Sunday, April 1, 2012

Martin C1K sound sample

So I've been gushing about the Martin C1K since I got it in Hawaii last week.  One week into it's ownership, I still think it sounds great.  It's definitely a manly ukulele as it takes well to hard playing.  But up to this point I have not recorded anything using it.  I had a little bit of time today so I shot a video with it playing Jake Shimabukuro's version of Rolling in the Deep by Adele.  I actually learned this one before Don't Stop Believin' as I've been playing it for a few weeks now.  Much like Don't Stop Believin', this one is pretty straight forward.  Come to think of it, a lot of Jake's more recent arrangements are pretty simple.  But to me he has a knack to make them sound really good even though they are technically simple arrangements.  Those of you who want to learn these songs, hopefully my videos present a clear enough view of the fretboard so you can get an idea on how to play them.

I'm not sure how well the sound from this video represent this ukulele in real life.  I think it sounds a lot more impressive in person, but that impressiveness may be difficult to capture on video because it has a lot to do with how powerful it sounds, which could be hard to hear from a video recording.

Anyway, here's Rolling in the Deep played on the Martin C1K:

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Alexander Versolatto said...

That sounded incredible! I am impressed.

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easyukulelesongs said...

Beautiful rendition of "Rolling in the Deep". I was hooked on that song when it came out! Even more lovely to hear it on the uke.

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Yulia Indawardhani said...

awesome! would you like to share the chords/tabs for Rolling in the Deep?

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