June 9: The pick
I’ve been practising using the pick for melodies and I think I’m getting faster… At least on the one melody that I play. I don’t like using the learning app with the electric guitar, so I’ve really fallen behind on those songs. Instead I’ve been playing the melody that I wrote for the book trailer for “Assassins! Accidental Matchmakers.” It’s not out yet, but I promise I’ll link to it when it is and flood your dashes with it as often as I have the cover reveal. 😉
I played the walking song, “Get to Know You,” and the ballad today on the electric. I kinda like the ballad on the electric. It’s got a cool sound to it.
Then I played the walking song on the soprano ukulele. I don’t think I tuned it quite right, as the G chord sounded off to me.
June 10: Woo no pain!
I played the walking song, “Get to Know You,” and the wedding song today on the electric. Then I played the walking song again on the tenor ukulele.
And guess what?!
Well, you probably already guessed from the title of this post.
My arm doesn’t hurt!!
It’s such a relief.
My son has been asking for “Randal’s standing song” for his bedtime song the past two nights. I almost didn’t correct him because that’s so cute!!!
I discovered that I know the lyrics (with a couple hesitations) fairly well, but the melody eludes me when I’m not playing an instrument.
In other news, @ericdesmarais and I finished writing our fourth book together last night!! (In a little under a year and a half, in case anyone is curious.) Faymous is going to be going out to beta readers sometime this summer, after the novella is written at the end of it.
Feel free to AMA about it!!
June 11: Memorizing
I didn’t play today, but I am working on memorizing the walking song. I only hesitated once while singing it to my son.
I’ll call that a win.
June 12: Walking song
My son is a big fan of singing along with me. I hope he never grows out of it.
Today, I played the tenor ukulele quickly, only practising the walking song. My son competed with me, trying to sing the lyrics ahead of when I was playing them.
So we had a discussion about how to sing with accompaniment and I played the song again. He seemed to have gotten the concept.
I’m so proud.
P.S. It’s our 13th wedding anniversary today!
June 13: Back at it
I played the electric again today. I practised the walking song, “Get to Know You,” and the wedding song.
I also played the soprano ukulele to practise the walking song again.
My son played the ukulele after I put it down. He’s getting very good at strumming.
June 14: Acoustic
I played my acoustic today for the first time in a while.
I so adore it.
I played the learning app (struggled, but managed to pass), the walking song, “Get to Know You,” and the wedding song.
My arm is tired. It’s not used to the wide body.