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    The Seasonista Anthem is here!

    Last year, many of you participated in a project to connect the ukers who participate in UU's Seasons of the Ukulele weekly challenges. We wanted to sing together, but we're spread around the world. So this virtual singalong was created.

    I adapted some lyrics from a song and asked Bill (23skidoo), who has notable video-editing skills, if he could match up a large number of videos. Bill designed a recording plan so we'd all play at the same tempo. I drummed up participation and we collected videos from 55 Seasonistas.

    You'll probably have to watch it a few times to see how cleverly Bill has assembled the images. There are 55 Seasonista names represented here, but you'll see 59 faces (well, except for Lynda's). Bill introduced the participants so that their voices match the others shown in the four-frame with them. People appear more than once, but always in a quarter-frame to start.

    And the sound tricks! As each person appears the first time, his or her voice is a bit louder, then it drops back into the blend. Be amazed at how Bill used the extra sounds---recorder, kazoo, slide guitar, glock, drums(!), vocal harmonies---to color the simple song. It changes and builds...and all this with recordings made in 55 acoustic settings! Bill is amazing.

    Watching this video makes me really, really happy and I send thanks, hugs and kisses to all of you who participated.
    ~Ginny

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    I’d Like To Teach The World To Strum
    pdf songsheet: https://app.box.com/s/4y5874ampeh8qcdljxbj

    YOU MAY SHARE THIS SONG AT WILL WITH THIS CREDIT:
    Adapted for the Seasons of the Ukulele
    of the UkuleleUnderground.com Forum
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojO1gPCsYkw


    I'd like to teach the world to sing
    In perfect harmony.
    Then add a little instrument
    That’s played so easily.

    I'd like to teach the world to strum
    A ukulele song,
    And hear chords echo through the hills
    For peace through play along.
    That’s the song I hear
    Let the world sing today

    I'd like to build the world a home
    To house a ukey band.
    With lemon oil and buffing cloth
    And string sets close at hand.

    I'd like to hear us strum and sing
    In a grand aloha plan.
    We’ll spread uke joy in every place
    For peace throughout the land.

    That’s the song I hear
    Let the world hear today
    The sound of ukes that echoes on
    And never goes away.
    The sound of ukes that echoes on
    And never goes away.


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    Everyone Sang
    by Siegfried Sassoon

    Everyone suddenly burst out singing;
    And I was filled with such delight
    As prisoned birds must find in freedom,
    Winging wildly across the white
    Orchards and dark-green fields; on—on—and out of sight.

    Everyone's voice was suddenly lifted;
    And beauty came like the setting sun:
    My heart was shaken with tears; and horror
    Drifted away ... O, but Everyone
    Was a bird; and the song was wordless; the singing will never be done.

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    Wow that was incredible! Thank you Ginny and Bill for putting this together. Bill your editing work blows my mind! Cheers to all the Seasonistas who participated!!

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    Woohoo at last the video is here and 23skidoo and ginny did an amazing job. Man that took a lot of work and no doubt a supercomputer to cope with all the awesomeness of the UkuleleUnderground.

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    Amazing! So glad I got to participate in this amazing project. Thanks, Ginny, for getting the ball rolling. Thanks, Bill, for rolling that ball up a steep video- and sound-editing hill. Great performances, everyone. Woohoo!
    -Ralf Youtz

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    wow! that was sooooooooooooooooooo great! i was just a ukulele infant (i was gonna say ukulele baby, but that's not the same thing at all!) when i did this, i'd only been on the seasons about five seconds, i marvel that i had the temerity to contribute, but i did, and there i am, in that vid, all upside down, all me! wonderful to be part of it!

    i note the vid is showing as unlisted at the moment? i trust it'll go public because it's a great ad for uke-ing generally and the seasons in particular and for having a great time all round!

    big thanks to ginny for thinking of the project, and to skidoo for the huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge amount of work that went into the video and audio editing


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    That was so much fun to watch. Fantastic everybody
    Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.

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    Absolutely brilliant, Ginny and Bill! I've watched it three times already, what a fantastic job! Lovely to see all my Seasonista buddies, and this is so skilfully done! Bells and trumpets, Ginny, as you said! I would love to share more widely, is that ok? And please, please, I must blog it! This has made my day, it really has!
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    That is awesome, I think it must have been before I started playing uke. Wish I could have been part of it.
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