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Ken Middleton
05-14-2010, 11:32 AM
This is Take One of Just A Closer Walk With Thee (http://www.youtube.com/user/KenMiddletonUkulele#p/u/0/QultZAsIWJk). We played this before anyone arrived to listen. It's a great tune and we are just messing with it.

My previous video is the version we played when some people arrived and asked us to play it again. Hope that makes sense.

GVlog
05-14-2010, 01:05 PM
Enjoyed that performance! :D

Easier to watch with the video embedded: :)


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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYqa6mFOwfY


I thought Kimo preferred Baritones in high pitch?

mailman
05-14-2010, 03:42 PM
Beautiful, Ken! Could you please help me understand the tuning of the other gentleman's uke? I think I'm seeing 5 tuners....

Ken Middleton
05-14-2010, 08:56 PM
I thought Kimo preferred Baritones in high pitch?

You may be right, but I don't think he had one with him. Here he is playing the Ohana 5 string tenor prototype.

Ken Middleton
05-14-2010, 09:18 PM
Beautiful, Ken! Could you please help me understand the tuning of the other gentleman's uke? I think I'm seeing 5 tuners....

Yes, it is very simple. The the top string is A, then E, then C, just like on a regular tenor. The 4th and 5th strings though are tuned to high G and low G and they are very close together as a pair. When you strum you hit the high G first on the down stroke. When you pick it is possible to either play both G's or just the high G.

It works really well and everyone who has tried it loves it. It will be available from Ohana dealers in the mid to late summer. It doesn't have a model number yet. Kimo played it on several recordings.

JCMcGee
05-15-2010, 02:03 AM
Lovely bit of playing....

That 5 string sounds very interesting....you used to get these bass guitars with a drop switch that would drop the E down to a D....pain in the butt as neither the E or D seemed to be properly in tune...this seems much more practical way of doing things.

GVlog
05-16-2010, 11:51 AM
You may be right, but I don't think he had one with him. Here he is playing the Ohana 5 string tenor prototype.

4-course/5-strings or 5-course/5-strings? I can't tell from the video.

Ken Middleton
05-16-2010, 07:43 PM
4-course/5-strings or 5-course/5-strings? I can't tell from the video.

It's a ukulele: 4 courses. Details are two comments back.

phanzo
05-16-2010, 08:16 PM
That's fantastic Ken. I had the wonderful opportunity of hanging out and jamming with Kimo for a couple hours when he was here in Phoenix. He is an amazing person and a true joy to be around. I wish he would come back, I need more work on some of the more complex things that he taught me :D

Great video!! Can't go wrong with Ken and Kimo!!

EDIT: I can't stop listening to this. I need more Kimo duos!!

Ken Middleton
05-16-2010, 08:35 PM
That's fantastic Ken. I had the wonderful opportunity of hanging out and jamming with Kimo for a couple hours when he was here in Phoenix. He is an amazing person and a true joy to be around. I wish he would come back, I need more work on some of the more complex things that he taught me :D

Great video!! Can't go wrong with Ken and Kimo!!

EDIT: I can't stop listening to this. I need more Kimo duos!!

Unfortunately, I didn't record any more. We have arranged to play again during the Wine Country Fest in September though. I will certainly try to get some more recordings then. The problem is that when I'm playing, I forget to record it.

Ronnie Aloha
05-17-2010, 03:56 AM
Nice Ken and Kimo. Ken, you're packing on some frequent flyer miles this year!

Ken Middleton
05-17-2010, 06:35 AM
Nice Ken and Kimo. Ken, you're packing on some frequent flyer miles this year!

Yes, it does seem that way. Let's put it this way: airports don't interest me anymore. But I do get to meet a lot of great people in my job.

Dane
05-17-2010, 07:27 AM
Always love your stuff Ken, thanks for sharing =)

ereuku
05-27-2010, 03:42 PM
That was amazing. Too much talent for just one (or two) videos. Thanks for sharing.