October 6, 2020 at 9:27 am #41162mozcycParticipant
I am a total beginner and will definitely go with the Triple Strum Etude, haha.October 6, 2020 at 1:19 pm #41166
@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:
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.October 6, 2020 at 8:07 pm #41169b_ukes_101Participant
mozcyc that was great!October 7, 2020 at 9:07 am #41177mozcycParticipantOctober 7, 2020 at 1:04 pm #41179effortlessParticipant
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!October 7, 2020 at 3:32 pm #41180shmu88Participant
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?
SamOctober 7, 2020 at 4:27 pm #41181
@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.October 8, 2020 at 6:21 am #41183October 8, 2020 at 12:13 pm #41195
@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:
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.October 8, 2020 at 9:08 pm #41200mark1256Participant
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Triple Strum Etude. Not happy with the sustain but this was the best of several attempts.October 8, 2020 at 11:17 pm #41203October 9, 2020 at 2:18 am #41206
Thank you Andrew for fixing my video and for the feedback. I will work on lighter strum and pluck.October 9, 2020 at 11:51 am #41209mark1256Participant
Thanks Andrew. I’ll check out the video.October 10, 2020 at 8:46 am #41227henri0Participant
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 MemberOctober 10, 2020 at 11:52 am #41229rebecaParticipant
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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