Participate in the October 2018 Member Challenge – WIN a Kanile'a Ukulele!

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  • #19030

    brettboy
    Participant

    Thanks for the kind words Uke-Friends! The muppet is named Chomp-a-Chomp. He has been with me nearly 15 years now. An artist who made the bizarrely amazing “showbeast” puppet show (check it out on on youtube!) made Chomp’ for me 🙂 He lost his eye some years back and I never bothered to reattach it… so giving him a patch was the least I could do.

    I didn’t realize that we have to write “I’m a premium member.” It seems like Andrew would already know who is and who isn’t. But, for what it’s worth… I am one! (and I covet the PRIZE!!! 😉

    #19043

    pauvaliente
    Participant

    There’s a really high level among the participants!
    Congratulations to everyone.

    #19048

    mheiden
    Participant

    I AM A PREMIUM MEMBER

    I had fun learning this song. I used a different fingering on the A flat minor but it was comfortable. The pause before the rasgueado strum was intentional. During practice I played around with different tempo and volume changes but recording video…I kept making errors doing that.

    #19050

    rickeymike
    Participant

    Hey Guys,

    I just had to relate to you a dishearteningly funny story. I just came back from my next door neighbor’s. I asked them to listen to Walking Dead, but I didn’t tell them the name. I wanted feedback on how they were feeling while listening. I changed up the tempo quite a bit. So while I was playing their little 6 year old boy said it sounded like a western, then half way through he said it sounded horror (yea!). His dad said western and his mom said it sounded like “Starry, Starry, Night”. Woe is me. ha.

    #19055

    lisadmh
    Participant

    Lol Rickey. Kudos for playing for others. Starry starry night would be great to learn – and you’ve got it already!

    P.s. You’re ahead of me if you have a tune. Mine mostly sounds like a mixture of notes and dead strings at this point. Sigh!

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    #19059

    rickkhan
    Participant

    Hey Andrew and team,
    Here is my 1st submission for the challenge. St. James Infirmary. Love this arrangement. Would love feedback. I’m a premium member.

    Rick
    DaKhanKine

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    #19064

    rickeymike
    Participant

    Too Good, Rick. Your hard work shows.

    #19065

    rickkhan
    Participant

    Thanks Rickey 🙂
    I started learning the Uke 6 years ago this month when I turned 40. ROCKCLASS101 is awesome!
    Rick

    #19066

    robinboyd
    Participant

    Hi Andrew,

    I’m working on the Walking Dead Theme, and you talked about alternating between the middle and index finger when plucking the A string repeatedly but you just use your thumb when plucking the G string repeatedly. I was wondering if there is a reason for doing this over alternating between your thumb and your index finger.

    Robin

    #19068

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    Robin, it decreases movement if you keep your thumb in position to play string 4, instead of dropping down multiple strings, then going back up to 4.

    #19071

    rickkhan
    Participant

    I’M A PREMIUM MEMBER 🙂 (Forgot to put that on it’s on line)
    Started working on the challenge etude. Sounds so cool. Trying it with a low-G and bit slower. I find that it gives it a deeper, darker sound.

    Any Thoughts?

    #19072

    nggnmm
    Participant

    focusing on holding the Uke steady this month, but the ghost keep me and the camera shaking a bit

    #19073

    rickkhan
    Participant

    Nice Job Brett! love the video and it sounds super creepy.

    #19080

    robinboyd
    Participant

    Thanks Andrew. I admit that I’ve naturally gravitated to alternating between the fingers, but I’ll try to just use the thumb and see how I go.

    Robin

    #19092

    annefgodfrey
    Participant

    Andrew, at this point, my heart’s desire is simply to learn St. James Infirmary with some degree of smooth transitions. So far, a disaster not to mention, at 75, have I lost all “muscle memory”!

    Complicating the issue is my husband’s recent heart attack. He is doing well but I would be grateful for Rock classmates’ prayers for my husband.

    Question: I am practicing like crazy. To learn this piece has become an obsession. May I keep working & give you my best…even if a complete mess, rather than changing selection “mid-stream”?

    Thanks for such a great experience enjoying Rock Class 101. Best wishes to all! Anne

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