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  • #14641
    kahai
    Member

    Hey guys,

    post your homework and questions down below. We won’t be here next Week, Jan 19, but we will be back the week after.

    Also, if you missed it during the Lesson, we are going to be try to stream from U-Space LA. If you want to watch a live seminar with Craig Chee, Sarah Maisel, and Aldrine, tune in to the Live Lessons Page on Monday at 10 AM HST, 12 PM PST, 3 PM EST.
    https://ukuleleunderground.com/uu-live-lessons/

    We’ll also be posting videos from NAMM, so be on the lookout for that. We’ll be back the following week. See you then!

    Aloha,
    -Kahai (UU Staff)

    #16038
    prattismprattism
    Member

    My homework for week 2. This is a couple of weeks old but I’m just getting around to posting it. I’m not sure how to embed a video so I’m putting in the link.

    #16088
    aldrinealdrine
    Moderator

    Aloha Prattism!
    Sounding good man! The quarter notes are tough and it seems like you’re a bit ahead of the beat. Keep at it and you’ll be more consistent. The eighth notes started out pretty good but I felt it rushed in the end as well. Consistency is the key to this practice. Keep at it and it’ll pay off big time in the long run! I must say that your chord switches are nice and clean. Great job! Also, don’t forget to take breaks. Practicing something like this tend to get frustrating and repetitive, so make sure you take breaks and just noodle with the ol uke and have a good time.

    Keep up the awesome!

    -Aldrine

    #16186

    Nice job, Prattism! I was playing along and it was helping me to practice too!

    #16210
    aldrinealdrine
    Moderator

    Lionwoman – The more the merrier!

    #17143
    MKMK909
    Member

    good job!!!

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 11 months ago by MKMK909.
    #17145
    MKMK909
    Member

    Hello,
    Here is my week 2 submission. Seeing myself is quite humbling. Just a harsh reminder of where I am at.

    Any feedback is appreciated.

    Again Thank You for Your Time

    Mike

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2Ag4CYnRL74a2t2X0dRbTRyRE0/view?usp=sharing

    #17181
    aldrinealdrine
    Moderator

    Aloha MKMK909!
    Thanks for the video! playing with that metronome can be pretty challenging and intimidating. What I loved about the video is that whenever you felt like it was too off beat, you just started it back up again. That was the right thing to do. Since it’s practice, you’re allowed to just stop and regain your composure and try again. What I sometimes like to do is just put on an album and just strum along to the whole thing. I just place my left hand over the strings and just see if I can follow the beat with the strums if I don’t have to worry about the chords. Because it’s a professional recording, it should be on beat and it makes it a little bit easier and bearable to practice rhythm. You’re on the right path. Keep up the great work!
    -Aldrine

    #18715
    liseelisee
    Member

    Aloha, ya’ll! So, week 2 was challenging for me as I found out that I am awful at keeping time with the metronome. However I do know with practice it will get better. Looking forward to the feedback.

    #18816
    aldrinealdrine
    Moderator

    Aloha Lisee!
    Trying to sync those down strums to the metronome gets a bit difficult. With that said, I think you did a great job at trying to keep up with the metronome. The chord switches need a bit of smoothing out but are looking good so far. That F to G chord switch needs to be ironed out but it’s gonna come with time. Keep up the great work!
    -Aldrine

    #18910
    maryb123
    Member

    https://youtu.be/33gghjlsI9s
    https://youtu.be/4rVORjWaRjg
    This is my week two homework video. Thanks for the tips. I did practice making the chords “in my hand” when I was not playing. I started the basic strum course although I now see that is week 3’s lesson. I did practice with the metronome, it is pretty helpful. I can see improvement every time.
    Questions: Holding the uke more securely?
    My left hand feels a little stiff, any tips?
    Confessions – I did not try the tuning by ear, perhaps this week!

    Thanks again for all your help.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by maryb123.
    #26605

    Hi there!

    Could you give me feedback on this piece?

    Greatly appreciated!

    Cheers Lukas

    #26815

    Week 2 Homework

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