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  • #17353
    tracy13
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    Never mind, I found them. Thank you!

    #17369
    cwaggoncwaggon
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    For anyone reading this I’m only logging practice. Aldrine doesn’t consider having fun playing your ukulele practice. 😉

    Yellow bird off an on all day. I can get through the song but it’s not clean enough for me yet.

    Multi string D and E practice. This is going to take me awhile.

    #17403
    cwaggoncwaggon
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    Uke 102 Week 1 Homework Day 1: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzQfghUpfcgKd1daWkQ2eEdmWHM/view?usp=sharing

    Oh! And freaking yellow bird.

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    #17436
    cwaggoncwaggon
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    Watched Neal’s lesson last night
    Uke 102 Week 1 homework for 30 minutes today
    Yellow Bird twice
    Friday Jam session

    #17443
    cwaggoncwaggon
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    Did my Uke 102 Week homework tonight on my new Pono

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzQfghUpfcgKZDlraTl3MkpJWGc

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzQfghUpfcgKN1NIM21vcFhydHc

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzQfghUpfcgKSTNkaG1aT3ZKbkE

    Walked into Dusty Strings Fremont District in Seattle as I wanted to handle some K Ukulele’s, Pono’s and Martins. I thought the Pono’s sounded better than the Martin’s and the Kamaka’s. This one sounded even better than the $2600 Kamaka. At $1050 I thought this was a great tenor to move me through intermediate play. Interesting in that Pono puts a wound C string on their tenor ukes. It gives it a rich tone and quality. Aldrine was right in how bright and loud sounding the Ko’olau design is compared to a Koa Kamaka.

    My intent going into the store was to make Xmas suggestions. I was surprised when my wife asked which one I liked best and then walked it over to the counter. No gentlemen she doesn’t have any sisters. 😉

    #17461
    cwaggoncwaggon
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    Uke 102 Week 1 Homework
    Watching Bridging the Gap with Craig Chee – Working on C scale memory and speed. Short lesson that takes a while to complete.
    haven’t protected Yellow Bird yet but want to move off it for awhile. Watched Mac the Knife and will begin learning it
    Practiced multi string D to A with pinky mute

    #17466
    cwaggoncwaggon
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    New Dexterity Test 9/18/17

    Worm 2.5 (Respectable; but I question if all on test one and all of test 2 are clean) My experience is that people, including myself tend to over rate themselves
    Strumming 20 ( I feel I over rated on 8/2) This 20 was solid. I found a mindset of speed makes a difference here
    Picking 55 (Solid improvement!)
    C Scale 6 (50% improvement. I had 3 misses I didn’t count)
    Chord switching 52 (Dramatic Improvement)

    #17532
    cwaggoncwaggon
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    Uke 102 Week 1 homework
    Worked on C Scale memory and speed
    Began working on Mack the Knife

    #17551
    cwaggoncwaggon
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    Uke 102 Week 1 Homework
    Worked on C Scale
    Worked on Mack the Knife
    Watched Wipe Out Video – May be a goo song for me to practice tremolo
    Watched Matt’s new video on Brown Eye Girl – Played around a bit with the left hand finger technique he suggest but doesn’t use
    Found and experimented with some stretches for my left Thumb that seem to be helping.

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    #17584
    bcanup1
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    Mack the Knife was a fun song to learn. I will definitely keep that as one to enjoy. Gotta work that pinky mute for the second time through though.

    #17597
    cwaggoncwaggon
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    Last night worked on left hand grip changes discussed in live coaching to address the pain in my left thumb. The new grip has forced me to move to more multi string chording (a good thing). Will start practice up again today. Will focus on getting ready for live mike and Uke 102 Week 2 homework this week.

    #17619
    cwaggoncwaggon
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    Took wife out to dinner. Tried the UUU102 – Week 2 practice.just now. Feel guilty because I’m too drunk to meet Aldrine’s definition of practice tonight.

    Practiced my secret open mic song instead, which I can play drunk if needed.

    Cheers

    #17649
    cwaggoncwaggon
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    Practiced Open Mic songs
    UU 102 Week 2 homework

    #17653
    cwaggoncwaggon
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    What I love about this program is that practice accumulates into something real. As I learn new thing I approach old songs in a different way.

    Practiced Open Mic Song(s) Will begin daily 3 times through both tonight.
    – Margarittaville will demonstrate strumming pattern, singing while strumming, a small amount of picking, and chunking.
    – Mystery song will demonstrate multi-string D chord and its dexterity advantage over the 3 finger D chord

    Started on UU 102 Week 2 homework then said, “hey, If I can learn to play the 3 arpeggio patterns I could alternatively apply that energy into 4 patterns that would make a song.” The song is “In my life” by Lennon and McCartney. Yeah those guys. I have pattern 1 down the intro. I almost have pattern 2 down. Pattern 3 will complete the song and Pattern 4 is twist on pattern 1 as the outro. Using the UU approach of break it into parts isolate and learn each part them put it all together I think I can pick this song before the en of October.

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    #17674
    cwaggoncwaggon
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    I’m a bit distracted with the songs I’m now able to attempt with multi -string chords. I guess that’s a good thing right?
    I have the 1st 3 bars of “In My Life” down. I’m close to having the next 5 bars down.

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