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Dougf
03-08-2014, 05:08 PM
Welcome to season 108, brought to you this week by the number 11.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WePIU87PDo0

Theme:
- songs by Spinal Tap, or
- songs with the number eleven in the lyrics or title, or
- songs by bands with the number eleven in their name, or
- songs that you feel capture the essence of the concept of “cranking it to 11”

Judging:
The prize will be awarded based on a random drawing, along with a judging component.
Everybody who enters will get their name in the hat once, regardless of how many times you enter.
You can enter as many videos as you like, up to 11.

In addition, anybody who wants to be a judge, just send me a PM after the season close with up to 11 of your favorite picks.
The only requirement to be a judge is that you have been a UU member since Feb 2014.
Voting ends the following Sunday.
I'll compile the top 11 of everybody's top 11, and those names will get added to the hat one more time.

Prizes:
The first name drawn from the hat will win my #11 homemade ukulele, a concert made from incense cedar and manzanita.
The second name drawn from the hat wins your choice of T-shirt form the UU Store.
The third name drawn form the hat wins your choice of set of string from the UU Store.

Rules:
- ukulele front and center
- originals and instrumentals welcome
- multi-tracking and enhanced video effects — go for it
- please post no videos until after midnight Hawaii time

Okay, let's crank it to 11. :)

Playlists:
Spinal Tap Songs (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKOGPU3X_TVO7oV6c3XPtEZycn4z4prgc)
Eleven's Songs (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKOGPU3X_TVO-ZAj9d2tppPY1On69HO0U)
Crank it to 11 (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKOGPU3X_TVOwVweeRui7XsRHhLGn3LIK)

CeeJay
03-08-2014, 05:21 PM
So 10.c.c miss out by one...........boo-hoo .....but we might get some football (UK Style ) soccer songs in ....3 Lions on a shirt ...but 11 men in the team.......

uke4ia
03-08-2014, 05:22 PM
I've got something I've been working on a long time that will be good for this week.

ukuleledaddy
03-08-2014, 05:23 PM
I know what song Wim is going to do.

ukuleledaddy
03-08-2014, 05:27 PM
OMG, OMG, OMG!!! Another Doug original ukulele!! Folks, trust me, you don't want to pass up this opportunity.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-08-2014, 05:35 PM
oh my days i was right

:eek:

:rock:

doug that intro vid was sooooooooooooooooo charming

and wow the prize - i speak for everyone, i know i do, i must do - WE ALL NEED THAT UKE SO BAD!

any chance - you could make 11 of them - more to go round? ;)

TCK
03-08-2014, 05:42 PM
This is so rad....Love you Doug.

GinnyT11
03-08-2014, 05:50 PM
Does it count if it's in the player's name for the video?
My favorite number is 11, and I use it in my UU handle.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-08-2014, 05:55 PM
omg GINNY CAN DO ANY AND EVERY SONG SHE LIKES FOR THIS SEASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:eek:

:bowdown:

KoaDependent
03-08-2014, 06:18 PM
Moreover, we can perform any song that Ginny's ever done, right?

bonesigh
03-08-2014, 06:45 PM
This week is going to be fun X's 11. Can I get an extra entry in the hat for having 11 ukuleles!?

Concertina
03-08-2014, 08:07 PM
Ohhhh this is so hard!! Definitely going to be a challenge to pick a song.

ukuleledaddy
03-08-2014, 08:13 PM
I think I know which one TCK will do as well. Fun!

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-08-2014, 08:22 PM
Moreover, we can perform any song that Ginny's ever done, right?
yeah

and

we can do eleven of them

:music:

Tootler
03-08-2014, 08:46 PM
So 10.c.c miss out by one...........boo-hoo .....but we might get some football (UK Style ) soccer songs in ....3 Lions on a shirt ...but 11 men in the team.......

You could try Status Quo instead - They were always cranked up to 11

Does cranking my Risa up to 11 count? :)

mythinformed
03-08-2014, 09:57 PM
I've never participated in these Seasons with a view to winning and see it more as throwing a toon in and seeing what my fellow Seasonistas make of my self indulgent entries..............oh how things change .....I WANT THAT UKE ......this is a declaration of WAR !! Lol ;)

Can we do a pistache of a song Doug ?

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
03-08-2014, 10:34 PM
Nothing wrong with everyone doing a version of "Big Bottom". Everyone. Please.

Tootler
03-08-2014, 10:54 PM
Nothing wrong with everyone doing a version of "Big Bottom". Everyone. Please.

Only 11 allowed :rulez:

Tootler
03-08-2014, 11:45 PM
...Can we do a pistache of a song Doug ?

That would be a very nutty thing to do! :nana:

redpaul1
03-08-2014, 11:49 PM
Before you all start getting too excited - and too hung up about the rules ;) - can I ask you please, please, please get some votes in for the End Of Year extravaganza. I've done all the hard work for you. All you have to do is send me a PM. Pretty please?


Vote For Best Overall Performance (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?93734-End-Of-Year-Extravaganza-II-Vote-for-Best-Overall-Performance)

Vote For Best Duet/Group (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?93738-End-Of-Year-Extravaganza-II-Vote-for-Best-Duet-Group)

Vote For Best Original Song (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?93742-End-Of-Year-Extravaganza-II-Vote-for-Best-Original-Song) - you're up for this one Doug!

Vote For Funniest Video Of The Year (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?93750-End-Of-Year-Extravaganza-II-Vote-for-Funniest-Video-of-The-Year)

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barefootgypsy
03-09-2014, 12:05 AM
Wow Doug, what an interesting theme! And yes, it does seem rather challenging, unless you have something that springs immediately to mind... which I haven't..... but I would LOVE to win your ukulele! You know, if you count the unplayable one that hangs on my wall, I now have 11 ukes.... what a coincidence! Perhaps if I played the 11th.... yeah, could I do that? It's a bari..... that bari did crank the number to 11! Hmmm....

pabrizzer
03-09-2014, 12:52 AM
OK This is a first for me.
Found an ELEVEN song for this season done by a Johnny Paycheck.
So I'll post it in both season 107 and 108.
11 Months and 29 Days.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7i5PBWJn5Y

pabrizzer
03-09-2014, 01:01 AM
And here's my Spinal Tap song.
A bunch I know nothing about BTW.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKXfFYKcbIw

decaturcomp
03-09-2014, 01:38 AM
Way to go Doug! A hilarious and generous Season!
And, yes, I've always said that there's more to BEVOMU than meets the eye...

decaturcomp
03-09-2014, 01:40 AM
I know what song Wim is going to do.

He could surprise us and sing One twice in a row!
time is ticking, of course

decaturcomp
03-09-2014, 01:42 AM
Hah! Brilliant!
...also, does it count if someone makes a video with a fellow or gal Seasonista with 11 in their handle?


Does it count if it's in the player's name for the video?
My favorite number is 11, and I use it in my UU handle.

krabbers
03-09-2014, 03:15 AM
i have never seen the film so i have nooo idea what to do

xommen
03-09-2014, 03:51 AM
Because it is a U2 song and it does contain 11 in the title, here is a brand new recording of Eleven O' Clock Tick Tock.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEN2R8xbIdo
For anyone interested I did do this one already for season 59.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSXSJJjbHfo

Dougf
03-09-2014, 05:27 AM
Does it count if it's in the player's name for the video?
My favorite number is 11, and I use it in my UU handle.

Sure, I guess the gives you free rein, let's see you crank it to 11, Ms G.

Dougf
03-09-2014, 05:30 AM
Moreover, we can perform any song that Ginny's ever done, right?

How about any original she's done? Has she done any originals?

Dougf
03-09-2014, 05:33 AM
Can we do a pistache of a song Doug ?

Sure, as long as it otherwise follows the rules. Originals are fine, too.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-09-2014, 06:01 AM
i have written MANY tiny homemade song-type things about rocking out on the uke. i think it would be cruel to inflict them all - or, indeed, even just eleven of them - on you. but here is ONE...

chords are a repeating F#m E D E pattern, if anyone gets the mad urge to play along...

"we can go up to eleven"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIz0_87RJsc

if you're loud, we can be loud too
and if you're loud, we can be louder than you
we can plug it in
we can made a din
we can turn it up
we can go up to eleven

we can go up to eleven
we can go up to eleven
we can go up to eleven
we can go up to eleven

it's rock and roll heaven


in all the excitement of a. guessing right! :eek: and b. seeing what the PRIZE is :love: i neglected to say - doug i think the theme for this week is BRILLIANT. i love that you've thought of spinal tap, but also opened it up so much to other "eleven" songs. genius

Dougf
03-09-2014, 06:33 AM
Okay, here we go, great start, guys.

pabrizzer - 11 Months and 29 Days - Excellent way to kick off the season with a two-fer, one for the old season, and one for the new. And that signature strum of yours is a real kick, too, rocking' the blues.

pabrizzer - All the Way Home - A toe tapping delight, and great choice of ax on this -- really nice ringing rhythm.

xommen - Eleven O’Clock Tick Tock - Mr U2 delivers once again, and very nicely done with the visuals.

Bird’s Eye View - we can go up to eleven - Great song, perfectly captures the theme, and with that touch of fuzzy reverb, this could've been a song by Spinal Tap themselves.

Tootler
03-09-2014, 07:18 AM
World War 1 finished on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month so I have decided to do a WW1 song for my first entry.

It's a Long Way to Tipperary was written in 1912 by two Englishmen Jack Judge and Harry Williams (although Jack Judge's parents were Irish) and had its first performance in Stalybridge on the outskirts of Manchester. (first Stalybridge, then the world :rofl:)

It was made famous by Irish Tenor, John McCormack who recorded the song in 1914 and it was taken up by the British Tommies as a marching song.

I just had to get my Banjo Uke out for this one. I need to learn do a fan stroke as when I listened to it there were a couple of places where a fan stroke would have been effective.


http://youtu.be/f_30fPG05o4

I'm not sure I've got the tune for the verses quite right. First take was a good 'un so I'm going with it just now. It's one of those songs where everybody knows the chorus but hardly anyone knows the verses. :confused:

redpaul1
03-09-2014, 08:13 AM
Our first 8 voters have been to the Extravaganza polls. Hoping to hear from the rest of you soon :)

Vote For Best Overall Performance (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?93734-End-Of-Year-Extravaganza-II-Vote-for-Best-Overall-Performance)

Vote For Best Duet/Group (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?93738-End-Of-Year-Extravaganza-II-Vote-for-Best-Duet-Group)

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Vote For Funniest Video Of The Year (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?93750-End-Of-Year-Extravaganza-II-Vote-for-Funniest-Video-of-The-Year)

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austin1
03-09-2014, 08:46 AM
So is it ONLY Spinal Tap, or do songs from other Christopher Guest movies (i.e., A Mighty Wind) count as well? Because if so, a dude needs to do kiss at the end of the rainbow with me or there will be BLOOD I tell you.

ChrisDeston821
03-09-2014, 09:04 AM
Great theme, I can think of many a song that captures the essence of the concept of “cranking it to 11” but I found a great new band called Finger Eleven and I intend to look them up a bit more but for now, here's a cover I just did of the first song of theirs I found on Youtube! :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wc2hQv8ZS38
I really liked the song and couldn't wait to give it a bash.
Also, couple locals made me laugh with the trippy effect YT Capture has with the stabilisation? Asking me who was holding the camera and why they were messing with it through all my videos when it's just stationary - I move a lot and it tries to compensate so I added/left in the intro where I'm talking to her like she's a person ;) SO glad she didn't jump off the telly..

Side Note: That Keyboard is my mums, seeing me on the uke constantly has made the mrs want to take up an instrument but not the same as me.. So voila, my mums keyboard comes to mine and takes up the living room because she "doesnt know whether to leave it out or not"

EDIT: Having played back it seems the stabilization turned itself off after all! Sad times..

Concertina
03-09-2014, 09:08 AM
Nice! I think I'm doing a Finger Eleven song too...just trying to pick!


Great theme, I can think of many a song that captures the essence of the concept of “cranking it to 11” but I found a great new band called Finger Eleven and I intend to look them up a bit more but for now, here's a cover I just did of the first song of theirs I found on Youtube! :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wc2hQv8ZS38
I really liked the song and couldn't wait to give it a bash.
Also, couple locals made me laugh with the trippy effect YT Capture has with the stabilisation? Asking me who was holding the camera and why they were messing with it through all my videos when it's just stationary - I move a lot and it tries to compensate so I added/left in the intro where I'm talking to her like she's a person ;) SO glad she didn't jump off the telly..

Side Note: That Keyboard is my mums, seeing me on the uke constantly has made the mrs want to take up an instrument but not the same as me.. So voila, my mums keyboard comes to mine and takes up the living room because she "doesnt know whether to leave it out or not"

EDIT: Having played back it seems the stabilization turned itself off after all! Sad times..

thunderflea
03-09-2014, 09:15 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqGvLGGqs2A

xommen
03-09-2014, 10:27 AM
Not sure if this is anywhere near the original, but it seemed a typical country song, so this is what I made of the songsheet I found. This and the other video I've made for this season where recorded with just my "new" (secondhand) Sony camera. I had the lyrics on my iPad in onSong so I had to start the autoscroll before I could start playing. This is Spinal Tap - All the way home.

http://youtu.be/hmmZr68fFP8

dktoller
03-09-2014, 11:24 AM
Thunderflea you are killing it. Most excellent!

Fantastic theme Doug. I pulled out our copy of Break Like The Wind last week when somebody speculated this might be the theme. Didn't think it was remotely possible... and yet here we are.

lelouden
03-09-2014, 11:25 AM
Maybe its been done. This one is more appropriately done by a man but as my week is going this is what Im submitting as I may not get back to recording again this week. My first one take vid. Yeah! Hank Williams Jr.

Eleven Roses~


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spHGPWydajI&feature=youtu.be

myrnaukelele
03-09-2014, 11:59 AM
Here's another one take vid. And another Johnny Paycheck song - A11.

http://youtu.be/MbocW6Kktxw

Tootler
03-09-2014, 01:18 PM
I was going to make do with one entry till later in the week when I get back home from London but then I came across this fabulous anti-war song written by Pete St. John, the composer of Fields of Athenry and I simply had to record it for this season.


http://youtu.be/7o33suuxmIM

bonesigh
03-09-2014, 02:24 PM
Well, you know I'm just going to have to write a little number for this week(: Wheeee!

Dougf
03-09-2014, 02:53 PM
Tootler - It’s a Long Way to Tipperary - Good one, Geoff. You're right, the chorus is so recognizable, you could probably just make up some verses and nobody would know. Great tune for the banjo uke, really nice full sound.

ChrisDeston82 - Whatever Doesn’t Kill You by Finger Eleven - Great job on this, you’ve really come up with a sweet arrangement, and on such short notice. I thought Finger Eleven might make an appearance this week, thanks for bringing it.

Thunderflea - (Listen to the) Flower People - Excellent, better than even the Spinal Tap version.

xommen - All the Way Home - Yeah, U2 meets Spinal Tap, great arrangement and playing, Wim.

lelouden - Eleven Roses - Very nicely done, Linda, spot on strumming and excellent vocals. Thanks for bringing some Hank Jr.

myrnaukulele - A11 - Great choice, Myrna, now we've got two that fit both seasons. I hope you cross-post to season 107.*

Tootler - When Margaret was Eleven - Great find, Geoff, there's something about these jaunty tunes with tragic lyrics.

glass
03-09-2014, 03:09 PM
Wow what a great season once again Doug!!

Now gotta find time to record a song....

Jazzbanjorex
03-09-2014, 03:31 PM
Ted Nugent, Turn it up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akuvHYJRur8&feature=youtu.be

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-09-2014, 04:46 PM
when i thought about what song most defined the concept of cranking it up to eleven

for me it's this one

"ace of spades" by motorhead


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2tIGmx5pCs

coincidentally, it not only cranks it UP to eleven, but also CONTAINS the WORD eleven

yeah

29moons
03-09-2014, 05:59 PM
This week promises to be crazy for myself and family as there are a lot of things that are going on. So, I made my entry for this week early so I won't have to worry myself sick over getting it done or even trying to compete with Thunderflea's version as his completely kicks ass. Again going back to basics with a single track. Sorry if I don't have the scales right or sing out of key, I wanted to get something in for the week before everything goes crazy. I have another idea but will only do something if I get the time. Great theme Doug.

Oh, bonus! This is the eleventh track on the CD.


http://youtu.be/-iR_TbhZT-s

UkeCan1
03-09-2014, 07:55 PM
I cannot participate this week. No time at all. Absolutely none.
So, clearly, I'd better get it done tonight.

And, since I need to be really efficient about my non-participation, here's a song that works for both this Season and the outgoing one. A sweet gem of an undiscovered love song about the ultimate romantic activity, crapshooting: "Seven Come Eleven" by Johnny Horton.

This song is so undiscovered, that there are no lyrics online anywhere. I think that's a first for me. Even the local songwriters I cover have lyrics on their web sites. It's a shame, really, because it's a great song ... my new favorite song.

The chords are simple (D, G, E7, A7 - I'm playing capo 2, so really E, A, F#7, B7 - the original is in Eb, a half step lower), but the words are chock full of craps jargon, so I spent way more time than I bargained looking them up to figure out these unfamiliar phrases. (There's one line I still haven't figured out ... can you tell which one? If you are a crapshooter, please help me out!)


http://youtu.be/vmX6K_4VZ6A

And yes, Doug, of course I am about to cross-post to S107. I'll take all the attention I can get.

BTW, I love this new trend of doing songs on Sunday that match both Seasons. I think we should have a special weekly game just for that. Who'd have thought there'd be three songs by Johnny's with "11" in the title? (Never mind that two of them were by the same Johnny! That Mr. Paycheck was a visionary forward thinker, for sure.)

By the way, if you haven't done your "Johnny" song yet, Johnny Horton has one called "Johnny Reb". Double points! (Who knows, maybe it even has 11 in the lyrics ... I didn't look.)

elmann
03-09-2014, 10:25 PM
Hey Doug,
do you've been inspired by this?

Voice recognition elevator (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FFRoYhTJQQ) :cool:

mythinformed
03-10-2014, 01:27 AM
I wonder how many classical pieces there are containing No. 11, hmmm ....possibly a field day season for a certain gifted musician?

wee_ginga_yin
03-10-2014, 02:04 AM
Couldn't find anything suitable so in honour of the prime number 11,
I decided to write an angst ridden, blues influenced, Waitsy type
song, which focuses on making all the wrong choices and thinking
you've done everything right, yet the end result for yourself is
disasterous.


http://youtu.be/gU9jp9FsFxU

wee_ginga_yin
03-10-2014, 02:41 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqGvLGGqs2A

Track eleven at its best... If I had a penny for every time I listened to that track I'd have £1.37.
Peace out dude!!! and share the lentils.

Dougf
03-10-2014, 05:00 AM
jazzbanjorex - Turn it Up - Yeah, that's crankin' it, man, great energy.

BirdsEyeViewOfMyUke - ace of spades - Woah, pedal to the metal, rockin' and raucous, even though this has 11 in it, I'm putting it in the 'crank it to 11' playlist where it belongs.

29 moons - Flower People - Great version, really nice single note runs, thanks for bringing another Spinal Tap song, and hope you get a chance to shoot another video this week.

UkeCan1 - Seven Come Eleven - Johhny Horton - Great song, and great job tracking down the lyrics. I don't know this one, but there's another 'Seven Come Eleven' by Charlie Christian and Benny Goodman, instrumental only.

weegingayin - Tomorrow Eleven - Great song, an origingayin, and very soulful blues wail and staccato strum.

redpaul1
03-10-2014, 05:15 AM
More crap from me


http://youtu.be/82NdwnEY5X0

There is actually a song with the same title (and theme) by Eddie Cantor & the great Walter Donaldson from 1923 - the lyric's a leetle too 'robust' for modern sensitivities though, I suspect.

Talking of lyrics - there are some truly awful lyrics out there featuring "eleventh". The following extracts were taken just from page one of the list on lyrics.net - 'Dark dragons of tomorrow', anyone?

The 11th Hour
Madness
1988
Well, sometimes I wish that I could see
But it was you instead of me
At the eleventh hour

The trumpets of yesterday are blowing for here today
I only hope you can rest in peace
And cannot hear the tune...


The 11th Hour
Psyche 2005
Now there's no pretending
Everything you knew is ending
At the eleventh hour
Who's going to save you now?

A razor blade
A sharpened lie...

The 11th Hour
Fates Warning 1991
to understand

The writing that's on the walls
While we watch time slip through our hands
We're deaf to our own demands
When the eleventh hour calls...

Peaceful Night
Mercury Rev 1995
land

Don't care no more
Eleventh hour heart of stone on bended knee facing home
Almighty above Almighty below
an unfortunated end to yr Civil War...

Eleventh Earl of Mar
Genesis 1976
low,

But boy that wasn't all.
Eleventh Earl of Mar
Couldn't get them very far.
Daddy! Oh Daddy, You Promised.
Out on the road in the direction...

Morning Star
Therion 1998
the dark

Dragons of tomorrow flying to their Babel of yesterday
They open the seal of Sorath and release the eleventh ray....

Amped
Grip Inc. 1999
Searching for something more
Endless are the window patrols
Time wags its accusing finger
Time will cut you
Without distinction
In the eleventh hour

Cranked...

The Eleventh Sphere
Scar Symmetry 2005
and beginning unites
Nothing was, nothing will be
Time and space collides
In the eleventh sphere
Awaiting to find it all
I begin an abstract...

Even Michael Jackson got caught...

To Make My Father Proud [1973 Mix]
Michael Jackson 1986

compromise, shall flower the fruit of constant care
In my eleventh hour, I'll be a man when
To face whatever falls my way
Prepare that utter shame
To just be...

Fallen Rock Zone
Ra 2002
A fallen rock zone
A broken back bone I want to hear you scream into your cell phone
You're just a traitor, eleventh grader

A cyber sex addicted...

The Eleventh Hour
Jars of Clay 2002
and nights to make me realize.
Rescue me from waiting on this line.
I won't give up on giving you the chance to blow my mind.

Let the eleventh hour...

Oh, and please take some time out to come over and vote for our End of Year Awards. As you know we get an average of 40 participants per Season. It would be nice if we could get just close to that number voting. In fact Doug - you should make it a rule. Vote if you wanna participate in the Season! :)


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redpaul1
03-10-2014, 05:32 AM
Hey Doug,
do you've been inspired by this?

Voice recognition elevator (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FFRoYhTJQQ) :cool:

That is a classic, Elmann - and it was inspired of you, out of all the versions of this sketch posted to youtube, to pick the one that provides a transcript "For those having trouble with the accent...," :rofl:

ukuLily Mars
03-10-2014, 05:38 AM
i have never seen the film so i have nooo idea what to do

Krabbers, you've gotta see it. It's worth it just for the Stonehenge bit.

UkeCan1
03-10-2014, 06:15 AM
That is a classic, Elmann - and it was inspired of you, out of all the versions of this sketch posted to youtube, to pick the one that provides a transcript "For those having trouble with the accent...," :rofl:

Not to mention helpful!

Rustyy
03-10-2014, 06:26 AM
Here's a good reference to "11 on a scale of 10" in Jackson Browne's "Redneck Friend".


http://youtu.be/fARyBJ2rCoI

RAB11
03-10-2014, 01:13 PM
Hope I'm not bending the rules too much but I was drawing a blank so I thought because I have an 11 in my name I'd go for an 11th song of an album, so I've chosen 'Do' - the 11th song from the White Stripes' eponymous debut. It's the type of cover I like doing because I got a basic framework from the tab and then changed a couple chords to suit and I think it turned out okay.

Might post a 'cranked up to eleven' song tomorrow if that's okay.

Disclaimer: Makala Dolphin and a tablet camera do not good sound quality make.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKYQjvI63jM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

thesillydave
03-10-2014, 02:58 PM
eleven saints by jason webley....and a minor attempt at multi-tracking!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJJcR35Sywk&feature=youtu.be
here's the original...my favorite song for the day!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP21zUrMh7s&feature=kp

DWitt
03-10-2014, 05:49 PM
My first entry, and probably my only one, as we're heading out of town in a couple days. Not an easy song for me, but turned out tolerably well. 14 chords in my arrangement—I would have made it 11, but I don't think it would have sounded right. At first, I tried doing it in the 8/8 (3+3+2) time signature of the original—sounded great, but I couldn't maintain the rhythm while singing. Guess I'll have to work on that!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq0Y3AmGccQ

Dougf
03-10-2014, 07:22 PM
A few more updates...

redpaul1 - Seven Or Eleven - Good one, Paul, I'm guessing this is about gambling, and you gave it that old honky tonk saloon sound.

Rustyy - Redneck Friend - Perfect choice, Rusty, 11 on a scale of 10. For some reason, I had a feeling a Jackson Browne song might make the 'crank it to 11' list, not sure why, but I didn't realize he had at least one with an eleven reference. Well done.

RAB11 - Cover of 'Do' - Great entry, Ryan, I like the way you use those suspended chords in that strum. And welcome to the seasons, looking forward to more from you.

thesillydave - Eleven Saints - Excellent, Dave, fun song, and you've really got a great calypso style strum. And nice touch with the dubbed vocals.

DWitt - "11:11" Rufus Wainwright - What a great eleven song, an inspired choice, and a passionate performance, very well done.

uke4ia
03-10-2014, 07:51 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfY_qcUl9Yw

This is an old Genesis prog rock song called "Eleventh Earl of Mar".

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-10-2014, 08:09 PM
ooh looks like there is some good stuff posted since i was last here - let me post my new vid and then go back and check everything out!

CHICKS CAN GO TO ELEVEN TOO

well of course they can

this is "heartbreaker"

if pat benatar isn't cranking it up to eleven on the original of this one, i don't know WHAT she's doing!

apologies for the bat squeek ending - if you have a dog, it might be able to hear it

or if you have a bat, of course


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nE_O4BDPAo

TCK
03-10-2014, 08:38 PM
<TCK>I left all our banter in here. Why? because that is why we play for you.
This song is my all time favorite. It is about a fictitious radio DJ (Paul Redfern confirm), and it was the first song I ever played on my radio show (some 700 episodes ago). It has meant the world to me since I was 14.
My wife- I think she hates it, because when it comes on in the car, I always turn it up to 11. I have blown every set of speakers I have ever owned. I spent $1000 buying the best speakers I could in our car- blew them in a week. But that is not what is important here- she played it with me and I am sure you all know...she is a good sport.
In any event- this is the song I turn to 11. I sing it out loud on the freeway, because I love it. It is by an English band called Cocksparrer which I am fairly certain one of you has heard of, but it is easy.
Learn it- play along.
Make it reach 11.
Because everyone is clamoring for more street punk Ukulele covers right? </TCK>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eAwjycYn2A

pabrizzer
03-10-2014, 09:58 PM
Cha and Pa Elevens.
When you judge this stuff please remember it is all pretty rushed in an afternoon. And mostly part of the fun we call uke lessons.
Charlie Sings Pa plays

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVfXfdNYOjw
Charlie plays Pa sings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E61rKrYwV3w

redpaul1
03-10-2014, 10:17 PM
redpaul1 - Seven Or Eleven - Good one, Paul, I'm guessing this is about gambling, and you gave it that old honky tonk saloon sound..

Yep - all about shooting craps (whence 'more crap from me') and losing, every which way you can. And thanks! One whole half hour between finding the song, figuring out the chords and putting up a first take (look pa, I did it!! :) )

RAB11
03-10-2014, 10:54 PM
RAB11 - Cover of 'Do' - Great entry, Ryan, I like the way you use those suspended chords in that strum. And welcome to the seasons, looking forward to more from you.



Thanks Doug. Looks like a good way to keep trying something new. With the suspended chords, I'm a bit confused. For the main riff/verse I play 2100 and hammer onto 2200. I know the first chord is an A, but I've seen the second referred to as Asus4 AND D5. In fact I've seen both in the same tab.

Which one's correct? Or does it just depend on the song?

redpaul1
03-10-2014, 11:22 PM
<TCK>[snip]This song is my all time favorite. It is about a fictitious radio DJ (Paul Redfern confirm) [snip] </TCK>


It is indeed about a fictitious DJ, you'd think someone on a local FM pirate (in the UK you have to a licence to broadcast - for a long time the BBC had a complete monopoly - licences are hard to come by and expensive, so playlists are all about maximising ad revenues - as they are the world over of course: by contrast, broadcast transmission equipment is cheap and portable, even if not very high power, so pirate radio stations "smuggle" their tunes out across their neighbourhoods in local housing projects from temporary transmitters on top of apartment blocks - think "The Streets : Original Pirate Radio"), except, if the police did find him, they'd simply lock him up and confiscate his equipment, not give him "one more chance."

So I think they (CockSparrer) have got someone like "Wolfman Jack" in the backs of their minds here. He's got to be a local DJ, but one on a station with a licence to broadcast, which the police are threatening to have revoked - except there's no licensed local station for the East End of London (and never has been), and even if there were, the corporate nature of the outfits granted licences to broadcast would mean that a "Wolfman Jack" would never be allowed anywhere near their studios.

Of course in the original, it's "the Old Bill" who find out about the "Mile End row" - "Old Bill" and "filth" being more and (much!) less complimentary Cockney slang for the police :)

Needless to say, you two sprinkle the ol' Cloverdale magic over this one. Never heard it played quite so elegiacally (elegiacally - is that even a word?) :)


<TCK>Because everyone is clamoring for more street punk Ukulele covers right? </TCK>

Dam' right!

redpaul1
03-11-2014, 12:17 AM
Thanks Doug. Looks like a good way to keep trying something new. With the suspended chords, I'm a bit confused. For the main riff/verse I play 2100 and hammer onto 2200. I know the first chord is an A, but I've seen the second referred to as Asus4 AND D5. In fact I've seen both in the same tab.

Which one's correct? Or does it just depend on the song?

On a sus4 chord, you raise the middle note (the 3rd) by one semitone. When you're playing that A chord and hammer onto the 2 fret on the C string, going from 2100 to 2200, that's exactly what you're doing. As the third note in a scale is 'mi', raising it one semitone yields 'fa', the 4th note in the scale (& not 'mi#', if you see what I mean). Hence A with the 3rd raised one semitone becomes Asus4 (Asus for short). 'Sus' is short for 'suspended', because that 4 note doesn't really belong to that chord, but is held over or 'suspended' from the previous or the next chord in the progression.

[Contrariwise, if you flatten the 3rd by one semitone (go from 2100 to 2000), you do arrive at 'mi♭' and the chord of A minor.]

A '5', or 'power', chord omits the 3 note altogether, leaving you with just the 1 note and the 5, hence the name (technically it's no longer then a chord at all, but we'll let that go). So a D chord would be played using the notes DF#A (notes 1, 3, & 5 in the D major scale) or DFA (notes 1, 3, & 5 in the D minor scale), and a D5 would be simply be played using the notes DA.

The value of the 3 note, then, gives the whole chord its major or its minor quality. Leaving out the 3rd therefore makes it ambiguous whether you're playing a major or a minor chord - which is why you often find tabs of songs that employ these chords disagreeing as to whether the correct chord should be a major or a minor. An example would be 'Rockaway Beach' by the Ramones. They play the bridge section (It's not hard not far to reach) using a power F#5


F#5
It’s not hard, not far to reach
A
We can hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach.

F#5
It’s not hard, not far to reach
D E
We can hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach

If you go hunting online for the tab, sometimes you'll see that F#5 rendered as F# and other times as F#m - it's in fact neither, it's somewhere in between.

So, going (finally!) back to your question. Are Asus4 and D5 equivalents? No, but you can see why the one could in a pinch be substituted for the other. Asus4 is produced by the notes A D and E, while D5 is produced by the notes D and A only. If you wanted to be fancy you could refer to Asus4 as D5/E, but that would be just silly ( ;) ). In 1st position, a 'proper' D5 would be played 2255 (A,D,A,D).

HTH

RAB11
03-11-2014, 12:26 AM
Think I get it. Power chords are so much easier on the guitar!

So for a proper D5 I'd want 2250 right?

EDIT: Or even a 2255 to get an extra D in there?

RAB11
03-11-2014, 12:48 AM
Scrap that. Just noticed you saying how to do a D5 at the end there redpaul. Must learn to read a whole post!

But this is very useful info, thanks. :)

redpaul1
03-11-2014, 01:39 AM
Scrap that. Just noticed you saying how to do a D5 at the end there redpaul. Must learn to read a whole post!

But this is very useful info, thanks. :)

My work here is done :)

pabrizzer
03-11-2014, 01:53 AM
11 bar blues


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsBlwOl6tqQ

Barbablanca
03-11-2014, 02:07 AM
Didn't have an "eleven" song in my repertory, so I just had to write one, of course. Wee Ginga Yin got to see this even before I did ;)


http://youtu.be/GpP8IUSfyC4

Lyrics in the description on YouTube, as always.

frisbee fred
03-11-2014, 02:13 AM
11 bar blues


:biglaugh: That was just a great idea. Made my day right there. I counted the bars before you did.

wee_ginga_yin
03-11-2014, 02:37 AM
11 bar blues


And there I was thinking it was a song about the pubs on Rose Street Edinburgh (http://www.bestofedinburgh.com/Page.asp?Title=Pubs&Section=70&Page=2).

Dougf
03-11-2014, 05:31 AM
Great stuff, guys, you're really coming up with some great 11s material.

uke4ia - Eleventh Earl of Mar - The king of prog strikes again, this one goes on both the eleven’s AND the ‘crank it’ playlists. Quite an intricate song, and an almost baroque feeling starting right around 4:00. And then you really crank it.

bird's eye view of my ukelele - heartbreaker - pat benatar - Great cover, and another great choice for a real ‘crank it’ song. That rapid fire up strum qualifies as an 11 by itself.

TCK - number one - You guys really deliver, no argie barge about that.

Cha and Pa - Elevens - What a fun song, 11 to the max. Cha, you have a great sense of timing in your vocals, very well done.

pabrizzer - 11 Bar Blues - Brilliant idea, just leave out the 2nd bar of the IV. Nice harp and recorder, and great idea to count out the bars for us math-o-phobes.

Barbablanca - Eleven - Amazing collection of eleven's trivia, a numerological tour-de-force. This one's definitely an 11.

Marc_McPherson93
03-11-2014, 07:32 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v8zvaeB7a8

My first ever original piece, titled 11 Years! Hope you all enjoy! :D

cua94
03-11-2014, 08:21 AM
Here is my entry for Season 108.


http://youtu.be/b01jPYOxg0Y

Hope it brightens your day!

CUA94

RAB11
03-11-2014, 09:18 AM
My first ever original piece, titled 11 Years! Hope you all enjoy! :D

Really enjoyed that man.

Anyway, here's my second entry, there's many songs I crank up to 11 when I hear them on the radio but Foo Fighters do it every time. Also gave me an excuse to fiddle about with my distortion pedal to get it to sound passable with the uke. Might take it to open mic on Thursday.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oAwtaa2Ijk&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Edit: shirt related, my favourite Man United player is Ryan Giggs (bet you can't guess why) and he of course wears the number 11.

filipinouker
03-11-2014, 12:03 PM
Can "prodigal seasonistas" be forgiven and be welcomed again? :confused:

If so, here's a little something from me for DougF's Season 108 after a loooong absence (due to illness and then work/studies!)

I've not sung or recorded anything in a while, so sorry if this is a bit eugh --- hopefully the photos will keep you amused :o


http://youtu.be/GLT9rLLuUN4

greyghost
03-11-2014, 12:45 PM
If we're cranking it up to 11, you know I'm bringing the Maiden! Oddly, I just realized this is the third Iron Maiden song I've entered in a season. If you'd told me a few years ago I'd be rocking Maiden on a ukulele, i'd have thought you were crazy. This is fun!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcbsSdoBCI0

greyghost
03-11-2014, 01:08 PM
And if we're turning it up to 11, I know which highway we're on...I give you my first ever AC/DC cover.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObPX2xpQnRg

pabrizzer
03-11-2014, 01:13 PM
:biglaugh: That was just a great idea. Made my day right there. I counted the bars before you did.

Took a few plays to be able to consistently lose that bar.
Thanks Fred.

Gee your colabs with Mike(southside) were a joy to watch.
They're in the "jaming with seasonistas" thread if others haven't seen them. One in the "Blues" thread too.
(I've always thought Mike was a darn fine muso BTW.)

KnowsPickin
03-11-2014, 02:43 PM
Now THIS is what I wish someone with a uke bass and multitracking would do:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UOYKgXk4yE

I have neither. Any brave souls????? :)

Pueo
03-11-2014, 03:42 PM
Now THIS is what I wish someone with a uke bass and multitracking would do:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UOYKgXk4yE

I have neither. Any brave souls????? :)
I don't have a U-Bass but this is the song I plan on recording this week.

UkeCan1
03-11-2014, 04:00 PM
Yep - all about shooting craps (whence 'more crap from me') and losing, every which way you can. And thanks! One whole half hour between finding the song, figuring out the chords and putting up a first take (look pa, I did it!! :) )

Yeah, I got it, Paul ... and I laughed. (As the other singer of a craps song. Fancy two craps songs in one Season ... I guess that's one place the number 11 is important, but who knew there were any songs about craps?

Sidetrack on my sidetrack: has there been a Season about gambling yet? Games of chance? Games of any kind? Winning and losing? 'Cause two songs about crapshooting got me wondering and all....)

I'm envious of your half hour. That's what mine was supposed to be. Except there were no lyrics online. So it took longer. But worth it. I'm still playing this song (on uke, and replaying the Johnny Horton video).

KnowsPickin
03-11-2014, 04:03 PM
FANTASTIC, PUEO!!!

I can't wait!

greyghost
03-11-2014, 04:42 PM
I don't have a U-Bass but this is the song I plan on recording this week.

I too hope to attack this one. We need at least 11 versions...

southside mike
03-11-2014, 05:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fWjSgCkS2U
I had to make sure that I got my name in the hat so I found a way with this one.
Very generous prize Doug and I really need a good concert ukulele.

Dougf
03-11-2014, 07:17 PM
I'm really loving what you guys are coming up with, here are my latest notes.

Marc_McPherson93 - 11 years - Great original, I sure wouldn't have guessed it was your first. Keep on writing 'em.

cua94 - Ladybug Picnic - Great song, I remember that from Sesame St, usually when it was brought to you by the number 12, nice to see it for the number 11 as well.

RAB11 - Best of You Cover- Yeah, very cool fan strum, and nicely done with the tempo changes.

filipinouker - "11" -Lovely harmonies and playing, and thanks for sharing the photos. And great to see you back in the seasons.

greyghost - Wasted Years - Great cover, lots of energy, and the melody picking in the intro and interludes is a nice touch.

greyghost - Highway al Infierno - Another classic pedal to the metal song, great choice, you totally rocked it.

southside mike - Stairway to 7/11 - Great stuff, Mike, had me in stitches, and nicely done with the uke arrangement.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
03-11-2014, 09:07 PM
Three bass guitar parts on one ukulele? No problem. One take? No problem---but someone that doesn't know the words might take a brief, unplanned scrolling-down break. Not everything went right for Spinal Tap, either, you know.


http://youtu.be/X4DVLZll8BY

Thanks, Doug, for a great Season challenge and for your amazing generosity. (I've played ukuleledaddy's Dougf ukulele, everyone---it has as much aloha as a ukulele can have. This week's winner will be lucky, indeed.)

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-11-2014, 10:52 PM
uber quickie :eek:

"bad news"

by bad news

bad news were basically a sort of UK home grown spinal tap

they appeared on "the comic strip presents... more bad news!" tv show

which is awesome and hilarious

this is one of their songs - "bad news"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDKrF2Nprao

mikef
03-11-2014, 11:16 PM
uber quickie :eek:

"bad news"

by bad news

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDKrF2Nprao

You know something is right with the world when you sit down at your desk at 8AM and find a Bad News cover version waiting for you on your favourite website...


Vim Fuego: I could play "Stairway To Heaven" when I was 12. Jimmy Page didn't actually write it until he was 22. I think that says quite a lot

Sensational BEV :shaka:

UkeCan1
03-12-2014, 03:03 AM
Three bass guitar parts on one ukulele? No problem. One take? No problem---but someone that doesn't know the words might take a brief, unplanned scrolling-down break. Not everything went right for Spinal Tap, either, you know.

Awesome. Looking forward to 10 more versions of this. (Wait, did I say that? Oh no, I would never say that.)

Loved the scroll break. FYI, Ralf, when I don't know the words (which is pretty much always lately), I print out my chart Really Big and tape it to the monitor next to the webcam. (I still lost my place in "Broken Token", but at least no scroll break.)

mikef
03-12-2014, 04:00 AM
A quick n lazy sofa/digital camera entry this week!
This is "Eleven Plus Eleven" by Nine Below Zero.
I always thought this up tempo track from the 80's would sound good slowed down to a lazy strum... hope you like it!
This is dedicated to Young Ones (http://youtu.be/q2orkewNWuQ) fans everywhere :cool:


http://youtu.be/xqGzA-Fhtsg

UkeCan1
03-12-2014, 04:21 AM
On a sus4 chord, you raise the middle note (the 3rd) by one semitone. When you're playing that A chord and hammer onto the 2 fret on the C string, going from 2100 to 2200, that's exactly what you're doing. As the third note in a scale is 'mi', raising it one semitone yields 'fa', the 4th note in the scale (& not 'mi#', if you see what I mean). Hence A with the 3rd raised one semitone becomes Asus4 (Asus for short). 'Sus' is short for 'suspended', because that 4 note doesn't really belong to that chord, but is held over or 'suspended' from the previous or the next chord in the progression.

[Contrariwise, if you flatten the 3rd by one semitone (go from 2100 to 2000), you do arrive at 'mi♭' and the chord of A minor.]

And if you flatten the 3rd two half steps, you get what is known in some circles as a "sus2" chord ... in other words, the 3rd is "suspended" to the 2nd of the scale, as opposed to a sus4 or simply "sus" chord, where it's suspended to the 4th instead of the 3rd.

I suspect real jazz musicians probably blanch at the whole notion of a "sus2" chord, for two reasons:



I'm pretty sure "suspended" basically means raising the 3rd a half-step to the 4th ... I suspect they'd consider the notion of lowering it a whole-step to the 2nd a dilution of the term, at best.
It's redundant, actually, since the sus4 chord of one key is actually the same exact triad (give or take an inversion) as the "sus2" chord of the key a 4th above that key.



So, going (finally!) back to your question. Are Asus4 and D5 equivalents? No, but you can see why the one could in a pinch be substituted for the other. Asus4 is produced by the notes A D and E, while D5 is produced by the notes D and A only. If you wanted to be fancy you could refer to Asus4 as D5/E, but that would be just silly ( ;) ).

So, in other words, your Asus4 chord is clearly not a D5, since it has three notes, not two. It is, however, a Dsus2.

Asus4 has the 1, 4, and 5 of the A scale (major or minor - doesn't matter, since the 3rd determines major or minor, and is missing in a suspended chord) - A, D, and E.

Dsus2 has the 1, 2, and 5 of the D (major or minor) scale: D, E, A.

So they are exactly the same three notes.

Hence your 2200 is, in "purist" circles, an Asus (A suspended) chord. In less purist circles, it is either an Asus4 or a Dsus2 - they are the same triad.

Purism aside, the name Dsus2 is useful, I've noticed. I've seen it used a lot in chord sequences like D-Dsus2-D-Dsus4, which is a really cool sounding progression. Sure, you could write it D-Asus-D-Dsus, but it kinda loses something in the translation that way.

All this is from observation ... I don't claim to actually know any of this stuff I'm saying. I trust Paul will correct me if I've misstated anything, because I rather suspect he Knows Stuff.

Wendy

decaturcomp
03-12-2014, 04:26 AM
Spinal Tap did have a romantic side, after all....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUFNVa3HuQU

RAB11
03-12-2014, 04:49 AM
It's redundant, actually, since the sus4 chord of one key is actually the same exact triad (give or take an inversion) as the "sus2" chord of the key a 4th above that key.



Hence your 2200 is, in "purist" circles, an Asus (A suspended) chord. In less purist circles, it is either an Asus4 or a Dsus2 - they are the same triad.




Okay I'm confused now.... Isn't D the 5th of A, not the 4th?

Either way I've been chucking that chord into a couple songs now and I'm liking the sound. Cheers both of you for the explanation of all this though. My music theory's nowhere near what it should be considering I've been trying to play one instrument or another for about 10 years now.

mythinformed
03-12-2014, 06:00 AM
Okay I'm confused now.... Isn't D the 5th of A, not the 4th?

Either way I've been chucking that chord into a couple songs now and I'm liking the sound.
I kinda see it like when I was doing my Plastering appenticeship many years ago, there were plenty of people who could write down on paper how to plaster walls and get the highest grades in theory but give 'em a trowel to actually carry out the task and it was a totally different ball game !!

Do whatever ya do to get the result you want !!

mikef
03-12-2014, 06:06 AM
We're on Page 11 of the thread... just saying :rolleyes:

Dougf
03-12-2014, 06:07 AM
More updates...

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters - Big Bottom - Excellent uke adaptation of that bass riff, you really make this song work with just ukulele and voice.

BirdsEyeViewOfMyUke - Bad News - Another great high energy up-tempo up-strum number, way to punk it!

mikef - Eleven Plus Eleven - Yes, that lazy strum works perfectly, aided in no small part by your excellent vocals. I don't think I've heard this one, but it's a great song, I'm guessing your slow version is better than the original.

decaturcomp - Gimme Some Money - Great walking bass line stuff, country blues meets Spinal Tap.

Also, I just installed the peghed tuners on #11, I'm hoping to string it up tonight, stay tuned for a little demo. :)

RAB11
03-12-2014, 06:09 AM
I kinda see it like when I was doing my Plastering appenticeship many years ago, there were plenty of people who could write down on paper how to plaster walls and get the highest grades in theory but give 'em a trowel to carry out the task and it was a totally different ball game !!

Do whatever ya do to get the result you want !!

That's an excellent way of looking at it.

lelouden
03-12-2014, 06:59 AM
Ugh...updates to youtube...again, and slower than ever!

Page 11 yes!

Here is my dedication to my 11 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is 11 and baby girl 11 will be here in 2 weeks Yeah:) I even fired Lou and talked my husband into singing with me on this one:) Double yeah!

From Here To The Moon And Back~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m013V8Yqbhk&feature=youtu.be

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-12-2014, 07:54 AM
You know something is right with the world when you sit down at your desk at 8AM and find a Bad News cover version waiting for you on your favourite website...
lol! i love the bit on "more bad news" where the drummer has his kit all set up and is playing it in the back of the taxi!

KoaDependent
03-12-2014, 08:18 AM
If you all are going to continue talking about music theory, you may as well address 11th chords.

Pueo
03-12-2014, 08:20 AM
Spinal Tap did have a romantic side, after all....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUFNVa3HuQU
Awesome, Alan!
GSM is one of my favorite Tap tunes!

frisbee fred
03-12-2014, 08:31 AM
I'm singin' for the uke.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cmp7KK1BCzs&feature=youtu.be

UkeyDave
03-12-2014, 09:29 AM
Ugh...updates to youtube...again, and slower than ever!

Page 11 yes!

Here is my dedication to my 11 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is 11 and baby girl 11 will be here in 2 weeks Yeah:) I even fired Lou and talked my husband into singing with me on this one:) Double yeah!

From Here To The Moon And Back~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m013V8Yqbhk&feature=youtu.be
Excellent Linda. What a lovely tribute to your grandchildren. (I couldn't comment on You tube - wouldn't let me.)

lelouden
03-12-2014, 09:34 AM
Excellent Linda. What a lovely tribute to your grandchildren. (I couldn't comment on You tube - wouldn't let me.)

Thanks Dave. Ive been wanting to find time to do this for a while. Just so happened that this week was lucky for me!
Proud Grammy:)

Youtube is giving me fits today too. I hope it gets working soon!

rem50
03-12-2014, 10:22 AM
Once again you nailed it! Love your songs!
Can "prodigal seasonistas" be forgiven and be welcomed again? :confused:

If so, here's a little something from me for DougF's Season 108 after a loooong absence (due to illness and then work/studies!)

I've not sung or recorded anything in a while, so sorry if this is a bit eugh --- hopefully the photos will keep you amused :o


http://youtu.be/GLT9rLLuUN4

pabrizzer
03-12-2014, 10:34 AM
Ugh...updates to youtube...again, and slower than ever!

Page 11 yes!

Here is my dedication to my 11 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is 11 and baby girl 11 will be here in 2 weeks Yeah:) I even fired Lou and talked my husband into singing with me on this one:) Double yeah!

From Here To The Moon And Back~


Yeah x eleven x 2!

Real special Linda. It was a treat to watch and listen to. I hope we hear more duets with hubby.
Claire looks like a little you.
Truly lovely Linda!

lelouden
03-12-2014, 11:02 AM
Yeah x eleven x 2!

Real special Linda. It was a treat to watch and listen to. I hope we hear more duets with hubby.
Claire looks like a little you.
Truly lovely Linda!
Thank You Pa. Is Pa what your grandchildren call you?:)

DWitt
03-12-2014, 02:01 PM
I suspect real jazz musicians probably blanch at the whole notion of a "sus2" chord, for two reasons:



I'm pretty sure "suspended" basically means raising the 3rd a half-step to the 4th ... I suspect they'd consider the notion of lowering it a whole-step to the 2nd a dilution of the term, at best.
It's redundant, actually, since the sus4 chord of one key is actually the same exact triad (give or take an inversion) as the "sus2" chord of the key a 4th above that key.




Bah—it's not redundant! And there's nothing "pure" about failing to recognize that there are numerous meaningful descriptions of a set of notes (technically: equivalent or enharmonic chords). Chord names tell us more than what notes are being sounded; they tell us also how they're being heard, and that has to do with context and movement. Musical notation allows us multiple ways to describe the same notes in order to effectively communicate function along with the more objective elements of performance.

If we play:
0003
0013
0033
0013
0003
in successive bars, it would be wrong to describe the progression as C-Fsus2-C5-Fsus2-C. And I do really mean "wrong": even though technically this should have the right notes (unless the Fsus2 has its third), it doesn't accurately describe what the progression sounds like. It sounds like C-Csus4-C5-Csus4-C, and that's how it should be described.

Anyway, that's a long version of saying, "Wendy, right on!"

CeeJay
03-12-2014, 02:33 PM
actually to me it sounds like :

0003
0013
0033
0013
0003....and I don't give a stuff what it's called ..:cheers::nana:

Just play the damned thing ....;)

decaturcomp
03-12-2014, 03:06 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3M7gBrWbxQ

decaturcomp
03-12-2014, 03:51 PM
My dear young Woman. Welcome back. I think I speak for many of us when I say that we missed you.
I know I speak for myself when I say you made me cry a little with this amazing song.
And there's that smile all through the years.



Can "prodigal seasonistas" be forgiven and be welcomed again? :confused:

If so, here's a little something from me for DougF's Season 108 after a loooong absence (due to illness and then work/studies!)

I've not sung or recorded anything in a while, so sorry if this is a bit eugh --- hopefully the photos will keep you amused :o


http://youtu.be/GLT9rLLuUN4

Dougf
03-12-2014, 04:45 PM
A little catchup...

lelouden - From Here to the Moon and Back - OMG, 11 grandchildren, you are so blessed, what a beautiful family you have, and such a sweet tribute, so glad your husband joined you on this.

frisbee fred - Frisbee by the Lucksmiths - 4.72 works just fine, great song you found, and how cool it's your namesake. Great job learning this so quickly, very well done.

decaturcomp - September 11,/Morning Dew - Wow, that's quite a song, some pretty heavy stuff going on there. This is great, Alan, very thoughtful and insightful.

Well, I'm heading out to the shed to put some finishing touches on this little #11, I hope to demo tomorrow AM.

UkeCan1
03-12-2014, 05:34 PM
I'm singin' for the uke.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cmp7KK1BCzs&feature=youtu.be

Fred, those are some terrific lyrics "on and off my doorstep, often on my mind", "winter of my discount tent", "no present like the time". And you played it beautifully. If you'd left off all the disclaimers, I'd have had no idea you were under-rehearsed. Aren't we all, most of the time?

Alan, loved "Gimme Some Money" ... hilarious ... love when you move in toward the camera with those big eyes on the chorus. Linda, amazing ... 11 grandchildren and your husband singing with you ... beautiful. Other Lynda, loved "Bad News" ... I'm listening again. Southside Mike, "Stairway to 7/11" - what a find! And I think few of us could do justice to that song the way you did. Marc, terrific first original! RAB11, perfect name for this Season, and your songs rock - welcome! Filipinouker, that was terrific - welcome back! We don't forgive "prodigal Seasonistas", because there's nothing to forgive ... we're just thrilled you're back. Loved your pics. I just hope the song didn't actually happen to you. Great stuff, EVERYBODY. What a fun theme, Doug! I know I'm missing half of you, but I've heard them all so far, and love every single one. Love you all!

Now for some music theory:


Bah—it's not redundant! And there's nothing "pure" about failing to recognize that there are numerous meaningful descriptions of a set of notes (technically: equivalent or enharmonic chords). Chord names tell us more than what notes are being sounded; they tell us also how they're being heard, and that has to do with context and movement. Musical notation allows us multiple ways to describe the same notes in order to effectively communicate function along with the more objective elements of performance.

If we play:
0003
0013
0033
0013
0003
in successive bars, it would be wrong to describe the progression as C-Fsus2-C5-Fsus2-C. And I do really mean "wrong": even though technically this should have the right notes (unless the Fsus2 has its third), it doesn't accurately describe what the progression sounds like. It sounds like C-Csus4-C5-Csus4-C, and that's how it should be described.

Anyway, that's a long version of saying, "Wendy, right on!"

Totally agree, DWitt, and I'm so glad you said "Right on", because for a minute there I thought you were raking me over the coals for the "redundant" thing. I've been finding the same thing ... a chord may have more than one name and possible root note, but their function is not the same. I have a song that has both G6's and Em7's in the chart ... they're the same fingering/notes/chord, but in some places it seemed right to call it one thing and in other places the other. I don't profess to know nearly enough to be sure, but I think I'm developing some instincts.

Second, love that chord progression! Gotta go find something to use that in. I've created a few of my own, several of which include a chord I made up in my first weeks of uking: 0012. I call it W11. I use it as a kind of G11 in endings of songs in C. For example, at the end of "Tonight You Belong to Me" I use C-W11-G9-G7-C. Pretty cool. (And DWitt, you're so right - that would make so much more sense as C-G11-G9-G7-C. FiL and I dubbed it W11 because when I created it we couldn't decide what 11 chord it was. Now I know more.)

To those who've been saying music theory doesn't matter:

1) you're right ... in that there are many skill sets you could learn, and we all pick the ones we're drawn to, and can make beautiful music with whatever we choose to develop. Sometimes too much head learning can get in the way of feel and musicality and creativity and innate learning.

2) I'm getting a ton of value from the music theory I'm learning ... it's one of the skill sets I find myself drawn to. Some other time I might talk about some of the ways it's helping me make better music and be a better musician, but right now I gotta get me some sleep.


If you all are going to continue talking about music theory, you may as well address 11th chords.

You are so right ... and I just did. Also, sus4 chords are, in a sense, a kind of 11th chord, since the 4 in a scale is the same note as the 11. So you could think of a sus4 chord (1, 4, 5) as an 11th chord missing the 3, 7, and 9 (1, 5, 11). That wouldn't normally be called an 11th chord because it's missing too many important notes to truly feel "eleven-ish", but 4 chords and 11 chords are kind of in the same family.

Or so I think I'm learning. I'm sure one of the other theory nerds will correct me if I've misspoke. The rest of you please feel free to ignore us. (If you didn't already stop reading 8 paragraphs ago.)


Okay I'm confused now.... Isn't D the 5th of A, not the 4th?

Either way I've been chucking that chord into a couple songs now and I'm liking the sound. Cheers both of you for the explanation of all this though. My music theory's nowhere near what it should be considering I've been trying to play one instrument or another for about 10 years now.

I love that chord too. Use it a lot. Used it as Asus4 with some other A-ish chords - A, A9, A7 - in "Let's Call the Uke Thing Off". For me, those sus chords are some of the most satisfying moments in that song ... a song that's chock full of satisfying moments. I too navigate by sound and feel ... and then (sometimes) let the theory explain to me why that sounded so great. Nearly always after the fact. But once in a while, the theory I've absorbed helps me know what chords to try to get more quickly to the cool sound I'm looking for.

And no, D is the 4th of A: A B C# D = 1 2 3 4. E is the 5th of A. That's why when you play a 3-chord song in A, the chords are A, D, and E - 1, 4, 5. Simple 3-chord songs generally use the 1, 4, and 5 chord of the key.

However, A is the 5 of D. D E F# G A = 1 2 3 4 5. Circle of fifths.

(The non-theory-nerds are all ready to drink a 5th now, probably. If they're still here.)

Okay, now I really must sleep. Before 11. You all rock! You are all 11's in my book.

lelouden
03-12-2014, 05:35 PM
Well, I'm heading out to the shed to put some finishing touches on this little #11, I hope to demo tomorrow AM.

Looking forward to that Doug. That is some beautiful craftsmanship. You are quite the talented fellow!

TCK
03-12-2014, 05:47 PM
More of this silliness.
I found a way to slip birds in here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugqkWMgQ6ag&feature=youtu.be

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-12-2014, 06:34 PM
Youtube is giving me fits today too. I hope it gets working soon!
i have lost count of how many times in the last 24 hours it either asked me to choose if i wanted to use my youtube name or my real name, or i just went to the youtube page and it was showing my real name ie. had automatically logged me in as that? and i had to log out and re-log in again to be in with my user name

i mean come ON

how many times i gotta say it? i wanna use the youtube name that youtube MADE me think up when i first registered, for goodness sake

pabrizzer
03-12-2014, 06:55 PM
i have lost count of how many times in the last 24 hours it either asked me to choose if i wanted to use my youtube name or my real name, or i just went to the youtube page and it was showing my real name ie. had automatically logged me in as that? and i had to log out and re-log in again to be in with my user name

i mean come ON

how many times i gotta say it? i wanna use the youtube name that youtube MADE me think up when i first registered, for goodness sake



Same here - they know what WE want. It is just not what THEY want.
I get the feeling soon there won't be an option.

thesillydave
03-12-2014, 06:59 PM
2nd entry...tried to kick it up to 11!!

http://youtu.be/LBNvW5iTcqw
cheers all!
check out Brave Combo, who i stole this from!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BxRBYh8mEw&feature=kp

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-12-2014, 08:28 PM
Same here - they know what WE want. It is just not what THEY want.
I get the feeling soon there won't be an option.
i totally agree

they are trying to make us tie even more into google plus, they made us sign up to google plus in order to use youtube in any meaningful way, and now they are trying to make us use that google plus identity regardless of whether we want to or not, it's a desperate attempt to make google plus look like a popular success, but it's nothing of the sort

my only option will eventually be to try and convince them i have changed my real name to BirdsEye View OfMyUkelele. View is an old family name, my friends call me BirdsEye, but google can blinkin' well call me Ms OfMyUkelele :mad:

peewee
03-12-2014, 08:58 PM
You: "Hey Peewee, why aren't you out shopping for fabulous prizes and devising clever selection schemes for season 107 so we can see who won?"

Me: "Cuz I gotta keep rockin', I ain't never gonna stop!"

Here's a tune from a guilty pleasure band of mine, Foreigner. They are a bit of a Spinal Tap band (http://youtu.be/Z5_qhnWByA4), and this is their ode to Röck.
Juke Box Hero
I hope it qualifies for the Crank it up to 11 category.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAbsnXqncMI&list=UURGtTtGncsPMdGF9cR5n-iQ&feature=share


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAbsnXqncMI&list=UURGtTtGncsPMdGF9cR5n-iQ&feature=share

lelouden
03-12-2014, 09:09 PM
i totally agree

they are trying to make us tie even more into google plus, they made us sign up to google plus in order to use youtube in any meaningful way, and now they are trying to make us use that google plus identity regardless of whether we want to or not, it's a desperate attempt to make google plus look like a popular success, but it's nothing of the sort

my only option will eventually be to try and convince them i have changed my real name to BirdsEye View OfMyUkelele. View is an old family name, my friends call me BirdsEye, but google can blinkin' well call me Ms OfMyUkelele :mad:

Well your fits are even bigger than mine cuz they didn't put me through that. But comments were disabled half the day. last night my computer wouldn't log on to the enter net at all. This morning youtube had updated and the update probably wasn't finished. But no internet because of google...do they own everything? Even us?...apparently!

RAB11
03-12-2014, 10:02 PM
2nd entry...tried to kick it up to 11!!

http://youtu.be/LBNvW5iTcqwLPP
cheers all!
check out Brave Combo, who i stole this from!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BxRBYh8mEw&feature=kp

That's fantastic! Gonna have to try it sometime, not sure I could cope with the picking in the original.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-12-2014, 10:16 PM
But no internet because of google...do they own everything?
looks like they wanna!

why don't they just focus on being really GOOD

and then people might just go use their stuff anyway

people use(d) youtube because it is (was?) good for what it does - a free site where you can post shed loads of vids for peeps to see

google plus is no competition for other social networking sites and you know what google, WE DON'T ALL WANNA SOCIAL NETWORK ON THE INTERWEB, THE WORLD WIDE NET, WHATEVER THAT NEWFANGLED THINGUMMY IS CALLED

and even just google itself is sometimes slow and stupid and i think it's slow and stupid when it's too busy trying to run the whole world, rather than shut up and do a search or whatever it is we want it to do


i'm hurtling towards the menopause, you know, fortunately it doesn't show, i'm very calm all the time :uhoh:

pabrizzer
03-12-2014, 10:30 PM
i'm hurtling towards the menopause, you know, fortunately it doesn't show, i'm very calm all the time :uhoh:


Sorry BEVOMU, but the small print just made me laugh right out loud.:)

RAB11
03-13-2014, 02:30 AM
Do live performances count as cranked up to 11?

CeeJay
03-13-2014, 03:34 AM
i have lost count of how many times in the last 24 hours it either asked me to choose if i wanted to use my youtube name or my real name, or i just went to the youtube page and it was showing my real name ie. had automatically logged me in as that? and i had to log out and re-log in again to be in with my user name

i mean come ON

how many times i gotta say it? i wanna use the youtube name that youtube MADE me think up when i first registered, for goodness sake



This is because of course Google have got their claws into YT and are trying to be "Right On and Open " with your Identity ....to avoid spammers and trolls ....so just make up and identity like say David Cameron ....I mean who could be someone with that name ???......If there is an element of Grandmotherly , Avine ovary product , oral interfacing going on here......I do apologise.

CJ

CeeJay
03-13-2014, 03:46 AM
This is because of course Google have got their claws into YT and are trying to be "Right On and Open " with your Identity ....to avoid spammers and trolls ....so just make up and identity like say David Cameron ....I mean who could be someone with that name ???......If there is an element of Grandmotherly , Avine ovary product , oral interfacing going on here......I do apologise.

CJ

And of course this is exactly why one should always read to the end of the thread before posting a self-evident and needless remark that has been admirably , accurately and articulately espoused by several erudite elders of the UU fraternity.
Thus avoiding the overwhelming and all encompassing redness that results from the rush of shame and self loathing that we call embarrassment at being a dick !!

In my defence....a Big Google made me do it and then ran away.

DWitt
03-13-2014, 04:00 AM
Second, love that chord progression! Gotta go find something to use that in. I've created a few of my own, several of which include a chord I made up in my first weeks of uking: 0012. I call it W11. I use it as a kind of G11 in endings of songs in C. For example, at the end of "Tonight You Belong to Me" I use C-W11-G9-G7-C. Pretty cool. (And DWitt, you're so right - that would make so much more sense as C-G11-G9-G7-C. FiL and I dubbed it W11 because when I created it we couldn't decide what 11 chord it was. Now I know more.)


I thought of that progression because I had used it a while ago, and it's just so clearly a moving note—as, for example, that in the Csus4 and C5 chords there's no third, and yet the progression is so obviously in a major tonality. Anyway, it's here, just after the picking section at the beginning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qbEICgkF4s

Your 0012—yeah, G11 makes sense to me in that context. With the 4 in the bass (in high-G tuning), though, in some contexts it would be heard as a Cmaj7sus4. I think that's how I'd be most likely to play it—for example, as
0003 C
0002 Cmaj7
0012 Cmaj7sus4
0212 G7

But the notes being sounded are only a necessary, not a sufficient condition to determine what chord is actually heard, and naming chords communicates not just the notes, but their function, and G11 strikes me as an excellent description of the function of that chord in that progression.




To those who've been saying music theory doesn't matter:


I want to chime in on this, too. The point of all this is 1. to better understand how music works, 2. to better communicate what is being played and heard to other musicians, and 3. to give hard-to-grasp musical experiences names in order to better make use of them in our playing. This isn't about some strict mechanical process, but is itself about expression—to say "just play the music" or similar implies that the theory isn't about the experience. To me, it's similar in some ways (NOT the same, though) as saying "don't worry about all that writing and spelling and formatting and grammar, just recite your poem." Writing involves a lot of picky details, like spelling, which are only contingently and arbitrarily from the actual process of expression, but writing as a whole is about expression, no less than recitation, and the two can certainly support one another. Of course, there are those who can invent poetry on the fly as unprepared spoken word, and that's really cool, and not a lesser thing. Similarly, there are those who can play music by ear, and that's really cool too, and not a lesser thing. But I don't think it makes sense to say that writing is a distraction or unnecessary complication or extraneous addition to poetic performance, and the same holds for musical notation and theory in relation to musical performance.

KoaDependent
03-13-2014, 04:06 AM
You tell 'em, Perfesser!

pabrizzer
03-13-2014, 04:37 AM
A professor ... lecturing.
Who'd a thought hey?

Our host knows lots of chords.
I've heard him play them beautifully many times AND seen him name them on occasions too.

RAB11
03-13-2014, 04:49 AM
To think all this happened because of my confusion over a suspended chord.

Appreciate all the info but I'm a bit worried that I've derailed the thread somewhat? Or is this a common occurence?

mythinformed
03-13-2014, 04:50 AM
I want to chime in on this, too. The point of all this is 1. to better understand how music works, 2. to better communicate what is being played and heard to other musicians, and 3. to give hard-to-grasp musical experiences names in order to better make use of them in our playing. This isn't about some strict mechanical process, but is itself about expression—to say "just play the music" or similar implies that the theory isn't about the experience. To me, it's similar in some ways (NOT the same, though) as saying "don't worry about all that writing and spelling and formatting and grammar, just recite your poem." Writing involves a lot of picky details, like spelling, which are only contingently and arbitrarily from the actual process of expression, but writing as a whole is about expression, no less than recitation, and the two can certainly support one another. Of course, there are those who can invent poetry on the fly as unprepared spoken word, and that's really cool, and not a lesser thing. Similarly, there are those who can play music by ear, and that's really cool too, and not a lesser thing. But I don't think it makes sense to say that writing is a distraction or unnecessary complication or extraneous addition to poetic performance, and the same holds for musical notation and theory in relation to musical performance.

I don't think anyone has disputed the Importance of music theory rather than point out as you rightly say that others are able to play by ear reaching the same end result and that not all can apply that theory/knowledge competently to an Instrument.
I was diagnosed with dyscalculia in my school years so my learning is mainly a visual one or by ear.
Vive La Difference, its all about the end result whichever road you wanna take to it.


To think all this happened because of my confusion over a suspended chord.

Appreciate all the info but I'm a bit worried that I've derailed the thread somewhat? Or is this a common occurence?
Yes its all your fault !! Lol (It happens sometimes):cool:


A professor ... lecturing.
Who'd a thought hey?

Our host knows lots of chords.
I've heard him play them beautifully many times AND seen him name them on occasions too.
Stop buttering up the Guvnor ..........you won't get your hands on that Uke with them wily ways !!
(You forgot to mention his chiselled film star good looks and magnetic charm btw);)

Dougf
03-13-2014, 05:04 AM
TCK - Red Bird - Really nice ringing sound there, and deftly executed rhythm pattern.

thesillydave - people are strange - Well that was entertaining, great doo-doodle-doodling vocals in the break.

peewee - jook box gyro - Rockin' it, great vocals, and I like that stuff where you move up the fretboard.

Just waiting for the sun to come out for my demo.

Dougf
03-13-2014, 05:05 AM
Do live performances count as cranked up to 11?

I'll leave that up to your own judgement, you're the one crankin' it.

Dougf
03-13-2014, 05:13 AM
My 2 cents on chord names - I don't worry too much about what they are called, to paraphrase the bard, a Gm7b5 by any other name, still sounds pretty cool.

Rustyy
03-13-2014, 05:20 AM
I was thinking of songs for 11 week, and wondered how I could get Route 66 (as a multiple of 11) into a song. Then wondered if there
was a Route 11, and where it went. When I saw it ended (started?) in New Orleans I thought maybe I could write some new words to
Route 66.
We actually visited Jazzfest in New orleans in April 2005, the year of Katrina, altho we didn't travel along Route 11, we flew down from Washington DC.

My apologies to anyone from Canada for mispronouncing their country, it was all in the name of art.
I have no idea whether I have mentioned major cities along the way, and I also have no idea whether the Molly Pitcher really does look a picture.
Have I got all the geography correct, and in order? I'll let you tell me.


http://youtu.be/lag-gAMTgGo

I must say after making this vid I looked at a tutorial that Doug made on Route 66 with some jazz progressions, and almost thought
twice about adding my meagre effort. Sorry Doug, that's beyond me at this time. Maybe if I had a new ukulele.....

Dougf
03-13-2014, 06:50 AM
Here you go...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du_5bGpgIl8

RAB11
03-13-2014, 06:58 AM
Looks and sounds great Doug!

lelouden
03-13-2014, 08:20 AM
you know what google, WE DON'T ALL WANNA SOCIAL NETWORK ON THE INTERWEB,
You do realize that SOTU is our Social Network!:)


i'm hurtling towards the menopause, you know, fortunately it doesn't show, i'm very calm all the time :uhoh:
Deep breaths , Ice Ice Baby and brutally up strumming a Uke helps!!!:smileybounce:

lelouden
03-13-2014, 08:41 AM
Here you go...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du_5bGpgIl8

Wow Doug! That is a real beauty. Sounds and looks beautiful! A huge congratulations to whoever the lucky winner will be:)

ukuleledaddy
03-13-2014, 09:25 AM
For now, here's my Turn It To 11 entry. Knowledge by Operation Ivy. This song is a whole lot more fun to play with fifteen other ukers wearing silly outfits.
Later I'll play my K'oto Jalulu #4 with a song that has 11 in the title. Great week Doug!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pL6YcyANlaA&list=UUwOfmPtmH0q5v_XIFVIWYsA

glass
03-13-2014, 09:50 AM
Here you go...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du_5bGpgIl8

Nice sounds great!!

glass
03-13-2014, 09:51 AM
Here is an entry with the number 11...the band 311-Amber


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2rBf6eIjG8

glass
03-13-2014, 09:52 AM
One more I had to do I forgot to add the Season 1080 though...cranked it to 11 I think at least.....



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DalmYR2r1vE

greyghost
03-13-2014, 12:33 PM
I promised a version of Big Bottom, but just to mix things up a bit, it's in a medley with one of the songs it was openly mocking, which the lyrics actually call out by name...So here's a Spïnal Täp/Kiss medley for you. Crank it up to 11!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weKczBFCzd8

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-13-2014, 04:14 PM
Sorry BEVOMU, but the small print just made me laugh right out loud.:)
well thank you pa! i think it's best to be honest about these things!



This is because of course Google have got their claws into YT and are trying to be "Right On and Open " with your Identity ....to avoid spammers and trolls ....
actually yeah i did read something about that, and how it's a good thing, really



a Big Google made me do it and then ran away.
lol!



You do realize that SOTU is our Social Network!:)
well exactly, if google are/is watching our every move, don't THEY (it?) KNOW that?!



Deep breaths , Ice Ice Baby and brutally up strumming a Uke helps!!!
amen to all of that, sister!

CeeJay
03-13-2014, 04:47 PM
http://youtu.be/riR1TojCtBk

This is a real reach ...there is some cranking to 11 at the end ...sort of .....just a bit of daft soddery ...

CJ

bonesigh
03-13-2014, 04:53 PM
Finally catching up on all the talk and videos. Feels like this week has been cranked up to 11. I've been so busy! Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday. Everyone is doing just great, as usual (; Doug, your uke is sounding very Douggie. Love it!

ukuleledaddy
03-13-2014, 05:50 PM
Here I am shamelessly playing Doug Frink's beautiful K'oto Jalulu #4 ukulele, which I was lucky enough to win the last time Doug hosted a season, as I try to win his beautiful #11. His #4 by far the best ukulele I've ever laid my hands on. I can't believe you are letting another of these beauties go Doug.
Here is 7-11 by The Ramones.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIUNE1nhfp8&list=UUwOfmPtmH0q5v_XIFVIWYsA

CeeJay
03-13-2014, 06:30 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ5cvZoWpog&list=UU5mGTv9Rr1VuUM1EaFsCaVg&feature=share

Well I couldn't get my head round 1 song about 11 ...so I done 11 songs in 1.....

Dougf
03-13-2014, 06:54 PM
Alright, keep 'em coming.

Rustyy - Route 11 - Great idea for an 11 song, looks like it runs parallel to route 66, and nice that it ends at Jazz Fest.

ukuleledaddy - Knowledge - Yeah, if that ain't crankin' it, nothing is. Not to mention, hilarious, rock on!

glass - Amber by 311 - Great selection for an 11 song, and nicely done with the chunking style rhythm.

glass - Crank it to 11 Magic - Yep, that qualifies and crankin' it, plus some fast finger work, and rapping those lines.

greyghost - Big Love Bottom Gun - Great idea for a medley, I didn't realize the reference to the Kiss song, but now it makes sense. I liked the little asides, and great power strums.

CeeJay - Crank it to 11 - Wow, that's some impressive strumming technique, and I like how you threw in a few elevens.

ukuleledaddy - 7-11 - Well I've got a big smile, love seeing that #4 in action, and in such capable hands. Nice percussive effects and nicely executed fade-out.

CeeJay - 11 songs - That has to be some kind of record, an eleven song medley, although I have to admit I sort of lost track along the way, good thing you had them numbered. Well done.

ukuleledaddy
03-13-2014, 07:44 PM
I promised a version of Big Bottom, but just to mix things up a bit, it's in a medley with one of the songs it was openly mocking, which the lyrics actually call out by name...So here's a Spïnal Täp/Kiss medley for you. Crank it up to 11!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weKczBFCzd8

OMG, as someone who has seriously dreamed about an all KISS season I must say, very well done sir!!

decaturcomp
03-13-2014, 08:13 PM
A cranky editorial about what I might or might not ... crank...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXKtVKhTDug

RAB11
03-14-2014, 12:06 AM
Wasn't able to get any live footage yesterday but I might be able to tonight. Had good fun at an Open Mic trying to be heard in a psychedelic spoken-word jam.

I'd just like to thank you all for being so welcoming to someone who's barely been on the forum for a week. I'm already anxious to find out what the new season's gonna be! There's been some cracking videos in this thread too, I've got a lot to learn.

Tootler
03-14-2014, 03:19 AM
Well your fits are even bigger than mine cuz they didn't put me through that. But comments were disabled half the day. last night my computer wouldn't log on to the enter net at all. This morning youtube had updated and the update probably wasn't finished. But no internet because of google...do they own everything? Even us?...apparently!

I have my own gripe. When I'm at my daughter's, I only have my iPad with me. I don't really like "typing" on my iPad at the best of times (touch screen keyboards - GRRRRRRRRRR!!) but you can't reply directly to comments from a tablet - on You Tube app or browser. Very annoying.

decaturcomp
03-14-2014, 03:41 AM
May I just say that this is a fairly hilarious/techinical/amazing season. Some weeks its like being in the back seat of a giant station wagon with a hundred brothers and sisters squabbling excitedly on the way to Disneyworld. People reading the thread here for the first time (Hi RAB!, WELCOME!) must think this is unusual but it's only Chinatown, Jake.

I Love you guys.

UkeyDave
03-14-2014, 03:43 AM
Boy oh boy I've had difficulty finding a song for this week. Then suddenly I had a eureka moment whilst learning a new song. I thought to myself - hang on Dave, how many letters are in this song title? and bam I was in.
La Vie En Rose. :-)
Unfortunately I have a heavy cold and can't even breathe through my nose so apologies if you notice some heavy breathing or bunged up singing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7qgY9L9qiM

CeeJay
03-14-2014, 03:57 AM
La Vie En .........pronouncd in brummy with a bunged up hooter probably sounds like ' leven........"aye 'leven cums befor twelve ", type thing ....:nana:

Right enough gentle mickey taking off to hear the song :shaka:

UkeCan1
03-14-2014, 05:04 AM
La Vie En .........pronouncd in brummy with a bunged up hooter probably sounds like ' leven........"aye 'leven cums befor twelve ", type thing ....

Even better, it anagrams to "So Air Eleven".

Concertina
03-14-2014, 07:38 AM
I am trying so hard to record right now but there is not enough coffee in the world to make my voice not sounds stupid.

Also, Shadow (one of my cats) decides she needs pets just when I get to the second chorus...what a pain. A cute pain...but a pain.

Concertina
03-14-2014, 08:54 AM
Ok so a few things to remember:

#1 - This is the version with the LEAST screw ups. I gave up...(after 3 hours of trying and 1 giant blister from chucking).
#2 - I HATE the E chord on the uke. Just like I hate the F chord on the guitar. We will never be friends.
#3 - This is also the first things I've done with the new microphone. Please please please critique it because I have no idea how to use it. (I think I need a pop filter.)

And now for something completely different: Crazy Train by Ozzy Osborne. If the Prince of Effing Darkness doesn't go to 11...then I don't know what does!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRcLGBpIldc&feature=youtu.be

CeeJay
03-14-2014, 09:31 AM
I am trying so hard to record right now but there is not enough coffee in the world to make my voice not sounds stupid.

Also, Shadow (one of my cats) decides she needs pets just when I get to the second chorus...what a pain. A cute pain...but a pain.


This is Biscuit rocking out to BEVOMUKE's Bad News entry.......

64877



click for bigger picture.....

29moons
03-14-2014, 10:03 AM
OK, So I got a comp day today which gave me an opportunity to make up for my very rushed "Flower People" Video. Sorry if I went extremely overboard on this but I really wanted to put in a good entry this week and there have been some really good vids this week. So, this is "One Thing" by Finger Eleven.


http://youtu.be/CzuMakPGn_M

UkeyDave
03-14-2014, 10:08 AM
Ok so a few things to remember:

#1 - This is the version with the LEAST screw ups. I gave up...(after 3 hours of trying and 1 giant blister from chucking).
#2 - I HATE the E chord on the uke. Just like I hate the F chord on the guitar. We will never be friends.
#3 - This is also the first things I've done with the new microphone. Please please please critique it because I have no idea how to use it. (I think I need a pop filter.)

And now for something completely different: Crazy Train by Ozzy Osborne. If the Prince of Effing Darkness doesn't go to 11...then I don't know what does!


Prince of Effing Darkness got me giggling and made me laugh out loud. I think your very harsh on yourself. I thought it was pretty damn good. As for the E. Well I used to have the same trouble but practiced the D barred at 2nd fret and little finger on the 4th fret and this easily moves to an Eb or E after some practice and now the hatred has gone. Just a thought. May be worth a try.

lelouden
03-14-2014, 10:16 AM
Ok so a few things to remember:

#1 - This is the version with the LEAST screw ups. I gave up...(after 3 hours of trying and 1 giant blister from chucking).
#2 - I HATE the E chord on the uke. Just like I hate the F chord on the guitar. We will never be friends.
#3 - This is also the first things I've done with the new microphone. Please please please critique it because I have no idea how to use it. (I think I need a pop filter.)

And now for something completely different: Crazy Train by Ozzy Osborne. If the Prince of Effing Darkness doesn't go to 11...then I don't know what does!



That was Fabulous. I read on wiki that Van Halen was the pioneer to crank it to 11 but Ozzy works for me:)

Vid sounds great on my end. You don't need a pop filter unless you are mouth to mouth with the mic and your p and s is causing distortion. So don't worry about it. I think your using your mic just as you should.

mattydee
03-14-2014, 10:17 AM
Prince of Effing Darkness got me giggling and made me laugh out loud. I think your very harsh on yourself. I thought it was pretty damn good. As for the E. Well I used to have the same trouble but practiced the D barred at 2nd fret and little finger on the 4th fret and this easily moves to an Eb or E after some practice and now the hatred has gone. Just a thought. May be worth a try.

FWIW, Dave, that barre chord you're describing is actually a Dmaj7. D would be 2225. But yes, it does move up the neck to 4447 for an E. Me, I like to be able to do as many voicings of a particular chord as possible, so I learned all the moveable chord shapes, including the 'dreaded' E (4441) using that tried and true method of practice practice practice. Eventually, it got there.

Concertina
03-14-2014, 10:18 AM
Ok cool. Maybe I just heard it when it was in Movie Maker.

Dave, I tried that...but my fingers got all tangled. I'll try it again though...maybe it just needs practice. Until then...E and me are enemies.

Thanks for the kind words. =D

Shady Wilbury
03-14-2014, 10:28 AM
Firstly, thanks Doug. That's a supremely generous prize. Secondly, this took me longer than it should have, because I needed my tenor uke, and the strings I had on it were no good. Bought Aquilas and had them put on today...so, what you hear is a freshly restrung eight year old tenor uke.

Here's 'Dreaming of Aces'

http://youtu.be/HJc5YXV3XKk

Enjoy!

lelouden
03-14-2014, 10:34 AM
FWIW, Dave, that barre chord you're describing is actually a Dmaj7. D would be 2225. But yes, it does move up the neck to 4447 for an E. Me, I like to be able to do as many voicings of a particular chord as possible, so I learned all the moveable chord shapes, including the 'dreaded' E (4441) using that tried and true method of practice practice practice. Eventually, it got there.

Thanks for clearing that up Matt. I was just getting ready to go check my Jerry Moore -Chord Melody Method For Uke book to figure out that confusion in my brain.

Concertina~ Now that your brain and muscle memory have settled in with 3+ hours of training on that E...If your like me it will keep wanting to play it the way you learned it. I have tried and tried to go for the 4447 but can't hit it. I need some retraining up the neck as Matt is suggesting:)

lelouden
03-14-2014, 10:52 AM
Prince of Effing Darkness got me giggling and made me laugh out loud. I think your very harsh on yourself. I thought it was pretty damn good. As for the E. Well I used to have the same trouble but practiced the D barred at 2nd fret and little finger on the 4th fret and this easily moves to an Eb or E after some practice and now the hatred has gone. Just a thought. May be worth a try.

Dave, After checking my reference book I see what you mean with the emphasis on the word "moves". Yes (2225 D2) not (2224 Dmaj7) shape moves up to a Eb or E. Using that shape moving up to 3336 for an Eb and moving up one more to 4447 gives you the E.

Why can't we english speaking people understand english.:smileybounce:

UkeCan1
03-14-2014, 11:00 AM
FWIW, Dave, that barre chord you're describing is actually a Dmaj7. D would be 2225. But yes, it does move up the neck to 4447 for an E. Me, I like to be able to do as many voicings of a particular chord as possible, so I learned all the moveable chord shapes, including the 'dreaded' E (4441) using that tried and true method of practice practice practice. Eventually, it got there.

I still haven't learned 4441. I play my E 1402. Which is also hard, but doable. Most of the time. Usually involves a big wrist twist though. (Or 1202. :) That works a surprising amount of the time.)

Any pointers on best ways to play 4441?

RAB11
03-14-2014, 11:04 AM
Have to admit I just use E7 at the moment. But then I'm only 9 months in. Really struggling with various B chords too. Bm in particular.

lelouden
03-14-2014, 11:14 AM
I still haven't learned 4441. I play my E 1402. Which is also hard, but doable. Most of the time. Usually involves a big wrist twist though. (Or 1202. :) That works a surprising amount of the time.)

Any pointers on best ways to play 4441?

If you can hit a 9877 that seems to be the easiest shape for an E but I think we would all agree that E stands for Extra practice:)

uke4ia
03-14-2014, 11:36 AM
I still haven't learned 4441. I play my E 1402. Which is also hard, but doable. Most of the time. Usually involves a big wrist twist though. (Or 1202. :) That works a surprising amount of the time.)

Any pointers on best ways to play 4441?

I usually use my thumb coming around the other side of the uke to fret the G string. Middle finger on the C string, ring finger on the E string, index finger on the A string.

UkeyDave
03-14-2014, 11:51 AM
FWIW, Dave, that barre chord you're describing is actually a Dmaj7. D would be 2225. But yes, it does move up the neck to 4447 for an E. Me, I like to be able to do as many voicings of a particular chord as possible, so I learned all the moveable chord shapes, including the 'dreaded' E (4441) using that tried and true method of practice practice practice. Eventually, it got there.
Thanks for the correction Matty. Yes indeed. I did actually mean 5th fret. No idea why I said 4. Thanks for correcting my silly error.

Dougf
03-14-2014, 12:01 PM
I still haven't learned 4441. I play my E 1402. Which is also hard, but doable. Most of the time. Usually involves a big wrist twist though. (Or 1202. :) That works a surprising amount of the time.)

Any pointers on best ways to play 4441?

I think Matt meant 4442 -- 4441 is E with a flat 5, you might find a song that uses this, but you're more likely to come across one that uses E7b5, which can be fingered 1201 or 3445. It's one of those chords that can have more than one name, that is, E7b5 is also Bb7b5.

I play 4442 with my index finger on the A string, my middle finger covering both the G and the C strings, and my ring finger on the E string.

we tigers
03-14-2014, 12:28 PM
Hi there Seasonistas!
it's been a couple of weeks since we participated. I'm afraid this is one I did on my own again. We're pretty busy getting our house sorted after construction and in the meantime do a few gigs. Last week we played at an opening of an art exhibition and tomorrow afternoon we'll be rocking a bookstore!
On to my song for this week. Does this one go up to eleven? Well no, but there's a little story to it. I was struggling a lot to find a song for this season. Eventually I thought about bands I've seen live and really made my ears bleed. It all came down to two bands. One of them specializes in the deepest, blackest doom metal drones around, SunnO))). The decibel meter went way over 120 on that night, but it's definitely not an option on ukulele. The other band is Mogwai. These Scottish post-rock masters don't sell their own hearing protection at their gigs for nothing. They are notorious for cranking it up and keep at it until you just can't take no more. I've seen them twice. The first time Saskia and I almost fled the venue. The second time I had a serious flue and the epic climbing guitars combined with a temperature of 39 degrees Celsius sure made the evening a trip to remember.
This song is from their 1999 album Come On Die Young.


http://youtu.be/jRkpCsqTW6E

~dave~~wave~
03-14-2014, 12:34 PM
Doug alway comes up with cool challenges.
This one made me determined to have a go at The Eleven, the Grateful Dead jam with 11 beats to the measure.

It's funny how locked in we are to standard meters.
My brain kept wanting to stay in triplets.

"1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2 // 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-OOPS, dammit, that was the ONE, missed it again...:mad: "

GarageBand was no help for an odd time signature.
I had to dig out an ancient drum machine to program an 11/8 beat I could use for a metronome to get me started, eight drum loops equated to 11 measures.






http://youtu.be/FKt9I6gTnYI

Tootler
03-14-2014, 12:39 PM
I still haven't learned 4441. I play my E 1402. Which is also hard, but doable. Most of the time. Usually involves a big wrist twist though. (Or 1202. :) That works a surprising amount of the time.)

Any pointers on best ways to play 4441?

I have small hands with short fingers so I find 1402 almost impossible. 4442 is little better so I use 4447. I can just about manage 4442 if I put my index finger on fret 2 and the other three fingers on fret 4. Hmm, just tried using my middle finger for the G & C strings and the ring finger on the E string. That looks like it might work with a bit of practice. Mostly if I want to play in E or A, I have a tenor tuned EAC#F# as the style of music I mostly play is best suited to the open voicings of first position chords. I'm working on barre chords and they are slowly coming but I don't have a great deal of need for them so it's slow progress.

Tootler
03-14-2014, 12:51 PM
Here is my third for this week, a murder ballad. The 11 is because it's no 11 in the Child ballad collection. What's particularly sad is that what is described in the ballad is actually happening now. There was considerable publicity a few years ago here in the UK for a number of so called "honour killings" where young women were murdered because some male relative disapproved of the girl's choice of husband.


http://youtu.be/ATRyWJm0Jiw

I see Google have been messing with the YT upload format again. Do they not understand "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"?

mattydee
03-14-2014, 01:01 PM
Thanks for the correction Matty. Yes indeed. I did actually mean 5th fret. No idea why I said 4. Thanks for correcting my silly error.


I think Matt meant 4442 -- 4441 is E with a flat 5, you might find a song that uses this, but you're more likely to come across one that uses E7b5, which can be fingered 1201 or 3445. It's one of those chords that can have more than one name, that is, E7b5 is also Bb7b5.



Hilarious. I corrected an error and then put a similar error in my own correction. Yes, Doug, that is indeed what I meant. Argh.

Anyway, I play 4442 using my index finger and barre strings 2-4 with my ring finger on 4. creates a slightly backward bend at the knuckle, but nothing double-jointed fancy-like.

lelouden
03-14-2014, 01:26 PM
Ok! Here is a hint to a song that can lead you to a song with the correct # in it.
Hint # 1. We all know it
# 2. We've all dance all night to it
# 3. only time will tell

If you know it and you don't have a song yet here it is for you.:)

Pueo
03-14-2014, 01:30 PM
Doug alway comes up with cool challenges.
This one made me determined to have a go at The Eleven, the Grateful Dead jam with 11 beats to the measure.

It's funny how locked in we are to standard meters.
My brain kept wanting to stay in triplets.

"1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2 // 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-OOPS, dammit, that was the ONE, missed it again...:mad: "

GarageBand was no help for an odd time signature.
I had to dig out an ancient drum machine to program an 11/8 beat I could use for a metronome to get me started, eight drum loops equated to 11 measures.






http://youtu.be/FKt9I6gTnYI
Dave, that was AWESOME!

greyghost
03-14-2014, 01:34 PM
I finally came up with a song with 11 in the title--here's a Blondie cover. 11:59 was the flip side of Heart of Glass, back in the days of 45s, and I played it a lot more often than the A-side, as it kind of rocked. I never thought I'd try playing it on the ukulele, though. This is why I love the Seasons.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzZ-lyry18I&feature=youtu.be

redpaul1
03-14-2014, 02:35 PM
Lucky? Foolhardy more like..


http://youtu.be/36CobCEc6G8

11 million in the pot? How we've moved on (or not). €108 million scooped tonight in the Euro-millions (not by me, I hasten to add, before my inbox fills up with begging letters!). :o

Oh, and I play E with just my first and third fingers. 1st on the 2 fret A string, and 3rd finger mashed down on the 4 fret G, C, & E strings. Or I play it 4447, 1st finger barring the 4 fret G, C, & E strings. 3rd or 4th finger on the 7 fret A string :)

bonesigh
03-14-2014, 02:45 PM
Ah, ya beat me to it!! I'm halfway through my cover of this song. Great job you've done here!


OK, So I got a comp day today which gave me an opportunity to make up for my very rushed "Flower People" Video. Sorry if I went extremely overboard on this but I really wanted to put in a good entry this week and there have been some really good vids this week. So, this is "One Thing" by Finger Eleven.


http://youtu.be/CzuMakPGn_M

bonesigh
03-14-2014, 02:51 PM
You'll eventually need to learn that E, for the E7 just doesn't work on some songs (: When I do my E it's the knuckle, the one right behind the nail, of my pointer finger that frets the first fret. Hurts a bit but you get used to it (:

Have to admit I just use E7 at the moment. But then I'm only 9 months in. Really struggling with various B chords too. Bm in particular.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-14-2014, 02:53 PM
posting, then dashing madly back to check out the other new vids...

this is my fifth vid for this season

only six more to go :eek:

no don't panic i'm not really planning on doing eleven!

this is "down down" by status quo


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIyZTcDc9Og

just in case anybody didn't notice

I AM LOVING THIS SEASON!

decaturcomp
03-14-2014, 03:01 PM
Bless your heart, Brother. I fiddled and fiddled with this trying to get to something presentable.
Grate job!


Doug alway comes up with cool challenges.
This one made me determined to have a go at The Eleven, the Grateful Dead jam with 11 beats to the measure.

It's funny how locked in we are to standard meters.
My brain kept wanting to stay in triplets.

"1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2 // 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-OOPS, dammit, that was the ONE, missed it again...:mad: "

GarageBand was no help for an odd time signature.
I had to dig out an ancient drum machine to program an 11/8 beat I could use for a metronome to get me started, eight drum loops equated to 11 measures.






http://youtu.be/FKt9I6gTnYI

CeeJay
03-14-2014, 03:21 PM
I think Matt meant 4442 -- 4441 is E with a flat 5, you might find a song that uses this, but you're more likely to come across one that uses E7b5, which can be fingered 1201 or 3445. It's one of those chords that can have more than one name, that is, E7b5 is also Bb7b5.

I play 4442 with my index finger on the A string, my middle finger covering both the G and the C strings, and my ring finger on the E string.


4447 anyone ? I use it all the time , but then I'm pants ..... but it's B E G# E ......which sounds good to my ears.....and they are old and worn in ......

not worn out.

4442 is 2 B s 4447 is two Es ......what do we want ....E ...mmmmm 'm:rolleyes::nana:

Nothing wrong with 4442 and use it when you can ....but if you feel a bottle out coming on the E 4447 will save the fluidity and integrity of the tune ...(but still prackyacktiss 4442 ....and 9877 which starts at Bb 3211 and then slides all the way down until you fall off the end !! Stopping at stations B C Db D Eb E (9877) ad nauseam...............sorry ......granny, eggs ,suck etc........
CeeJay

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-14-2014, 03:21 PM
I see Google have been messing with the YT upload format again. Do they not understand "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"?
their motto would SEEM to be, "if it ain't broke, let's break it"



This is Biscuit rocking out to BEVOMUKE's Bad News entry.......

AW +++++++++++++++++++++++ !



May I just say that this is a fairly hilarious/techinical/amazing season. Some weeks its like being in the back seat of a giant station wagon with a hundred brothers and sisters squabbling excitedly on the way to Disneyworld. People reading the thread here for the first time (Hi RAB!, WELCOME!) must think this is unusual but it's only Chinatown, Jake.

I Love you guys.
amen to all of that - this season is REALLY rockin'!

lelouden
03-14-2014, 03:23 PM
this is my fifth vid for this season
I AM LOVING THIS SEASON!

Thats because she can play the E so beautifully! We can all take a lesson from her vids:)

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-14-2014, 03:41 PM
4447 anyone ? I use it all the time , but then I'm pants .....
i use that, and i'm cartoon pants, which i think is worse



Thats because she can play the E so beautifully! We can all take a lesson from her vids:)
lol!

i do actually like the E chord (the way i play it!) and I LIKE PLAYING THE E CHORD

"my name is bird's eye view of my ukelele AND I LIKE TO PLAY THE E CHORD"

:eek:

no, really!

i quite often play D as, would we be writing it 2225? i play it like that as often as i play it 2220. (i swing both ways when it comes to the D chord). so moving that D chord shape up two frets to make, what feels to me, a very easy E, seemed the way to go and i never persevered with the big E chord struggle to play it any other way!

29moons
03-14-2014, 03:42 PM
Ah, ya beat me to it!! I'm halfway through my cover of this song. Great job you've done here!

Thanks, I practiced all week. It's such a great song to play and sing. I look forward to yours.

Dougf
03-14-2014, 04:37 PM
Okay, I think this catches me up.

decaturcomp - Gor11la, You're a Desperado - Fun song, sounds like that gorilla did pretty well for himself, I think a platinum chain is better than a gilded cage.

UkeyDave - La Vie En Rose - Great camera effects with the slow pan and zoom, and that pinch-strum is just perfect and works great with this song. And great to idea to count the letters, very clever.

Concertina - Crazy Train - Love that crankin' strum, and great vocals. There's another ozzy song that I thought might make an appearance, but this is a great choice, too.

29moons - One Thing - Excellent production, minimalist and spare, both the music and the video, but perhaps much more effective because of it. I like the coarseness in your vocals, also very effective.

Shady Wilbury - Dreaming of Aces - Great song, Casey, and I think it's great that you wrote it just for the season, very well done. And that restrung tenor has a very nice tone.

we tigers - Helps Both Ways - Superbly crafted, a delight to listen to, and excellent work on the visuals.

~dave~~wave~ - The Eleven - Very impressive, my hat's off to you, sir, you nailed that strum, and your lead uke lines are very Jerry-esque.

Tootler - The Cruel Brother - Good one, Geoff, another tragic song, I think your recorder would've worked well multi-tracked on this.

greyghost - 11:59 - Yeah, Blondie on a uke, very dynamic strumming, and nice touch with the backup vocals.

redpaul1 - I feel lucky - Yeah, another 11 song about gambling, funny how there seems to be a bunch. Very bluesy single note picking, nice.

bird's eye view of my ukulele - down down - Fantastic, that's some real 11's energy. Keep 'em coming.

Dougf
03-14-2014, 05:16 PM
Thanks everyone for really taking it to 11 this week, some really outstanding stuff.

I also just wanted to throw it out there that I love it when we get these cool digressions in the thread -- some theory, chord fingerings, the evilness of Google. Yeah, let's really max this thing out.

bonesigh
03-14-2014, 06:58 PM
Here's my rendition of "One Thing" by Finger 11. Hope you enjoy it (: This is such an easy song I'm going to teach it to my kids uke club at the school. I've only got 7 students in the advanced group this term so I should be able to pull this off.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYAHE796jd4&amp;feature=youtube_gdata_player

29moons
03-14-2014, 08:32 PM
Here's my rendition of "One Thing" by Finger 11. Hope you enjoy it (: This is such an easy song I'm going to teach it to my kids uke club at the school. I've only got 7 students in the advanced group this term so I should be able to pull this off.

Wonderful! I love this song so much and you play it and sing so well. Great harmonies. i didn't even think of the strum during the fingerpick. I enjoyed this very much. Beautiful.

wee_ginga_yin
03-14-2014, 10:06 PM
Regarding chord shapes and positions I always use the

ONLINE CHORD FINDER (http://www.ukulele.nl/chordfinder.php)

Just select the tuning for you uke (Soprano D, Soprano C, Tenor/lowG C, Baritone G)
Then click on the chord you want to see the shape of, for example E, and it shows you
the finger positions. If you click again on the E it will show you another variation.
In this particular case regarding E it gives (4442, 4447, 9877, 1442)
Underneath the image of the Uke is a plectrum and if you click on it you can
hear the different voicing of the chord. I think it is a really useful tool.

P.S. Clicking on the tuning pipes will also help you tune your ukulele to the correct pitch.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-14-2014, 10:12 PM
ceejay said if i did this he'd join in!

ceejay - if the birdy doesn't make it clear, it's F Bflat and C

it's the quo, so it defo goes to 11 :music:

"caroline"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlxKmUSh8eQ

mythinformed
03-14-2014, 11:22 PM
With regards to the 'E' chord (I think we all know which 'E' is the bain to Uke players without the need for numbering it Lol) I would say persevere with it.
I'm hopefullly going to get time today to re-visit a toon for this Season which was also my first YT upload exactly a year ago where 'that 'E' chord' is used a fair bit.
The ease of using it now is as natural as playing most chords compared to back then.

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
03-15-2014, 02:21 AM
Here we go.
Crank this one up to 11 on the big speakers.


http://youtu.be/CkI4FAsuPWM

3 simple chords none of this 'E' business :^)

xommen
03-15-2014, 05:08 AM
I wanted to get one into the going up to eleven playlist, and to me this song can certainly go to eleven (the original Pearl Jam version that is ;)).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF3fvIRH4zQ

RAB11
03-15-2014, 05:40 AM
Thought I'd get two late entries in. The first is by the modern-day Spinal Tap… The rock goliaths that are Tenacious D.


http://youtu.be/jsXubpxQ2JM

RAB11
03-15-2014, 05:40 AM
Second up is a cover I was hoping to have videoed when I did it at open mic the other night, Nirvana's Heart-Shaped Box.


http://youtu.be/zD1h27M1ci0

Hope you enjoy them.

dktoller
03-15-2014, 06:46 AM
From Spinal Tap's early days... Gimme Some Money

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR3GJzL-W3w&feature=youtu.be

Tootler
03-15-2014, 06:58 AM
Someone :anyone: I can't possibly* think who :confused: said :iwant: some Rockin' Risa, so here it is.

Status Quo opened the 1985 Live aid concert at Wembly with this one. Definitely a crank it up to 11, I even added an extra verse to say so.


http://youtu.be/msRIcu6n-k8

I added some U-Bass but it didn't come out very clearly. Probably just as well as the playing was pretty crap. I need find a strategy to get the bass clearer in the audio mix.

Edit to say that person asked for new Risa. Sorry to disappoint :music:



* I can, but I was being facetious

mattydee
03-15-2014, 07:08 AM
Well, gang, I was hopeful my voice would hold up to get an entry in this week, but this show is just too demanding. My vocal health is well past at-risk as it is and even though I worked up a fun one uke arrangement of Big Bottom, I just can't make it happen.

I'll be on vacation off the grid next week, so I won't be back till 110, by which time I hope to have at least marginally recovered. It kills me to be missing so many seasons right now. The first quarter of 2014 will go down as the dark days for me, for sure.

Fantastic season, so far, Doug. Sad to not be in the hat for that gorgeous uke, but my only consolation is that I need another uke like I need a hole in the head. Sigh.

ukuLily Mars
03-15-2014, 09:00 AM
Well, gang, I was hopeful my voice would hold up to get an entry in this week, but this show is just too demanding. My vocal health is well past at-risk as it is and even though I worked up a fun one uke arrangement of Big Bottom, I just can't make it happen.

I'll be on vacation off the grid next week, so I won't be back till 110, by which time I hope to have at least marginally recovered. It kills me to be missing so many seasons right now. The first quarter of 2014 will go down as the dark days for me, for sure.

Fantastic season, so far, Doug. Sad to not be in the hat for that gorgeous uke, but my only consolation is that I need another uke like I need a hole in the head. Sigh.

Matty, take care of yourself! As much as we miss you, we all understand you've gotta make a living and you've gotta take care of your voice. And of course I'm disappointed you won't be around for Season 109. Enjoy your vacation, get some rest, and maybe you can post a few late entries over on Misfits.

Tootler
03-15-2014, 09:47 AM
Matty, take care of yourself! As much as we miss you, we all understand you've gotta make a living and you've gotta take care of your voice. And of course I'm disappointed you won't be around for Season 109. Enjoy your vacation, get some rest, and maybe you can post a few late entries over on Misfits.

Agreed 100%

ukuleledaveey
03-15-2014, 09:51 AM
Howdy Gang finally managed to get 2 songs done this afternoon, hoping to chill and catch up on entries tomorrow night,work is pretty frantic at the moment, but still managing to make time for the Uke. this song has already been done excellently by Sean, but here is my version lol


http://youtu.be/AAklN3g7hoQ

CeeJay
03-15-2014, 10:01 AM
Regarding chord shapes and positions I always use the

ONLINE CHORD FINDER (http://www.ukulele.nl/chordfinder.php)

Just select the tuning for you uke (Soprano D, Soprano C, Tenor/lowG C, Baritone G)
Then click on the chord you want to see the shape of, for example E, and it shows you
the finger positions. If you click again on the E it will show you another variation.
In this particular case regarding E it gives (4442, 4447, 9877, 1442)
Underneath the image of the Uke is a plectrum and if you click on it you can
hear the different voicing of the chord. I think it is a really useful tool.

P.S. Clicking on the tuning pipes will also help you tune your ukulele to the correct pitch.

Good find and well called.....saddo that i am I just spent five minutes playing Swanee River on the online uke.....slowly...but it works :o

CeeJay
03-15-2014, 10:04 AM
ceejay said if i did this he'd join in!

ceejay - if the birdy doesn't make it clear, it's F Bflat and C

it's the quo, so it defo goes to 11 :music:

"caroline"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlxKmUSh8eQ


I did say that I did ....if it ain't tonight then it will go on the Collaboration Island

Dougf
03-15-2014, 10:25 AM
Well, gang, I was hopeful my voice would hold up to get an entry in this week, but this show is just too demanding. My vocal health is well past at-risk as it is and even though I worked up a fun one uke arrangement of Big Bottom, I just can't make it happen.


We're going to miss you Matt, but take care of your voice. But hey, why not do an instrumental, you've got great uke style, and why not at least get your name in the hat?

GinnyT11
03-15-2014, 10:34 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gh17oo5y1z0

I've been away for several weeks, but I'm glad to be back!
Thanks, Doug, for this interesting challenge. (You know that birdseye is insanely craving that uke, don't you?)


Oh, and thanks to Linda L. for the idea!
.

Dougf
03-15-2014, 10:35 AM
A few more, thanks everyone.

bonesigh - One Thing - Another great version of this beautiful song, sweet harmonies and uke strumming, and great selection for your visuals.

Bird's Eye View - caroline - You're really on a ro11, keep on rockin' em. Great hammer on strum, works great in that key.

Lumpy Wafflesquirt - Spirit in the Sky - Good one, Lumpy, you really rocked it.

xommen - Even Flow - Great high energy strum, definitely crankin' it.

RAB11 - Tribute - Cool sound with that plugged in Dolphin, and great song choice.

RAB11 - Heart Shaped Box - Another great entry, very cool intro you came up with.

dktoller - Gimme Some Money - Great rockin' rhythm, and nice bluesy vocals, well done.

Tootler - Rockin All Over the World - Oh yeah, Tootlin is rockin, and nice addition of the 11's verse.

UkuleleDaveey - 7-11 - Yeah, another great version of this song, thanks for bringing it. 

ukuleledaveey
03-15-2014, 10:37 AM
Well Gang here is my second song for this week, it only mentions " eleven in the lyrics" but if it wasnt for this theme i would of neber discovered this great song, i even performed it at our uke club on wednesday night, many thanks for hosting Doug and the gorgeous prize that is up for grabs, well i havent had much luck winning the seasons, but boy would it make up for it this week if i managed to get pulled out the hat, but no worries if not, just taking part and the friendships i have made make me a winner each week. :)


http://youtu.be/VuqzU7TehyE

Concertina
03-15-2014, 11:13 AM
Thought I'd get two late entries in. The first is by the modern-day Spinal Tap… The rock goliaths that are Tenacious D.


http://youtu.be/jsXubpxQ2JM

Hahaha this was on my short list for this week!! Awesome!

wee_ginga_yin
03-15-2014, 11:48 AM
Good find and well called.....saddo that i am I just spent five minutes playing Swanee River on the online uke.....slowly...but it works :o

I thought you might have gone for that little Frank Skinner number (http://www.ukuleleplayalong.nl/#song_id=752) :-)

wallyboy
03-15-2014, 12:48 PM
this has 10 in the groups name and one in the song 10 and 1 = 11,
also it is a song I crank up when I listen to it, one of my old favs,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxHzTR26YHQ

Tootler
03-15-2014, 01:03 PM
I hadn't intended to do another - honest, guv!! Then I remembered that this song was published by Thomas Ravenscroft in 1611 so there was an 11 connection. His version had 10 verses but there was a lot of repetition. I realised that it could be cut to 5 verses quite easily, then found someone had done just that about 200 years ago, so this is the form in which it is usually heard today.


http://youtu.be/ZLi6EVZf7Ns

I added a drone accompaniment courtesy of my Shruti Box (http://youtu.be/JO_mbsyWODg)

Tootler
03-15-2014, 01:06 PM
A few more, thanks everyone.

Tootler - Rockin All Over the World - Oh yeah, Tootlin is rockin, and nice addition of the 11's verse.



Thanks. BEV's first vid was the inspiration for the 11 verse.

peewee
03-15-2014, 01:28 PM
Hi All, I have been sucked into real life, but am still trying to get a song for each category going. I haven't checked to see if this one is on the playlist yet, but listening to all those Johnny Cash songs from 107 had me thinking of this one, written by Shel Silverstein (!!!!)

25 Minutes to Go

The Johnny Cash version is the one I knew, but I'm sure WGY can give us some background on the amazing 60s Finnish group Four Cats version. (http://youtu.be/Qz9jM5paPiQ)

http://youtu.be/0dsSlgvhGek


http://youtu.be/0dsSlgvhGek

decaturcomp
03-15-2014, 01:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqP-6DVTwuQ
I'm probably the only person who cranks this song up but I love it when the Pogues sing it.
My apologies to any voice teachers or actual musicians out there for this version.

CeeJay
03-15-2014, 02:48 PM
I thought you might have gone for that little Frank Skinner number (http://www.ukuleleplayalong.nl/#song_id=752) :-)


Ha , Brilliant , might have to borrow that if we ever have a comedy song season........

max2173
03-15-2014, 03:04 PM
Just a quick apology for my lack of entry this week. I tried to record something on Thursday but I turned it up to 11 so much I strained my voice and had to stop singing.

GinnyT11
03-15-2014, 04:53 PM
Just a quick apology for my lack of entry this week. I tried to record something on Thursday but I turned it up to 11 so much I strained my voice and had to stop singing.

Hot water with lemon and honey, Max. I love your entries, and there's still a day left.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-15-2014, 05:06 PM
You know that birdseye is insanely craving that uke, don't you?
oh ginny, that uke, i want it sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo baddddddddddddddddddddddddd!

bonesigh
03-15-2014, 05:41 PM
Fastest upload ever!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtKht-g03Xo&feature=youtu.be

Rustyy
03-15-2014, 06:06 PM
This is one I like to crank up in the car when I'm alone. I think I sing it better at 11 than I do at 3, but then again, nobody hears me
I wasn't going to do another for this week, but after hearing Doug's ukulele prize I just thought I'd dash off a quick one.
I thought it might be so fantastic that people will vote for me and I'll get another entry into the hat.
I realise that it is unlikely now that I've really heard the finished product, but here it is anyway


http://youtu.be/y7XxMzXMXDo

Dougf
03-15-2014, 08:13 PM
GinnyT11 - Rock Around the Clock - Great stuff, Ginny, I don't think I've seen you rock like this before, way to go! And now in HD!

UkuleleDaveey - Great country feel to this, and another great song choice for 11's week, well done.

wallyboy - Dreadlock Holiday - Good one, Wally, 10+1, very clever, and nice solid strum.

Tootler - Three Ravens - Another great entry, Geoff, cool addition of the drone.

peewee - 1500 seconds to go - I hadn't heard this before, I was hoping for a different outcome, man I was rooting for ya, whoa. Nice lively strum, anyway.

decaturcomp - Thousands are Sailing - Yeah, crankin with that banjo, great choice for this song.

bonesigh - Eleven Second Song - Cute idea, and a fun song.

Rustyy - Make Me Smile - Another great entry, Rusty, very well done, and nice painting on the wall.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
03-15-2014, 11:11 PM
Anyone else find this one during looking-for-songs-with-eleven research? It's by David Byrne; Fatboy Slim produced the original recording with Cyndi Lauper singing; and it's about Imelda Marcos. Wow.


http://youtu.be/qgRie9_425o

I might've benefited from another take or two, but my costar called it quits midway through this take. Meow.

Looking forward to watching all the vids and getting my votes together. Thanks for a great Season, everyone.

Tootler
03-16-2014, 12:39 AM
Regarding chord shapes and positions I always use the

ONLINE CHORD FINDER (http://www.ukulele.nl/chordfinder.php)

Just select the tuning for you uke (Soprano D, Soprano C, Tenor/lowG C, Baritone G)
Then click on the chord you want to see the shape of, for example E, and it shows you
the finger positions. If you click again on the E it will show you another variation.
In this particular case regarding E it gives (4442, 4447, 9877, 1442)
Underneath the image of the Uke is a plectrum and if you click on it you can
hear the different voicing of the chord. I think it is a really useful tool.

P.S. Clicking on the tuning pipes will also help you tune your ukulele to the correct pitch.

If you have an iPad or Android tablet, there's Ukulele Chord Cracker Pro. The free version just has standard tuning but the paid for one lets you define your own tuning. The paid for is about 69p GB - $1 US I reckon. Well worth the money.

mythinformed
03-16-2014, 03:28 AM
I was really pushed for time to get this one in this week in the end , so blips and slips sadly apply (Including mis-spelling 'Conversation' in the opening credits !! Lol

Cheers for a great season Doug !!

A Little less Conversation (with a bit of impro)..............from the film OCEANS 11 .............


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8qTp2rDjR0&feature=youtu.be

Dougf
03-16-2014, 05:46 AM
A couple of quick updates...

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters - Eleven Days - Excellent arrangement, Ralf, definitely a David Byrne vibe, and I'm just in awe of your vocal range.

mythinformed - A Little Less Conversation - I don't know if Johnny Cash ever covered this, but this is how he would've sounded if he had. You have such a rich voice.

Also, I've updated prizes to include 2nd and 3rd place prizes from the UU Store.

Raygf
03-16-2014, 08:25 AM
Here's one with eleven in the lyrics. I Was Born with lyrics by Woodie Guthrie and music by Billy Bragg, from Mermaid Avenue Vol. II.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MKSqbCzbDY

librainian
03-16-2014, 03:07 PM
Here is my entry for this week. I've been AWOL all week I know! I hope to catch up on all the great entries tonight.

This is "Eleven Small Roaches" by Michael Hedges. This instrumental song was one of the first he wrote and is probably the most approachable songs from this guitar master. Played in open tuning it makes heavy use of the open 5th and 6th string harmonics which I cannot duplicate here. Compromises were made to accommodate the limitations of baritone ukulele but the remaining strings are tuned the same - DGBD

Before recording his landmark first album "Breakfast In The Field" Michael had lived in a flat in Baltimore that was infested with cockroaches. When they survived the exterminator, he wrote this song about them.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llln66bWgls

Pueo
03-16-2014, 08:08 PM
OK this is on 4 hours of sleep. Not that that is any excuse, I am sure David St. Hubbins played it on on far less sleep! I really have no idea why I can play the song in the same room with the camera pointing at me, but once it is switched on it is an entirely different deal!
I murdered the song, but at least I got all the way through, so I just figured that would be as good as it got.
I sure had fun learning this one!

http://youtu.be/dVR86jPwxfM

Pueo
03-16-2014, 08:12 PM
Some great videos here this week, and this was an *EXCELLENT* theme.

I promise I will finish up my season! I have been seriously swamped of late but I think I will have some more time in the coming week. I really want to get back into the seasons, I had a blast learning last week's song too, but could not find time to make a video.
My hat is off to those who really pull it off week after week!

myrnaukelele
03-16-2014, 08:32 PM
The seasons never cease to amaze me. I'm constantly learning new songs and learning about bands/musicians I never knew anything about before. This week is no exception.
For the second week in a row I've found a song that works for both Seasons in progress. AND learned about a musician I had never even heard of before.
Moonshine Kate (aka Rosa Lee Carson) was an American country banjoist, guitarist and singer. She was one of the earliest women to record country music, first appearing on record in the 1920s with her father Fiddlin' John Carson.

http://youtu.be/4BgspKeDLXA