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uke4ia
05-04-2017, 03:43 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fRyZ7zAWPY

This is one I've wanted to try for a while. A couple of years ago, I picked up a book that had sheet music of the guitar parts for 20 Steely Dan songs, including tabs of the solos. I spent three nights practicing the solo, to get to the point where I got about half of it right.

Ukecaster
05-04-2017, 04:53 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fRyZ7zAWPY

This is one I've wanted to try for a while. A couple of years ago, I picked up a book that had sheet music of the guitar parts for 20 Steely Dan songs, including tabs of the solos. I spent three nights practicing the solo, to get to the point where I got about half of it right.

Fun! Who woulda thunk it...Kid Charlemagne on a uke! I'd love to see someone do it unplugged...on a soprano!

uke4ia
05-04-2017, 05:53 PM
I practiced this for a couple of nights on an unplugged concert, with a low G. I decided to do the video on a tenor Fluke instead, but it worked fine on the concert. Out of curiosity, I tried it on a soprano after reading your post. The rest of the song sounds good, but the solo really needs a low G. There's a couple of E notes that I can't play with a low G, but I can skip those notes and overall it still sounds right. With re-entrant tuning and the lowest note being a C, there's chunks of the solo where I'm just bouncing around between octaves.