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Ukulele and Guitar Improvisation

11 2012

One of the things I find most difficult in my ukulele learning process is to keep time while playing. An excellent exercise is to play with others.

My friend Ganymede Gwilym and I often like to play a series of chords to practise keeping time when playing together. Today we had great fun doing a video of an improvisation on 4 chords of Clocks by Coldplay (initially D Am C Em, transposed to G Dm F Am). Trying to keep a steady ukulele fingerpicking while the guitar is changing rhythm is excellent practice.

Here is our rendition of passing time :


  1. Barry Maz on the 20th of June 2012 @ 20:37

    Just sublime. I adore this! Thank you!
    Would love to share on Got A Ukulele with your permission!


  2. Armelle Europe on the 3rd of July 2012 @ 18:36

    Barry : Thanks! I’m really glad you enjoyed. Feel free to share on Got a Ukulele.

  3. Ukeattitude on the 4th of July 2012 @ 22:58

    Bien sympa, ça rendre facilement en tête ;-) Beau duo, encore d’autres comme ça ;-)

  4. Armelle Europe on the 5th of July 2012 @ 11:53

    Ukeattitude: Merci! Nous avons bien l’intention de faire d’autres duos. À suivre…

  5. tabukulele on the 16th of October 2013 @ 00:09

    Merci, une bonne découverte.

  6. Armelle Europe on the 16th of October 2013 @ 17:00

    tabukulele: Contente que cette improvisation plaise !

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