Hi there, and welcome back to my blog. How are you? I hope you are well. Today, I’m going to talk about the process of me playing rock songs on my electric ukulele. I’m going to talk about the process of me picking a song, practising the song, what I found easy, what I found hard why I’m doing it.
As a teenager, I used to listen to a lot of rock songs. Every time that I came home from school, I would immediately put the tv onto Kerrang tv, and sit there for hours. After my diagnosis, I created a playlist on YouTube called tunes, where I put all of the songs that I used to listen to. From this playlist, I would listen to a song, google the chords and learn it.
When it came to “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen, I had purchased a Patreon subscription to The Uke Teacher. I have been following The Uke teacher from the very start of my ukulele playing and I appreciate him for all of his free lessons. The main reason for me purchasing his Patreon subscription was so I could get his chord sheets.
A friend of mine, Sharron from my local Headway group gave a second-hand copy of the ukulele rock songs. Ever since then, I have also been playing songs from the book as well.
When it came to learning “Freebird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd, I have also bought a temporary Patreon subscription to 10 thumbs challenge, so I could get the chord sheet. I had also bought a slide for myself to be able to play the intro for “Freebird” accurately. A slide job is to make moving chords a lot smoother
For my ukulele, I had also bought a capo because of some songs that I was learning with The Earls of Uke and on my own, a capo is required. A capo job is to give the ukulele a lot higher tone. I also bought a new effects pedal for myself that was supposed to be a battery powdered but when I came to use it, it wasn’t.
Recently, I had purchased a subscription for the Acapella. Acapella is an app that allows the user to re-record themselves singing and playing. To get the harmonics of a song correctly. The first time that I used this app was when I did “Bohimeum Rhysposdy”. Because my phone battery doesn’t last that long, I had to purchase this phone adapter and microphone input.
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That’s it for now. Once again, I just want to thank a few people. Firstly, I would like to thank my mum, dad, sister, and my Naughty Mamaji, for being by my side, throughout everything. I would like to thank everyone from BTS for sharing this with the community. I would like to thank Kanika, Shirley, and everyone at Carers Trust for giving me the confidence to share my story and I would like to thank Joe for motivating me to get back on the horse. And I would like to thank everyone at the hospital, my family and friends, and everyone who I’ve met on this journey.
Next time, I’m going to talk about how I handled the weather. Please feel free to leave a comment and as always, if you buy something from Amazon, through the blog, or click on an advert, 100% of the money that I get goes to charity.
Thanks and take care.