Hey Uncle Rod, Relative to my confusion in bootcamp. My ear now knows when to put in a diminished chord.I still need to acquire more facility in making the chords but now I know when to use them. Your Bootcamp method is the best!
No worries. as the German proverb goes, "In the beginning everything is hard".
In other words, give it some time and it will get easier. It takes time for callouses to form on your fingertips and it takes time for your muscles to learn how to work together to get your fingers into the correct positions.
You are definitely on the right path as you are actually doing something about it! Hence, no worries... it will come and that sooner rather than later! It all adds up, especially when we practice more or less regularly without too much time off.
At our SUPA song circle it is evident whether our members have been playing on the side or simply waiting for the next song circle. those who play on the side (ie practice) get better and better sooner. Those who simply play once a month show little or no improvement. they are either OK with this, or they don't get it - that practice will make things easier and better.
So take heart!
Your practice sheet is helping me, but each time I sit down to work on it, it's as if I'm working through it for the first time. The F-Fdim-Dm7 is particularly challenging for fingers that don't move like "jumping fleas."
Hi Rod, Hope you are well. Fred Sokolow is doing a uke workshop at Dusty Strings on April 1. I'm looking around in the Seattle uke community for someone that can put him and his bass playing wife up for that night. They are great folks. Let me know if you can put the word out. Thanks, Jim D'Ville
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