08/17/2019 at 11:53 am #12841
I very much enjoyed today’s video workshop, mahalo to you, Jeff!
It was nice to “meet” everyone via video. I am in the San Francisco Bay Area (up in San Rafael) if anyone else is in the Bay Area maybe we can connect to play together.
Andy Shaw08/17/2019 at 4:30 pm #12846
Agree. It is a great opportunity and really informative. I know we pay to have access to this remarkable resource but this seems like a bonus and only adds to the enjoyment of this music and bigger appreciation of Jeff’s talents.
Phoenix, AZ08/18/2019 at 12:07 am #12847
Mahalo to Jeff and everybody, I enjoyed lesson too and to meet people. In Finland I’m the only one to play Kihoalu as far as I know… Here’e a link to my Website: https://jphappo.webnode.fi/08/18/2019 at 2:13 pm #12854
Was there an announcement for the video workshop that I missed?
Was this recorded or archived?08/18/2019 at 2:21 pm #12855
Jeff asked us to try finding a melody in the 7th position and share it with everyone. This is my try. I’ve been playing Hawaiian tunes with a group of ukelele players and singers this summer. One of our favorites is an old song called “Lahaina Luna”. I sat down and worked out the melody in 7th position, as Jeff showed us yesterday. Here’s a Youtube video:
This is rough, I stumble here and there but I wanted to share what I had and get Jeff’s (and others’) feedback. Working my way through the tune was a lot of fun. I didn’t stay strictly in 7th position, there are a few spots where I drop down or move up where it felt natural and/or the melody required it. Let me know what you think! (And post your own take at a tune!)
Mahalo, Andy08/18/2019 at 4:01 pm #12857
Andy that was great! what do you use to record? I tried recording a song through the computer and it sounded like I was playing a plastic banjo.08/18/2019 at 4:24 pm #12858
My Martin guitar has a Fishman pickup and DSP built in, so I bought a $29 doodad to connect it to my computer via the USB interface. It’s a Behringer Guitar Link, UC6102:
This is the first time I’ve actually used it. I think that I can get better sound out of it once I figure it out a bit better, but this is definitely much better than I got trying to capture my guitar’s sound via the computer’s built-in microphone.
Andy08/18/2019 at 4:36 pm #12859
I just clicked through to your website and listened to your arrangement of Aloha Oe. It is absolutely beautiful!! You really have a wonderful sound, very nahenahe.
Everyone — go check him out. He is amazing!
Andy08/18/2019 at 10:08 pm #12862
Aloha everyone! I really enjoyed our first live lesson and look forward to more. I will send a link for the next one soon.
Andy–great job finding the melody for Lahaina Luna in 7th position with some nice shifts to 5th position for some of the G chords, 9th position for the A7 chord and 10th position for the D7 at the end of the B section. Great A7 to D7 vamp with the “side slipping” G6 chord at the end. Fantastic! I like the walk down to the C chord in the B section of the song playing the 8th fret on 2, 7th on 2, 10th on 3(for G7) resolving to the 9th fret for the C chord in 8th position. Nice C, Cm, and G chords as well towards the end. The melody falls perfectly in that position and you found nice voicing for each chord. Try it with a metronome under tempo to lock the rhythms and swing feel in. I like setting the metronome twice as slow and counting on 2 and 4. This is challenging but great for swing feel.
Mahalo for sharing this and for all your efforts!08/25/2019 at 1:53 pm #12917
CurtisParticipant08/25/2019 at 2:08 pm #12918
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