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Baron
01-09-2009, 03:48 PM
When my son, who was only 5 at the time, started banging the strings of my uke, it gave me an idea to play the uke as if it were a percussion instrument. Check out my song, "Slap & Tickle" which is my version of his attempt to play the uke! I used a capo on the first fret as well to tighten up the strings for my slapping onslaught.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPnC8FCNHjE


Baron

Captain Google
01-09-2009, 04:33 PM
Hey, it worked in August Rush. Not bad.

deach
01-09-2009, 04:35 PM
Pretty cool. PureMarkSka is our resident Uke percussionist. He beats his Fluke like it owes him money.

thejumpingflea
01-09-2009, 06:33 PM
James Hill: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO7spLjad3k My favorite percussion.

This is myself trying a percussion thing while playing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGsAuVlvGaE&feature=channel_page

Romanista77
02-07-2009, 02:21 PM
I once watched the new bass player for Metallica play his bass solo using a similar technique.

I think it's pretty cool to experiment like this. Nice work!

Faricelli
02-07-2009, 03:04 PM
Pretty cool.

I was told not to beat your Fluke or you'll go blind. LOL

ukeshale
02-09-2009, 01:54 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4uffTO-68I

Cliff Edwards had the right idea!

ukantor
02-09-2009, 02:19 AM
I've always thought of the uke as a rhythm instrument, so yes, strum it, slap it, tap it, knock it, beat it. Jest do yore sin-co-payded thang.

Ukantor.

UkeNinja
02-09-2009, 02:49 AM
Very cool sound!

I admit I was THIS close to typing "James Hill's been there, done that" (;)) but a really fresh thing going on there. Good job, who knows. Maybe you have set a trend here!

Hitchhiking on deach's comment: your ping-a-ping and puremarkska's shuffle would be a great combo. UCB?

puremarkska
02-09-2009, 03:29 PM
That is sa-weeet! Totally reminds me of seeing James Hill at the 2008 Uke Festival at Kapiolani Park. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS4YQjek3bI which is pretty much the reason why I even tried hitting strings with a clothes hanger. hehe.

Elk
02-09-2009, 07:51 PM
I've been experimenting with trying the rumba style strumming with the ukulele, and I think it sounds pretty okay.

remy
02-20-2009, 05:53 PM
The strumming and tapping at the same time were pretty impressive. I bet you're one of those people who can walk and chew gum at the same time too:p

misterdub
02-26-2009, 01:44 AM
You might also want to check out an artist name Michael Wagner.

http://ukuleledisco.com/spookystudio

It's a similar style. :)

HaileISela
03-30-2009, 03:34 AM
:uhoh:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFFwXfZGISY:eek:

MysticRatboy
04-09-2009, 01:29 PM
Haha good job on that.
Rhythmically not at that level to copy it.
But nice to know other uses of the uke.

Baron
04-19-2009, 04:13 AM
James Hill: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO7spLjad3k My favorite percussion.

This is myself trying a percussion thing while playing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGsAuVlvGaE&feature=channel_page


Just for the record, I did not see James Hill doing the Slap & Tickle thing until now, but it is very cool to see other ukesters doing percussive stuff! Thanks for sharing and positive comments from all!

-Baron

wee_ginga_yin
04-19-2009, 09:42 AM
When my son, who was only 5 at the time, started banging the strings of my uke, it gave me an idea to play the uke as if it were a percussion instrument. Check out my song, "Slap & Tickle" which is my version of his attempt to play the uke! I used a capo on the first fret as well to tighten up the strings for my slapping onslaught.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPnC8FCNHjE


Baron

If you want to see some real slapping on one of the big Ukeleles then check out Andy McKee (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ddn4MGaS3N4)

I think he looks like that other Baron (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7B15LzQepm4)

JCMcGee
05-01-2009, 10:39 PM
That's nice....but what are the effects you're using on the uke?
Is there a wee bit delay & a bit of flange going on there?

Rob MacKillop
05-01-2009, 11:16 PM
Here's another one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPq-_GDTXPg&feature=channel_page (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPq-_GDTXPg&feature=channel_page)

haole
05-02-2009, 06:56 AM
Here's another one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPq-_GDTXPg&feature=channel_page (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPq-_GDTXPg&feature=channel_page)

That's awesome! Sounds like a kalimba.

Rob MacKillop
05-31-2009, 11:27 AM
What's a kalimba?

unluckymum
05-31-2009, 11:39 AM
What's a kalimba?
its a 'thumb piano'