Somewhere Over the Rainbow (work in progress with updates)

Why not post this as well! Trying to get this polished in the next two days for class.

Couple of parts in there that are still rough, but it’s all doable with time.

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Gorgeous harmonies Joe. I could hear the wheels turning in your brain as well as the tick of the inner metronome. I’ll say it again, you are impressive sir. Thankyou for sharing your talent and your music.

Is the Justin trick looking ahead at the next note/chord while you are playing the previous one?

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Thanks for sharing the practice sharing, Joe. I look forward to a future version when you’ve smoothed all the rough edges and play it with your customary fluency.

What beautiful chord voicings and melody in the arrangement you are playing.

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Well done Joe, not an easy piece by any means! There’s a few places where you have to get into fluid memory but it’s just a matter of practice. I think that maybe if you played it all at a slower pace (about the same as where you’re not quite keeping up) it would help. Once you get it all evenly you can go a bit faster.

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Hey Joe great offering, interesting choice to play it with a pick and spot on, I think it makes the piece sound a lot brighter. Perhaps a follow up using ukulele too? :slight_smile: all the best

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Nice Job! I would like to learn this one day! THought you did wonderful keep them coming! And keep on keepin on!

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Gorgeous tune… Very nice practice. I like the expressions you make as you look up in your mind. “What comes next, now?”

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Very nice chord melody. :slight_smile:

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Lovely rendition of this, Joe. I was surprised to see you using a pick too, but it worked quite well.

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Good practice with the counting! I hope how far you have come makes you feel confident! :smiley: I enjoyed this.

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No, the Justin trick is to make up an intro whenever you play a campfire/BBQ song. People will be impressed. He was right. In fact, someone asked me to tab out the intro for him on the other post! :grinning:

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The melody notes are on the highest string so when you strum down it’s the last note played. Works out well. I’m not as comfortable with finger style so I went with what I know.

I’ve never even attempted ukulele!

It just hit me that I could post this in learning logs. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Next time!

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Joe I’m already super impressed by you, star that you are :star_struck:

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What comes next is actually easy. This arrangement has lots of half notes so I’m supposed to let the notes ring out for two beats before going on to the next. So holding the notes plus the big jumps.

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Ah I see… I don’t much about half notes and stuff… not yet anyway. Great job though

Very very nice and thanks for posting always good to get a glimpse of an early recording and then see the final thing when you’ve been able to get it to where you want it. Sounding great at the moment.

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I really enjoyed that. Very soothing! Great sound!

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Wonderful playing Joe. You nailed that one.

I hope it goes well in the lesson for you.

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Beautiful playing, Joe! Obviously, you have a well-trained ear.

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