Sunday, July 26, 2015
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Thursday, July 23, 2015
The complete list.
Mr. Munson is a multi-instrumentalist and makes play along videos in a wide variety of genres. He has taken on the baritone ukulele in a very serious way. Check this YouTube MunsonCovers Baritone Ukulele Cover Lessons list out...
Kudos to him for all of his work.
Willie & Waylon
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Zaynab writes, "I just worked this less than a week ago but am really working on trying to produce more instead of concerning myself with perfection. This is just a simple, easy, rough song that I really like!"
Perfection doesn't exist. Lovely voice, consistent strum, and simply very enjoyable...
Mancini & Mercer
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Here's my first installment in the exploration of the world of baritone ukuleles. I have the opportunity to play one of these beauties on a couple of occasions. I would consider it one of the 2 best that I have had the pleasure to pick and strum. If you are searching for a finely built and supremely playable baritone for the rest of your life then I would consider this maker and instrument.
It is perfect in all aspects: physical beauty, plays with the most delicate of touch, and such rich beautiful tone. It would be one of those instruments that fit my unique philosophy -- we love to spend so much time playing our instruments -- if we consider the $/hour of pleasure what could be better for years of personal enjoyment?
I actually had a tiny bit of influence in the creation of Kinnard baritone. I met Kevin Beddoe who had commissioned several tenor ukuleles and had them on display at the Wine Country Ukulele Festival about 4 years ago. I had brought my favorite vintage mahogany Favilla baritone ukulele and shared it with Kevin as we talked music. It was only a spark...
In my exploration of various baritone ukulele makers, I will use the heading as above and $$$$ will be a high-end custom and $ to indicate a lower cost. The Kinnard Ukes site shows baritones priced from $1,800 to about $2,700.