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Uke playing videos

Postby Sherry » Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:55 pm

Please post links here to any uke clips you think others may enjoy.

WIUO ones included (but please also post them in the WIUO thread)
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Re: Uke playing videos

Postby biscuit » Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:53 pm

Here's a two part tutorial teaching you how to play White Sandy Beach :D This was the first song I learnt and these clips make it easy :wink:





White Sandy Beach with ukulele legend Israel Kamakawiwo'ole :



and his version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow:



The other reason I got into the uke; the fab Uni & Her Ukulele:

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Re: Uke playing videos

Postby Nancy » Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:27 pm

Thanks for the links, biscuit.
I love that version of Over the Rainbow, and will forever associate it with Anthony Edwards and ER. :( Very stirring.

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Re: Uke playing videos

Postby kellysouthpaw » Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:46 pm

Thanks for this thread, Sherry 8)

I'd love to learn how to play "Leggy Blonde", "Mermaids", "One By One" and "I Love You, Awesome" if anyone knows how or knows where videos are :D
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Re: Uke playing videos

Postby ZebraWarriorPrincess » Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:35 pm

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 5057780538

The WTF UKe Orchestra in a few years time? :D
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Re: Uke playing videos

Postby biscuit » Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:17 pm

ZebraWarriorPrincess wrote:http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4559510005057780538

The WTF UKe Orchestra in a few years time? :D


Months, I'd say 8) They rocked :supz:
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Re: Uke playing videos

Postby indigo_jones » Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:23 pm

Heh. A classic! I remember trying to learn to play that one when I saw that video. I got stymied somewhere along the way. I should go back and try again.
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Re: Uke playing videos

Postby indigo_jones » Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:45 pm

You can't see the uke being played in this video (although it's there in the background for some scenes), but I think it's a great example of how versatile the uke actually is and how it can be incorporated into contemporary music. In this case, it has been distorted slightly, but it's still definitely a uke.

Magnetic Fields - With Whom To Dance?


Along those same lines, there's also Beirut, particularly the song Postcards From Italy, one of my favorites.


You can find music/tabs for the song here.
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Re: Uke playing videos

Postby Sherry » Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:09 pm

I love that Magnetic Fields song. I've not heard it in ages. Max often used to play it to me in our dating days :)
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Re: Uke playing videos

Postby indigo_jones » Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:58 pm

Awww.

It really is a gorgeous song. One of my favorites.
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Re: Uke playing videos

Postby Nancy » Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:33 am

It's so nice to see (and hear) that the uke really isn't just "Tiny Tim's instrument" anymore! :D

These are lovely videos - love your story about With Whom To Dance, Sherry. :nod:
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Re: Uke playing videos

Postby stephv27 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:55 am

Ukuleledisco.com has video of a trio of WIUO members - Gemma, Carmel, and a certain Mr. Mckenzie- performing three songs: Blue Smoke, Haere Mai and Ten Guitars. (I think I've seen a link to this video in the WIUO thread also)
I’ve had heaps of fun playing along to these videos. If you too would like to play along and create a WIUO quartet of your own here are links to the tabs:

Ten Guitars is on chordie.com. I used the transposing tool to change it to the same key that they are playing.

Ukulelehunt.com has a second video of the performance of Blue Smoke. For the tabs just click the red title below the video.

Haere Mai can be found in this Ukulele Songbook for school children in NZ. It also includes some other cute songs.
If you want to rock out and attempt Bret’s solo the tabs to the melody can be found here.
Those two Haere Mai links are pdfs. If they don’t open for you just google haere mai chords and they should be the 1st and the 4th result.

I was a complete novice when I tried playing these songs and found them easy to learn. So, even if you’re a beginner, try it. Uke can do it! :rock:
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Re: Uke playing videos

Postby Nancy » Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:07 am

Thanks so much for all that info, stephv!

I love the motto: Uke can do it!!! :thumb:
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Re: Uke playing videos

Postby kellysouthpaw » Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:12 am

I really want to learn Blue Smoke now...
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Re: Uke playing videos

Postby indigo_jones » Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:11 pm

I figured I'd copy this post over from the WIUO thread, since it's also (obviously) very relevant here.
4everconchordsfan wrote:Here are some recent vids added to youtube from their workshops:

Whale Rider


Folsom Prison (a few members of WIUO & some guests)


The Bucket with guidance of WIUO & some of the workshop students


Sorry if this is a repeat Dancing In The Dark with Uni
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