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Re: UAS Support Group

Postby kipples » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:23 pm

Nice one LauraK :D :thumb:

I'm trying my hand at Somewhere over the Rainbow and I have the chords down fairly well, just trying to get the strumming rhythm right and I'm finding it surprisingly difficult to sing at the same time as I play.

But it's all a learning curve isn't it.

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Re: UAS Support Group

Postby LauraK » Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:39 am

Cool...I did half of OTR/WonderfulWorld before Blue Smoke.....but poorly, lol. :) I was still quite thrilled with myself.....
You'll get it no problem....can't wait to see/hear a video.

I think nonch told me when I was reluctant, that it's nice to have early stuff on video because before you know it, you'll look back at it and go "I am so much better now!" :lol:
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Re: UAS Support Group

Postby kipples » Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:37 pm

Ok, I'm feeling confident enough to say I will have a video up early next week. I've kind of mastered actually singing whilst playing, just mostly having trouble with moving my fingers on the frets in time.

I got the, and I quote, "Paul Hannon Seal of Approval" (my older brother) when I played for him, after he laughed when I told him I bought it, so that's helped me no end!

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Re: UAS Support Group

Postby LauraK » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:41 am

Go kipples! :D

I know...any support is just so spirit-lifting!

I've been playing a bit....it's hurting but makes me feel better. :) Only thing is, Ukulele-tabs.com seems to be offline. Grrr....i had a few songs I like to practice bookmarked there. Oh well.
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Re: UAS Support Group

Postby kipples » Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:08 am

Ok so here it is my first video.

Really want to point out a few things:
This was about my 10th time in a row trying to get it perfect and I finally just thought "play through the mistakes", so I did.
I was extremely sleep deprived at the the time so, in my opinion at least, my eyes look really dead.
I found it hard to sing the low notes so they fall quite flat at times.
Apologies for my "screamy" high note towards the end!



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Re: UAS Support Group

Postby LauraK » Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:18 pm

:clap: :supz: The playing was terrific and your singing was, too. :D I liked the screamy high-note...you went all rock-star, lol!
The very end though with the big sigh and the "I'm done...." I can relate to that after making a jillion recordings and starting over again and again... :rolleyes:
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Re: UAS Support Group

Postby kipples » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:29 pm

Ah thanks :blush:

Thanks for the rock-star comparison. All I think when I watch that bit is "chin"!

I was so unbelievably tired when I did it. Near the end when I was closing my eyes I was thinking "this is it now, nearly done"!

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Re: UAS Support Group

Postby biscuit » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:57 pm

That was terrific, Kipples! :D :rock:

So you're in the band then? :eyelashes:

Feel free to post this over in the WTFIUO video thread as well :wink:
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Re: UAS Support Group

Postby kipples » Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:26 pm

Oh cool! I thought you had to be "officially" in the band to post it there! Sweeeet! :folkon:

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Re: UAS Support Group

Postby biscuit » Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:33 pm

Well, you are on WTF! and you play the uke, so that means you must officially be in the band, right? :lol: Happy to have ya! :rock:
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Re: UAS Support Group

Postby kipples » Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:55 pm

This occasion is so momentous I'm going to post it on my facebook status!

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Re: UAS Support Group

Postby biscuit » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:06 am

:lol: 8) :partyman: :supz: :rock:
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Re: UAS Support Group

Postby SheWolf » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:43 am

:clap: :clap: :clap: Nice job kipples.
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Re: UAS Support Group

Postby SparkyCola » Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:49 am

Fantastic job Kipples :rock: Playing that well during sleep shortage is very impressive :clap:

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Re: UAS Support Group

Postby kipples » Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:40 am

SparkyCola+SheWolf, thank you so much for your encouragement :D !

I just love playing it now! Can now play The Universe Song (but it is really easy!), working out Stuck in the Middle with You and trying out the chords for Bus Drivers Song.


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