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Ken Middleton
11-17-2011, 01:28 PM
Here's the arrangement I did for the Bluegrass Workshop I recently taught at the Ceilidh in Nova Scotia.

It is in 3 parts and that's why I did the video this way. I wanted it to be a bit funny too.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6WMUaYLWYQ&feature=colike

Hope you enjoy.

SailingUke
11-17-2011, 01:36 PM
Ken is awesome as one, now there are three of him!!!!

elisdad
11-17-2011, 01:46 PM
Excellent! Always great stuff Ken.

dnewton2
11-17-2011, 01:48 PM
Cool video ken.

When I was in high school two buddies and I rehabbed an old Arkansas traveler boat to use as a dive boat for our spring break. Oh the memories, thanks for reminding me of those times.

Ken Middleton
11-17-2011, 09:27 PM
Ken is awesome as one, now there are three of him!!!!

Thanks for watching us.


Excellent! Always great stuff Ken.

Thanks muchly.


Cool video ken.

When I was in high school two buddies and I rehabbed an old Arkansas traveler boat to use as a dive boat for our spring break. Oh the memories, thanks for reminding me of those times.

I am sorry to say that I don't know exactly where Arkansas is. I know it has a town called Little Rock and one of your presidents came from the state.

mm stan
11-17-2011, 11:01 PM
Aloha Ken,
Swwwwwweeeeet...and a nice melody... triple the pleasure..

Ken Middleton
11-17-2011, 11:29 PM
Aloha Ken,
Swwwwwweeeeet...and a nice melody... triple the pleasure..

It is a great bluegrass tune. I tried to give it a Celtic flavour.

Jnobianchi
11-19-2011, 06:00 PM
So cool. :D and three of ya, Ken! REally top notch and yes, funny, too.

Nice work, as always!

Ken Middleton
11-19-2011, 11:04 PM
So cool. :D and three of ya, Ken! REally top notch and yes, funny, too.

Nice work, as always!

Thanks John. It was actually hard to make it humorous when I was concentrating so hard to get the music right. It needed to be exactly the same as the arrangement I used in my workshop.

cb56
11-20-2011, 09:02 AM
awsome! Arkansas is in between St Louis and Memphis. Sorta off to the west of that
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=map+of+usa&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x54eab584e432360b:0x1c3bb99243deb742,United +States&gl=us&ei=7U7JTriBAoGOsAKBmvhB&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=image&resnum=1&ved=0CDEQ8gEwAA

Ken Middleton
11-20-2011, 12:26 PM
Above Louisiana.

Tootler
11-21-2011, 01:49 PM
Very good.

Makes an interesting contrast to the usual banjos at breakneck speed.

Ken Middleton
11-22-2011, 04:32 AM
Very good.

Makes an interesting contrast to the usual banjos at breakneck speed.

I certainly prefer the sound of ukes.

Gmoney
11-22-2011, 06:00 AM
The TRUTH is finally out! Ken is actually a threesome - no wonder he never seems to have any trouble w/triplets! I've always wondered at the amazing intricacies of even the "simplest" of tunes when rendered in/that Middleton style. No wonder either that my fingers can't quite keep up!

Love it, Sir Ken. Applaud the melody & your three-times awesome performance.

Ken Middleton
11-22-2011, 06:17 AM
The TRUTH is finally out! Ken is actually a threesome - no wonder he never seems to have any trouble w/triplets! I've always wondered at the amazing intricacies of even the "simplest" of tunes when rendered in/that Middleton style. No wonder either that my fingers can't quite keep up!

Love it, Sir Ken. Applaud the melody & your three-times awesome performance.

Thanks very much for the kind words.

Each part really isn't that difficult though. The three parts go together to make the whole sound complex. I only taught this piece at one workshop so far, and most people in the class didn't have too many problems. I'll be teaching it in my workshops next year.

Billsie
11-22-2011, 08:03 AM
Beautiful sounds, Ken. It's a pleasure to tune in to your postings. The black and white visual is nice.
Best wishes, Billsie
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Ken Middleton
11-22-2011, 08:08 AM
Beautiful sounds, Ken. It's a pleasure to tune in to your postings. The black and white visual is nice.
Best wishes, Billsie
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Thanks very much for watching.

Tootler
11-22-2011, 09:20 AM
I certainly prefer the sound of ukes.

Don't get me wrong I actually like the banjo (Did I really say that? :eek: ) but it is nice to get a different take on a tune and your version gives it a totally different feel - which has to be a good thing.

Ken Middleton
11-22-2011, 09:35 AM
Don't get me wrong I actually like the banjo (Did I really say that? :eek: ) but it is nice to get a different take on a tune and your version gives it a totally different feel - which has to be a good thing.

I agree. The uke is a totally different animal, so it is bound to sound different.