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sbarron
08-23-2011, 02:44 PM
Got the uke about 2.5 months ago and it's been a month since I last made a recording so I figured I'd throw one together tonight.

This is Ken Middleton's arrangement of "Arkansas Traveler", though about 30bpm slower than he does it :) I played the melody on my Kala solid mahogany tenor, then added some rhythm backing with a Lanikai O8, and doubled that again with the Kala.

The recording is at http://soundcloud.com/rubyist/arkansas-traveler. Comments welcome.

Thanks
-Scott

Ken Middleton
08-23-2011, 07:47 PM
Very beautifully played, Scott. I like what you have done with it. And it is such a nice tune that it doesn't need to go any faster. A lot of people play bluegrass fast to impress the listener rather than entertain them. This is great just the way you have done it.

sbarron
08-24-2011, 01:47 AM
Hi Ken,

Thanks very much for your comments. I'm really enjoying working through your arrangements and am very grateful for them.

-Scott