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austin1
09-26-2011, 11:30 AM
Hey All!

Welcome to our third installment of T.G.U.I.C, this time, of course, featuring children's songs! We decided to go with kid songs this time around because they tend to be really simple--they're great for beginners to pick out a melody on, but they can just as easily be jazzed up all fancy-like.

If you want a refresher course on what went down in our last two challenges, you can check out these threads:

First Challenge ("Yesterday"):
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?44914-The-Great-Ukulele-Instrumental-Challenge-RESULTS-Thread!!&highlight=great+ukulele+instrumental

Second Challenge ("Starry Starry Night"): http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?50893-The-Great-Ukulele-Instrumental-Challenge-(Part-the-Second)-RESULTS!&highlight=great+ukulele+instrumental

So, once again, our goals and rules!

GOALS:

--Learn from others and how they approach figuring out songs
--Hear and see everyone's individual takes on the same song
--Learn to figure out songs by ear and through repetition
--Share tips, tricks, and techniques for arranging instrumentals
--Expand our musical horizons, improve, and have fun doing it

RULES:

--No singing allowed!
--All experience levels most welcome!
--Multitracks allowed
--Multiple people allowed in one video

Remember, this challenge is completely open-ended, and once the song is chosen, you have free rein to make it as simple or complicated as you like, in any key. The only thing you cannot do is sing!

For those new to the challenge, I'll break down how it works.

Step 1: In this thread, suggest songs you a) want to instrumentally arrange, or, if you're not participating, b) want to see other people instrumentally arrange.

Step 2: I'll compile all the song suggestions into a poll, and people can vote for their favorites.

Step 3: After a week of voting, I'll post the song choice, and then everyone has one month to arrange, record, and post their song to Youtube.

Step 4: At the end of the month, I'll form a results thread, where we can all share our videos, check out each other's work, and enjoy numerous interpretations of the same song!

That's about it! Feel free to hit us up with any comments or questions.

Thus I do declare the Third Installment of the Great Ukulele Instrumental CHALLENGE: Kid Song Edition! to be in session.

Hit us up in your responses with your song suggestions! We are looking for anything and everything children's song-like: nursery rhymes, lullabies, silly songs, clapping games...whatever! Suggest as many and as often as you want!

JT_Ukes
09-26-2011, 11:33 AM
Puff the Magic Dragon.. Peter Paul and Mary Style...

veep
09-26-2011, 11:41 AM
Puff the Magic Dragon

JT_Ukes
09-26-2011, 11:57 AM
Puff the Magic Dragon

I already said that :P

veep
09-26-2011, 12:07 PM
i am working on the railroad.

JT_Ukes
09-26-2011, 12:40 PM
i am working on the railroad.


well it's a living

austin1
09-26-2011, 12:41 PM
I'm going to say that since the Lion King is a kid's movie, "can you feel the love tonight" as a kid's song is entirely justifiable:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF4CWCXirZ8

ADD
09-26-2011, 07:24 PM
MARVELOUS LITTLE TOY - was on the album "Peter, Paul and Mommy" by Peter, Paul and Mary. Written by Tom Paxton titled: MARVELOUS TOY. A fun, delightful song that would present a challenge instrumentally, because the words that describe what it did: Zip, Pop and Whirrr would all have to be represented by a particular technique with the strings or the uke itself.

Not sure how to post a link to the You Tube video of this song, but worth checking it out. It's truly a delightful song.

mds725
09-26-2011, 08:13 PM
i am working on the railroad.

When the train stops and you have a minute, suggest a kid's song. :)


MARVELOUS LITTLE TOY - was on the album "Peter, Paul and Mommy" by Peter, Paul and Mary. Written by Tom Paxton titled: MARVELOUS TOY. A fun, delightful song that would present a challenge instrumentally, because the words that describe what it did: Zip, Pop and Whirrr would all have to be represented by a particular technique with the strings or the uke itself.

Not sure how to post a link to the You Tube video of this song, but worth checking it out. It's truly a delightful song.

Here you go:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLYefZkOMB0


I like the songs that have been nominated already, but for the sake of having additional choices I nominate Teddy Bears' Picnic, which I think has great instrumental possibilities.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8Y9ifbgLuc

dhoenisch
09-28-2011, 03:32 AM
I'll put in my vote for "My Grandfather's Clock." One of my favorites.

Dan

austin1
09-28-2011, 11:46 AM
aaaand BUMP.

mendel
09-28-2011, 03:43 PM
Puff the Magic Dragon.. Peter Paul and Mary Style...


I LOVE this idea!!!

Hippie Dribble
09-28-2011, 04:18 PM
Skip To My Lou.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
09-28-2011, 04:27 PM
"Hush, Little Baby"

We could play our ukuleles very softly. Sweetly. Ahhhh.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
09-28-2011, 04:28 PM
Skip To My Lou.Nice one, Eugene.

Inn Sea
09-29-2011, 01:02 AM
How about Rainbow Connection


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggdoi0rgSjI

SuzukHammer
09-29-2011, 02:29 AM
If I had a hammer - lots of space to improve


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SCt8JPAkgU

SuzukHammer
09-29-2011, 02:32 AM
I like this too = The Lemon Tree song


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3FSRW2qFjM&feature=related

Mandarb
09-29-2011, 03:20 AM
aaaand BUMP.

Sorry, not familiar with that kid song. Who sings it?

Aiki Uke
09-29-2011, 04:08 AM
"why does the sun shine" by TMBG.

austin1
09-29-2011, 08:46 AM
I'm also going to Nominate "I Don't Want To Live on the Moon" from Sesame Street:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iGjAPwY3BU&feature=related

CoLmes
09-29-2011, 08:59 AM
I'm also going to Nominate "I Don't Want To Live on the Moon" from Sesame Street:



Cheater .

seeso
09-29-2011, 11:29 AM
I'm Going to Go Back There Someday:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryEjm3k6uY0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryEjm3k6uY0

austin1
09-29-2011, 12:15 PM
Cheater .

I sing it, I don't instrumental it, therefore, NOT CHEATING! :P

austin1
09-30-2011, 03:39 AM
Feel free to keep suggesting songs until Monday, when I'll arrange everything into a poll and we can start voting!

UkuleleThreads
10-01-2011, 06:11 AM
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything from Veggie Tales.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
10-01-2011, 06:32 AM
How about Rainbow Connection

Great idea. Seems like ukuleles and rainbow songs were meant for each other. What's Mraz playing in that video? Looks like a six-string baritione uke with low A and E strings.

mds725
10-01-2011, 10:07 AM
Great idea. Seems like ukuleles and rainbow songs were meant for each other. What's Mraz playing in that video? Looks like a six-string baritione uke with low A and E strings.

Hmmmm. I thought it was a guitar.