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Singing while Playing

Now that I have practiced the strumming patterns for Riptide by Vance Joy, I am now moving towards singing while I play. I don’t want to get ahead of myself, so for the past few days I have been saying… Continue Reading →

Familiarizing Myself with Riptide

The second song I chose to learn on the ukulele is Riptide by Vance Joy. I selected this song because I wanted to find a beginner ukulele song that I could easily sing along too. Originally I was supposed to… Continue Reading →

My Plan of Action

Due to the fact my final song Hey soul sister by Train has become my midterm song, I need a new plan of action for the rest of the semester! I want to pick a song that is challenging, but… Continue Reading →

Chords and Strumming Patterns

Before learning to play any chords, I made an effort to know which string was which. In piano I was taught an acronym for treble clef lines, Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge; and treble clef spaces, FACE.┬áThis really helped when… Continue Reading →

Adjusting my Musical Growth Plan

The song I originally chose to learn on the ukulele for my midterm is “Love yourself” by Justin Bieber, however this song has proven itself to be more difficult than I initially thought. After three weeks of practicing for roughly… Continue Reading →

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