We’ve all heard the saying, ‘you can only practice what you can play.’ The truth is that you can get by without ever having a ukulele, but if you’ve got the potential, then you need to master it.
Most musicians don’t think deeply about it, but a lot more are practicing ukulele than they ever did before. How do you manage that?
First of all, learn the basic movements. This can be done with a video game or computer, but many people prefer it to do it in the real world. Play guitar and play a few songs and get good. The only thing you don’t do is start off practicing the parts you don’t think you can learn in a month, or just starting with the basics. The first step would be to get acquainted with the part you can’t begin to play in six minutes. Then you can gradually build it and get into more complex, challenging, and challenging playing. You can start off by practicing four to five songs a day, but as you improve, you could try doing five songs a day or more. The great thing is to be constantly in tune. If you practice with an acoustic guitar, playing it by ear, you’ll come to the realization that you can’t pick it up by ear, so it’s got to be played by you. So you need to do that, too.
As a musician, what do you think about most if not all the uke players now?
As a musician we all need to be playing new songs. I would say that I’m still learning new ways to play. When you’re a musician, you always want to be fresh and changing yourself. This is what has made our modern uke scene so fascinating. Everybody is playing new songs. No one is practicing the parts they’re not confident with and nobody is playing them by ear. All the pieces we’re playing are getting a lot better. If you take a look just at our site I mean, some of the songs we’re playing have been in the New Age and other bands at the same time, for example, “You’re Still My World is the story of a woman’s journey in a different direction, but it’s also the story of how to live one’s life.”
What do you think separates a good musician from a great one?
What you hear from all the ukulele players, even now, all is ‘oh, that’s not my instrument