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tuscadero
09-24-2008, 04:37 AM
My friend sent me this email today;

:) << no offense to your ukulele playing, I saw this quote and thought of you...

"Trying to be a first-rate reporter on the average American newspaper is like trying to play Bach's 'St. Matthew's Passion' on a ukulele."

So I sent her to the YouTube of Jake in the Michael Lawrence Bach project. Not that I'll ever be anywhere in that zip code, but it's important to evangelize!

Howlin Hobbit
09-24-2008, 08:22 AM
So I sent her to the YouTube of Jake in the Michael Lawrence Bach project.

Don't forget John King playing a Bach prelude (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=935ExOpT5bI) or his Bouree from BWV 1006 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAgMqbsKhgw).

P.S. Please to link to the Jake/Michael Lawrence YT. Thanx!

NukeDOC
09-24-2008, 08:26 AM
oh and dont forget about that japanese guy on youtube that played 14 parts of a beethoven piece on 4 different types of ukulele; soprano, tenor, baritone, and banjo.

who's quote was that? just want to know so if i ever come across that person in person or media, i will expect that kind of prejudicial tongue flappage from his pie hole and use applicable evasive manoeuvers.

Howlin Hobbit
09-24-2008, 08:32 AM
who's quote was that?

Ben H. Bagdikian. Google him up.

Ukulele JJ
09-24-2008, 08:41 AM
Why be upset with the person who said that quote? Trying to be a first-rate reporter on the average American newspaper probably is like trying to play Bach on a ukulele:


It's not impossible, but it is difficult.
It's the sort of thing you'd have to do more for the love of it than for the money.
If you finally succeed at it, there's a relatively small group of people who will actually appreciate it.
...but boy, will they appreciate it!


JJ

rayan
09-24-2008, 08:46 AM
Why be upset with the person who said that quote? Trying to be a first-rate reporter on the average American newspaper probably is like trying to play Bach on a ukulele:


It's not impossible, but it is difficult.
It's the sort of thing you'd have to do more for the love of it than for the money.
If you finally succeed at it, there's a relatively small group of people who will actually appreciate it.
...but boy, will they appreciate it!


JJ

= Most rational post ever on UU.

Sayyadina
09-24-2008, 09:23 AM
P.S. Please to link to the Jake/Michael Lawrence YT. Thanx!

There you go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ad39Qv3qKg

NukeDOC
09-24-2008, 09:45 AM
Why be upset with the person who said that quote? Trying to be a first-rate reporter on the average American newspaper probably is like trying to play Bach on a ukulele:


It's not impossible, but it is difficult.
It's the sort of thing you'd have to do more for the love of it than for the money.
If you finally succeed at it, there's a relatively small group of people who will actually appreciate it.
...but boy, will they appreciate it!
JJ
well said. point taken. thanks for the different perspective. i didnt even look at it in that light.

Howlin Hobbit
09-24-2008, 09:56 AM
Please to link to the Jake/Michael Lawrence YT. Thanx!

There you go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ad39Qv3qKg

Thanks! I also watched the Bela Fleck vid. Fabulous! Love the quote, "I'm just a folk musician who got a little out of control."

I see there's several more in the series. As soon as I log off here, back to YouTube!

SamWise
09-24-2008, 09:13 PM
Don't forget John King playing a Bach prelude (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=935ExOpT5bI) or his Bouree from BWV 1006 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAgMqbsKhgw).

P.S. Please to link to the Jake/Michael Lawrence YT. Thanx!

My God, this is FABULOUS. That's one of my favourite cello pieces, and because of the style he plays it in, it almost sounds like a harp. Magnificent!

Waterguy
09-25-2008, 10:55 AM
Here's some uke tab for Gavotte II from the 6th ’Cello Suite by J.S. Bach.

http://www.nalu-music.com/ukulele-tablature/index.php?page_id=55

It can be played on a soprano as it never gets past fret 10. The piece is way beyond me atm but I'd love to be able to play it one day just to floor my dad.

turk128
09-28-2008, 01:18 PM
Don't forget John King playing a Bach prelude (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=935ExOpT5bI) or his Bouree from BWV 1006 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAgMqbsKhgw).

P.S. Please to link to the Jake/Michael Lawrence YT. Thanx!

hey are there tabs for the first video
on UU(or any where) that was really cool
love to learn

VengefulTikiGod
09-30-2008, 09:13 AM
hey are there tabs for the first video
on UU(or any where) that was really cool
love to learn

I love that prelude and have had it half-learned for a while now... I'm tempted to finally tab it out and post it. Keep an eye out, I'll put it up if I can find some spare time.

Ukulele JJ
09-30-2008, 09:22 AM
John King has an entire book (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0634079794) of classical uke tabs, including the Bach prelude.

I've got a copy on its way to me right now. :nana:

JJ

Gaby
10-04-2008, 05:12 AM
That's a great book - I am sure you will enjoy it!

ichadwick
10-04-2008, 08:05 AM
It's not impossible, but it is difficult.
It's the sort of thing you'd have to do more for the love of it than for the money.
If you finally succeed at it, there's a relatively small group of people who will actually appreciate it.
...but boy, will they appreciate it!

For the love of it is right. If a professional uke player is on about the same pay scale as a reporter... well, having spent a few decades working in the media, I ate out of a lot of cans and microwaves for the love of my profession.

Actually (not to get too far offtopic), I think there are a lot of very talented writers in North American media, but they are frequently hobbled by mediocre editors.

jsigone
10-04-2008, 10:25 AM
those are some GREAT YT videos WOW