View Full Version : Tequila and the Heart of Gold

09-10-2010, 07:56 PM
Like Keefe posted when his light went on, I also am feeling a little bit of the aura and it happened after trying to strum Neil Young's Heart of Gold, Tequila and John Denver's Country Roads. That's 2-1/2 months after starting to learn.

Before trying to strum, I've been concentrating on the scales on the fretboard so I can move chord forms and Uncle Rod's boot camp so I could better transition chords and get to know the chord families. I also have enjoyed the fingerstyle method of playing which gets into melody based note playing and fill. I enjoy improvising notes once I define the key and scale form I want to work. I can spend hours just experimenting with notes and technique on a scale.

Strumming seemed elusive for whatever reason and it still mostly is; but, today and yesterday, I seemed to be flowing the chords of these simple songs to the extent that it sounded ok.

This means that I'm sure I will continue on the uke path. I'm still a beginner; but, it seems like I've got the irons in the fire and it appears that I am progressing. :D

09-10-2010, 09:03 PM
It looks like I found my inspiration for blues via the Kwave and Harmonica.



I've been looking into how I could play harmonica without the silly neck harmonica holder. ANd voila. Madcat has engineered it for me.


mm stan
09-11-2010, 03:03 AM
Aloha SuzukHammer,
Glad to hear you're making progress in your uke playing, and enjoying your new found passion..
I hope your UAS has been somewhat controled. Have fun and "Keep strumming them strings""
Thanks for the Bosko and Honey video.....one of Keonepax friends...MM Stan...