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NukeDOC
03-27-2008, 06:52 AM
ok for the record, if it werent for the great people and help i received from this forum, i wouldnt even be thinking about trying to do this. but one day. just one day, i would like to play gabriella's part while my brother plays rodrigo's... ON DA UKE!

can it be done?

has anyone ever tried on uke?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU68qT4T1bE

russ_buss
03-27-2008, 07:10 AM
dude that's bold, but you guys can totally do it. just have lots of replacement strings handy.:D

Zushi
03-27-2008, 07:47 AM
maybe you've seen it yet, but this vid may help you :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcE3NgV2Tyg&feature=related :)

NukeDOC
03-27-2008, 08:09 AM
yeah i was using that video when i made a SORRY attempt at it on the guitar hahaha. but now that i know what i know now, i think i might be able to eventually get it down.

seeso
03-27-2008, 08:30 AM
Sure it's possible. Have you seen these tabs?

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/r/rodrigo_y_gabriela/tamacun_tab.htm

Just transpose them to ukulele.

NukeDOC
03-27-2008, 08:50 AM
Sure it's possible. Have you seen these tabs?

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/r/rodrigo_y_gabriela/tamacun_tab.htm

Just transpose them to ukulele.

rodrigo's solo isnt the problem haha. im sure bugoy can get the whole song down in a day. but gabriela's strumming is so intricate. the best i can do is watch as many different videos of her playing as i can.

BUGOY
03-27-2008, 08:57 AM
i made an attempt at the strumming... um... :eek:thats tough bro!!! Aldrine, show us how its done! haha! and yea, the solo was not problem :D

NukeDOC
03-27-2008, 08:59 AM
i have the into down to where all i need to do is practice it. i know the beat. i know the tempo. and i can get all the triples in where i need them. i just gotta get the timing down.

BUGOY
03-27-2008, 09:01 AM
Cool! ya i dont think my hand was made for strumming like that. u got me beat there buddy. ya u heard me right... go head and gloat! haha!

NukeDOC
03-27-2008, 09:24 AM
Cool! ya i dont think my hand was made for strumming like that. u got me beat there buddy. ya u heard me right... go head and gloat! haha!
im going to screen cap this, print it, make copies, and pass it out to the whole fam.

for the other thread...
FACT: I actually am better at SOMETHING than my brother. hahaha.

studentaccount1
03-27-2008, 09:27 AM
Shouldn't be a problem Nuke. The strumming is the hardest part but its not too bad. Good luck. Post up a vid when you can.

UKESTAR
03-27-2008, 11:16 AM
Wow.....HUGE crowd. Was that crowd just for them??

NukeDOC
03-27-2008, 11:55 AM
Wow.....HUGE crowd. Was that crowd just for them??
in a word... and to make sure i reach the 10 character limit to post... yes. hahaha

davoomac
03-27-2008, 12:42 PM
ah yeah! rod and gab helped me learn alot of new strums on my ukulele. Someone should definitely do a version with 2 UKES! :D

Hey nuke, have you tried it using a roll between your thumb and pointer and doing a scratch or chunk instead of slapping the whole hand down?

seeso- Oh by the way, the is the guitar tab off on rodrigo's part?




For those who need it :D
Here's Rod's part for uke:
A|--3-------3--2-------2--5--3-------3--5--3--2-------------|
E|----5---5------3---3---------3---3------------5-4---------|
C|------4----------2-------------4--------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|

A|--3-------3--2-------2--5--3-------3--5--3--7--5----------|
E|----5---5------3---3---------3---3----------------7-------|
C|------4----------2-------------4--------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|

seeso
03-27-2008, 12:56 PM
seeso- Oh by the way, the is the guitar tab off on rodrigo's part?

I don't know. It sounds good to me.

NukeDOC
03-27-2008, 01:26 PM
ah yeah! rod and gab helped me learn alot of new strums on my ukulele. Someone should definitely do a version with 2 UKES! :D

Hey nuke, have you tried it using a roll between your thumb and pointer and doing a scratch or chunk instead of slapping the whole hand down?

seeso- Oh by the way, the is the guitar tab off on rodrigo's part?




For those who need it :D
Here's Rod's part for uke:
A|--3-------3--2-------2--5--3-------3--5--3--2-------------|
E|----5---5------3---3---------3---3------------5-4---------|
C|------4----------2-------------4--------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|

A|--3-------3--2-------2--5--3-------3--5--3--7--5----------|
E|----5---5------3---3---------3---3----------------7-------|
C|------4----------2-------------4--------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|


yeah right now im in the middle of chunking and slapping. im so used to chunking that it sometimes comes out like that, but later on in the song there is a part where gab pounds the heel of her hand on the lower bout of the guitar to get that lower bass effect. with the undersaddle pickup that should be pretty pronounced when plugged in. so i want to try to keep it as close as i can. even with the triples. as i get better at the strum patterns and more comfortable with the song, ill change it up a bit here and there where my own feel for the music can flow.

NukeDOC
03-27-2008, 02:48 PM
ok so check it out. ive been practicing this sucka here and there between patients. i dont have it down to where im confident with it yet. but i think its a good start, considering i just made up my mind today that i wanted to cover this song. hahaha. lemme know what you think. constructive criticism is welcome too.

note: im chunking instead of slapping. still not used to the slap. and the chunk comes more natural to me.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v176/pEsCaDoR/ukuleleunderground/th_tamacunstrum.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v176/pEsCaDoR/ukuleleunderground/?action=view&current=tamacunstrum.flv)

seeso
03-27-2008, 02:53 PM
Awesome job, dude!!!

mwalimu
03-27-2008, 03:34 PM
"Rodrigo's solo isnt the problem haha. im sure bugoy can get the whole song down in a day. but gabriela's strumming is so intricate. the best i can do is watch as many different videos of her playing as i can."

I have to say, I was more impressed with her strumming than his picking. She's Jake fast.

studentaccount1
03-27-2008, 09:16 PM
ok so check it out. ive been practicing this sucka here and there between patients. i dont have it down to where im confident with it yet. but i think its a good start, considering i just made up my mind today that i wanted to cover this song. hahaha. lemme know what you think. constructive criticism is welcome too.

note: im chunking instead of slapping. still not used to the slap. and the chunk comes more natural to me.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v176/pEsCaDoR/ukuleleunderground/th_tamacunstrum.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v176/pEsCaDoR/ukuleleunderground/?action=view&current=tamacunstrum.flv)

Dude, I am impressed. The chunk works for me.

BrianB
03-28-2008, 03:48 AM
Nice job NukeDOC. The chunk works well.

davoomac
03-28-2008, 04:01 AM
That's sounding great Nuke! :D

NukeDOC
03-28-2008, 06:40 AM
hahaha this sucks. i need to get some good fake nails. the nail on my index finger was wearing down pretty bad, so to avoid exposing my nail bed, i started to strum songs with my middle finger. then i started playing this song. now i have two funky looking fingernails that are just irritating to look at. hahaha. yeah, thats how much i practice hehehe. if i can figure out a way to avoid wearing my fingers down to the bone, i should have gabriela's part down in a couple weeks. then i gotta throw it at bugoy to learn rod's part. and its off to open mic! hahahaha

pakiboy949
03-28-2008, 10:16 AM
amazing doc, your fingers look like they are gonna fall off though =\

then again if jake can strum at his speed, probably hours a day, i'm sure he has to be doing something to make sure his finger nails don't get too bad.

davoomac
03-28-2008, 02:17 PM
amazing doc, your fingers look like they are gonna fall off though =\

then again if jake can strum at his speed, probably hours a day, i'm sure he has to be doing something to make sure his finger nails don't get too bad.

Man idk what jake does. His nails weren't even noticeably long or anything. And he attacks the strings like CRAZY.

ukeboypat
04-17-2008, 01:06 AM
i dont know about the nails but i do know that im now obsessed with this song lol

thanks alot for bringing it up
and NukeDoc your strum is amazing