"Just saw Jake Shimabukuro last night ... man does that guy ROCK! I talked with him after the show (briefly ... thanks Mister Security Dude) and told him he put the lie to the "use your index finger to strum rule" I've been…"
"Well, not bad with lots of volume for such a tiny thing. I guess the hollow neck connected to the body does help with that. They are around $100.00 and, for more money, you can get optional pickup installed with endpin jack and…"
Relatively new to the ukulele. primarily a chord strummer to accompany singing. These are my ukuleles. A Ohana all solid mahogany concert size and a Outdoor Ukulele all resin (including the neck, which is hollow) soprano…"
Just found this soundtrack in you tube, thought it might be interesting...
Julio Pereira is the guest musician for this song in the album Santiago, by The Chieftains.
The song is a Portuguese…"
"I was watching TV and fooling with the uke a couple of nights ago. I played a simple C chord and did a little finger style pattern and realised that I had just played the opening to Pete Seeger's Living In The Country. I have played…"
Here's my strap, made from a leather boot lace. I wear it over my right shoulder, the same way I wear my mandolin strap.
I always felt strange sitting down while the other guys were standing. This is an early gig."
"I found that with my wooden ukes, I could strum and hold the uke, but when I tried to take a solo, it became awkward. I started bringing a stool for the tunes where I played the uke, but since everyone else in the band was standing, I put a…"
"I don't know... I'm not much of an uke player, but, one thing I may assure you: If you search in Portugal, where Ukes were invented, then taken to Hawaii by emigrants, you will have a hard time finding someone that uses a strap to hold an…"
I am still looking for regular work. Craziest thing ever. I have never had trouble getting employment until late 2008. Strange times we are in.
All is well though. I am like Larry, Daryl and Daryl, from the Newhart Show. I will do just about anything for a buck and do. In my free time I am finishing up my wife's website up for her band. Then it is time for me to celebrate by taking some time with my guitar.
My guitar playing is so so. I have been spending all my time looking for work, soliciting for work and taking care of my wife and step daughter. I gave my Alvarez guitar to my step daughter...she plays all the time. I loaned out my classical guitar to a friend and I am left with my very first guitar, my Takamine Jasmine. I have started working on Need You Know by Lady Antebellum...I am hit or miss on practicing even though I try to get 10 minutes a day. Crazy because before getting married I was playing and practicing all the time.