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Re: 002 2019 Self Esteem (The Offspring, cover)
« Reply #30 on: October 05, 2019, 11:03:38 am »
Great dynamics, strumming hand on a good flow of constant motion, superb vocal delivery, serendipitous room-reverb, good use of slow-mo strumming tempo and stops to emphasise and change the narrative and feel. Well done. Cradle that uke a little more good sir!

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Re: 002 2019 Self Esteem (The Offspring, cover)
« Reply #31 on: October 05, 2019, 06:47:05 pm »
Thanks Richard-

We all appreciate you giving up your Saturday morning to listen to our offerings and offer constructive criticism.
This will be another thread to revisit when I understand the finer points of all the technique suggestions on the other entries.

Lucky for me, the uke is just a hit & strum job, eh?  ;)


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Re: 002 2019 Self Esteem (The Offspring, cover)
« Reply #32 on: October 06, 2019, 01:36:58 pm »
Thanks Richard-

We all appreciate you giving up your Saturday morning to listen to our offerings and offer constructive criticism.
This will be another thread to revisit when I understand the finer points of all the technique suggestions on the other entries.


No probs.
It was more than a Saturday morning truth be told.
I listen to all entries at their time of upload and often give a repeat listening even before I come to listen in earnest.
Then for each entry I will listen / watch two - three - four times so as best to pick up on any fine detail, technical issues and hidden pleasures.
I feel that anything else would lead to cursory encouragement and comment on my part. I strive to give at least one piece of constructive criticism that the recipient can benefit from.
And, as you suggest here, so can the wider forum community gain some hints and tips - whether at the time or at a later date.

It does take a large investment of time I must be honest.

The pay-off for me?

I enjoy it.

I learn a lot myself from analysing and critiquing other people's playing.

It improves my ability to fulfil my role as a face-to-face teacher so I can better teach my (modestly small number of) private students.

:) :) :)

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Re: 002 2019 Self Esteem (The Offspring, cover)
« Reply #33 on: October 07, 2019, 02:48:07 pm »
Quite right, Richard  :)
You get out what you put in.
(I wonder what my payback will be, having spent the morning watching my son's footy team get hammered 15 -1 in the rain?  ;))

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Re: 002 2019 Self Esteem (The Offspring, cover)
« Reply #34 on: October 10, 2019, 05:07:51 am »
Dang that was an explosion of confidence and showmanship right there! Agree with David. You're open mic ready! Punk on uke sounds as rebellious as punk itself. You did a good job Brian! More please! :)

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Re: 002 2019 Self Esteem (The Offspring, cover)
« Reply #35 on: October 13, 2019, 12:14:46 pm »
Thanks Bala!  ;D
Glad you enjoyed

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Re: 002 2019 Self Esteem (The Offspring, cover)
« Reply #36 on: October 14, 2019, 08:50:21 pm »
Not much I can say about this that hasn't already been said, Brian. Enjoyed your entry on multiple levels. Skills, passion, energy, humor...it was all there. I would have even cheered at an open mic. haha.
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Re: 002 2019 Self Esteem (The Offspring, cover)
« Reply #37 on: October 15, 2019, 08:43:37 am »
@ Tosh
... aah, but you took the time to listen and comment.
Much appreciated  8)

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Re: 002 2019 Self Esteem (The Offspring, cover)
« Reply #38 on: November 25, 2019, 09:07:03 pm »
Great song choice! Love this song - I need to do a lesson on this! :) Great rendition, full of your usual passion and energy - awesome! :) couple of minor rhythm stumbles - worth making sure you get rid of any of them - they're my only criticism. dynamic shifts worked great and make such an impact! hope ur doing great.
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Re: 002 2019 Self Esteem (The Offspring, cover)
« Reply #39 on: November 26, 2019, 02:58:31 pm »
Thank you, Justin-
You’ve just made me puff out my chest with pride  ;)
It’d be great to see a lesson on how it should be done!

I just realised: you don’t have nearly enough vibes for all you do for your disciples, so have some on me  :)

 

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