October 11, 2018 at 10:27 pm #19030
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!!! 😉October 12, 2018 at 11:39 am #19043
There’s a really high level among the participants!
Congratulations to everyone.October 12, 2018 at 3:22 pm #19048
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.October 12, 2018 at 7:06 pm #19050
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.October 13, 2018 at 8:46 am #19055
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!
October 13, 2018 at 2:06 pm #19059
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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.
DaKhanKineOctober 13, 2018 at 4:05 pm #19064
Too Good, Rick. Your hard work shows.October 13, 2018 at 4:13 pm #19065
Thanks Rickey 🙂
I started learning the Uke 6 years ago this month when I turned 40. ROCKCLASS101 is awesome!
RickOctober 13, 2018 at 11:55 pm #19066
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.
RobinOctober 14, 2018 at 1:54 pm #19068
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.October 14, 2018 at 3:37 pm #19071
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.
October 14, 2018 at 3:53 pm #19072
focusing on holding the Uke steady this month, but the ghost keep me and the camera shaking a bitOctober 14, 2018 at 4:02 pm #19073
Nice Job Brett! love the video and it sounds super creepy.October 14, 2018 at 7:35 pm #19080
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.
RobinOctober 15, 2018 at 11:31 pm #19092
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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