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  • #26473

    27-05-20
    Practiced major cords checks, switches and strumming on C, F and G.

    Note: keep the tempo slow and steady and schoulders relaxed.

    #26479

    28-05-20
    Practiced major cords switches and strumming on C, F and G in whole notes, half notes and quarter notes.

    Note: check posture every now and again and flick that wrist not the arm! Also keep steady tempo, using a metronome perhaps.

    #26483

    29-05-20
    Checked out ukuele 101 part 2. Learned:
    – how to tune the ukelele
    – how to play an A minor and D minor (Cloudy, nightly,, down, falling cords like)
    – DIfference between major and minor cords (happy, spring, uplifting, bright, outgoing) : listen!
    – Keep Rhytm consistent with a metronome
    – clean cord switches

    Work on: relaxed posture/strum, play the cords in the air, consistency, cord switches in quarter notes

    #26513

    30-05-20
    Practiced cord switches and strumming in quarter notes at 60bpm.

    Note: focus on one aspect at a time: strumming, cord switch, consistency and try mixing up the cord progression

    #26521

    01-06-20
    Practiced strumming quarter notes 60bpm, cord switches.

    Note: start consistent strumming in C and play each cord alone first, then do then in order, then reversed order and then free mix.

    This is practice for next 5 days and remember to breathe, listen and feel wat the cords do!! Don’t worry too much about doing it perfect.

    #26530

    030620
    Yesterday and today practiced cord switches 60bpm. Feel like I can move on to 70bpm.

    #26539

    05-06-2020
    Practiced cord switches at 70bpm, went fine!

    Note: there is no need to press very hard on the notes and think about the pill bottle and drying hands after washing when strumming. This helps. Also focus on breathing and feel free to pause on one note until I feel relaxed, breathe steady. Also take little breaks in between to make sure I am relaxed.

    Next time try 80bpm.

    #26551

    06 06 20
    Practiced cords switches quarter notes 80bpm in one pattern. Next time mix it up.

    Note: take little breaks in between to notice posture, breathing, unnecessary tension. Also focus on pressing lightly and keeping everythingrelaxed, flowing. But Don’t overthink too much, just flow and have fun.

    #26558

    06 06 20
    Practiced cord switches 60 and 70bpm.

    Focus on G major and D minor cord landing all fingers and try 80bpm next time.

    Also remember: slow and steady progress wins, better to give 70% and be consistent and with good form and while it’s fun! No need to rush or beat anything.

    #26563

    08 06 20
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    Prscticed cord switches 60, 70 and 80bpm.

    Feel like I can move on to the next lesson. But keep in mind; posture, breathing, relaxe and take little breaks to see how I feel in between

    #26573

    12-6

    Watched ukelele 101 lesson 3.

    To do this week:
    – Practice Down-up Rhytm in 60, 70 and 80 bpm + make a video (focus on the swing)
    – create 3 new strumming patterns and practice them in 3 cords
    – Practice Air cords
    – Make video of me strumming the patterns with at least 3 cords and upload for feedback.

    #26595

    16-06

    Practiced down up strumming 70bpm, tried making a video.

    Focus on point downward in down strumd and adding a swing to it. I don’t think I should worry too much about doing it perfect.

    #26606

    19-06

    Practiced down up strums 70bpm and uploaded the homework video.

    Some new tips:
    Stare/concentrate at 1 point
    Focus on hitting the down strums and syncing foot and hand on the ups.
    Straighten the wrist a bit and point downward

    Keep it up!

    #26624

    20 06
    .practiced down up strumming 70bpm. Strumming goes fine, maybe look at relaxing wrist a bit more and a little less static.
    Try different cord switches, include D.

    #26626

    21 06
    Down up strums felt really good! Steady rhythm, loose and relaxed.

    Tried leaving out the 2nd down strum, feels good.

    Practice 2 more strumming patterns together with cord switches and make. New video for feedback. At least a few more days before next lesson.

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