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  • #44398
    jordan
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    Greetings, ukommunity! I’ve been playing for a year now and looking to build some skills and continue to have fun. Started with a soprano pineapple uke that’s tiny and lots of fun, and just got a Ohana TK-50ME tenor that is beautiful. I’m into classic rock, 90s alt rock, and jazzy standards. Lately I’ve been having fun with some Randy Newman tunes – You’ve Got a Friend in Me, and Blue Shadows (from Three Amigos). And Georgia on My Mind, Don’t Get Around Much Anymore…. even some classic Weird Al “love” songs – One More Minute, and You Don’t Love Me Anymore.

    #44402
    dangar
    Member

    Howdy, fellow “ukie” from Hot-lanta!
    I love your music “playlist.” All of it. I’m a big fan of Weird Al Yankovic. I’ve only been playing ukulele for about 2 weeks, but I’ve played guitar for 6 years. I play a great jazzy chord melody version of Hoagy Charmichael’s “Georgia on my Mind” (Rick Seversen arrangement). And a nice version of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” (Go Bravos!)
    But just learned Take Me Out… on the ukulele last 2 days. It’s pretty easy.
    I am really enjoying this site to supercharge my new ukulele journey. Keep in touch.

    #44536
    Andrew
    Keymaster

    Welcome, Jordan! Guess this makes 3 of us in Hotlanta! 🙂

    #44554
    dangar
    Member

    Andrew, so you’re also in Atlanta?
    Is there any way we can have a (brief) private chat, not on forum?

    #44865
    jordan
    Participant

    Hey Dangar! I’ve got a great uke arrangement for GA On My Mind from James Hill’s Duets for One book. Highly recommend- there’s some great other tunes there Summertime, Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, L-O-V-E… hard to master but fun to try!

    #45364
    dangar
    Member

    Yes, I’m a big James Hill fan. I got his Ukulele-X lessons for percussion, in particular “Billie Jean.” Wow. (I’m actually making some progress on that, lol. At bit.)

    I play a wonderful jazz chord melody arrangement of Georgia On My Mind (our state song, of course) arr. by Rich Seversen. I got that one, but playing it on uke is essential. Thanks for pointing the way for me.

    #45387
    dangar
    Member

    Jordan, thanks again for your tip. I ordered the James Hill book Duets for One. It arrived at my doorstep today, a Valentine’s Day gift.
    I love it. I gave a listen to the audio performances and have begun work on Hill’s arrangement of Georgia On My Mind. It is very satisfying, but quite a bit easier (for me) than Evan’s sensational arrangement where he emulates the legendary Ray Charles performance.
    So, my plan is to learn the James Hill arrangement first, then tackle Evan’s arrangement when my chops improve.

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