Sunday, April 1, 2012

Glee...

I've never actually watch a second of the show "Glee", and have no idea what it is about.  But after watching a few videos of Jake Shimabukuro playing a cover version of "Don't Stop Believin'", which is supposed to be used on "Glee" as some sort of theme song, on the ukulele and then actually seeing him play it live, I thought it would be a nice arrangement to learn sometime.  A couple of days ago I decided to tackle it and found that it was surprisingly simple and fun to play.  There is this quick picking bridge part that is kind of hard, but otherwise the arrangement required no difficult skills to play.  So it came together pretty quickly and I thought I'd take a video playing it while I was wearing a somewhat Aloha shirt-like shirt today (Har!).

As usual, I can never get through a video mistake-free, and that bridge part is pretty bad, but what the heck.  I think I'll make another video later if I can play it better using another uke as a sound demo or something.  By the way, if you hear some sort of whining sound in the background, that's my dog.  I'm not sure what was up with him.  Maybe he couldn't stand my ukulele playing.  Just ignore it.

3 comments:

UkuleleAllDay said...

Lol I commented on this video already but good job! Looking forward to learning this song through your umm... amazing hands... Okay thats akward so I'm just gonna ask a question that will probably tick you off. Can you do a Blue roses falling tutorial? Lol. I'm actually glad I checked your blog right now because I just started my own blog so I am already signed in. I hate signing to accounts for some reason. I got really off topic Lol.

Simon George said...

nice video. i always appreciate seeing a musician have the balls to put a video/recording of himself/herself out there. whether its an original or a cover. IStillGotMyGuitar

easyukulelesongs said...

You've got great technique and rhythm. Great talent man, keep it up!

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Eduardo Uke, I teach ukulele songs at easyukulelesongs.com

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