Thursday, November 28, 2013

Dr Bekken || I've Got A Feeling I'm Falling

So much fun to be had -- Lovin' the Doc!

And here's one slowing it down a bit, and from 1873...

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

BEV || Loving You (Minnie Riperton cover)

"Birds Eye View" plays with a perspective that's real handy to follow...

Monday, November 18, 2013

Jilly Mae Eddy || Two Pilgrims

Michael Lynch || The Baritone Ukulele (Basic Bari Info & e-Book)

Ukulele Mike has quite a following and from the comments on the following YouTube video there has been interest in Mike doing a baritone video for quite some time.

Here's Ukulele Mike's Baritone Ukulele book link.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Andrew Morse || I Drink

Justin P. || KonaBlaster Electric Baritone

Justin contacted me a couple of weeks ago excited about his new KonaBlaster electric baritone ukulele and offered to share his thoughts. I gladly accepted and what follows are Justin's comments with minimal editing...

Review Blue Star Konablaster baritone (solid body steel string)

"I received my konablaster baritone uke today which only took 4 days to arrive. First off, I will say Elderly Instruments is amazing in terms of quality and customer service. They were a real pleasure to deal with. They are very helpful and kind people.
[See HB note #1]

Anyway on to the uke itself. First how it feels/looks. Its so sturdy! The neck feels so solid. Its such a unique instrument -- the body is really pretty too look at! (I have the blue one).

The carpet back is actually nice. When I'm playing with out a strap it holds up securely and doesn't feel like its going to slip (although I did request strap pegs to be added but haven't used a strap yet).

So over all its a really unique looking ukulele I could stare at the thing all day and basically drool over it!

As for sound well, it sounds bright, even and beautiful! The intonation is spot on, the frets are perfect
no buzz, perfect action etc. I played it for about an hour messing around with various effects (even played some metal type stuff on it for a laugh with the distortion cranked up).

With a simple reverb or chorus (just a tad) on clean channel this has to be one of the nicest instruments I have ever played. Over all I was on the search for a middle ground between an electric guitar and a ukulele (since I'm a much better uke player than guitarist but need electronics to make the ambient music I like to make) I have to say this is the perfect instrument for me -- 10/10. I recommend anyone who is looking for a solid body baritone ukulele this is THE ONE to get."

Justin P.

HB Note #1 -- I must agree that Elderly Instruments is a quality online music store. I bought a Hamano tenor and a Cigar Box Bari. Both were beautiful instruments, well set-up, securely packaged and promptly shipped.

Belinda Underwood || Coon Party in a Fig Tree

Stolen entirely from the 11-14-13 YT notes...
Belinda Underwood and Josiah Payne perform Belinda's original song, "Coon Party in a Fig Tree" at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, OR. Belinda is playing a Kamaka Baritone Ukulele and Moog Keyboard bass. Josiah is playing the mandolin he received for winning the national mandolin championship. Video by John Hart of New Folk Radio.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Professor Pete & Doctor Dick || Nagasaki

Baritone Bass-O-Lele again.

Doctor Dick & Professor Pete || Park Myself in Your Arms (Bass-O-Lele Style)

A bass-o-lele = baritone uke with the four low nylon strings (all wound) of a classic guitar tuned EADG!

D J Facades || Moonglow

Skills on the bari...

Friday, November 8, 2013

Ukulele Underground & Friends || Sweet Home Alabama

I have been playing a couple of old Lynyrd Skynyrd songs lately: Simple Man and Give Me 3 Steps, and did a little search. Aldrine Guerrero has a fun version with chords in the video. He's got some help from S.F. Bay local uker / musician Russ Buss and BaronK. All of the Ukulele Underground tutorials are exceotional. Aldrine and the UU Co. just produces quality stuff.


Learn the PICKING for this song at - !

Play along with Aldrine, Russbus415, and BaronK69 and they play "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd! For a complete (free!) tutorial on how to play the chords, strumming pattern, and picking pattern for this song, check out Uke Lesson 57 (Sweet Home Alabama) on !

Special thanks to Russ and Robin for being awesome sports and wielding the vocals on this song (despite both of them being avid Neil Young fans). Please check out their channels and show them some love!

Russ -
The Baron -

Thanks for watching & keep strummin' that uke!

-UU Staff

Monday, November 4, 2013

Willie and Trigger, a story in Willie's words.

I heard that Willie Nelson's guitar was a nylon string guitar. Willie talks about his guitar, named Tigger, in this video. He also mentions one of his heroes Django Rheinhart was one of the greatest guitar players. Listen to what was special about Django's left hand. Amazing.


Saturday, November 2, 2013

Aël présente : Ukulele Baritone Dominique Chevalier (Vidéo Bonus Guitar Unplugged 2013)

This video is completely in French. Using Aël as an example it appears that the french language requires numerous hand gestures to get the message across. His hands also do wonders on the Dominique Chevalier bari uke in this video. Aël gives it quite a ride... (Start at 1:00 for the baritone exclusive.)