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    Best ukulele I have ever heard

    Best - ukulele - I - have - ever - heard :

    http://www.wimp.com/ukuleleagain/

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    Playing the ukulele this well seems to be missing the point - the point being that a ukulele is supposed to sound low-keyed, easy-going, and a bit amateurish. It isn't supposed to be a classical guitar, and in this case it just sounds like one. Oh well, I suppose this is another example of a guy who, like John Popper or Howard Levy, is a virtuoso on an instrument that usually isn't played virtuosically.

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    Jake Shimabukuro, natch.
    I'm not lazy. I just work so fast I'm always done.

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    OK then, for all you traditionalistas ----


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    Uke me baby!
    no tunes, no dynamics, no nosebone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baribrotzer View Post
    Playing the ukulele this well seems to be missing the point - the point being that a ukulele is supposed to sound low-keyed, easy-going, and a bit amateurish.
    What a ridiculous statement! Oh no, he plays it too well, can't have that!

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    If it's not played by a topless Hawaiian girl, it's mot ukelele

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    If it's not played by a topless Hawaiian girl, it's mot ukelele
    Well I have no problem with that statement! What a great image I have in my mind after reading that.

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    Jake was “discovered” by Jimmy Buffett quite a few years ago. He has toured as opening act for Buffett on several tours and would then sit in with The Coral Reefer band throughout much of the set. I’ve seen Jake several times with Buffett and the guy is amazing. He appears on Buffet's "Live In Anguilla" album from a couple of years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom unbound View Post
    OK then, for all you traditionalistas ----
    Or, for the REAL traditionalist......



    Izzy Kamakawiwoʻole was, in a way, the Bob Marley of Hawaiian reggae. Like Marley, he was the big breakout star that defined his music for the outside world. And like Marley, he died young, and in some sense as a result of his own "authenticity": Marley broke a toe which became infected, but avoided Western medicine in favor of backwoods Rasta healers until it turned cancerous; Izzy died from complications connected with his traditionally Hawaiian enormous weight.
    Last edited by Baribrotzer; 03-28-2013 at 08:57 PM.

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    No, THIS is the best ukelele you have ever heard...

    "Moustache stays right where it's at" - Clutch

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    That was cool and HILARIOUS! !!!!!!

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    Wow, THAT guy is The Man!! Whatever he's on, I want some.

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    Feng E shreds


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    I’ll go with Eddie Vedder’s ...

    Pura Vida!.

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    Link in the first post won't play for me - so I hope it isn't the same clip as this......

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    A little bit of Jake Shimabukuro awesomeness...



    The guy always sells out in my town.
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    Here's a bit of uke playin' for ya, courtesy of a very coked-up Steve Marriott...

    "Moustache stays right where it's at" - Clutch

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