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  • #41162
    mozcyc
    Participant

    Hello everyone!
    I am a total beginner and will definitely go with the Triple Strum Etude, haha.

    #41166
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    @mozcyc – Well played! Here’s one tip: Try to keep your pinky floating above the neck so that it’s ready to be used if needed. It should look this:

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    For example, if you watch your performance in the G7 chord section, you’ll see that it is tucked beneath the neck, which limits mobility if it’s needed.

    #41169
    b_ukes_101
    Participant

    mozcyc that was great!

    #41177
    mozcyc
    Participant

    @Andrew – Thx for your advice Andrew. I try to hover my pinky and it works better then before! Hovering the pinky makes me easier (and faster) to put my fingers in the right place. 🙂


    @b_ukes_101
    – Thank you. <3

    #41179
    effortless
    Participant

    Hi all! I wanted to tackle St Anne’s Reel this month but I pretty quickly decided that I had to go back to the Triple Strum Etude to learn the triple strum. I’ve been having a lot of fun playing around with the triple strum once I started getting a little more comfortable with it!

    #41180
    shmu88
    Participant

    Hi Andrew,

    One of my biggest problems every time is choosing (or transitioning) between left hand form 1 and 2. For example, in St. Anne’s Reel, for some reason the first 3 bars I’m feeling more comfortable playing with left hand form “1” (big U shape, as shown in your lesson on that subject) and then bars 4-5-6 I’m more comfortable playing with left hand form “2”. I don’t have too much trouble transitioning from form 1 to form 2, but when I get to the end of bar 6 and going up the neck again, i’m really struggling to transition from form 2 to form 1 without holding my ukulele with my last fingers of my right hand, or otherwise the neck of my uke “drops” and the flow of my playing stops and feels clumsy. I tried “fixing” this problem with staying in form 2 all the time but i’m struggling with that too when I go up the neck (for example for the high G chord 5-7-7-0). I hope I’m clear, but in the end the main problem in my playing is transitioning smoothly from left hand form 2 to form 1. Any tips?

    Thanks!!
    Sam

    #41181
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    @effortless – Well done! Here’s my feedback you 🙂


    @shmu88
    – I’d struggle moving from form 1 to 2 on that song too. For my playing style and what I would do, I’d stay in form 2 throughout all of it. That’s the only way I’d be able to maintain neck stability. Try that and if you struggle, post a video and I’ll see if I can help troubleshoot.

    #41183
    godmustbecrazy
    Participant

    #41195
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    @godmustbecrazy – well done and I fixed your video for you. In the future, all you have to do is paste the url in its own line, like:

    YouTube Link

    And it will self-embed.

    As for the performance, my one suggestion for you is to lighten up your right hand attack. A lighter strum/pluck will produce a softer, sweeter tone.

    #41200
    mark1256
    Participant

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    Triple Strum Etude. Not happy with the sustain but this was the best of several attempts.

    #41203
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    @mark1256 – That was a great take, Mark! I love that you used the right hand technique! Check out the video feedback I left above for @effortless. It’s got some tips for increasing sustain.

    #41206
    godmustbecrazy
    Participant

    Thank you Andrew for fixing my video and for the feedback. I will work on lighter strum and pluck.

    #41209
    mark1256
    Participant

    Thanks Andrew. I’ll check out the video.

    #41227
    henri0
    Participant

    Melodic etude below.

    Trying to do less takes before submitting…but think I’ve got the feel right 🤞 also need to watch the video lesson still 😬

    Determined to get St Anne’s Reel in later this month, but it’s looking hectic busy for me atm, so will leave for now with…

    I am a Premium Member

    #41229
    rebeca
    Participant

    Aloha uke community! This month I´m sharing St Anne´s Reel. Thank you for the lesson. Useful tips and well explained. Steven, You are not only a great player but also a a great teacher 🙂

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