Lylloflys super secret practice log
November 7, 2021 at 12:10 am #29538
I’m just writing down what steps I’m taking, issues that pop up during the way or information that I found handy.
Hopefully the log will make the progress more visible for myself.
English isn’t my native language so the spelling and sentences might not always be top notch.
I’m a case of superficial learning delux !
I’ve been playing guitar BUT I did a huge mistake when I started. I ONLY learned fingerpicking-songs and no basics or theory.
My picking developed and it can sound advanced. I’ve never played strumming songs because I sound like a complete beginner.
I don’t want to make the same mistake with the ukulele ! – So here I am!
– Learn step-by-step
– Have fun – make it about the journey
– Get frustrated
– Compare my-self to others
– Keep away from fingerpicking-songs on the uke
– Learn some childrens songs to play for my son
– Learn some reggaeNovember 7, 2021 at 12:17 am #29539
– Knocking on heaven’s 🚪
The pattern looked long but was easy broken down into two and learnt. I don’t think I make it sound exactly right – Donno why…
– Last X-mas 🎅
Learned how to CHUNCK ❎.
– Let it snow ❄️
This did not go well. YouTube removed the play along. I usually get very lost without that kind of help.🧭📍🗺️🤷🏼♀️
– I shoot the sheriff 🇯🇲👮🏼♀️
Learned some PINKY-MUTE. The song doesn’t flow yet.
– X-mas Lū’au 🌴🎅
Learning how to FINGER-ROLL🤘🛼.
– Wonderful Tonight 👍🌌🍾
Made easy !November 7, 2021 at 12:25 am #29540
1 O 1 LESSONS:
Advice 16 nov -21.
1. Switching patterns when training to stamp foot and count at the same time. Don’t struggle with one hard to long.
2. Choose 2-3 song a week to practice. Don’t need to master them or finish them. Next week start with 2-3 new songs.
– If you get stuck in a song, it might work much better in a few weeks since you develope.November 8, 2021 at 7:43 am #29560
8 Nov -21
I have the best practice buddy. He snatched the ukulele in the mid-lesson. He had to show me how it’s done! Now he knows the names of the strings and the importance of ATF.
“He won’t forget to tap his little foot !”
5 Dec -21
Using a heating pad for the hands while playing ukulele.. just seems so wrong 🤣😂November 21, 2021 at 11:58 pm #29645
Ukulele 100 course
Lesson 1 & 2:
I’m surprised over how much I was struggling with the smile/frown exercise. It’s a lot of thing going on that I never thought about.
My feet hurts due to tapping!
Lesson 3 & 4:
Didn’t take long before the foot and head started to cooperate. So things got a bit easier. But I can’t say I master it.
I had to Google Pop Tart – I had no idea what I happily sang along too !
Woops – I got used to play 8 notes while singing Ukulele-Ukulele.. Trying to change it messed me up ! Hehe ! It got increasingly easier when I started to look what my right hand was doing.
“Practice makes better, more practice makes perfect”
I got much more from this course than I thought I would. I’m very glad that I took it and I like that it gave me some sense of direction. I know exactly what exercise I should work on.
Over and out!November 22, 2021 at 12:13 am #29650
Ukulele 101 Course
Just some fragmented notes 🎶 from the course:
“My dog has flees. Is the right sound”
Use the ring finger while playing the C-chord.
Relax wrist and relaxed rainbow finger and
hit with the nail-part. Down strum with a natural drop. Up strum, look at the nails.
Open A = E5, C9, G2
Open E = A7, C4, G9
Open C = A3, E8, G5
Open G = A10, E3, C7
Reggae – play a bit after the beat..
Make 3 patterns.
with at least 3 chords.
… Done !
To be continuedNovember 22, 2021 at 12:16 am #29652
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