September 8, 2020 at 7:08 am #40743
Thanks @smokealot. I decided not to put a harmonic at the end because I liked leaving the listener with a feeling of anticipation 🙂September 8, 2020 at 10:07 am #40745smokealotParticipant
Well that worked just fine! 😀September 8, 2020 at 11:50 am #40747
@robinboyd – I loved it, Robin! You really should continue writing, I think you’ve got a knack for it. The only suggestion I have is for the B Melody. I like that it slowed down, but maybe too much IMO. I’d go a touch faster.September 8, 2020 at 5:51 pm #40751
I agree that the B melody was too slow. I really struggled to slow it down without slowing it down too much. Any suggestions for how to achieve that? If I went with quarter notes and 8th notes instead of half and quarter, it wouldn’t slow down at all.September 8, 2020 at 6:17 pm #40752
I’d record yourself playing into and thru that section at diff speeds. When you listen back, you’ll have multiple options. That’s the way I’d approach figuring out what works best.September 8, 2020 at 7:23 pm #40753
ThanksSeptember 8, 2020 at 7:26 pm #40754
Actually, I have a follow up question. Let’s say I doubled the speed of that section by swapping out quarter notes for 8th notes, etc., and I achieved a slower pace by slowing the BPM for that section. That would make the section 4 bars rather than 8. At the moment, each section is 8 bars long. Would it be better to have a 4-bar section or to add another 4 bars of content to make it consistent with the A melody?September 8, 2020 at 9:09 pm #40755
I think you’re overthinking it now. Sections don’t have to be equal. There are no rules 🙂September 8, 2020 at 9:13 pm #40756
Thanks again. That helps.September 9, 2020 at 7:49 am #40757lisa-kParticipant
Here’s my second take for my first ukulele tune. I’ve added a bit more to my b melody to balance things out a little. I hope it’s an improvement!September 9, 2020 at 12:08 pm #40758September 12, 2020 at 4:11 am #40811gmflin8Participant
Here is my entry to this month’s challenge. I learned how to play the “Classical Etude.” Phew, that was HARD!
Last month, I received feedback with a list of areas to work on. I decided to completely ignore all of them this month so I at least would have *something* to submit 😀 I tried to not have too many rings this time. Phew, did I say that this was hard?!
@Andrew, can you make sure that we have one beginner song next month? 😀
Feedback welcome.September 12, 2020 at 11:16 am #40815shmu88Participant
I never tried to write my own song as I’m a beginner and not very inspired right now unfortunately, but hearing all your original songs makes me want to try harder! So maybe the next original song challenge will be my time to shine ;). In the meantime, here is my take at Wonder Part 2. Cheers!September 12, 2020 at 4:35 pm #40820cncamachoParticipant
I know this isn’t part of the challenge but I’m going to play @robinboyd’s Neptune’s Lullaby because I liked it so much. I think it sounds good in high G too! Great work, Robin and thanks for sharing the song sheet.September 12, 2020 at 7:38 pm #40825
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