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plunker
04-16-2016, 06:00 AM
I have heard uke players and while they are struming, the melody comes through. Not sure if this is the correct way to decrib it, but it is the ay i hear it. Are there any books that teach this or have songs that show this.

johnson430
04-16-2016, 06:20 AM
Can you post a video or a sound sample of what you mean?

Croaky Keith
04-16-2016, 06:40 AM
Chord melody.

http://www.angelfire.com/fl4/moneychords/georgiachordmelody.html

Tootler
04-16-2016, 07:50 AM
Sometimes it's possible to play fragments of the melody by fingering the chord then lifting or adding a finger on successive strums. I've heard this done on guitar but not so much on ukulele.

igorthebarbarian
04-16-2016, 08:40 AM
Chord melody.

http://www.angelfire.com/fl4/moneychords/georgiachordmelody.html

Chord melody is probably too advanced for me - especially how to create it - it sounds awesome though

plunker
04-16-2016, 08:50 AM
Probably too advanced for me too. Thanks anglefire. I will exolre the options.

KoaDependent
04-16-2016, 09:18 AM
Sometimes it's just a matter of knowing where the melody note is in the chord you're playing and 'aiming' for that string a little more to put more emphasis on that note.

rappsy
04-16-2016, 09:53 AM
I would assume you are referring to chord melody. This way you play most of the chords of the song and yet use the higher strings to bring out certain parts of the melody. It's used quite extensively by those of us who try and save the world from our singing. :agree:

Alytw
04-16-2016, 10:34 AM
I would assume you are referring to chord melody. This way you play most of the chords of the song and yet use the higher strings to bring out certain parts of the melody. It's used quite extensively by those of us who try and save the world from our singing. :agree:

Ha ha! So true.

plunker
04-16-2016, 01:36 PM
I guess I need to learn it real fast

Mivo
04-16-2016, 01:41 PM
This may help:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBQwCkYwbm0

kohanmike
04-16-2016, 01:51 PM
I would assume you are referring to chord melody. This way you play most of the chords of the song and yet use the higher strings to bring out certain parts of the melody. It's used quite extensively by those of us who try and save the world from our singing. :agree:

That's me all over.

plunker
04-16-2016, 02:33 PM
Great find Mivo. Thanks.

1931jim
04-16-2016, 04:22 PM
Great find Mivo. Thanks.
Yes plus plus. Great find for me also Mivo. Many thanks.

Soundbored
04-16-2016, 04:34 PM
Petey is a member here, and I have "liked" many of his excellent videos. His enthusiasm for ukuleles is infectious.

igorthebarbarian
04-16-2016, 07:46 PM
Petey's videos are always fun and funny. He's a great player too

rappsy
04-16-2016, 07:57 PM
I have heard uke players and while they are struming, the melody comes through. Not sure if this is the correct way to decrib it, but it is the ay i hear it. Are there any books that teach this or have songs that show this.

So Plunker, where are you in Palm Beach? I am in Hollywood and go up to Penny Lane in Ft. Lauderdale from time to time to the Beatles Jam. If interested, let me know and maybe we can meet.

Lenny...

plunker
04-17-2016, 01:50 AM
good to hear, ell me more about penny lane, not familiar with it.