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anaka
05-01-2008, 10:25 AM
It's up on the front page! Yay! Tell us what you think and show us your stuff here.

NotoriousMOK
05-01-2008, 11:22 AM
Awesome! Thanks!

Poi Dog
05-01-2008, 02:12 PM
That was awesome!


BTW - I love pickin' da G-String too! :D

OrangeUke
05-01-2008, 05:22 PM
Man! I love it when you do your "oomphs" Aldrine! :D

experimentjon
05-01-2008, 05:35 PM
OH MY GOD!!! I go to my RSS reader on this happy May Day, and the first thing in my "local news" tab (which is normally filled with Honolulu Advertiser stuff) is the new UU lesson. I'm so stoked. I had been wanting to learn Aldrine's version of this song since I heard him play it in the first live online session that I attended. WOOOOOOOT!

Edit: And just in time for prom too. :)

HumbleSounds
05-01-2008, 06:26 PM
Thanks so much for the lesson Aldrine. Each lesson is a gift that I appreciate. I was wondering if you had a performance of the song posted in its entirety. It would help me to realy get it down if I could jam the song all the way through with you.

Thanks Brother

Ame
05-01-2008, 08:50 PM
yay a new song to learn! :) Thanks much Aldrine and friends. hehe

haha I've wondered that too Aldrine. "Now made with real cheese!" haha wtf? seriously what was I eating before it was cheese?! O_O

14twelve
05-01-2008, 10:57 PM
Fantastic lesson as always :) I had to watch it, even though I'm not up to that one yet (as I still haven't done the one that tells me what chunking is).

I loved the G string bit at the end. Made me laugh :)

UkuLeLesReggAe
05-02-2008, 02:50 AM
i first heard this song and listened to it until i could sing every single word..

I can't wait to learn it.. ill make time this week to learn it ^^ looks fairly easy..

For some reASOn im really struggling with D now.. i don't know why but i can't do it anymore, how do u get good at switching chords?? just keep donig it and practise im guessing lol?

deach
05-02-2008, 02:55 AM
...

I loved the G string bit at the end. Made me laugh :)

That had me cracking up too. I'm changing my strings to the colored ones so I can pick my Red and Silky G-string.

hotnanas
05-02-2008, 04:36 AM
i've finally chunked! For the longest time it never worked out for me, but last night I got it down! The riff portion is a breeze too!

Aldrine thanks!

tabbed here for everyone (fine really just my future reference!)



A|-----^-------------^-----------^----------2--3--5/7--5--
E|-----5--3--3H5-----5--3--------5--3--3H5--3--5--7/8--7--
C|--2-------------2--------4--2---------------------------
G|--------------------------------------------------------

^
5 = bend on the 5 and appropriate string.

/ = slide

H = hammer

umagrama
05-02-2008, 04:53 AM
Aldrine! Man! I love your videos! This is definitely my favorite one! I found this song easy to learn, play and sing. Plus it is funny as hell at the end. Thanks a bunch for that!

I also like the strumming pattern symbols -- it was easy as pie to follow up.

Aloha!

drubin
05-02-2008, 04:59 AM
Superb lesson Aldrine and co.! The "outtakes" had me rolling with laughter!

Omega props.

ukeboypat
05-02-2008, 01:53 PM
excellent vid guys

i made my own little interpretation of it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dtvkj0kUmaY

i even made my own Intro!!!!:D

thanks agin UU

Pat

J Uke
05-02-2008, 08:39 PM
Thanks for the video Aldrine, tried to figure this one out from youtube videos; but only wit your video and lyrics from chordie.com I can now actually play the song! My picking part still needs practice but I'm getting there. :o


http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.guitaretab.com/c/clapton-eric/25503.html?1944-06-06=always&transpose=&tuning=GCEA

Oh yeah also forgot to mention I can now do hammer ons and bend strings due to your vid. Thanks UU!

UkeNinja
05-03-2008, 04:14 AM
Also pretty cool to see that Koa Pili Koko get some more action. I kind of like the "dry" sound it has, like there's a little bit of a rough edge. Perhaps it's just the video...?

Anyway... any more impressions about the KPK tenor? It looks like a good option in that price range.

umagrama
05-03-2008, 07:50 AM
A suggestion to complete these video lessons is to show Aldrine play the song once everything has been laid out. As a beginner I can say that that addition to the videos would help out a lot us beginners. Rather than just bits and pieces of the song throughout the video.
For example, I got this song down (the chords, picking and singing) but when i put all together I can get a little lost here and there (tempo and sync) and if there was the song played out from start to end would pull all the strings together. There's no reference better than the man himself, Aldrine, playing the entire song. It's different when you watch Eric Clapton on YouTube playing electric guitar and you try to follow up with your uke.
In my case, once I get the chords down, then the strumming and finally the lyrics I find it hard to put it at flow as well as the video show us. I then try to scan thru the parts where Aldrine is playing the song so I can observe him to tie all together.

That's how I feel and maybe I'm asking for too much. It's just a suggestion.

Aloha.

HumbleSounds
05-04-2008, 11:12 PM
A suggestion to complete these video lessons is to show Aldrine play the song once everything has been laid out. As a beginner I can say that that addition to the videos would help out a lot us beginners. Rather than just bits and pieces of the song throughout the video.


I agree. It is a great lesson, but could use a section where all the pieces are put together. Thanks so much you guys and keep it up.

Mahalo Nui Loa

Sayyadina
05-06-2008, 07:36 AM
Awesome lesson, thank you Aldrine! Even for a beginner like me (i've only been playing for 5 weeks) it was fairly easy to learn.
Keep em coming! Hail UU!

Aldrine Guerrero
05-06-2008, 01:58 PM
A suggestion to complete these video lessons is to show Aldrine play the song once everything has been laid out. As a beginner I can say that that addition to the videos would help out a lot us beginners. Rather than just bits and pieces of the song throughout the video.
For example, I got this song down (the chords, picking and singing) but when i put all together I can get a little lost here and there (tempo and sync) and if there was the song played out from start to end would pull all the strings together. There's no reference better than the man himself, Aldrine, playing the entire song. It's different when you watch Eric Clapton on YouTube playing electric guitar and you try to follow up with your uke.
In my case, once I get the chords down, then the strumming and finally the lyrics I find it hard to put it at flow as well as the video show us. I then try to scan thru the parts where Aldrine is playing the song so I can observe him to tie all together.

That's how I feel and maybe I'm asking for too much. It's just a suggestion.

Aloha.

Sorry dude. We kind of dropped the gun on this one. I usually make a video BEFORE we release the lesson hahaha. Oh well... next time I guess ya? :D

anaka
05-06-2008, 11:21 PM
We kind of dropped the gun on this one.

Hehe ... "dropped the gun" = "jumped the gun" AND "dropped the ball", simultaneously.

deach
05-07-2008, 01:35 AM
Hehe ... "dropped the gun" = "jumped the gun" AND "dropped the ball", simultaneously.

I had to read that a couple times to make sure I read it right. For some reason I could hear HappySlip's mother saying that. "Chrisssssteeeen, you dropped the gun."

UkuLeLesReggAe
05-07-2008, 02:32 AM
ok i know the whole song and can play it and it took all of 30mins LOL!

good song, easy to learn.. combination together are great.

Aldrine Guerrero
05-07-2008, 08:47 AM
Hehe ... "dropped the gun" = "jumped the gun" AND "dropped the ball", simultaneously.

hahahaha. I was gonna say jump... but for some reason, in my head, drop made sense.

Like... if I dropped a gun then it would shoot early... I dunno hahahahah

LonBoi808
05-09-2008, 04:56 PM
thanks sounds pretty good

Senator10
05-09-2008, 06:25 PM
This is the version of Wonderful tonight I learned. Good version for those who want a little different feel for the song. I have to say that Izzy did a good job.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=graNlpkh4F0

deach
05-09-2008, 06:31 PM
This is the version of Wonderful tonight I learned. Good version for those who want a little different feel for the song. I have to say that Izzy did a good job.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=graNlpkh4F0

That's a nice version.

Senator10
05-09-2008, 06:32 PM
I missed the second link in my original post. This post contains the full song and the other posted version is the associated tab broken down.

I would like to see other versions if you have them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1BnaIR6Ruk&feature=related

uke142464
05-10-2008, 08:38 AM
A suggestion to complete these video lessons is to show Aldrine play the song once everything has been laid out. As a beginner I can say that that addition to the videos would help out a lot us beginners. Rather than just bits and pieces of the song throughout the video.
For example, I got this song down (the chords, picking and singing) but when i put all together I can get a little lost here and there (tempo and sync) and if there was the song played out from start to end would pull all the strings together. There's no reference better than the man himself, Aldrine, playing the entire song. It's different when you watch Eric Clapton on YouTube playing electric guitar and you try to follow up with your uke.
In my case, once I get the chords down, then the strumming and finally the lyrics I find it hard to put it at flow as well as the video show us. I then try to scan thru the parts where Aldrine is playing the song so I can observe him to tie all together.

That's how I feel and maybe I'm asking for too much. It's just a suggestion.

Aloha.
yea, agreed

hotnanas
05-14-2008, 08:03 AM
i've finally chunked! For the longest time it never worked out for me, but last night I got it down! The riff portion is a breeze too!

Aldrine thanks!

tabbed here for everyone (fine really just my future reference!)



A|-----^-------------^-----------^----------2--3--5/7--5--
E|-----5--3--3H5-----5--3--------5--3--3H5--3--5--7/8--7--
C|--2-------------2--------4--2---------------------------
G|--------------------------------------------------------

^
5 = bend on the 5 and appropriate string.

/ = slide

H = hammer


From the following thread:
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2283

ReallyKevin
05-18-2008, 01:24 PM
I think it's waaaaaay easier to watch aldrine teach us then to read tabs and see him play.

I derno, that's just me. :)

p081002
07-18-2008, 05:17 PM
So aldrine any update on this one yet? I'd still like to see a finished product. :D

turk128
08-21-2008, 08:52 AM
hey i guess i just missed it or something
but what exactly is the chord progression
i watched the video like 10 times and still couldn't figure it out
any help greatly appreciated



...otherwise great lesson, always wanted to learn that song

experimentjon
08-21-2008, 11:53 PM
hey i guess i just missed it or something
but what exactly is the chord progression
i watched the video like 10 times and still couldn't figure it out
any help greatly appreciated



...otherwise great lesson, always wanted to learn that song

Try these. The picking part is different from what he does in the video though.


Wonderful Tonight
Composed By: Eric Clapton
Performed By: Aldrine Gurrero
Interperted By: Experiment Jon


Riff

A|--------------------------------------------------------
E|-----5b--3--3h5--------5b--3-----------3-5-3-------3----
C|--2-----------------2--------4-----2-4-------4-2-4------
G|--------------------------------------------------------

A|-----------------------------------------------2--3--5/7--5--
E|----5b--3--3h5-------5b--3---------5b--3--3h5--3--5--7/8--7--
C|---------------------------4---------------------------------
G|-------------------------------------------------------------


Verse 1:
G Bm7
It's late in the evening
C D
She's wondering what clothes to wear
G Bm7
She puts on her make-up
C D
And brushes her long brown hair
C D G D Em
And then she asks me,do I look alright
C D G Bm7 C D
And I say yes,you look wonderful tonight

[Riff]

Verse 2:
G Bm7 C D
We go to a party and everyone turns to see
G Bm7 C D
This beautiful lady,who's walking around with me
C D G Bm7 Em
And then she asks me,do you feel alright
C D G
And I say yes,I feel wonderful tonight

Verse 3:
Em C G
I feel wonderful because I see the love
Bm7 Em
light in your eyes
C D C//
And the wonder of it all is that you just
D/ G Bm7 C D
Don't realize how much I love you


[Riff]

Verse 4:
G Bm7
It's time to go home now
C D
Cause I've got this aching head
G Bm7 C D
So I give her the car keys and she helps me into bed
C D G Bm7 Em
And then I tell her as I turn out the light
C D G
I said my darlin you were wonderful tonight


[Riff]


Optional Breakdown from Kai's Cover:
G Bm7
You look wonderful, you're everything I need and more.
C D G
You look wonderful, so beautiful tonight.
G Bm7
You look wonderful, you'll never leave me wanting more.
C D G
You look wonderful, so beautiful tonight.
G Bm7
You look wonderful, you're everything I need and more.
C D G
You look wonderful, so beautiful tonight.

UkuLeLesReggAe
08-22-2008, 01:04 AM
u add the little parts urself or something?

i agree with reallykevin

turk128
08-23-2008, 11:45 AM
hey thanks for the chords

and i also agree with reallykevin
but i guess its all preference

eb0y637
10-22-2008, 08:49 AM
still agreed xD .. it would be easier .. i dont know when to strum or change chords xD

Rod
04-14-2009, 07:01 PM
Finally got around to making a video after watching Aldrine's lesson of Wonderful Tonight, here it is....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI-IJ6xU2dg&fmt=22

UkuLeLesReggAe
04-16-2009, 01:49 AM
i think thats the 1st take i've seen apart from aldrine teaching it.

but i didnt search it that much, prob forgot... nice :D

Rod
04-16-2009, 12:54 PM
i think thats the 1st take i've seen apart from aldrine teaching it.

but i didnt search it that much, prob forgot... nice :D

Thanks for checking it out!

MysticRatboy
05-28-2009, 05:12 PM
I have problem with the strumming. The way Aldrine teaches the timing is confusing. Need very good ear to figure exactly in which beat each strum lands.



The timing im guessing is
1___2___3___4
D__UXUD__UUXUD


Someone help?