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Hippie Dribble
10-17-2011, 12:22 PM
...another uke version of the traditional song "Wandering Boy"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6zfcTOnY8w

you can blame aaron keim and ambient doughnut for this. just learnt it and recorded in a half an hour this morning, and it shows.. with a glitch or two at the end where I missed the string...he he they say patience is a virtue but alas, I am a restless wanderer like our subject at hand. Was really surprised at how easy it was to play though, I'd probably watched aaron's and gav's vids a dozen times each and thought, naaa, can't do that, but it fit my playing style like a glove. Hoping to learn more of these bluegrass type tunes as I have an all maple concert on the way which has been described to me by Gordon as a "Clawhammer Dream"...woooo-hoooooo

thanks for watching gang!

v30
10-17-2011, 12:34 PM
That's a dandy toe tapper. Would be nice tune on that banjo uke you've been after.

TCK
10-17-2011, 12:50 PM
A solid sender mate- love the "kids" in the background...jeez, you have more of those than Char and Gordon do :)
Did you get your old BU? I got another May bell on the way (sigh- I am weak) this week, can't wait to show her off.

Hippie Dribble
10-17-2011, 12:54 PM
A solid sender mate- love the "kids" in the background...jeez, you have more of those than Char and Gordon do :)
Did you get your old BU? I got another May bell on the way (sigh- I am weak) this week, can't wait to show her off.

cheers for the comment Dave. May have another go at this melody down the track.

Na, missed out on a couple of those beaut ol banjo ukes, one was simply a result of my own stupidity but there you go. Aaron is sprucing up an old warhorse for me as we speak so I hope to have some pics etc soon. Which one was the one you bought...was it privately? or ebay? You must put up some shots of it when you get it, and a video...

Hippie Dribble
10-17-2011, 12:56 PM
That's a dandy toe tapper. Would be nice tune on that banjo uke you've been after.

thanks mate. Yeah, it would sound great on an ol' banjo uke too...Aaron is currently doing one up for me I think. Hope to get a hold of it soon...

I can't play clawhammer at all...but I kind of have developed my own Tasmanian redneck one finger technique which I can usually adapt and use in those type of songs :o

Dougf
10-17-2011, 01:00 PM
Dang, you nailed it! And in just half an hour!

23skidoo
10-17-2011, 01:23 PM
Nicely done, Jon.... definitely diggin the one-finger-redneck-Tasmanian style.......might have to try and throw a little Georgia in there for myself.....

UkuleleNick
10-17-2011, 01:55 PM
Very nice!

Hippie Dribble
10-17-2011, 02:14 PM
Dang, you nailed it! And in just half an hour!

cheers Doug. yep, that's about my attention span these days. :o

Hippie Dribble
10-17-2011, 02:21 PM
Nicely done, Jon.... definitely diggin the one-finger-redneck-Tasmanian style.......might have to try and throw a little Georgia in there for myself.....

hey brother, maybe we should invent a new Tassie-Georgia redneck ukulele method. We're both well credentialed in the redneck department if nothing else... :)

Hippie Dribble
10-17-2011, 02:21 PM
Very nice!
Thanks Nick!!!

coriandre
10-17-2011, 06:50 PM
And he does it again !

That was great. I love the kind of atmosphere those song have and you nailed it ! I would love to see you and Dougf do a duo !

itsme
10-17-2011, 07:38 PM
That was a lot of fun! :)

Hippie Dribble
10-18-2011, 12:14 PM
Thanks Luc and itsme.

Just got my all maple concert yesterday, so looking forward to playing this tune on it too...

mm stan
10-18-2011, 01:32 PM
Aloha Eugene,
Maybe I should get an alert notice when you post a video...shoots missed this one again...Awesome and love that style...you hit another hit again..WOW lookie at all them Mya Moe's
on the sofa there....your user name should be MM Eugene....ha ha thank you for sharing....happy strummings..MM Stan

fitncrafty
10-18-2011, 01:44 PM
In my lifetime I couldn't play like that.. What are you talking about? that was awesome.. and I love your little friends hanging out with you!

Ambient Doughnut
10-19-2011, 12:43 AM
Great! It's not hard to figure out is it? Just hard to play well. But you nailed it as always! :)

I see what you mean that it's not exactly a clawhammer that you're doing but it gets a very similiar sound and great tone. Conversely, I can't crack your strum'n'pick style which is frustrating as it creates a really nice full arrangement.

Hippie Dribble
10-20-2011, 03:01 PM
hey Stan and Carrie, thanks guys. Always nice to have the friends around...they were a little shy but at least agreed to be in the background. :o

Hippie Dribble
10-20-2011, 03:05 PM
Great! It's not hard to figure out is it? Just hard to play well. But you nailed it as always! :)

I see what you mean that it's not exactly a clawhammer that you're doing but it gets a very similiar sound and great tone. Conversely, I can't crack your strum'n'pick style which is frustrating as it creates a really nice full arrangement.

thanks Gav. In truth, it was watching you play it that got me off my ass and give it a try mate. You made it look effortless on your video. Watch this peeps...
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?53947-Wandering-Boy-Clawhammer-Reso-Content&highlight=wandering
and cheers on the comment mate...I guess we all have develope our own style with the uke, eh. I am self taught and so have kinda got my own way...for better or worse, like we all do... :o

mm stan
10-20-2011, 06:21 PM
hey Stan and Carrie, thanks guys. Always nice to have the friends around...they were a little shy but at least agreed to be in the background. :o
Yup, Carrie and I wouldn't mind being there..and we are not shy like your Mya Moes..hee hee

olgoat52
10-20-2011, 06:34 PM
thanks Gav. In truth, it was watching you play it that got me off my ass and give it a try mate. You made it look effortless on your video. Watch this peeps...
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?53947-Wandering-Boy-Clawhammer-Reso-Content&highlight=wandering
and cheers on the comment mate...I guess we all have develope our own style with the uke, eh. I am self taught and so have kinda got my own way...for better or worse, like we all do... :o

I took an initial stab at trying to figure out what you were doing but couldn't figure it out. Need to give it another shot. Great job on the tune. Of course, baffling me is nothing to write home about...

Canoe Lady
10-20-2011, 06:42 PM
Great job, Jon... I still can't figure out how you master a tune in so little time. Natural talent, I suspect. :)

aaronckeim
10-25-2011, 08:21 PM
Great picking Jon! By the way, that "one finger tasmanian" style is the same as "up picking old time style" on the banjo. Pete Seeger, Doc Watson and Ralph Stanley were known to pick tunes that way. As a matter of fact, I was talking about it the other day on my blog. folkmemo.blogspot.com.

Hippie Dribble
10-25-2011, 09:59 PM
Great picking Jon! By the way, that "one finger tasmanian" style is the same as "up picking old time style" on the banjo. Pete Seeger, Doc Watson and Ralph Stanley were known to pick tunes that way. As a matter of fact, I was talking about it the other day on my blog. folkmemo.blogspot.com.
Thanks a lot for the comment Aaron and the link mate. It's really you who inspired me (and I know heaps of others) to try to play more seriously in this way. :)