Saturday, September 24, 2016

Michael Walker || Classical Baritone Ukulele

Here's the link to Michael Walker's rapidly growing list of CLASSICAL music books for the baritone ukulele. This link is to where you can also get a bit of a preview of the book. I have one of the books and it is a quality publication. The first tunes are very playable for the intermediate player but they rapidly get more challenging.

Also check out this Lulu page

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Bruce Emery || Baritone Ukulele Jump Start

Bruce Emery is a prolific writer of books for the Guitar and over the last few years he has created books for the ukulele player. For the bari player he created a great book with a wide spectrum of knowledge to support the growth of every level of player. Bruce actually started off playing the baritone ukulele and has a very simple, straightforward, encouraging, and lightly humorous way of presenting ideas.

Bruce's latest work is a kind of prequel/companion to the "Baritone Ukulele from Scratch." It is a 4 page laminated product he calls, "Baritone Ukulele Jump Start." He also has free audio tracks available on his Skeptical Guitarist website.

Contents: Bruce's work is professional and comes from years of teaching. In his Jump Start he covers some basic strums, and chord families and the five most important: G, C D, A & E. The Circle of Fifths. Ways to use the capo with caged shapes. A first position Note Locator. Basic and Travis picking patterns. And then there is a very nice 116 chord chart that would be great to keep in your music binder as a quick reference.

The product is not yet on the Skeptical Guitarist website, ordering page, as of yet. I will check in with Bruce to find when it will be available.

Previous baritone ukulele products by Mr. Emery...

Baritone Ukulele from Scratch

Monday, September 5, 2016

2016-09-4 Baritone Ukulele News

Bella McKendree on UKEUKUClips with her original song...

Here's another Baritone Ukulele Chord Site, Ukulele Chords dot Com.

I was looking over my friend Gary's blog called Ukulelia for some baritone topics as he occassionally mentions the big instrument, perhaps mostly begrudgingly. I found out about Sarah Marie Young performing with baritone ukulele. In this video she is mostly dancing but a few strums occur.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

2016-08-25 Baritone Ukulele News...

An album featuring solo baritone ukulele instrumentals by Yasuhiro Murata called Still Pop. Sound samples are available at the linked site.

As I was hunting for Yasuhiro's album Still Pop, incorrectly searched "Still Life", and I came across a little surprise. James K. Radke has a photo named, Still-life with Fedora, Baritone Ukulele and three Braces posted on his website of his 2016 photos.

Michael Walker is continuing to put together classical style books. His latest "ROMANCE! Compositions from the 19th Century Romantic Movement in Tablature and Musical Notation Transcribed for the Baritone Ukulele" was just released August 8, 2016. Looking into the "LOOK INSIDE" section of Amazon's page you see the passion that Michael has. He provides an introduction to The Romantic Era along with introductory information on each of the 26 composers.

I must also mention the most prolific creator of baritone ukulele books, Ondrej Sarek, a Czech who has a wide variety of books and the latest has me quite curious -- Boogie Woogie Patterns for Baritone Ukulele.

Danielle has a new tune We Were the Only Ones on a Gold Tone Banjo Baritone Ukulele...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Manitoba Hal Brolund || Sloop John B

Really good video and instruction...