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johnnyfoodstamp
06-20-2014, 12:34 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTSlP6u6EfY

For some reason the audio didn't come out so hot on this one. I think my mic might be crapping out. This was a quick take during practice and I neglected to set up the 4 track. Now I'm feelin' it. I may redo this. Turned out nice aside from that. Rats! It's always somethin'. lol

Osprey
06-20-2014, 01:43 AM
Sounds pretty good to me
Cliff

Jools1050
06-20-2014, 07:57 AM
Bravo !!!! I enjoyed listening as much as you clearly enjoyed playing!! Who cares about quality when the content is this good!! Nice bit of right hand work too !

OldePhart
06-20-2014, 11:21 AM
Audio wasn't that bad. You shouldn't say things like that - I can't stand staticky noisy tracks and I almost didn't click on the vid; I would have been the poorer for that. Yeah, not super audio but not by any means bad.

And the playing was great. I very much enjoyed this. I also enjoyed seeing how much you were enjoying playing. 'Tis what it's all about, my friend; letting the joy of our leedle geetars transport us to another place.

John

Newportlocal
06-20-2014, 11:35 AM
Sounds good, and super great playing!

coolkayaker1
06-20-2014, 12:54 PM
Jfs, I think the sound is great. And I thank you for turning up the lights and moving the camera closer. . I truly enjoy watching your hands as you play. Outstanding!

Let me add that your playing truly exemplifies the differences in playing style of a tenor vs a soprano. Sometimes I see people saying a soprano fretboard is too small for them, yet many players of sops have normal or even larger hands. The soprano is a chorded, percussively strummed instrument, with some deft picking as you do in this song. It plays--not just sounds, but plays-- differently from a larger, longer stringed Ukuleke. Your playing is an example of that, johnnyfstamp. Love it.

johnnyfoodstamp
06-21-2014, 12:34 AM
Sounds pretty good to me
Cliff

Thank you! :)

johnnyfoodstamp
06-21-2014, 12:37 AM
Audio wasn't that bad. You shouldn't say things like that - I can't stand staticky noisy tracks and I almost didn't click on the vid; I would have been the poorer for that. Yeah, not super audio but not by any means bad.

And the playing was great. I very much enjoyed this. I also enjoyed seeing how much you were enjoying playing. 'Tis what it's all about, my friend; letting the joy of our leedle geetars transport us to another place.

John

Thanks for commenting. I agree. I hate when I read a disclaimer before a video about this or that. And sometimes it does discourage me from watching. But I'm glad you saw through all that and enjoyed the video! :)

That shit eating grin that Roy flashed at the camera wasn't on purpose. He was just enjoying himself! lol

johnnyfoodstamp
06-21-2014, 12:40 AM
Jfs, I think the sound is great. And I thank you for turning up the lights and moving the camera closer. . I truly enjoy watching your hands as you play. Outstanding!

Let me add that your playing truly exemplifies the differences in playing style of a tenor vs a soprano. Sometimes I see people saying a soprano fretboard is too small for them, yet many players of sops have normal or even larger hands. The soprano is a chorded, percussively strummed instrument, with some deft picking as you do in this song. It plays--not just sounds, but plays-- differently from a larger, longer stringed Ukuleke. Your playing is an example of that, johnnyfstamp. Love it.

I think that is about as good as my camera gets, mate. I'll try to do the same in the future! I'm over the olde- tyme effect in iMovie anyways. lol

Yeah, I've often said that there are at least 2 schools of uke. Hawaiian Classical and Humouresque Flourish. But the comparison between tenor and soprano didn't occur to me. Here I am - this 6 ft 2 construction worker with calloused hands too. I think it's a bonus when it comes to playing small. Less room to travel! :)

johnnyfoodstamp
06-21-2014, 12:41 AM
Sounds good, and super great playing!

Thank you very much!

drbekken
06-21-2014, 03:32 AM
Quite often, sound quality is the least interesting part of a musical performance. Your playing transcends such minuscule obstacles. Easily.

mswilks
06-21-2014, 03:43 AM
what drbekken said ... very nice

CeeJay
06-21-2014, 04:18 AM
Very very cool...now you made me want to have a go ....a different way ..but a go lol..super strumming .great job.

Mike-on-Uke
06-21-2014, 05:13 AM
Absolute Stellar Performance! Loved It:)

UkuEroll
06-21-2014, 05:50 AM
That sounded great to me, it made it more like the old time sound. You've got them fan strums down pat, for the life of me I can't do it. Well done dude.

johnnyfoodstamp
06-21-2014, 01:40 PM
Quite often, sound quality is the least interesting part of a musical performance. Your playing transcends such minuscule obstacles. Easily.

I guess the reason I mentioned it is because I have been trying to be pickier in my videos as far as things like lighting, audio, camera angle, etc. Thank you for such a nice compliment though. My playing transcends shitty microphones!

johnnyfoodstamp
06-21-2014, 01:41 PM
what drbekken said ... very nice

Thanks a lot!

johnnyfoodstamp
06-21-2014, 01:48 PM
Very very cool...now you made me want to have a go ....a different way ..but a go lol..super strumming .great job.

Thanks CeeJay The chords are:

intro
E7 Eb7 D7 C#7 C

main theme
F A7 D7 G7 C7 F C7
F A7 D7 G7 C7 F

next part

A7 D7 G7 C7

turnaround

F Eb Bb7 C7

ending

F A7 D7 G7 C7 G7 C7 G7 C7

F E F E F E F F7

johnnyfoodstamp
06-21-2014, 01:48 PM
Absolute Stellar Performance! Loved It:)

Thank you very much sir!

johnnyfoodstamp
06-21-2014, 01:51 PM
That sounded great to me, it made it more like the old time sound. You've got them fan strums down pat, for the life of me I can't do it. Well done dude.

There's actually no fan in this video. The move I am doing in this video is what I call The Scrape. The other more noticeable move is what I call The Shuffle. Check out this tutorial video. The scrape is all downs with pinky, index, thumb. The Shuffle is a Scrape followed by 2 downbeats. It's all in this tutorial video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozrVxAEPGk4 :)

UkuEroll
06-22-2014, 01:45 AM
Thanks for the info, just checked out your video and am very impressed, I'm going to use it to learn all those strums.

johnnyfoodstamp
06-22-2014, 02:53 AM
Thanks for the info, just checked out your video and am very impressed, I'm going to use it to learn all those strums.

Great! Look for a Part 2 coming soon with 6 more strums and the rest of the 12th St. Rag. :)

KoaDependent
06-22-2014, 03:50 AM
"Another Five Foot Two video? Really?" I thought to myself, ready to skip it and scan further down the list of new posts. And then I saw who posted it... and I knew it was gonna be full of Smeck-ian goodness. And so it was. Juicy!

johnnyfoodstamp
06-22-2014, 04:07 AM
"Another Five Foot Two video? Really?" I thought to myself, ready to skip it and scan further down the list of new posts. And then I saw who posted it... and I knew it was gonna be full of Smeck-ian goodness. And so it was. Juicy!

LOL. I know the feeling. I'll tell ya though. I avoid "standards". But this song has had the most positive response of any of my videos. So there is something to be said for not straying too far from the Five Ft. Two tree.

Incidentally, I named the thread Five Foot Two because that's what the song is called on Roy Smeck's album. I was hoping people would see that and know it was the Smeck version and not just aaaaany version... lol :) Thanks for watching!

CeeJay
06-23-2014, 05:31 AM
HaHa I done it ....a Version ..not quite as perky as yours ...
Cheers

Jarvo

La Perdrix
06-23-2014, 06:51 AM
that is happy playing...!