When Katia first mentioned one of our assignments for ECMP 355 was to "learn something", I instantly knew I wanted to try to learn the ukulele. I had got one from my sister for Christmas and had yet to try to it out. This was a perfect opportunity. With no musical talent or experience, this … Continue reading “Duke of the Uke” Learning Project Wrap-Up
This week I really wanted to work on my strumming. I've got the rough idea on a couple of songs in "You are my Sunshine" and "Three Little Birds". In order to be able to go beyond sounding like these songs and actually being able to play them, and learn other more difficult songs, I … Continue reading Strumming Up a Storm
The first song that I tried to learn on the ukulele was Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds". From my understanding, "Three Little Birds" is the most basic song for beginners. I'm no pro, and you may not be able to even tell that it's "Three Little Birds" that I'm playing, but to me, it was … Continue reading You Are My Sunshine (in theory).
Last week, I had a great learning session with Jacquie Walbaum over video conference through Zoom. I was a great experience to have some one on one time with someone who knows so much about music and made learning so much more enjoyable. It was more personal and I think it helped out a tonne to … Continue reading Three Little… oh my, that’s rough.
So, I've been continuing to work away at learning the ukulele. I'm not going to say it's going great, but it's not to bad in reality. I won't be playing at the Grand Ole Opry House any time soon, or for that matter in front of other people at a campfire, but maybe in another … Continue reading A Little More Personal
My ukulele is now in tune (or at least pretty close to being in tune) and I'm starting to learn a couple simple chords. The first chords that I'm putting together are C, G, A minor, and F. Progressing through chords is tough. Strumming is tough. That's alright though. On YouTube I again tuned into … Continue reading Starting Simple
Not the start I was hoping for when it came to learning the Ukulele. The time hasn't been there, but with seeding wrapping up -- hopefully today -- the Uke will go ignored no longer. I had an opportunity to get the ball rolling a bit. It's not pretty, but it's a start. Check … Continue reading Rough Start
ECMP 355 presents an amazing opportunity to learn an instrument that I've had stuffed in my closet for the past few months; the Ukulele!!! It may not be pretty, but let's give it a whirl... https://youtu.be/I2qkqxWTn7g