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Griffis
02-20-2017, 11:51 AM
..I hope this is in the right part of the forum.

I have wide-ranging taste in music. Very much so.

But perhaps my two greatest musical loves are pre-WW2 blues, jazz and folk/country, and instrumental rock from the 50s-60s. The Ventures, The Shadows, Dick Dale, Duane Eddy, Link Wray, Davie Allan & The Arrows, Santo & Johnny and a host of instro surf bands both famous and obscure.

I have played in many bands that made this type of music and I also never get tired of listening to the stuff. It just instantly transports me into another time and a great headspace.

I have never really attempted to play this sort of thing on solo uke.

I wondered if anyone here plays any tunes like these. Walk Don't Run, Pipeline, Bullwinkle, Rebel Rouser, Rumble, Wipeout, etc.

I think it would be a blast. Any advice, suggestions, experience along those lines?

Anyone here also into older instrumental rock from that era?

jollyboy
02-20-2017, 12:15 PM
Yay a music thread :)

There are a few virtuoso ukulele performances of Miserlou knocking about the interwebs. Like this one...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeSdwBOsXKA

Frankly if I could play anywhere even close to as well as they do I'd er... explode, probably :p Or to put it another way surf music looks kinda difficult to me. Kudos to anyone who can play it well :)

Griffis
02-20-2017, 12:52 PM
^^^ Ummm...wow. That makes me want to throw in the towel before I even start out trying.

I don't think I could ever come close to that, especially on a soprano!

geetee
02-20-2017, 12:57 PM
Taimane does a surf medley. She just put up an official music video on her YT channel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKyucFBBvJc

and here is an actual live performance.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V5qA95nBVU

kypfer
02-20-2017, 01:11 PM
..I hope this is in the right part of the forum.

I have wide-ranging taste in music. Very much so.

... The Ventures, The Shadows, Dick Dale, Duane Eddy, Link Wray, Davie Allan & The Arrows, Santo & Johnny and a host of instro surf bands both famous and obscure.

Anyone here also into older instrumental rock from that era?

Hank Marvin's tremelo'd Strat ... Duane Eddy's "The Twang's The Thang", Jan and Dean, early Beachboys ... I grew up with them on the "transistor sister" and still have some of the vinyl!

I attempt some of the music on a full-size electric guitar occasionally, but I've not tried it on a ukulele (yet) ;)

:music:

janeray1940
02-20-2017, 01:24 PM
My ensemble covered The Shadows' Apache a while back:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wR3mPxgcrrk

We're working on an arrangement of Misirlu now, but it's a bit more Korla Pandit than Dick Dale.

Griffis
02-20-2017, 01:37 PM
My ensemble covered The Shadows' Apache a while back:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wR3mPxgcrrk

We're working on an arrangement of Misirlu now, but it's a bit more Korla Pandit than Dick Dale.

I love Pandit's version. In fact I put together a CD of nothing but versions of Misirlou. I think the earliest one I have is from 1918.

By the way, your ensemble's version of Apache kills. Just beautiful.

janeray1940
02-20-2017, 01:42 PM
I love Pandit's version. In fact I put together a CD of nothing but versions of Misirlou. I think the earliest one I have is from 1918.

By the way, your ensemble's version of Apache kills. Just beautiful.

Thanks so much! Hopefully we'll have Misirlu in shape for the next time we perform.

Griffis
02-20-2017, 01:45 PM
Thanks so much! Hopefully we'll have Misirlu in shape for the next time we perform.

Please also give my regards to Santa Monica. One of my favorite cities on the planet.

JackLuis
02-20-2017, 02:08 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqoQoW1h11A&index=4&list=RD0V7DCJhsTdo

Honoka and Azita! Real Surfers!

janeray1940
02-20-2017, 02:12 PM
Please also give my regards to Santa Monica. One of my favorite cities on the planet.

One of mine too - it's changing rapidly, but I still feel very fortunate to live here.

etudes
02-20-2017, 03:45 PM
I'm inspired to find a good surf tune and adapt it for uke! Surf but with more of an island vibe.. Help me out, what's a great surf song with a strong melody?

kohanmike
02-20-2017, 08:50 PM
I was just thinking today about performing a parody of the Beach Boys "409" next week at one of our open mics with one of the other members of The CC Strummers with whom I put the lyrics together. We were goofing off before rehearsal a couple of months ago talking about the Tesla S and somehow the idea hit us.

http://www.kohanmike.com/uploads/Tesla S 409 re-lyric.jpg

manfrog
02-21-2017, 02:11 AM
Ukulele Extra Cheese did this cover of Walk Don't Run in the Seasons a while ago. It's really well done. It's a fun arrangement to play, and not too difficult to pick up, because you can see everything he is doing.


http://youtu.be/30wc17pSJxI

Futurethink
02-21-2017, 02:47 AM
But perhaps my two greatest musical loves are pre-WW2 blues, jazz and folk/country, and instrumental rock from the 50s-60s. The Ventures, The Shadows, Dick Dale, Duane Eddy, Link Wray, Davie Allan & The Arrows, Santo & Johnny and a host of instro surf bands both famous and obscure.


I also like Surf Music, and Rockabilly as well. I'm trying to learn some of these tunes, but can't claim to have made much progress. I don't have any experience playing in a band like you do.

The "guitar" portion of Wipeout is easy to learn, but this is essentially a drum solo piece.

There are tutorials and demos of Surf Music on YouTube. You might start with Pipeline;

http://www.muffin.net.nz/muffin/Uke_Tab_files/Pipeline%20low.pdf


https://youtu.be/mxY94fG8ofI

Futurethink
02-21-2017, 02:48 AM
Forum rules wouldn't allow me to attach multiple videos in one post.


https://youtu.be/WSAKfy_9BD0

Futurethink
02-21-2017, 02:49 AM
One more. Not tutorials per se, but the fingering is pretty easy to see.


https://youtu.be/bFaiT1NBW8g

UkerDanno
02-21-2017, 04:06 AM
^^^ Ummm...wow.

Yeah, that would be WOW!!! My only surf tune is Surfin' USA out of the Santa Cruz book...fun tune!

Rob Uker
02-21-2017, 08:12 AM
I play
walk don't run
Hawaii 50
The Munsters Theme
Sleepwalk

I love this stuff too.

I'm currently building a Ventures inspired Mosrite style ukulele.
Check out my facebook. I'm going to post some progress pictures today.

Croaky Keith
02-21-2017, 08:36 AM
Wipeout is one tune that I can play from memory - but not like those little lovelies. :)

Rob Uker
02-21-2017, 08:49 AM
Keith,
You can find the tabs to walk don't run and Hawaii 50 on Ukulele Hunt.

Griffis
02-21-2017, 11:49 AM
I play
walk don't run
Hawaii 50
The Munsters Theme
Sleepwalk

I love this stuff too.

I'm currently building a Ventures inspired Mosrite style ukulele.
Check out my facebook. I'm going to post some progress pictures today.

I am going to HAVE to learn Sleepwalk and the Munsters theme, even if I have to knock your door down to get you to help me.

The Mosrite uke sounds unbelievably cool!

Rob Uker
02-21-2017, 03:45 PM
Munsters theme tabs are on Uke of Carl.