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  • #33715
    cauer2
    Participant

    Hey Holly,
    I like my uke too. I am super excited though, as I am expecting a new Pono delivered tomorrow. I had it set up low G. Can’t wait to get my hands on it.

    #33720
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    brenna – I like the dominant lick at the end, nice touch! I also dig the ritardando going into the strum section. Your performance was really good, the only thing that stood out to me was the transition going back into the fingerpicked section, felt a bit laggy. I’d also suggest keeping the ending lick a little more consistent in timing/rhythm. To me, I’m hearing a fermata on the last chord hit followed by that lick, but played in a steady tempo. Let me know if that makes sense, if not I can record a video demoing how I hear it.

    holly1 – Dang, Holly! Super clean playing! Excellent job with bringing the melody note out in the strumming section. Keep up the great work!

    stinyuke – Well done, Christina! The only thing that stood out to me was that you rushed into the strumming section. So you just want to hold out that last hit longer, while the pick up note falls on the last beat.

    As far as your question, hang tight because we’re releasing a course on harmonics the first week of January; and I actually answer what you asked in exceptionally nerdy detail LOL.

    #33721
    brenna
    Participant

    Ciao Andrew!!
    You’re right. I’i fix it.
    See you soon
    Ciao

    #33722
    rickeymike
    Participant

    Another good one, Steeny!

    #33724
    holly1
    Participant

    @Andrew Thanks for the kind praise, it means so much. I did actually try to accentuate the melody notes so I am glad you noticed. These challenges are such a great tool to keep us moving forward and challenging ourselves. Thanks again to rc101, couldn’t do it without ya, and may have even given up (gasp!). So glad to have all the ‘non-singing’ options here. I can’t wait to see our choices are for december! Until then I am currently trying to learn the clawhammer technique that I stumbled across, wish me luck!

    #33725
    stinyuke
    Participant

    Thanks Andrew for the feedback! Wow so i’m looking forward to the course! It sounds like it contains everything i want to learn next on the ukulele playing.

    Thank you Rickey! 🙂

    #33726
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    @holly1 – My pleasure! You did so well 🙂 And, actually we are working on a course for clawhammer. The plan is to release it mid January. We picked some fun, catchy bluegrass tunes for it!

    #33740
    holly1
    Participant

    @Andrew Great! I’m in! I love the bluegrass sound. Looking forward to the course. Once again rc101 has my back! <3

    #33744
    jinajupiter
    Participant

    Cool looking forward to new course 🙂

    #33745
    willymac
    Participant

    Here’s my entry for the November 2019 challenge. I thought I was doing ok until the end when I was apparently overcome with the desire to repeatedly play the wrong string. Unfortunately I can’t record again until after Thankshiving, so I figured I’d enter this and then replace it after Thanksgiving if I have time. It was a wonderful arrangement. Thanks for teaching it to us. That’s my 2nd favorite Elvis tune. My favorite is Return to Sender. Although it has a cool bass line so you have to use counterpoint they do for Bach’s Bourree

    I AM A PREMIUM MEMBER

    #33747
    suesbarn
    Participant

    I AM A PREMIUM MEMBER

    Here is my November Challenge: “I Can’t Help Falling in Love”

    Recording question – I recorded with an iphone 7 – no additional mic, using Garage Band. I tried to turn off the filters, tuning, etc, but it still sounds really weird – not at all like in person. Any thoughts of a cheap way to record better?

    Can’t Help Falling in Love

    #33748
    robinboyd
    Participant

    @suesbarn – How does it sound weird? It sounds OK to me. Not like when @lyndallk was having issues with recording.

    #33751
    rickeymike
    Participant

    Sue, I thought it sounded very good like a studio recording. I heard a strange noise at 1:23 but sounded like a technical “beep”.

    #33753
    lisadmh
    Participant

    You did a great job!

    I hear what you’re saying though. I find the same thing with my recordings. They sound harsh and over recorded, not as smooth as they sound live, or at least in my head. I bought a cheap Mic for my phone and it didn’t help. I’d love to hear cheap recording ideas.

    #33754
    suesbarn
    Participant

    Thanks all. I guess I still here Twang and Warble (c)2019 🙂
    Maybe it is me, it just doesn’t sound at all like I hear in person.

    Lisa, I had also tried a cheap microphone, but it didn’t help, actually made it worse.

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