October 26, 2018 at 1:54 pm #19473
Kevin: “Does “Moon” have to be performed in low G to qualify (I didn’t see this mentioned anywhere above, but perhaps missed it)? I imagine it won’t sound quite right given the mood of the song, but I really want to learn this one!”
Yes, it will sound very off with high G.
I double checked with Mike from Uke Republic and he said it is okay to put low G on your high G uke:
“Sometimes they may need to file the nut but many times it fits fine. Choices they might consider if they just want a single low G – Fremont Soloist – no squeak, Aquila – Silver wound, Living Water, Fremont Fluorocarbon for those that prefer fluoro set in strings.”October 26, 2018 at 3:25 pm #19474zukuleleParticipant
Thanks – I can’t sing at all 🙂October 26, 2018 at 11:00 pm #19483marni11Participant
I am more in the beginner stage, but I can’t play La Gitanita, because I only have a soprano ukulele for the harmonic tap. Is there any way that I can skip the harmonic tap without ruining the song, and that will also qualify for the challenge? I was hoping to enter theses challenges for that “special uke”, but I counldn’t last month for several reasons, and it’s hard for me to try to do ukulele songs that are a bit out of my ability.
MarniOctober 26, 2018 at 11:11 pm #19484
Hi Marni, sure! You could also tap just the 12th fret of the A string or even easier, play the open A string in its place 🙂October 27, 2018 at 12:17 am #19487
I have a question about the vibrato. Let’s take bar 4 for example. Should I do the vibrato (side to side) with the entire B minor chord, or should I just do the vibrato (up/down) on the B that is played on the G string?
Personally, while I think it would be ideal to play it for the entire chord, I really struggle to do it and I think it sounds good to just do it on the G string.October 27, 2018 at 12:19 pm #19494
I’d add it to just the G string. 🙂October 27, 2018 at 1:06 pm #19497
Andrew, is there any chance you’ll be including Ubass in these challenges at some point? I would so love that!October 27, 2018 at 1:09 pm #19498
We did in our June Challenge 🙂 Will do again! Next Friday’s lesson is a full band track on Rockin’ Robin and we’ll release the U-Bass lesson on it probably in December.October 27, 2018 at 5:20 pm #19502sprintingyoginiParticipant
Awesome. I practiced over an hour this morning, but now I need to go get this started. I’m excited for a new challenge! Thanks for the awesome music, lessons and inspiration!October 27, 2018 at 6:24 pm #19507
Thanks AndrewOctober 27, 2018 at 7:40 pm #19510
Alright! Thank you, Andrew.October 28, 2018 at 5:07 pm #19531
As I’m about to start my second challenge here in Nov.(beginner), I’m wondering how much time to spend on the challenges vs. the lessons and other components of RockClass. I had been doing a combination of lessons and songs, then started the Oct. challenge, and found it absorbed all my attention for a month. Or I should say, the first hard chord change with pinky finger in The Walking Dead theme took all my attention!
I’m wondering how most students divide their time. I definitely need to work on timing and basic techniques, and I actually enjoy that, but it’s hard (for me) not to get a wee bit obsessed with a challenge.
Many appologies if this question is already answered somewhere. I did a quick review all around the site, but did not find this specific issue. I’m probably overlooking it!October 28, 2018 at 6:31 pm #19533ilovetoplayukeParticipant
Thanks for your help! I really excited that I can play without the harmonic tap! So I would play it like this:
Open A string, Strum the A cord (with all fingers), open A string, Open A string, 3 fret open A string, 1 fret open a string?October 28, 2018 at 7:07 pm #19534lisadmhParticipant
Cinichol, here’s a how to practice lesson. I think it says something on there about dividing your time. I too get a little obsessed with the challenges. I mostly do the challenge plus a little rotating through some previous challenges to keep a few songs fresh. I have maybe 8 our 10 songs I rotate through, but that’s maybe a quarter of my practice time. I’m not saying that as advice. I’m prolly not practicing right!October 28, 2018 at 7:58 pm #19535
I have to disagree with Andrew on one point. He said that there are two types of people and that Rockclass101 isn’t really for the first type. However, I am definitely the first type, and I still get a lot out of the lessons here.
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