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Gerald Ross
02-21-2009, 01:36 PM
The weather service tried to scare us today. :(
BIG STORM they said! Stay home! 8 inches of snow in a 10 hour period! If you have to travel take food, a cell phone and a flashlight!!! :(
I stayed home and recorded today. The "big storm" turned out to be 2" of snow. No big deal. Here's my storm song. Every song about snow is a Christmas song. Nobody wants that now. This one is close enough.

I recorded this with my:
2006 Talsma Tenor Ukulele
1954 Fender Champion Lap Steel
1993 Heritage Johnny Smith Archtop Guitar
Band In Box Bass


September In The Rain (http://www.geraldross.com/listen.htm)

I learned this one at the Augusta Heritage Festival where I will be back again (my third year!) at Swing Week July 26-31, 2009 (http://www.augustaheritage.com/swing.html) teaching swing ukulele and beginning C6 steel guitar.

Ken Middleton
02-21-2009, 08:14 PM
Sounds beautiful. It's a lovely tune - one of my favourites. A very clear, well-balanced recording too. Thanks.

KEN

generem
02-21-2009, 08:24 PM
Good stuff Gerald.

Thanks for sharing... Im going thru the rest of your tracks available on your site right now

Another bookmark :shaka:

Stackabones
02-22-2009, 04:35 AM
Really nice sounding track, Gerald!

Gerald Ross
02-22-2009, 06:37 AM
Thanks guys!

I remixed it this morning with fresh ears. I got rid of some of the spikey-nees of the uke and warmed up the EQ on both the steel and uke.

Stackabones
02-22-2009, 06:39 AM
Hey, Gerald, I may attend the Lone Star Uke Fest ... looks like you're going to be there, too. ;)

Gerald Ross
02-22-2009, 06:43 AM
Hey Stackabones,

Yes! I'll be at the Lone Star Uke Fest - April 30 - May 2 (http://www.lonestarukefest.com/) teaching and performing.

I'll teach Swing Uke and a beginning class in C6 Lap Steel Guitar - the tuning you hear on all my steel recordings.

Come up introduce yourself - let's play some tunes.

GBR

Stackabones
02-22-2009, 06:51 AM
I've got a lap lingering in storage, and I've wondered about C6. I used to knock around with it in open G, but C6 seems so hip. The Swing Uke sounds cool, too.

I'm going through that guitarist to uker stage. Not an A, it's a D! Real important when I'm trying to sing in the right key!

EDIT: what string set do I need for C6?

Gerald Ross
02-22-2009, 07:26 AM
Stackabones,

Send me your email address and I send you a sheet with all you need to know (tunings, string gauges etc.) to get ready for my C6 class.

Fun!

Stackabones
02-22-2009, 07:40 AM
Stackabones,

Send me your email address and I send you a sheet with all you need to know (tunings, string gauges etc.) to get ready for my C6 class.

Fun!

Thanks! PM sent.

Gerald Ross
02-24-2009, 02:47 AM
I've received a bunch of emails requesting the chord chart for this tune.

Here it is:

September In The Rain - Chord Chart (http://www.geraldross.com/SheetMusic/SeptemberInTheRain.pdf)

Many swing tune chord progressions aren't difficult - they're just cleverly constructed.