One thing I’m especially pleased about at the moment is how much I’m playing my ukulele.
Right now, I am a woodshedding fiend. In fact, I’m having to restrain myself so I don’t develop a repetitive stress injury…
It helps that the first item on my Ideal Daily Template is “Play uke” (though that’s actually changing, but more on that in another post).
It also helps that the ukulele is wonderfully portable – easy to bring from room to room, so it’s always available for a little strumming. (The removal of obstacles being a very large portion of spending more time on your creative thing.)
All of this woodshedding made me think some people out there might find it useful to have a little tutorial on how to practice effectively. Just playing a song straight through is never going to do the job; instead, you’ve got to break every song down to find the hard transitions, and woodshed on those until you want to puke.
Isn’t that the way life always works? The fun and easy stuff rarely gets you up the mountain. We all resist the hard stuff, but it’s what creates greatness in the end, isn’t it?
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this. I love to teach, so I had fun making it.
(Plus it was a good exercise for me – Ms. Vain – to shoot a video with bed-head. Always working on getting more Zen..)
Enjoy, and let me know what you think!
Uke til you puke!
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