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BIGDB
04-13-2012, 10:17 PM
I wanted to see who thinks James hill to jake shimbukuro


I like James hill

weerpool
04-13-2012, 11:12 PM
neither, Kurt Cobain all day lol

austin1
04-14-2012, 12:23 AM
liking both is not allowed?

Tack
04-14-2012, 12:29 AM
I wanted to see who thinks James hill to jake shimbukuro


I like James hill

Ummm I don't understand.. Do you think they are mutually exclusive?.?
They are both marvelouse exponents of virtuoso ukulele playing - with entirely different approaches.

Tack
04-14-2012, 12:30 AM
liking both is not allowed?

Aww c'mon Tina.... With you it is Eddie Vedder all the way!! ;)

UK Paulie
04-14-2012, 12:52 AM
Cliff Edwards. Lil' Rev. Azo Bell.

Never heard of that Shimafella. James Hill plays good banjo.

*chuckling* I very nearly spat my morning coffee all over the laptop there....thanks Eugene!
To answer the er....question?.....They are both great! Prefer Kalei Gamiao....lol

austin1
04-14-2012, 01:46 AM
Aww c'mon Tina.... With you it is Eddie Vedder all the way!! ;)

good point! :D

I choose option C) Eddie Vedder is GOD.

UkuEroll
04-14-2012, 03:26 AM
Tea or Coffee, this or that, it's just different strokes for different folks! Just pick what you like and play.

KimosTherapy
04-14-2012, 04:54 AM
They're both awesome!!! However, there are many, many very talented players out there.

Here are just a few:

Uncle Ledward Kaapana

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=CZNSm7N-tjc

Bruddah Kalei Gamiao

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=VMJiy3ORx28

Bruddah Troy Fernandez

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=iQJlCD6QcKE

Bruddah Aldrine Guerrero

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=_MRX1BzxacI

OldePhart
04-14-2012, 05:24 AM
Uhhh...that's kind of like asking people to choose between Coca Cola and pizza...they're completely different things and there is no reason to choose between them...they can even be enjoyed together!

efiscella
04-14-2012, 05:34 AM
Life is too short to have to choose.
And why limit yourself.
It is not like you are choosing a team to root for. Both men excel at their craft. Both are great artists. Both have changed the perception of the instrument and both have made the limitations of the instrument work for them.

benjoeuke
04-14-2012, 05:39 AM
Very good answers here, I agree with all, I will probably never actually purchase either of those guy's music to listen to, there are so many players that I find way more interesting.
But... for the OP... if I had to choose one of those two dudes: Jake for sure, nothing to to with talent or skill or 'impressiveness' just better song choices by Jake, that's all :)

coolkayaker1
04-14-2012, 06:28 AM
If I had to choose---if you had my fingers in a vice and wouldn't let me out no matter how loud I cried until I picked one or the other--I'd choose Coke.

jimmybookout
04-14-2012, 06:37 AM
I think they are both great (along with MANY others), that said, I prefer James' repetoire.

Jimmy

KimosTherapy
04-14-2012, 06:43 AM
.......... A few more:

Sistah Taimane Gardner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=VmSHfz7OwWg

Sistah Brittni Paiva

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=efO_WkySdhw

Bruddah Abe Lagrimas Jr.

http://vimeo.com/19139918

Bruddah Kuhio Rosa Travis - Ho! Da Bruddah get some SERIOUS falsetto!!!

http://vimeo.com/20093491

benjoeuke
04-14-2012, 06:48 AM
If I had to choose---if you had my fingers in a vice and wouldn't let me out no matter how loud I cried until I picked one or the other--I'd choose Coke.
LOL! ...ummm, which fingers, fretting or picking?

pulelehua
04-14-2012, 09:03 AM
For me, James Hill has done more interesting things, and has a wider range.

Jake is a phenomenal player - one of those perfect blends of technique and musicality.

I think Aldrine is hugely underrated, and he can sing beautifully. Craig Chee is great, too, and I don't think anyone's mentioned him.

I let a chance slip to see James Hill this past year. I can't tell you how much I regret that. It would have have been lots of time and expense, but he's pretty much my hero, so I am stupid.

I always think it's funny that people get down on people asking opinions. I really do like Jimi Hendrix more than Wes Montgomery. I really do like the Beatles more than Pink Floyd. It's ok to prefer things.

pulelehua
04-14-2012, 10:38 AM
And, BTW, what is Kalei Gamiao doing with his right hand in... well, most of that track? Some of it I understand, but there's this whole thing where his thumb is sort of under his palm, and his index finger is up the fretboard a bit. More able players, any wisdom much appreciated!

ukecantdothat
04-14-2012, 11:07 AM
Deach! :nana:

ItsMrPitchy
04-14-2012, 11:39 AM
Both amazing players and at the moment i prefer listening to jakes music but it changes all the time who i enjoy listening to more. By no means am i saying who is better since they both are masters in all departments of their playing.

Chris Tarman
04-14-2012, 12:07 PM
I like them both, and think they are about equal from a technical standpoint. That said, I prefer James Hill's music most of the time. I think his music is more "organic" (whatever THAT means!), looser, and has more humor. Those are things I like in music, but that's just me.
This question is a bit like the age old "which is the greatest rock band in history?" question. How do you even answer that objectively? Based on cultural impact, it would have to be The Beatles. Musically, and in a few other ways, I would say Led Zeppelin. That's USUALLY my answer, at least until I see live footage of The Who in their prime.... My answer to that question is pretty fluid, really. Same with this question.

Dominator
04-14-2012, 12:59 PM
And, BTW, what is Kalei Gamiao doing with his right hand in... well, most of that track? Some of it I understand, but there's this whole thing where his thumb is sort of under his palm, and his index finger is up the fretboard a bit. More able players, any wisdom much appreciated!

It is what we are currently calling the Kalei Gamiao strum. It'saMeCasey did a video tutorial explaining his take on it and I am currently teaching the song via a series of videos on Youtube. I have a link to Casey's video in the notes of my tutorial videos.