Sunday, July 26, 2015

Little Miss Higgins & the Winnepeg Five || Moonlit Picnic (REPRISE)

And her playful "Bargain Shop Panties" video... (sans baritone)

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Munson Music || D'yer Maker (Led Zeppelin) Bariuke Cover Lesson in C with Chords/Lyrics

The complete list.

Munson Music || Baritone Ukulele Covers

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.

Munson Music || Mommas Don't Let Your Boys Grow Up to be Cowboys

Willie & Waylon

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Zaynab Malik || Cast No Shadow (Oasis Cover) REPRISE

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...

Some Kinks,

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.