View Full Version : Benny Chong

10-26-2015, 02:43 PM
I just discovered benny Chung! WOW! Love his playing!
Does he have any books out or are there any tabs out there for his stuff? I'm trying to pick "Almost Like Being in Love" off of a youtube vieo right now.

10-26-2015, 04:25 PM
Everybody who really knows uke knows that he is the best. Ohta-San, Lyle Ritz bow down to him. He was Don Ho's band leader and guitarist.

One time I saw Don Ho and his band and the sound system went dead. The musician's played acoustically. Benny does ten fret stretches, jazz to the max. Tiamane was the little girl star of the show.

Don't know of any books. On the island here, everyone knows Benny is #1.

10-26-2015, 04:36 PM
Benny is the master!
Bryan Tolentino just posted some video of him playing last week.
He was so excited he uncontrollably uttered a four letter word while recording.
Great stuff!

10-26-2015, 05:51 PM
He's the best! He played a few songs for me (yes! Just me) at NAMM. After about 3 songs I realized how close I was leaning in watching him play. I think I blushed. But...you should see him play! He does this crazy left-hand stretch using his thumb. It's nuts.
I asked him for a piece of advice: "I can't practice for you."