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austin1
04-25-2010, 07:05 PM
our philly uke meet-up got rained out, so this is what I did all day instead. Comments and critiques most definitely appreciated!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa6q_QCTrWY

--Tina

RyanMFT
04-25-2010, 07:33 PM
Beautiful, I loved it!

GVlog
04-25-2010, 07:51 PM
I know how Planxty Irwin is supposed to sound. That was a very nice arrangement.

I particularly liked the way you created a 2-string drone to accompany the melody. Some Celtic tunes fail on the ukulele when rendered in fingerstyle because of the instrument's lack of sustain. The drone helped overcome that.

I'm impressed. :D Did you put it together yourself?

EDIT: I want tabs!

DaveVisi
04-25-2010, 07:52 PM
I like it! A lot!

UkuEroll
04-27-2010, 05:50 AM
Very nicely played, I liked it a lot too.

kitty
04-28-2010, 12:22 AM
I know how Planxty Irwin is supposed to sound. That was a very nice arrangement.

I particularly liked the way you created a 2-string drone to accompany the melody. Some Celtic tunes fail on the ukulele when rendered in fingerstyle because of the instrument's lack of sustain. The drone helped overcome that.

I'm impressed. :D Did you put it together yourself?

EDIT: I want tabs!


Me too, me too and me too

austin1
04-30-2010, 12:51 PM
thanks guys :D as for tabs, I'll see what I can do, maybe I can figure out how to write them

GVlog
05-02-2010, 05:35 PM
After revisiting some other arrangements of Planxty Irwin for the uke, I've come to the conclusion that I like yours the best (even better than Mark Nelson (http://www.mark-o.com/)'s). A public audio file of Mark's arrangement can be found here at the Mills Music Library (http://music.library.wisc.edu/exhibits/ukulele09/#more).

Mark plays Irwin like he would play it on a guitar. It's elaborate but it requires more sustain. The only way he can achieve this is by adding a bit of reverb in the final recording.

Your arrangement IMHO works better for a pure acoustic rendition. It also has a nice kick to it. You've got something in this style of yours and I think you should develop it further with this and other arrangements.

Again, thumbs up and great job! :)

austin1
05-02-2010, 07:20 PM
After revisiting some other arrangements of Planxty Irwin for the uke, I've come to the conclusion that I like yours the best (even better than Mark Nelson (http://www.mark-o.com/)'s). A public audio file of Mark's arrangement can be found here at the Mills Music Library (http://music.library.wisc.edu/exhibits/ukulele09/#more).

Mark plays Irwin like he would play it on a guitar. It's elaborate but it requires more sustain. The only way he can achieve this is by adding a bit of reverb in the final recording.

Your arrangement IMHO works better for a pure acoustic rendition. It also has a nice kick to it. You've got something in this style of yours and I think you should develop it further with this and other arrangements.

Again, thumbs up and great job! :)

Wow, I am totally blown away. Thanks! :D

freackykit
05-03-2010, 01:50 AM
That was a great sprightly arrangement.

:)