Friday, May 31, 2013

Jeff's Flickr Fotos

Hello readers and visitors of Humble Baritonics. I have experimented with a few things on this blog over the last three years. One of those things was an attempt to build a baritone ukulele e-community for sharing music, videos, tutorials, books, etc that would be beneficial for the bari-uke player or those just exploring some musical options. 

I have requested photos, taken and been offered photos of baritone ukulele players from around the world to share on the blog. Today, I logged on to my flickr account and saw some changes as well as a small selection of the wonderful photos that I have collected. I thought some of you might interested in seeing these photos too so I am sharing the link...

I am also going to let you know I would be glad to include more photos that you may want to share.

Jeff / Humble Uker
Castro Valley, California
humble uker at gmail dot com

Jillie Mae Eddy || The Weary Kind

Friday, May 24, 2013

Pabrizzer || All That Matters Now

Valery Sauvage || Thomas Ravencroft The Three Ravens

Early English song in Melismata (1611) by Thomas Ravencroft. 
Arrangement by Pascale Boquet.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Jan Laurenz || Price Tag (Jessie J cover)

And here's a little "World Music" on tenor guitar

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Bueno Chen || Kahuna Shuffle

FredUke38 || Plays a Kala KA-B

Here's a sampler of High DGBE music with commentary in French. Merci!

Pabrizzer || Around Oz

Music oozes from him...

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Haunted Windchimes || An Interview

Capturing the energy!

What A Wonderful Uke

Nice story and lovely playing...

Stephanie Jackson turns her magic toward the baritone ukulele. She's playing a Kohala baritone uke in this self-produced video, using her own arrangement.

Stephanie is a consummate professional, and always delivers a dynamite performance. Many of her videos are studio productions, but she did this one at home, and it came out great.

Lua Plug || Be Here To Love Me

Shiver Me Timbers (Tom Waits)

This Guy's in Love with You (Burt Bacharach)

Since You Said Goodbye (JJ Cale)

Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head

You Can Never Hold Back Spring (Tom Waits cover)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Ken Middleton (Rep.) || Ohana Ukulele Review

Desirae Garcia || Treat Me Kind (Mike Clark cover)

I saw Desirae once play and sing live with The Haunted Windchimes in Santa Cruz, California. I love this song sung so sweetly and simply. The video is perfectly shot. No fancy chords but a solid sound.

Desirae Garcia || Hardly Are You Lonely

Willy Tea Taylor || Young When I Left Home

Another video of our cuzin'...

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Kissing88 || Perhaps Love (Bari & Ocarina)

Pabrizzer || The Highway Patrol (Junior Brown cover)

Thanks to Pabrizzer for sharing a good variety of songs. Many are new to me. I appreciate the different chord embellishments and his showin' off some techniques that add flavor to one's playing. 

Junior Brown has another song which I like to play a simplified Blues version of it. It is called "My Wife Thinks You're Dead." If you're interested in my simplified version, send me an email, (remove the periods as necessary), and I'll send you a copy.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Hoshmack || Polyushka Polye

Baritone & Balalaika...

The Haunted Windchimes || Say You're Sorry

Desirae plays the Baritone...

Aaron Keim || The Cowboy Waltz

An old waltz played on a new Mya-Moe baritone ukulele.
Tab from Aaron & Nicole

Aaron & Nicole are doing some concerts, ukulele workshops and giving Mya-Moe Ukulele Demos. Here's their upcoming cities and dates:

May 15 -- Ashland, Oregon
May 16 -- Santa Cruz, California
May 17 -- Roseville, California
May 18 -- Remo, Nevada
May 19 -- Berkeley, California
May 20 -- Bend, Oregon

Wow -- that's a lot of miles in a short time!

To buy Aaron & Nicole's books and cds, please visit:

Aaron playing a Tenor Guitar, another 4 string cousin...

Quiet American Music || True Love Will Find You in the End

Quiet American Music || I Will Be the One

Aaron and Nicole Keim playing Mya-Moe Ukuleles. I have been following Aaron since he's performed with Boulder Accoustic Society at Mike DaSilva's shop & studio about 8 years ago. Aaron & Nicole will be at the Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz meeting May 16, 2013.

I have been less attentive to blog posts lately since I been selected for 4 weeks of jury duty and have to take care of my several jobs that I am managing for a steel fabricator in Fremont, California. I hope that I will be able to see Aaron & Nicole but I may just have too many commitments to handle it all right now.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

UOGB || Anarchy in the UK

Richie playing a bari and doing lead vocals.