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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
TRAILER PARK BOYS THEME
For Ricky, Jullian and Bubbles...
And here is the tab.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
This is awesome stuff Todd. Very simple, but gets to the soul of the instrument. Thanks for some more great baritone ukulele playing. The slides, hammer-ons, Pull-offs and some quickly played 1/16th notes add a nice folksy flavor. I could see you sitting on a porch along with LewDite having a great time.
I would like to build my skills in this area and have been working with Lil' Rev's Hal Leonard book 2 which works on these skills in a variety of old tunes. Lil' Rev has told me that he has another Hal Leonard book on it's way soon, called 101 Licks for the Ukulele.
http://elderly.com/books/items/49-695948.htm (Buy the book with the CD!)
I have also plinked around on Ken Middleton's Bluegrass arrangements. They are high quality and he has videos of each song being played. A google search will get you there or type "Ken Middleton" in my blog search box. Ken also has e-books for sale (not specifically baritone)
I also see that FleaMarketMusic has a new bluegrass book out and I will surely get a copy. All of Fred Sokolow's work has been fantastic. (also not specifically baritone)
Friday, June 25, 2010
Jake says, "I simply had to make a cut for you all on this baritone uke before it hits the rack and finds a new home. This is a c.1960s Japanese-built all-solid baritone under the "Carmencita" brand. Back and sides and neck of somewhat flamed Japanese maple, nice spruce top, and checker binding around the soundhole and top. It's sort of a typical import baritone from the time with the exception of the nice solid woods... and the tone... oh my. This thing projects very well and sounds like a decent quality classical guitar."
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I added in a link to the Ukulele Player Magazine
here and on Humble Uker for a quick reference
13 issues are available with a simple click.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
TrustNo121000 (Tatiana, USA)
The Railway House:
Monday, June 14, 2010
"The Concept for this CD is "Parlour Music" - lightweight, charming instrumentals in the ragtime or classical vein, the sort of things people played at home for their own amusement in the days before TV." JK
The Baritone is "Hot Rodded" Spruce top on a Harmony Baritone.
Canadian Tenor Tuning, a-d-f#-b (Low a)
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Band with Baritone: Steven Swartz, Alan Drogin, Gregor Kitzis, Jason DiMatteo, John Bollinger
Hip Hop uker Jon Braman
http://ukuleledisco.com/joncomplete (1/2 hour interview)
http://ukuleledisco.com/haileycomplete (1/2 hour interview)
http://ukuleledisco.com/bohemianrhapsody (What crowd support!)
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Arthur Godfrey and Janette Davis
If I Had You On A Desert Island (78 rpm record)
The Mamas & The Papas and Arthur Godfrey
Arthur Godfrey - Makin' Love Ukulele Style
Arthur Godfrey & Haleoke - Mele Kalikimake
Cliff Edwards was a guest on Arthur Godfrey's radio show in 1943. Godfrey is credited with inventing the baritone ukulele. Edwards was in his forties at the time of this recording.
What's My Line? This shows a bit of his personality and fame.
(Do you play, pardon the expression, a musical instrument?)
What type of a question is that?
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Dirk a.k.a. MugambisMonkey's words about his experiment...
This is an experiment. I put bronce strings on my Pono mahogany baritone uke (which has a scale length of 550 mm), using the following string diameters: .023w(D) .017(G) .014(B) .010(E). The uke sounds slightly out of tune (however it is not), I guess it's because of the compensated saddle which is made to compensate nylon strings and thus "overcompensates" now. I like the sound, but a real tenor guitar probably sounds better. :-) The sound is acoustic, I just use the Microcube in the background to play back the rhythm. Please cut me some slack since I usually never use a pick.