At some point, the pieces of the puzzle will start to come together, but that point will be different for each one of you. Hang in there and be prepared to celebrate the small stuff.
I know my pickle ball game has improved a great deal since I started celebrating each small thing I do without having to "win", which is something I rarely do. I now collect "personal points" and I accept that I will never be very good at pickleball but it's great exercise, it's a good to challenge myself, and it's often fun. …. but not always!
Learning music is great exercise for your brains and it will eventually be very satisfying and even if you never can play like Jake Shimabukuro, you can still have fun.
For next week:
∆∆ try going through the Daily Ukulele (f you have it) and picking out the notes in some songs you know (in the key of C - no sharps and no flats in the key signature). As we have discovered, it is much more satisfying, and easy, to play a song you already know. I have attached below a few familiar songs to this blog in case you don't have the Daily Ukulele.
∆∆ Still struggling with the C scale? I suggest that you use the Scale "quiz" below to practice this notes individually. Take your time. Identify the note, play it and say the note name.
do this quiz every day until it becomes easy. Afterwards reward yourself by playing something you find easy and enjoy.
∆∆∆ - Wiegenlied - practice both Uke I and Uke II. !! Remember that the uke II notes are found just by making the chord shapes indicated and holding them. No need to read each note. This is called arpeggio. *Slow version is loaded below
An arpeggio is a musical technique where notes in a chord are played or sung in sequence, one after the other, rather than ringing out simultaneously.
∆ Don't stress about the hammer-on (measure 12) and pull-off (measure 15) These are optional skills at the moment, but some of you may find it fun.
A pretty good tutorial on Hammer-ons.
Same guy on pull-off - although this is slightly different that the pull-off that is in Wiegenlied the technique for pulling-off is the same.
∆∆∆ We will start workinng on the F scale next week (part 1) . Please look at page 28 and note that there is only one new note (b flat) on this page.