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    This is probably way too late but I finally found time to get a recording done:


    Nice work, both teacher and student! Nice to hear you singing along too 🙂


    Thanks iseejohnathan!

    Alan, your playing is beautiful, especially the harmonics. But what have you been feeding your ukulele?! Or have you suddenly shrunk? 😉


    Ooh, it’s back! I might be a bit bleary-eyed but I think I can make it.


    I think I just scraped through before the deadline, so for challenge #6 here’s “One in Six Million”:


    Great idea – yes please! In fact, anything by Stevie Wonder.


    Hi iseejonathan. Nice song and playing! The chunks sound fine to me, and the volume too. Regarding adding a video, what we usually do is upload it to YouTube (either public or unlisted is fine) and then just paste the link in here. It will automatically be embedded as a playable video.


    Oh really nice sdbagpiper! I love that you have percussion. I keep trying it myself but can’t get it quite right. Your hammer-ons sound great too, very natural.


    Oh yeah, I get that as well with some songs. I don’t have any solution other than slow it right down and gradually speed up. Anyway, good luck!


    Hi Jason.
    Really sorry to hear about your accident, but glad that the surgeons were able to perform a small miracle.

    There are a few people here who struggle with dexterity so you’re not alone, and the way Aldrine teaches it is easy level first, then adding fancy bits for people who want more of a challenge, so it should work for everyone.

    Anyway, I wanted to say that if you’re struggling with pressing the strings, especially near the head of the ukulele (i.e. the first and second frets), then it might be worth lowering the strings a bit. This makes them easier to press, although might reduce the sound a little bit. I had this done the other day at my local uke shop. He cut the slots in the nut a bit deeper with a special file – only took about 10 minutes and it’s noticeably easier to play now.

    Hope that helps and welcome to the underground!


    Great, thanks Ryan. There were a few bits this week that will need several slow-motion replays!


    Hi Tracy – thank you! Sure, please feel free to play, perform, copy, whatever, the song – it has a copy-friendly Creative Commons license.

    Here are the chords…

    Talking bit:
    F Dm (repeat)

    F Dm F Dm Bb

    Chorus (“It’s easy to remember it…”):
    C C7 Dm Gm Dm Gm Dm Gm C high-C

    End verse (“Now we’re done…”):
    F Dm F Dm Bb C C7

    It could also be done in the key of C, if that’s easier:

    Talking bit:
    C Am (repeat)

    C Am C Am F

    Chorus (“It’s easy to remember it…”):
    G G7 Am Dm Am Dm Am Dm G high-G

    End verse (“Now we’re done…”):
    C Am C Am F G G7

    I’ll put it in the YouTube description too. Hope that helps!


    Oh very nice sixsixty – tempo change, hammer-ons, pull-offs, AND tabs?! Wow! Lovely uke too.


    Thanks sixsixty! Maybe the little one in your avatar photo could use it in a few years! ?


    Ha, thanks Kahai! Not sure my math knowledge could fill a whole album! ?

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