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Old 10-30-2012, 07:15 AM   #2
Mary Eastland
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Re: Difficult uke or bad technique?

HI Mariska:

If I am having trouble with a technique with an uke I ask the uke for what I need like you did. For example, "Could you slow down and not grip so hard because I can't move?" Then we can progress together so that I can understand it a bit better. If they forget and go back to their habit I might need to ask again. Some techniqes are very difficult.

If I am doing freestyle and a technique doesn't seem to be working...I pay more attention to my uke and let them go in the way they are heading with some guidance , of course. ;o)

After more practice hard techniques and difficult ukes make more sense. Good luck with you test.

Last edited by Mary Eastland : 10-30-2012 at 07:16 AM. Reason: spelling

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