Sunday, December 18, 2011

Armelle || Two Originals on her Pono Baritone Ukulele

Armelle's blog "Ukulele & Languages" is one of the top ukulele blogs in the world. She focuses in on ukulele videos sung in native languages from around the world. I have always admired her inspiration since I've studied Swedish, Spanish & Brazilian Portuguese. Here she shares her original compositions.


Swirling Clouds


  1. Jeff, thank you so much for the kind words and for featuring my videos.
    Thanks for all the great baritone info on your site. No baritone related info seems to evade you!
    Merry Christmas!


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  3. @ Armelle -- Joyeux Noël à vous aussi Armelle. I enjoy seeing you play. Well, almost seeing you play. Did you compose this on your standard uke or bari? If you ever come across a jucy bari video in Tibetan, Bengali, or Icelandic please drop me an e-mail. Are you still working with Herman?

    The nice thing about the bari is that you can play the exact same fingerings as your standard ukulele BUT it will be in a different key. Or you can shuffle the chords over to the bari fingerings. In this way you start learning the song in different keys.

    So if you would like to have a deeper sound once in a while the bari is a good option.

  4. Jeff, I composed both Swirling Clouds and Oblivion on my baritone uke.
    And just as you said, I enjoy composing tunes on the bari and then playing them on my concert GCEA uke with the same fingering. I did this with my piece Maelström and it's like you have two completely different tunes.

    Unfortunately I am not working with Herman any more as we couldn't find a time that would suit both of us this year.

    I'll definitely let you know if I come across some Icelandic or Bengali baritone. No luck so far but you never know...

    God Jul !