Participate in the November 2018 Member Challenge – WIN Skype Lesson w/ Taimane!

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  • #19541

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    ilovetoplayuke, “3 fret open A string, 1 fret open a string”

    If you mean 3rd fret, String 1 then 1st fret, string 1. Then, Yes. Correct.

    #19577

    cinichol
    Participant

    @lisadmh Perfect! Thanks. I’ll review the clip.

    #19578

    cinichol
    Participant

    @andrew So sorry for my many recent questions. Here’s a pretty dumb one: could I sub “St. James Infirmary” for the Nov. challenge? I really wanted to learn that, but spent all my time on pinky palooza in “Walking Dead” this month.lol

    If you want everyone to be consistent, I certainly nderstand.

    #19603

    nggnmm
    Participant

    Hi Andrew,

    So excited to receive the Islander Ukelele !!!! It is gorgeous !!
    Really want to try out this new Uke and I found that this Moon is low-G song, and both my wife and I like it very much. However, since I am just beginner (level-0 :), I could only struggle and play the 1st theme.
    Thank you again for the gift and I will continue to learn and be better!

    P.S. I heard that there are some ‘boom’ sounds for the low-G string, like the first note 🙁 but actually I already pay attention to pick this string softer, but still very often hear it. Is it normal? Do you have any suggestions? Thank you so much,


    (just for fun, not for challenge)

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by  nggnmm.
    #19609

    kanae926
    Participant

    OMG, @nggnmm! Amazing start so early after the lesson was released. I’m pretty sure you’re clear of level zero with that kind of playing. 😉

    I bet that uke is pretty awesome! Congrats and really nice job on the song so far. Can’t wait to see and hear the rest later next month!

    #19613

    robinboyd
    Participant

    He nggnmm, that’s awesome, but are you sure your low too isn’t tuned an octave too low? You might want to check it.

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by  robinboyd.
    #19616

    nggnmm
    Participant

    Thanks a lot Kanae !! This song is too long for me, which is far beyond my current level. Guess it will take a year before I play the rest 🙂

    Hi Robin, I have double checked the low-G string, it is indeed the standard low-G tone… I was also wondering what is the reason….

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by  nggnmm.
    #19619

    kanae926
    Participant

    I know what you mean! I’m doing La Gitanita this month, but you’ve at least got a start on Moon if you wanted to keep going. It’s still impressive!

    #19620

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    nggnmm, Robin is correct. You are tuned an octave too low. BUT SO COOL SHE IS SINGING WITH YOU. All caps, cause thats cool 🙂

    #19621

    robinboyd
    Participant

    Hi nggnm,

    I don’t know then, but that string certainly doesn’t sound right. It sounds way too low to my ears. I was playing along with you, and mine sounds very different (my video is still uploading, but you can have a listen when it’s done). I’m at about the same point you are, and I’m really going to push myself to get this done this month. I’ll try to upload videos of my progress as I master each theme.

    #19622

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    The string is too low, you can see it vibrate wildly. Please tune it up an octave.

    #19623

    hotmilktea
    Participant

    hahaha, nggnmm you idiot ^_^

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by  hotmilktea.
    #19625

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    hotmilktea, good to hear! Same thing is happening with nggnmm’s uke. If the G sounds way too deep and the string has too much play, i.e. lack of tension; those are signs that it is tuned an octave too low.

    #19627

    nggnmm
    Participant

    Lol, after triple check, Yep. it is an octave lower…
    turning an octave higher, the booming issue is solved, now I can enjoy the low-G sounds, thanks everyone !!

    #19628

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    nggnmm & hotmilktea – Are you guys married?

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