Participate in the September 2019 Member Challenge – Next Level Strumming!

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  • #30934
    cyukug
    Participant

    Thank you Andrew! You pointed out one of the things that I’m struggling with. I can clap or sing with metronome correctly, but once the uke is on, my hands and brain seem not co-work well… Anyway, I’ll keep working on that.
    And by details, I meant these other problems:
    1. When speeding up the triplet, I get un-even strums. Like one string pops while the other string misses.
    2. I usually lose tempo during chord transition because of preparing the chord change too early.
    3. I seem to put too much pressure on left hand to avoid buzz but lose dexterity.

    Another thing, I still cannot figure out how to play the song without the strap. I suppose that thumb should support the neck during chord transition, like D7 to G7. But when I slide the left hand along the neck, the neck kind of sticks with the thumb and the uke shakes.

    #30936
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    @cyukug – Okay, I’d say practicing at a slower tempo should help you focus on those 3 points.

    For stability, have you tried form 2?

    #30956
    wongbrown
    Participant

    Here is my submission. A hiccup with the 4th strumming technique. Guess I need to slow down on each one and practice some more but don’t want to miss out the challenge 🙂

    #30958
    annefgodfrey
    Participant

    A premium member, this submission is surely not about perfection but about giving ones best.
    Enjoyed this drum beat challenge.

    Thank you, Andrew, for Rock Class 101.

    #30959
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    wongbrown – Love to hear you guys playing to a click! 🙂 The first two exercises you have down, so I’d say it’s okay to play them at that tempo. But, I’m not seeing or hearing the claw stroke. So I’d recommend reviewing that lesson and working on executing the technique as Christopher taught it.

    I’d also recommend slowing the tempo down for the last two exercises.

    annefgodfrey – Great job, Anne! First off, don’t be afraid to tap harder, so that we get a louder, more pronounced percussive sound. So the big thing with this technique, is that it’s a pattern, set to an eighth note rhythm. It looks like you have the pattern down, so your focus should be on keeping the timing steady. Remember, each hit in the pattern lasts an equal length of time.

    I’d recommend playing alongside my performance, but using the tab player to slow it down to a speed you feel comfortable with.

    #30961
    surfnrz
    Member


    Second attempt, a couple of mistakes but I think I got it! I hope! Lol

    #30964
    mac1984
    Participant

    I am a premium member. I appreciate any feedback. It sounds like I changed tempo a little at the start but was steady once I got into the percussive portion.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by mac1984.
    #30966
    wongbrown
    Participant

    I watched the claw stroke again. I have totally mistaken. Thank you for pointing that out. I will practise it all over again. 😅

    #30971
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    @surfnrz – Much better, great job Ray!

    mac1984 – Here is my feedback for you 🙂

    #30973
    jinajupiter
    Participant

    I AM A PREMIUM MEMBER 🙂

    That was fun. Feel like getting a banjolele too.
    But will focus on the uke bass first.
    I have to admit that I turned the Mid and Low down at the mini amp because the C string was very dominant.

    #30974
    erino7
    Participant


    Rhythm can sometimes be tricky for me. At the beginning I was thinking that there was no way I would be able to do it. It only took a few hours of practice and I got it after all. Super fun to play.
    I am a premium member.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by erino7.
    #30976
    nerdjenni
    Participant

    Ok so I already submitted a previous post for this month, but I wanted to challenge myself to giving the Five Foot Two song a shot. It is well beyond my skill level (I’ve just started playing the uke last month), but after driving my spouse crazy playing it over and over again, I’ve managed to get through the full song. I can only play it at half the tempo, and with plenty of mistakes, but here’s my best shot.


    @andrew
    , I think I’ve also managed to get the Claw sounding more separated than before.

    Thanks for the great challenge! I am a premium member.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by nerdjenni.
    #30979
    nosferatu
    Member

    Hi, here is my submission. Looking at the video I realised that i forgot to play the last part, but I’m afraid I won’t have time to re-record it 🙂

    #30980
    coffeemug
    Participant

    Greetings! So I couldn’t pluck the pluck and strum with the he same vigor as Christopher. I’m a chicken. Enjoyed learning all the different strums. Looking forward to next month’s lesson!

    #30981
    kirpuff
    Participant

    Ran out of time so here it is in all its imperfect glory. Also as someone who is 5′ 2″ I appreciate the representation:)

    Listen to Five Foot 2 by kirpuff on #SoundCloud

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