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    Default New way of playing

    Hey everyone,

    I was sitting in the car waiting for my mother. I had my ukulele with me. I was listening to a video game soundtrack. all the sudden, I was plucking individual notes in time with the music I was listening to. They were the right notes also.

    I was like, "JARED! YOU GOT IT!"

    This gave me an idea about how to improve my playing by combining individual notes with chords on the ukulele. Look at the video and you will see what I mean.



    What do you guys think? Does it sound good?

    Jared

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    I agree, Jared -- you got it! Very nice. Chord-melody playing is a great way to learn the fingerboard too. Thanks for sharing it!
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    Good for you. You've discovered a very well used technique for playing guitar and ukulele, mixing strumming with individual notes. If you search online for videos, you'll see how much it's used.


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    Sounded great! Way to go.

    I have not yet had that epiphany. But I'm working towards it.

    I'm envious.
    There is a subtle yet profound difference between the learning of something and the knowing of that thing.
    You can learn by reading, but you don’t begin to know until you begin to try to do.

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    Well done Jared
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    Yes, that really has a nice "flow" to it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnicholes View Post
    Hey everyone,

    I was sitting in the car waiting for my mother. I had my ukulele with me. I was listening to a video game soundtrack. all the sudden, I was plucking individual notes in time with the music I was listening to. They were the right notes also.

    I was like, "JARED! YOU GOT IT!"

    This gave me an idea about how to improve my playing by combining individual notes with chords on the ukulele. Look at the video and you will see what I mean.



    What do you guys think? Does it sound good?

    Jared
    That sounds great.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
    https://www.catskillukulelegroup.com/

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    Achievement unlocked: Chord melodies

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