I don’t normally post videos I make on my website but this one is special in the sense that it is a big HUGE thank you video dedicated to Herman Vandecauter (YouTube Channel) who has been patiently teaching me fingerstyle uke for the past three months.
There are no ukulele teachers around where I live nor any other player that I know of and Herman has kindly offered to teach me fingerstyle ukulele over Skype. Despite a few occasional technical problems, learning over Skype has proven a good solution and I am very grateful to Herman for helping me in my ukulele learning.
This video is very far from perfect and contains all the typical beginner mistakes (a few jarring notes, some rhythm errors and left hand fingers moving too much) but keeps track of my progress anyway. Back in August this year I was fingerpicking with just one finger !
And of course, there are always extra glitches I make just because the webcam is filming. Maybe my first resolution for 2010 should be to be less self-conscious.
If you are after a beautiful rendition of What If A Day, check out Valéry Sauvage‘s version of the same arrangement :
I wish you all a Merry Christmas !!!!