Sunday, April 27, 2014

Munson Music || Stand By Me

Mr. Munson has been working on tutorials for the bari. Be sure to check out the TUTORIALS page above for more...

And we have it again in the key of G...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Learning Music by Ear for All Stringed Instruments

If you follow this blog you know that I regularly post videos of baritone ukulele players and let their music speak for itself. I am an amateur player that loves to play the baritone ukulele. I love music of all sorts. The spirit of this blog is all about finding and sharing the best that I can for other bari-players. I started playing in my mid-forties and I am continually learning new things.
I have something to share that I really believe in for myself and that I think many of the players like you may also find extremely valuable. I have been purchasing Flatpick Guitar Magazines for the last 5 years although I play almost exclusively with my bare fingers. Why do I do this? It's because the magazines are stocked full of musical insights, articles, theory, and tablature. So I HIGHLY recommend this book below for everyone interested in developing their musical ears!
The editor of FGM is Dan Miller. The magazine is of the highest quality publishing. I have mentioned it many times on the blog and you can look at the past postings if you hunt a little. Here I want to discuss this spiral bound book.
Dan is quite an instructor. This book opens up the process of learning music by ear in a straightforward step by step process. He gives a process of learning the chords of a song using only your ears. I have been working on simple songs and developing this skill. It is a thrill to trust your ears and feel the song. I am amazed at how simply Dan explains the process. I am even more thrilled that he also gives simple instructions on how to find the melody.
I would also like to mention that I met Dan once at Gryphon Strings in Palo Alto for a Flat Picking Guitar rhythm class where I brought my bari and played fingerstyle/strumming in the class with several guitar players. Dan confided with me that his daughter plays the baritone ukulele.
The book is spiral bound
66 pages
1 CD
About $23

Kroffe75 || Bottom of the World (Tom Waits cover)

Bari ukin' from Sweden... .

Dr Bekken || I Ain't Go Nobody

Bari Ukin' in Norway...

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Aaron Keim || Discusses Picks

Aaron shares the good knowledge again.

Aaron has also added another low G tablature on his The Quite American website, Living in the Country. If I see low G, I'm thinking that's gonna be good for my solo low D Bari. The chords will have to change GCEA--G to DGBE--D, etc.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Mel Torme || Quiet Nights

Watch this vintage gem while you can. This old video keeps disappearing...  (Found again 8/28/17)

Ukulele in the Dark || Mya-Moe Baritone Ukulele Review

Monday, April 14, 2014

Arthur Godfrey 1966 || S'Wonderful

I started perusing Gary's Ukulelia and found this jewel.

Sourdough Slim || Everybody Does It In Hawaii

I am a fan of Sourdough. I see him once a year at the Sonora Christmas faire. The video is in high definition and a great watch. Thanks to Gary of Ukulelia for sharing.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Zaynab Malik || Moon River

I believe these chords from Chordie are quite close to what she's playing.

(I would play the Bm as DGBE=0432)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Ukulele Mike || Travis Picking

Ukulele Mike has been a favorite of many new ukulele players. He has created a booklet for baritone ukulele players. Watch the end of the video for his e-mail contact information. The bari starts about halfway thru the video.

David Cotton || Somewhere Over the Rainbow

David Cotton || Frayed Edges

James Hill & Anne Janelle || Come Back Alive

Could this be James playing a bari?

Saturday, April 5, 2014