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Performance without Anxiety

Postby Caspian » Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:30 pm

Jayelle gave me a ukulele for an early birthday present, and although I play other instruments, there's just something about this one that makes me want to make silly videos of myself.

So. I'm going to post videos of myself playing the ukulele, and I will take requests of what to play next. Hopefully I'll get better, and we'll all have fun.

Also, I know I'm not the only musician on the board, some of you are much better than I am, so if you want to join in with your own performance, please do.

Here's my first one. Apologies for poor video and sound quality, but I can only work with what I have.

Tonight You Belong to Me:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w53vOCUaIlk
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Postby steph » Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:56 pm

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Re: Performance without Anxiety

Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:59 pm

I play other instruments

I don't remember what this would include, if you've said on the board before, so remind me, please?


As for requests, I loved the version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow I heard on ukulele; always up for that again.

Also, any attempts at this, but maybe a leeeetle longer would be seriously cool.
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Postby Mich » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:18 pm

Some Beatles song! I love Beatles on uke. It's so good.

If I was more confident in my ability to learn a piano song and be able to sing it, I would work toward contributing to this thread.
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Re: Performance without Anxiety

Postby Jayelle » Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:30 am


As for requests, I loved the version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow I heard on ukulele; always up for that again.
That song is, like, 90% of the reason I got him the ukulele in the first place.
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Postby mr_thebrain » Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:18 pm

my wife wouldn't let me spend money on a good ukulele while we were actually IN hawaii.

she wouldn't let me get a replica magnum P.I. hawaiian shirt either.








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Postby Gravity Defier » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:26 pm


As for requests, I loved the version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow I heard on ukulele; always up for that again.
That song is, like, 90% of the reason I got him the ukulele in the first place.
Is it blasphemous of me to say I like it better than the Judy Garland version, which I also really love?
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Postby Caspian » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:55 am

Not at all. Bruddah Iz was a genius.

Also, G D, I play guitar, piano, violin, and flute. But I don't actually have either my violin or my flute here with me in Newfoundland, and we don't have a piano either.
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Postby Caspian » Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:12 pm

Okay Gravity Defier, this one is for you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmgygnMLIUQ
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Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:30 pm

Fantastic! :mrgreen: Anyone who doesn't think that is a charming version of the song is crazy.


Questions time now. How long did it take you to learn it? By ear or sheet music? Did you know you are awesome?
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Postby Wil » Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:50 pm

Alright, that was pretty awesome. :D

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Postby Caspian » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:00 pm

How long did it take you to learn it? By ear or sheet music? Did you know you are awesome?
It only took about half an hour to learn the ukulele part, and of course I already knew the singing part. But putting them together took a few hours of practicing, spread over several days. It's a surprisingly difficult song to sing, and Israel Kamakawiwo'ole was a really amazing singer, so I had to just accept the fact that I'm never going to sound as good as him.

I didn't use sheet music or learn it entirely by ear. I just googled "Somewhere over the rainbow chords" and played the chords that came up.

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Postby GS » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:23 pm

Yes I know I am awesome.
And modest!

But seriously, that is some good stuff.

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Postby Caspian » Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:06 pm

I'm working on a Beatles song for you Mich -- unsurprisingly Beatles songs are usually harder than they look.

In the mean time, here's one nobody requested:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPYLaAZhTB0
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Postby Mich » Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:13 pm

I'm working on a Beatles song for you Mich -- unsurprisingly Beatles songs are usually harder than they look.
It is quite unsurprising.

In the meantime, "Over the Rainbow" was excellent, as is this current one.
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Postby VelvetElvis » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:49 pm

I am LOVING those glasses, Paul. Very Elvis Costello.
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Postby mr_thebrain » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:52 pm

yay someone else knows sufjan stevens
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Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:53 pm

Am I blind or did you not post Stand By Me in here? If so, excuse you for making me find it on my own. :P


These are fun. Keep 'em coming.
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Postby Mich » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:17 pm

We should seriously have more submissions besides Paul, too! That'd be awesome. I'm loving the concept of this thread.
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Postby Luet » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:13 am

I am LOVING those glasses, Paul. Very Elvis Costello.
That's exactly what I thought!
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Postby steph » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:40 am

These are fun! Kinley really likes them. She was laughing and dancing in her highchair. :)
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Postby Gravity Defier » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:08 am

These are fun!
Which means you're going to make Brian do some piano videos for us, right?
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Postby steph » Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:32 am

These are fun!
Which means you're going to make Brian do some piano videos for us, right?
Possibly. :)
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Postby VelvetElvis » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:08 pm

Concert Skyping!
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Postby steph » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:40 pm

My Grandpa celebrated his 97th birthday on sunday. We formed a Cousin Choir to surprise him, grandma and all of our parents in their Sacrament Meeting (our main church meeting). Afterward, we went and recorded it. Here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYtV_BOIBSE
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Postby Gravity Defier » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:08 pm

What a talented group of people, Steph. You all sound lovely.
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Postby Caspian » Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:37 pm

She didn't actually say it on the board, but this was requested by Jayelle.

http://youtu.be/PWjjDNH1V3E
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Postby steph » Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:47 pm

What a talented group of people, Steph. You all sound lovely.
I'm sorry I forgot to reply sooner. Thank you!! I'm surrounded by great musicians. :)

Love the videos, Paul.
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Postby LilBee91 » Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:11 am

What a talented group of people, Steph. You all sound lovely.
Seconded. I think if my family tried this it would sound...significantly less lovely.
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Postby Caspian » Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:12 pm

As requested by Mich: Beatles songs.

Because it took me so long, I made two videos. The first one is the one I originally wanted to do, and is my favourite Beatles song. The second one is another Beatles song that I suddenly realized was WAY easier to play. So you get both.
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Postby steph » Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:40 pm

Brayden said "I like it. I like the first one AND the second one."
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Postby Mich » Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:15 pm

Woo awesome! Definitely love "All You Need is Love" more, but that's probably because it's one of my favorites. Classic. They're both awesome, though, fo sho.
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Postby GS » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:04 pm

Beatles!

We Can Work It Out might be a top five favorite for me, which is saying a lot. All You Need Is Love is a classic. Well done on both accounts!

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Postby powerfulcheese04 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:46 pm

Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton?

(Also, these are fabulous! Love them!)
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Postby Caspian » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:28 am

Here you go Kimmie:

http://youtu.be/S1aUTnWpXXw
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