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Re: Uke playing videos

Postby stephv27 » Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:23 pm

stephv27 wrote: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.

:yay: This link is working again! That site was down for over a month (seems like years) and I was worried it wouldn't return. Those videos are my favorite to play along with and I was suffering serious withdrawl.
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Re: Uke playing videos

Postby biscuit » Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:29 pm

Cool:) Blue Smoke is on YT as well :nod: I've been playing it all day, and now I can't get it out of my head :lol:
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Re: Uke playing videos

Postby stephv27 » Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:55 pm

If you've only seen the youtube version of Blue Smoke you should watch the ukuleledisco.com one. It's shot from a more bretastic angle and has a close up during the verse that he sings. :heart: I challenge even non-breteros to watch it without swooning.

The fun they are having in those videos is contageous. Uke rules! :rock:
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Re: Uke playing videos

Postby biscuit » Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:03 pm

Uke does rule :rock: And as a Bretero through and through, should be worried for my health watching this other version? :lol:
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Re: Uke playing videos

Postby stephv27 » Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:29 am

biscuit wrote:Uke does rule :rock: And as a Bretero through and through, should be worried for my health watching this other version? :lol:


You might want Dr. Cruise to evaluate you to be sure you can handle it. :yawinkle:
His shoulder moves in Haere Mai and Ten Guitars are worth a look too.

I had been considering buying a uke. These videos convinced me to get one. Blue Smoke is gorgeous, Haere Mai and Ten Guitars are catchy, and I loved the camaraderie between Bret, Gemma and Carmel.
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Re: Uke playing videos

Postby Faith » Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:06 am

I wanna learn Haere Mai. It's catchy. I like it. And I've never seen anyone keep the beat with both legs like Bret is doing in parts of that video. It's usually one leg or the other. He was getting into it. :D
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Re: Uke playing videos

Postby nonchalant obsession » Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:36 pm

stephv27 wrote:If you've only seen the youtube version of Blue Smoke you should watch the ukuleledisco.com one. It's shot from a more bretastic angle and has a close up during the verse that he sings. :heart: I challenge even non-breteros to watch it without swooning.

The fun they are having in those videos is contageous. Uke rules! :rock:

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:whitey: :whitey: :whitey: :whitey:

He just can't sit still, he's having so much fun! The cute faces that he makes, oh lord I love that man. I made all kinds of funny noises while watching those. :worry:


Thanks for the link, Steph.
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Re: Uke playing videos

Postby LauraK » Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:46 am

You've probably all seen this guy before but wow....:)

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Re: Uke playing videos

Postby Nancy » Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:47 am

:thud: :thud: :thud: :thud: :thud:

How gorgeous!
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Re: Uke playing videos

Postby Nancy » Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:54 am

Thought I'd post this here. The cast of Hair did a benefit last week for a friend with stage 4 lung cancer (my daughter was in Hairspray with her, so she performed as well - check NYC Meetup). Here are three of the ladies in the cast, one with a gorgeous uke. I love her consistent strum, and note her use of her thumb for a bar chord:

Oh, fish-like Lady
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Re: Uke playing videos

Postby LauraK » Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:24 am

I thought some used a thumb to bar chords with!

That was gorgeous! How old is the uke player?
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Re: Uke playing videos

Postby Nancy » Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:57 am

They're all pretty young - I'd say early to mid 20s. If you know the show Hair, the redhead on the left plays Crissy and sings "Frank Mills", and the blonde on the right plays Jeannie, the pregnant one. It was so much fun being able to watch a uke being played nicely and hear such lovely harmonies! :nod:
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Re: Uke playing videos

Postby SparkyCola » Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:12 am

The Great British Ukulele Orchestra being awesome (I can't work out how the Youtube tags work :oops: ):



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Since we have Jake on here I think it's only fair to have James Hill too :D :



I love James because of his slightly eccentric enthusiasm, and because he seems like a really nice guy. Also he's amazing on the uke (obviously) :rock: He has his own 'make' of ukulele. It's pretty cool.

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Re: Uke playing videos

Postby Dot » Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:02 am

I thought ,seen as it was Patrick Wolf who got me into ukulele playing, I would bring a few videos along to show to those who don't know who he is.

Here he is playing a baritone ukulele:



And here's one of him playing a soprano:

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Re: Uke playing videos

Postby Faith » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:00 am



Jamie Cullum just posted this video on Twitter. This kid is awesome.
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