Sunday, July 19, 2009

Guava Jammin' on Collings

I wrote about the Collings ukulele so much a while back I almost felt like a Collings salesman. But despite those posts, I had never put up any sound samples. Until now! Yes, I finally got around to making a video with the Collings UC-1. Since I'm running out of songs I know how to play, I had to dig into my "repertoire" for a song that I had learned a while ago. It is Guava Jam by Ka'au Crater Boys as transcribed by Dominator. It's a song that requires a lot of picking and I had never really tried to get it down totally. Since I wanted to post a respectable sound sample for the Collings uke, I've been practicing this one over the last few weeks on and off and I think I can now play it decently. This is a weird song for me because it feels like it should be very difficult, but I can play most of it passably without looking at the fretboard. I guess that's what they call muscle memory or something.

Regarding the Collings UC-1, despite not having played it all that much lately (spending most of my playing time on the King LS-concert), I still feel that this is a top notch uke. It certainly plays well and has that nice mahogany "pop" (for lack of a better way to describe it). I'm very happy that this one is in my collection.

Anyway, here's the video:

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