Participate in the October 2019 Member Challenge – WIN a CUSTOM Kanile’a!

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  • #32554

    lisadmh
    Participant

    @en_joy, I think it works. My fingers are confused but I think I’ll get this one. Thank you!!

    #32555

    lisadmh
    Participant

    Laura, that was awesome! I’ve reached the driving people crazy stage, but I’m nowhere near the posting stage. Kudos on reaching both stages at the same time. ☺☺ Sounds great.

    #32559

    nthibode
    Participant

    Sounded great @laurasil! Are you a premium member? If so, add ‘I AM A PREMIUM MEMBER’ to your post for the extra entry!

    #32560

    laurasil
    Participant

    @nthibode Not at the moment, I’m a college student (= no money lol) and the dollar is kind of expensive in my country. However, my birthday is coming soon so I’ll probably use that money :p and thanks!! Btw your performance was so good!
    @lisadmh hahahaha thanks so much! I guess it’s collateral damage (sorry family)

    #32561

    robinboyd
    Participant

    @lisadmh – Tiffany had been playing with en_joy’s fingering even before he posted his video and it works for her, but I prefer the standard fingering. With regard to not bending the strings (like Andrew mentioned) I find that I bend the strings when I end up with a death grip on the neck. If I focus on pressing down with just enough force to fret cleanly but no more than that, then it helps with that issue. It’s worth trying.

    #32562

    lisadmh
    Participant

    Robin, the bending is definitely due to the death grip, because I’m struggling so much to get into position. I think this will work better.

    #32564

    nthibode
    Participant

    Thanks @laurasil! Ah yes, I understand. I’ve always been impressed with your submissions and more so now that I know you don’t have access to all the helpful features of the premium membership! Way to put in the work. Happy (early) birthday!

    #32565

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    laurasil – Beautiful playing! At this point in your playing, I’d start thinking about adding accents and dynamics. Most of your playing has a very even range, but you can really make the piece pop in certain places by using either of these concepts. Check out this live lesson that Matt taught for an idea on how to incorporate this into your playing.

    #32571

    johanna2509
    Participant

    I AM A PREMIUM MEMBER (finally I can say this too 🙂 )

    I know it’s not perfect, but I felt like recording today. My new uke should arrive next week, so I plan to upload a second (hopefully smoother version) in the following weeks!
    Looking forward to all submissions and halloween costumes 🙂

    So here is my entry:

    @nthibode Your entry was AMAZING! Everything was just on spot.

    #32572

    Andrew
    Keymaster

    johanna2509 – Great job! Here is my feedback and the lesson I referenced.

    #32573

    ripley
    Participant

    @johanna2509 – that was great! Love the decorations and costume too 🙂

    #32576

    johanna2509
    Participant

    Thank you Andrew for your feedback video! I knew something wasn’t right with my fingerpicking, but I couldn’t tell what exactly.
    I thought the four finger approach was the reason for feeling uncomfortable, because most of the time I chose the three finger approach where I can anchor with the ring finger. Thus, the floating position was new for me.
    I’ll check out the lesson again, thank you for pointing it out!

    @ripley thank you! I had fun decorating the piano 🙂

    #32578

    nthibode
    Participant

    Thanks Johanna 🙂 Awesome costume and nice playing!!

    #32579

    becky7777
    Participant

    Johanna – I anchor with my arm on the side of the uke. If that makes sense? It is sort of the same as planting with your pinky, but it will feel different.

    Great costume! 💖

    #32582

    jinajupiter
    Participant

    Very Nice Johanna! Nice hat :). And new ukulele? Luna fits Halloween too. 🙂

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