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Craig
05-13-2008, 02:56 PM
I recorded this a couple of weeks ago. It's an old standard titled, "Tenderly."

http://home.earthlink.net/~ccbrandau/Tenderly1.mp3

deach
05-13-2008, 03:10 PM
Very very nice!

Bourbon Boy
05-13-2008, 04:09 PM
I recorded this a couple of weeks ago. It's an old standard titled, "Tenderly."

http://home.earthlink.net/~ccbrandau/Tenderly.mp3
That was beautiful!!! What were you playing that on. What Uke? Great Job!!

Renaissance-Man
05-13-2008, 04:15 PM
Well done.

Craig
05-13-2008, 04:31 PM
That was beautiful!!! What were you playing that on. What Uke? Great Job!!

It's a semi-solid, or semi-hollow (1/2 glass thing) bodied tenor with low G tuning. There's pics of it on my myspace site.

menehunenyc
05-14-2008, 04:01 AM
Amazing sense of touch, you played it just like the title says you should. I love that tenor uke sound!!!

deach
05-14-2008, 04:05 AM
Checked out your myspace. Nice collections of songs there. Black Orpheus is probably my favorite.

Is the tattoo yours? What does it say if you don't mind me asking?

Craig
05-14-2008, 09:47 AM
Hi Deach,

Thanks for the compliments. The tattoo says, "Cali Rose," in Katakana (sp). It's my wife's name and yellow is her favorite color.

I've got a ukulele tattoo scheduled this Saturday. It will be representative of my M300 SP.

Craig
05-14-2008, 09:51 AM
Amazing sense of touch, you played it just like the title says you should. I love that tenor uke sound!!!

I'm not entirely computer illiterate, but am just learning the video thing. I hope this summer to be able to record a couple of arrangements and put them onto YouTube.

Most of the members of this board are much younger than me and I glean much inspiration from your videos and overall enthusiasm.

deach
05-14-2008, 09:59 AM
Hi Deach,

Thanks for the compliments. The tattoo says, "Cali Rose," in Katakana (sp). It's my wife's name and yellow is her favorite color.

I've got a ukulele tattoo scheduled this Saturday. It will be representative of my M300 SP.


Oh man! Tattoos and ukuleles are both so very addictive.

Craig
05-14-2008, 01:17 PM
Oh man! Tattoos and ukuleles are both so very addictive.

I've noticed! I presume you've also got some ink...?

deach
05-14-2008, 01:22 PM
I've noticed! I presume you've also got some ink...?

Yes, but like my ukulele collection, not enough.

btw. There is a tattoo thread (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1544&highlight=tattoo) on this forum.

thejumpingflea
05-14-2008, 02:37 PM
I really liked the recording. Good work! :nana:

Craig
05-14-2008, 02:49 PM
Again, once I figure out this video recording stuff, I'll try and get some stuff onto YouTube.

brokenwing
05-14-2008, 03:02 PM
terrific, Craig! great sense of timing and touch. one thing... the recording would probably benefit from a little bass roll-off or a high pass filter - you're capturing some low frequency percussive fingering in there.

just my observation FWIW. Great playing and a good recording.:)

Craig
05-14-2008, 03:54 PM
It's something I've been working on. Thanks for your input.

Craig
05-14-2008, 06:00 PM
terrific, Craig! great sense of timing and touch. one thing... the recording would probably benefit from a little bass roll-off or a high pass filter - you're capturing some low frequency percussive fingering in there.

just my observation FWIW. Great playing and a good recording.:)

Here's a remix. Let me know what you think:
http://home.earthlink.net/~ccbrandau/Tenderly1.mp3

MGM
05-14-2008, 08:26 PM
eh Howzit Craig.....beautiful arrangement and that kkolau sounds great...especially in your talented hands. nice to see you prowling here....

menehunenyc
05-15-2008, 03:30 AM
Most of the members of this board are much younger than me and I glean much inspiration from your videos and overall enthusiasm.


Do I look THAT OLD in my videos? lol. :rofl: I too am inspired by this forum. Presently learning from tabs for the first time, using one of dominators, and it has been very liberating and instructive, never new I could learn so much so quickly. good luck and welcome to UU!!

Craig
05-15-2008, 01:23 PM
Do I look THAT OLD in my videos? lol. :rofl: I too am inspired by this forum. Presently learning from tabs for the first time, using one of dominators, and it has been very liberating and instructive, never new I could learn so much so quickly. good luck and welcome to UU!!

Dominic is both an online and personal friend of ours. He's a great guy and player. Moreover, he's given so much to our community.

I often think of him as a Ukulele God:bowdown:

Craig
05-15-2008, 01:24 PM
eh Howzit Craig.....beautiful arrangement and that kkolau sounds great...especially in your talented hands. nice to see you prowling here....

Thanks Mike and it's great to see you on this board. I'm sure you're giving great deals to all of the UUG members!

brokenwing
05-15-2008, 04:10 PM
Here's a remix. Let me know what you think:
http://home.earthlink.net/~ccbrandau/Tenderly1.mp3
very nice. I think you improved it significantly. you play beautifully and this remix lets that shine thru more effectively. I'm assuming this was a (paired?) mic setup. What are you using?

edit: Now that I listened to it again, it sounds like you're actually going direct via pickup? AST? Or a mix?

Craig
05-15-2008, 04:33 PM
very nice. I think you improved it significantly. you play beautifully and this remix lets that shine thru more effectively. I'm assuming this was a (paired?) mic setup. What are you using?

edit: Now that I listened to it again, it sounds like you're actually going direct via pickup? AST? Or a mix?

It's my semi-hollow Ko'olau CE3 with active pickups into a M-Audio preamp...then into my Garage Band. I messed with the various EQ options...

There's a photo on my MySpace Page and here's the Ko'olau site: http://www.koolauukulele.com

brokenwing
05-15-2008, 04:51 PM
a high-end piece of ukulele technology, Craig. Play it in good health. I didn't realize Ko'olau was in the big leagues. beautiful instruments.

Howlin Hobbit
05-15-2008, 05:24 PM
A beautiful tune, beautifully done.

Craig
05-16-2008, 02:45 AM
A beautiful tune, beautifully done.

BTW, I really dig your drawn portrait!

backdoc972
05-16-2008, 03:13 AM
That was incredible. Very tasteful and soulful playing. Another song to add to my references to people who don't think the Uke can play real music.

Craig
05-16-2008, 06:14 PM
Thanks for the kind words. By the way, to me, "real music" lies within the ears and tastes of the individual. I dig almost all styles of music. I just really like playing jazz standards.