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FriendlyFred
01-19-2012, 02:44 AM
I recorded an instrumental version of Lindsay Buckingham's song
" Holiday Road ".
Do you remember National Lampoon's Vacation with Chevy Chase ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0uunvq7tRI

elisdad
01-19-2012, 03:13 AM
Outstanding playing! That is pretty wicked stuff.

Ambient Doughnut
01-19-2012, 03:19 AM
Superb playing! :)


I never realised that was Lindsay Buckingham. Kind of obvious listening to it again.

PoiDog
01-19-2012, 04:59 AM
As both Doughnut and elisdad said, outstanding playing!

Now I feel so inadequate ...

UkueBass23
01-19-2012, 07:03 AM
Love it. A great arrangement too! Add to the Chord thread please!

FriendlyFred
01-19-2012, 10:34 AM
Thank you very much for the nice comments !
Lindsay Buckingham ( Ex-Fleetwood Mack ) still gets quite a good twang-sound from his guitar.
This is the original video ( 80's style ):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nLiQBV6A7c

I play everything ( from soprano to baritone ) in the tuning D G B D'.
There are just 3 chords: G, C, D.
If you play in the tuning G C E A ( low 4th ), just tune the first string 2 tones lower.
So you get the tuning G C E G.
Then the chords to this tune are C, F, G.
I always play by the ear and don't write chords or anything down.
I try to keep things simple, so I often use open strings and my thumb on the left hand.

ukuraleigh
01-19-2012, 10:49 AM
Awesome. I can only dream of playing like that someday.

Added to my uke site (see sig below).

Hippie Dribble
01-19-2012, 10:53 AM
wow Fred, wonderful stuff mate!

FriendlyFred
01-19-2012, 10:54 AM
Thank you very much ukuraleigh !
You have two very interesting webpages, ukulele.fm and the Hawaiian one.

Thank you eugene !
When I was younger I read everything from the peanuts.

OldePhart
01-19-2012, 12:57 PM
Wow, really nice stuff. I bookmarked it - if I could remember my YouTube password I'd "like" it.

So you were in GCEG (open C) tuning there? Pretty cool.

FriendlyFred
01-19-2012, 10:39 PM
Thank you Camsuke for your kind words.

@OldePhart: I play in Open G ( D G B D' ). You may call it dropped D-tuning. I used to play it on the guitar and took it for the ukulele.
Simply because I didn't want to learn a new fingering technique.
I just mentioned Open C, because you can easy try it if you play in G C E A ( low 4th ) and just tune A to G.
These kind of open tunings are often used in Blues, Country, Hawaiian slack key and many more styles.
It's also very useful if you want to try to play slide.