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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 6:09 am 
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http://media.putfile.com/ukelele110-8173

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Wow!! :boggle:


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Very impressive playing and a beautiful Beatles tune. I had never seen or heard anyone play the ukelele much like they would play a classical guitar. The uke seems to have some advantage over the guitar in that having only four strings, it is much easier to find four note chords so that you can strum.

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Yeah, I've seen that video before. I still drool over it.

What's really interesting (to me, at least) is all the different things he does in there. I mean, there's a lot of classical guitar influence, I'd say, but then there's several other techniques, as well.

By the way, it's this guy. He's just put out a new album, I think.

And he wears really cool glasses.

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How about a duet with Jake and Olga Shishkina? Imagine if they had a kid...amazingly fast hands, and really cool glasses. (See more Olga by clicking the "Russia" flag at TVFolk.net.)


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I like his style... and this is a superb Pete Townsend pose!!!

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How about a duet with Jake and Olga Shishkina? Imagine if they had a kid...amazingly fast hands, and really cool glasses. (See more Olga by clicking the "Russia" flag at TVFolk.net.)


Holy Cow! I cant believe any kid can move her fingers that fast. And no frets either. Jake and Olga should definately get married, have lots of chlidren, play stringed instruments together, and start an optical shop. :)


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Excellent!

I have a friend who grew up in Hawaii, and her uke had been pulverized by her kids some years ago. Her late hubby bought her a new one before he passed, but it was larger than she wanted. I just gave her mine (purchased for an whopping $2.50 in an antique store some years ago) and sent her this video. Hope she enjoys both!!

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I have a friend who grew up in Hawaii, and her uke had been pulverized by her kids some years ago.

My mother had a Martin uke until about 1948-49, when I left it outside and it rained...

It had been given to her by an old boyfriend who by that time had become something of a movie star (Don "Red" Barry http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0057983/).

Thinking back, I'm glad my mother seldom lost her temper.

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Wow!! :boggle:


Well, yes... But 'Wow' doesn't even come close.

I hate him. :P

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Thats amazing!! I'm thinking of taking up the the ukulele.

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talimirr743 wrote:
Thats amazing!! I am thinking of taking up the the ukulele.


Seeing that guy has just put me off. I mean, what's the point? :o :wink:

I hate him :P :P

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talimirr743 wrote:
Thats amazing!! I am thinking of taking up the the ukulele.


Seeing that guy has just put me off. I mean, what's the point? :o :wink:

I hate him :P :P

A young friend of mine, Rushad Eggleston, in spite of being a fine Bluegrass flatpicker, said something similar after going to a Steve Kaufman concert and flatpicking workshop. I think that's what motivated him to stick with cello. As a result of that decision, he's gotten to perform with the likes of Darol Anger and Scott Nygard, been on a CD that was nominated for a Grammy (but lost out to Doc Watson), has worked as a session musician playing Bluegrass and Celtic music, and has at least a couple of bands of his own. (Not to mention getting a full scholarship to Berkelee.)

He gets good reviews, too. Here's a bit from The Boston Herald last January:

"Instead of the usual fiddle, Crooked Still features a cello, the perfect sonic counterbalance to O'Donovan's high, sometimes fragile voice. And it's not just any cello. At age 25, Rushad Eggleston has become the premier cellist in modern roots music, also adding his ardent, wildly inventive approach to the Grammy nominated Fiddlers 4 and Darol Anger's American Fiddle Ensemble. Eggleston's churning rhythms and dark tensions meld wonderfully with Gregory Liszt's bravura banjo and Corey DiMario's expressive bass."

So, giving up on one instrument for another isn't necessarily a bad thing. Maybe you should be thanking that guy, instead of hating him. :P

Here are some shots of Rushad.

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