Saturday, April 5, 2008

The Cigar Box In My Life

Dominator had published tabs for the Beatles' In My Life a while back and of course I was all over it. It wasn't a difficult arrangement to learn but it took me quite some time to feel like I have it down. For some reason, the cigar box uke I have worked really well for this song. Perhaps because sliding notes is very loud and clear on this particular uke. Anyway, I've been meaning to post a video of this song using the cigar box, and now I've finally gotten around to doing it. This video only took 2 takes too, which is much less than the dozens of takes it normally takes me to record a passable video. It's not perfect, but I was satisfied with it.

3 comments:

Howlin' Hobbit said...

Very nice!

You did a great job playing and that cigar box uke has some terrific tone.

HH

rtl said...

I agree (on both counts). I'm surprised how good that cigar box sounds, actually.

GX9901 said...

Thanks guys for your kind words.

That cigar box could possibly be the best uke you could buy for $300 right now. It's a near custom level intrument for Kala price. :D I haven't seen one on ebay for a while though. Maybe Tom Guy is getting so many direct orders that he doesn't need to put them on ebay anymore.

Which uke should I bring on my next trip to Oahu???

What's the maximum you'd spend on a ukulele case for your best uke?

If you could steal one of my ukes, which one would it be???

How curly do you like your koa? (preferably on a uke)

What's the maximum number of ukes a perfectly sane person should have???

Poll: How often do you play the ukulele???

Poll: Which guitar company's approach to ukes do you prefer???

Poll: What's your favorite type of headstock???

Poll: The new basic Collings concert uke (UC-1) sells for about $1k, your reaction is: