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uke4ia
07-13-2011, 12:27 PM
Instead of buying a new uke, I used some of my music money this week and bought a couple of sheet music books off Amazon. They just came today.

I got "The Looney Tunes Songbook". I learned of its existence back when we did the Looney Tunes thread a couple months ago. It includes 5 of the Raymond Scott jazz tunes that Carl Stalling used pieces of in Looney Tunes soundtracks.

Looney Tunes Songbook (http://www.amazon.com/Looney-Tunes-Songbook-Melodies-Brothers/dp/0739071203/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1310591860&sr=1-1)

I also picked up a book with all the guitar parts from the Yes "Fragile" album. A friend suggested a few months back that we should learn some uke duets of Yes songs. She didn't follow through with the idea, but I'm curious to see if I can learn to play some of this. I've been playing "Roundabout" for years, but I always got lost at the solos.

Joe H
07-13-2011, 12:44 PM
That Loony Tunes book looks cool. I look forward to an update on the Raymond Scott stuff once you have chance to play with those.

uke4ia
07-13-2011, 01:33 PM
All the Raymond Scott songs are in cut time and fast. It's pretty fearsome. The first thing I opened the book to was "Powerhouse". I've been messing with it for the last 20 minutes. I can play most of the bits and pieces, but it will be a long, long time before I can play it all together without throwing a finger on my left hand like it was a piston rod. And the triplets in the sax solo just about made me cry. Maybe I'll play "Merrily We Roll Along" for a little while.


For those who have never heard the whole song Powerhouse, here's a link to a YouTube video. The owner doesn't allow me to embed the video here. YouTube also has a version played on six harmonicas by the PhilHarmonicas.


Powerhouse (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfDqR4fqIWE)

ksiegel
07-13-2011, 03:23 PM
Powerhouse is one of those god-sent songs - when I have an earworm (you know, a song that gets stuck in your head, and you can't get rid of it!) i use Powerhouse to cleanse my mind.

And the Spike Jones version is a hoot, also!

-Kurt

mm stan
07-13-2011, 06:47 PM
Sounds great...looking froward to a review from you on it..

peewee
07-13-2011, 09:03 PM
Philharmonica's version is pretty amazing!
Love Raymond Scott! Would love to hear it executed on a uke, even poorly.