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freedive135
04-18-2009, 12:18 PM
Everytime I am startin to think I am getting better playin the songs I know, I watch one of the "Live Lessons".... the "Delilah" lesson knocked me down a few pegs :eek:

That is a hard strum pattern and Aldrine makes it seem so easy!!!!


when does the practice end.....:rolleyes::rolleyes:

Ahnko Honu
04-18-2009, 12:21 PM
40 YEARS AND STILL LEARNIN', STILL FEEL LIKE A NEWBIE :rolleyes:

MisoHappy
04-18-2009, 12:25 PM
what about the strumming pattern is hard for you?

freedive135
04-18-2009, 01:16 PM
Well here in Colorado at the folk music school where I took my lessons we called that alternating C pick strum G pick strum the Bluegrass Banjo style.... We never really did much with it so....
it's kinda different for me as I rarely ever use it, not the norm for the Jimmy Buffett or 20's-30's stuff I play!!!

New stuff to work on.....

Harold O.
04-18-2009, 02:20 PM
when does the practice end.....:rolleyes::rolleyes:

Just five more and it will be perfect.

But I just DID five!

Just five more and it will be perfect.

:bowdown:

Link
04-18-2009, 02:27 PM
This is my favorite part of music. I think I've got it. then I see another technique somewhere that makes me feel like a total n00b. I practice it, get good at it, feel good again... and that repeats itself over and over.

Someday I'm going to be really friggin good! Haha.

nikolo727
04-18-2009, 03:36 PM
Yeah Im always learning new stuff. The possiblities are just endless on a ukulele. always new strum patterns and picking routines. different ways to play reggae, rock, country, and all that jazz. excuse the pun.

AnnaUK
04-19-2009, 02:47 AM
I hope I never stop learning and practising. I'm always hoping to improve. I hope I'll keep learning until I'm too old and decrepit to hold a uke :D

ukuleletim
04-19-2009, 06:19 AM
Yes, I think the learning will never end. I think it's good to constantly challenge yourself.

HoldinCoffee
04-26-2009, 10:17 AM
grrr! I dig what you're sayin. I been at it all afternoon and it still sounds like something you'd hear on Hee Haw! Its like I insist on putting a little "hop" in the pattern. I'm letting the thumb pick on the G string ring too long then follow up with a quick up down up. AG is doing a quick steady rhythm throughout.

O' well, I guess its not all bad, Southern Fried Hey There Delilah! YEE-HAW!

josuegroundhog
04-26-2009, 10:25 AM
Man, you guys have high standards.

I just cruise message boards, avoid videos of people playing better than me, and never ever ever hang out with people who know what they are doing (or more importantly know what I'm doing.)

ukeshale
04-26-2009, 10:31 AM
Man, you guys have high standards.

I just cruise message boards, avoid videos of people playing better than me, and never ever ever hang out with people who know what they are doing (or more importantly know what I'm doing.)

haha. mahalos for that philosophy! you're only as good as other people's standards. it's all relative to who you're playing with/for

UkeNukem
04-26-2009, 12:59 PM
Here's a thought I use when I don't seem to be able to grasp something just like the original.

"You can't steer a parked car" :wallbash:

Just keep rollin' and eventually get the vibe. On the way, you'll learn new variations with your spin.

buddhuu
04-27-2009, 02:49 AM
I've been playing string instruments for about 35 years.

I suck.

That proves that practice pays off. I used to be much worse. :rock:

UkuLeLesReggAe
04-27-2009, 03:11 AM
Yes, I think the learning will never end. I think it's good to constantly challenge yourself.

made the most sense about describing music then i have ever heard, and more sense then what i jz wrote...

i kinda hate hey there delilah, i've watched every weekly lesson apart from this 1, but if theres a difficult strumming pattern involved!

then ima watch it now

UkuLeLesReggAe
04-27-2009, 03:28 AM
nice strumming pattern. goes well with the D and Bm7 chord??

JT_Ukes
04-27-2009, 03:29 AM
I've been playing string instruments for about 35 years.

I suck.

That proves that practice pays off. I used to be much worse. :rock:

Zactly! Me Too! just not that long.

Choboy
04-27-2009, 04:05 AM
with guitar i just learned chords and a simple strum.
also learned mario but now i forget how to play it.

but for some reason im more driven to practice the uke. ive learned chunking, three handed chunking, and now im moving on to harmonics.

i think its cause everyone at my church plays guitar... but no one plays the uke. i was "average" on the guitar... and i want to be the only one that ukes!
it'll be totally easier to get the ladies! :D

UkuEroll
04-27-2009, 05:22 AM
I like to use Seasick Steves advice,"I started out with nothing and I still got most of it left"

buddhuu
04-27-2009, 05:30 AM
[...] ive learned chunking, three handed chunking, and now im moving on to harmonics [...]

Three handed chunking? Three handed chunking?! Dammit, I only have two hands... WTF kind of chance does that give me? :mad:

stinkin' shrunken guitar piece of firewood crap... didn' wanna learn anyway...

Ahnko Honu
04-27-2009, 10:41 AM
Three handed chunking? Three handed chunking?! Dammit, I only have two hands... WTF kind of chance does that give me? :mad:

stinkin' shrunken guitar piece of firewood crap... didn' wanna learn anyway...

I've saw a chimp once do some 3 handed chunking, wasn't a pretty picture.:eek:

http://www.playle.com/KDL/45637.jpg