Practice makes perfect!
Okay, this is for all of my students out there: the only way to get better at the ukulele is to practice---there are no shortcuts! Natural musical talent is good, but without practice it will remain dormant. So many things in our push-button world are designed to deliver on command, but that's not how music works. Music is a natural process, so we must cultivate our ability slowly and surely. Relaxed, steady practice that is focused on one little trick, or one little song leads to good results. I just don't feel right if I can't play for a few hours every day! Remember to stretch out your wrists and hands before playing, and spend your practice time trying to smooth out your changes----this stuff takes time. Listen to versions of the song you're learning!!! Get to know the tune. At the end of practice, finish with something that is easy for you----and recall how far you've come, step by step. There is no end in the journey of music...so keep on uke-in'!
Even More Videos!
Wednesday, June 28th, The V-Tones of Charleston with the Swamp Gypsies, Joy Pilots at the Music Farm Farmers' Market, //
Thursday, June 29th, The Amazing Mittens at Bar Normandy, 7-9pm, free (eat some food!)//
Saturday, July 1st, Noodle and friends at the Johns Island Farmers' Market, 9am-1pm, free//
Friday, July 7th, The Amazing Mittens at Bishop Gadsden birthday celebration, 3;30-4:30pm, private//
Saturday, July 8th, Wedding at the Confederate House with the V-Tones of Charleston, 7-10pm, private//
Tuesday, July 11th, The V-Tones at the Mount Pleasant farmers' market, 3:30-7pm, free show//
Saturday, July 29th, V-Tones trio, private show at Senior Citizens' center (thanks Nancy!) 2-3pm//
Saturday, August 19th, V-Tones quartet at birthday party, 5-8pm, Hanahan, private//
Saturday, September 30th, 50th! Anniversary Party, V-Tones, 4-8pm, private//
Saturday, December 9th, The Amazing Mittens at Jingles and Jammies, bruch party, private//
Sunday, December 10th, The V-Tones 13th Annual Holiday Extravaganza, at the Main Branch of the Charleston County Public Library, 3pm, free//
Saturday, December 16th, Holiday Band for private Christmas party, pm//