew and his rock class 101 team…..

    #61676
    Andrew
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    @malku2603 – Sounds perfect! Keep up the great work Akansha 🙂

    #61677
    hiouke
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    Here’s my attempt at Dream a little dream of me

    #61687
    Andrew
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    @hiouke – Excellent fingerpicking! The only suggestion I have, as you continue to practice, is to play along with a metronome to help keep the tempo steady throughout all the sections.

    #61690
    kanique
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    Dream a little dream of me 🙂 Before may challenge i was already planning to learn this song, and had tabs printed, so was nice surprice, that can use it here 😀

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