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, December 13th, The V-Tones at Prohibition for the Swing Dance, free lesson at 7pm, live msuic 8-11pm, free//
Friday, December 15th, The Amazing Mittens at Savannah grace, 3pm, private//
Saturday, December 16th, Holiday band for private Christmas party, pm//
Sunday, December 17th, V-Tones at Marion Square Farmers' Market, 11am-2:30pm, free//
Wednesday, Dec. 20th, The Amazing Mittens at Respite Care Christmas Party, 1pm, private//
Thursday, Dec. 21st, Virgin Islands Benefit with Sally & George, The V-Tones, the Dubplates, Red Cedar Review, others, at the Pourhouse, $10, more info tba//
Saturday, December 23rd, V-Tones at holiday party, 4-7pm, private//
Thursday, December 28th, The Amazing Mittens at Vibra Rehab, 3pm, private//
Wednesday, Feb. 28th, The V-Tones of Charleston open for Parker Millsap at Marion Square for the Food & Wine Festival, 6-8pm, more info tba//
Saturday, March 24th, Lime & The Coconuts, Art in the Barn, 2-5pm, more info tba//
Saturday, March 31st, music for the Annual Hat Ladies Parade, 10am-11am, Broad Street, Charleston, free//
Sunday, April 8th, The V-Tones of Charleston at the Bee Expo! noon-3pm, Cinnebaree, free//
Sunday, April 22nd, The V-Tones of Charleston, Tom & Olivia, private wedding//
Sunday, May 20th, She Goes He Goes at CHX (Lindy exchange), more info tba//
Wednesday, October 31st, Noodle at Franke at Seaside, 2;30-3:30pm, private//