For my music midterm I learned four chords C, Am, F and G7 which are the four chords used in my final song “Stand by Me” by Ben E. King. I was practicing each chord and switching in the order of the chords that go in the song to get better practice. The chords in the song go C, Am, F and then G7 then finally back to C. I still need to work on the perfect pitch for G7 but I will continue to work on this. I also have been working on tuning my ukulele by myself using a tuning app on my phone. I have found this very helpful as it goes out of tune very quickly so this is actually something that I will be able to use in my own class. I have found that practicing every day for 10 minutes has really helped me and as I don’t think I’m perfect at it yet, I do find that for only playing the instrument for only 6 weeks I have gotten quite good. I have started practicing the strumming pattern and I have found this is the hardest part to learn and keep an even beat so I was hoping after watching my video you could give me some pointers on my strumming pattern. The strumming pattern in the song goes down down up up down up. I have thoroughly enjoyed playing the ukulele and have actually found that it has relaxed me in times of stress and grief. I felt where I put my music abilities for the midterm was realistic and I was able to meet them. As I now continue onto working on my final song and putting the chords and strumming pattern together I was wondering if you could give me any tips on how to sing and play at the same time? I have tried but I can’t seem to get my timing right.
Here is the link to my video on Youtube