Dexterity Test Results
November 3, 2013 at 9:57 pm #8557RyanMember
How did you do on your first Dexterity Test?November 4, 2013 at 3:56 am #8563Harry HarrisonMember
Worms x 2.2
Picking 29 sets of 4
C scale x10
C – G alternation x35 sets
Like the additions to simple worms that I do. And I can feel the pain of rock on/inner peace. It must be doing me good!
Great idea, this. Kudos to the UU guys.November 4, 2013 at 4:20 am #8564TainaUkeMember
Good job Harry! (I’ll copy your presentation if you don’t mind)
For my part,
Worms x 3.1
Picking 20 sets of 4
C scale x 10
C-G alteration x 25 sets
At day 28 will we be able to stretch as much as Aldrine? 🙂November 4, 2013 at 6:14 am #8565LorelieMember
Chord switching 24
… Lots of room for progress huh?November 4, 2013 at 6:27 am #8566RyanMember
Harry make sure to listen to your body, don’t over do it if you’re feeling real pain.November 4, 2013 at 9:54 am #8569TKMember
Worms x 2.5
Picking 28 sets of 4
C scale x10
C – G alternation x 21 sets; I did it twice because I lost count, and could feel my fingers were tired already by the end. Good stuff to practice. 🙂November 4, 2013 at 10:19 am #8570helmsMember
This is such an awesome way to practice!
Picking 56 (i found it easier to move the finger up 1 fret each time you picked 4 times and go back to one once you’ve done 12. That way you only have to count how many times you’ve reached 12 and not how many times you picked the same note 4 times)
C scale 16
C – G 47
I have a hard time not jumping to next video. But I’m gonna try to limit myself to one video a day! 😀November 4, 2013 at 10:50 am #8571Nicolas OliverMember
The hardest part for me was counting. Also, I need to make sure not to sacrifice accuracy for speed.
Worm 2.6 (twice up to pinky-on-12 and then finished index-on-6)
C Scale 14
Chord switching 22
NickNovember 4, 2013 at 10:55 am #8572Loraine WallaceMember
This sure is a good way to test one’s dexterity, discipline and ability to concentrate on several things at once. I see that Aldrine has great built-in picks – long fingernails – mine keep breaking off and/or splitting, so I have trouble picking up, so tend to just do down picks. Also had a tendency to alternate between thumb and forefinger when doing the picking exercise. Here are my results:
C Scale: 14
Chord Switching: 19.
Loraine (Boreen Point, Australia)November 4, 2013 at 12:36 pm #8573Harry HarrisonMember
I’ve been starting uke classes I teach with simple drills of worms stepping up and down the strings for 1 minute. It’s good to have the rock on and inner peace and shakes to add to my warm up routine. Bit more fun for folk and effective too.
Like Temple, I was started to fumble toward the end of my strum set. Really made me concentrate. It’s great to do something that demands your attention.November 4, 2013 at 4:27 pm #8580Sean DelaneyMember
It’s fun to read everyone’s results! It’s also really interesting to see how each of us has different relative strengths & work-on areas. I am excited to give this a go and I am willing to do the work! (or, at least I say so now…)
We should all comment here every day and keep each other honest and accountable! (in a friendly way of course!)
C Scale: 5 (i fumbled and got totally lost!)
Chord Switching: 45 (i may not be good, but I am fast!)
Sean in Dana PointNovember 4, 2013 at 5:05 pm #8582AnnieMember
Wow, I can definitely tell/feel where I need to practice after that test: Chord switching and finger placement! That was fun 🙂
Worms – 2
Strums – 19
Picking sets of 4 – 31
C scale – 14
C – G alternation – 10 setsNovember 4, 2013 at 7:41 pm #8583PookieMember
C Scale 7
Chord Switching 16
Good way to check progress by day 28. Thanks for all of this!
Pookie in Dorset UKNovember 4, 2013 at 7:46 pm #8584PookieMember
Oops, previous post Worm 14 should have said something like 1.1
Pookie Dorset UKNovember 4, 2013 at 10:49 pm #8588UkeyDaveMember
Worms 5th fret on 2nd run
C scale 4
C to G 26
It seems I’ve got some scale work to do.
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