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  • #23698
    Rick
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    Hi Marc-
    I’d like to hear your thoughts re “The Ukulele: A History.” I’ve seen that book and considered getting it. I’d be interested in hearing your book review.
    Thanks,
    Rick

    #23586
    Rick
    Member

    Awesome! Two thumbs up.

    #21714
    Rick
    Member

    You’ve got a nice configuration. I’m not there yet. Guess I’ll just stick with recording the pieces I need. Continued success on your playing!
    Cheers,
    Rick

    #21700
    Rick
    Member

    Hi Marc-
    Nice work! I occasionally play around with Europa also but you’re much more accomplished. I was wondering where you got the backing track to practice with? That would be very helpful. Keep up the posts on your progress.
    Cheers,
    Rick

    #21539
    Rick
    Member

    I find learning ukulele to be quite therapeutic. Cancer robs one of a sense of future. Playing the ukulele gives back something to think about the future: How will I sound in one year, five years, 10 years…? You’ll find UU to be very helpful. Best of health to you in your cancer recovery and many happy years of ukulele playing.

    #20884
    Rick
    Member

    Well done! Great video.

    #20432
    Rick
    Member

    Very nicely done!

    #18563
    Rick
    Member

    I enjoyed the concert by Alan. Nice job!

    #18291
    Rick
    Member

    You are not accounting for the “missed” strums between down and up strokes. Think of the strum sequence as:
    1 – Down, then miss as you bring your hand up (DM)
    2 – Chunk, Up (XU)
    3 – Miss as you move your hand down for the next up strum (MU)
    4 – DU
    So the correct notation,to account for all the strum movements would be DMXUMUDU to account for all four beats.
    See the Matt Dahlberg video on how to read strum patterns for a fuller explanation.

    How to Read Strum Patterns

    #18013
    Rick
    Member

    Hey Brandon-
    This chart may help with your chord shapes:

    http://kauairainbow.com/Ukulele/Chord%20Magic/cm4.html

    Root notes are annotated on the diagrams. It’s been a huge help to me in learning the chord shapes.

    Really like your work on Ukulele Waltz.
    Rick

    #17428
    Rick
    Member

    Other than the sound issues, I enjoyed it. These workshops are a great way to get another perspective on uke principles. Keep ’em coming.

    #16933
    Rick
    Member

    Whatever fingering works best for you is fine. The trick is to get the chord to sound clear and be able to land the chord consistently. Sounds like you’ve accomplished that. It is an advantage to be able to play chord shapes with different fingerings as it can allow for easier transitions in many cases. That particular chord shape is movable up the fret board so it can be used extensively for other chords. It’s taken a lot of practice but I’m finally getting that shape to sound good on a consistent basis. I primarily use the “standard” fingering, but occasionally I use the fingering you mention if it makes for an easier change depending on what chord I’m switching from or to. Keep on practicing…

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