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anaka
08-23-2008, 01:24 PM
Alright, we've been getting a lot of emails about this one lately and it's been on fire (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?p=55551#post55551) here in the forums, but just to seal the deal we put it on video. Uke Minutes 23 - Chunking! (http://ukuleleunderground.com/2008/08/23/uke-minutes-23-chunking/)

:D

Go through the motions, take it slow, practice, and soon you'll be chunking in your sleep!

Dane
08-23-2008, 01:27 PM
I was waiting for the thread to get put up haha.

Thanks for the vid! It really helped, everyone on the forum has been very helpful towards me and others with the chunk.

anaka
08-23-2008, 01:43 PM
Haha, no problem man. We filmed this one awhile ago and while I was busy cutting it up and making it pretty, you ended up asking the question and Grappler beat us to the punch! But it's all G - we're glad that the Underground is helping out and connecting uke players everywhere. We can't wait to see some stuff from you, Dane ... hint. ; D

Dane
08-23-2008, 02:22 PM
From me? Gosh I'm terrible haha. I am quite good at "Another Jig Will Do" though, it's just very short... but too much fun, I find myself playing it without knowing that I am. Or did you mean my photography? haha...

SailQwest
08-23-2008, 03:07 PM
Go through the motions, take it slow, practice, and soon you'll be chunking in your sleep!

What a great Uke Minutes! But I'm not sure Rich will be too happy when I start chunking in my sleep! :D

Dane
08-23-2008, 03:09 PM
What a great Uke Minutes! But I'm not sure Rich will be too happy when I start chunking in my sleep! :D

We've all done it before though.

dnewton2
08-23-2008, 05:46 PM
I just want to say great video! I have had problems with the chunk but after watching this and taking it slow for now I think I can finally get this thing down. Thanks UU.

tozan
08-24-2008, 09:45 AM
Great info!
Where was it filmed/video'd?
All those beautiful ukuleles in the background:eek:

rayan
08-24-2008, 11:06 AM
Great info!
Where was it filmed/video'd?
All those beautiful ukuleles in the background:eek:

Larry's Music in Kapaa

grappler
08-24-2008, 11:51 PM
damnn
lol
nice tutorial guys!

Dane
08-25-2008, 06:31 AM
I've got it down now, but I do make some nasty mistakes still, usually very loud haha.

e10rice
08-29-2008, 07:06 AM
I've finally mastered the chunk!:rock:

Waterguy
09-20-2008, 04:53 PM
Little late on this but I have to ask. When I do the chunk strum as instructed I always hear the chord for a fraction of a second. When I listen to Aldrine do it on the videos I hear muted strings.

What I am wondering is am I doing it right.

Thing is, there is lots of stuff that can happen between Aldrine's strum and my speakers.

Should I hear the chord or should I hear nothing but muted strings on this strum?

I can't be alone with this question. If I was the whole chunk strum thing would have died off a while ago so please help.

puremarkska
09-20-2008, 05:47 PM
No, the sound of the chord shouldn't come through when you do the chunk. There are a few things that you could do to help.

- Relax your strumming finger(s). Don't keep the fingers you use to strum too stiff when you do the strum part of the chunk.

- Increase your angle of attack. Instead of bringing your hand straight down like you would to strum, bring your hand down at an angle toward the face of the ukulele, almost as if you were trying to slap the sound hole with the nails of your curled strumming fingers and the outside edge of your thumb.

- Lift up on the chord, slightly. With your left hand, release the chord so that your fingers are just resting on the strings instead of holding them down hard when you strum the chunk.

hopefully one or all of these helps you out. Shooots.

Skidtz
12-03-2008, 04:24 PM
Howdy from the Caribbean!

Last week at an impromptu open mic, I had the opportunity of watching an AMAZING guitar player. At one point, he was 'chunking' just the low E string. I am tuned standard; has anyone found success chunking single strings? I don't know if my technique is honed enough to get at the big fat C string; but it sure sounded good on his guitar.

Thank you!

ps. I actually got a sing-along to Aldrine's version of Waiting in Vain ... so thanks for that!