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johnnyfoodstamp
06-24-2014, 06:08 AM
Here is my own arrangement of Roy Smeck's arranagement of Antonin Dvorak's "Humoresque in No 7 in G Major. A really fun piece for ukulele. I put the chords in the youtube description. :) Just tune up to A D F# B to play along!

EDIT: I completely forgot to mention that I just put some Aquila TRUE GUT strings on the ole Gibson. It sounds so good I almost put myself to sleep playing it last night! :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I43JB0V2Jj0

23skidoo
06-24-2014, 06:13 AM
Sweet - nicely done!

The Ukelites
06-24-2014, 06:28 AM
Foot tapping here! Thanks :D

mswilks
06-24-2014, 06:54 AM
very, very nice

lakesideglenn
06-24-2014, 07:18 AM
Well done JFS! Real gut strings?

johnnyfoodstamp
06-24-2014, 07:37 AM
Well done JFS! Real gut strings?

Thanks all!

Yup - true gut strings from Aquila.

http://www.aquilacorde.com/modern-instrument-sets/modern-instrument-products/3178/genuine-gut/?lang=en

wwelti
06-24-2014, 12:15 PM
Awesome! That's the way to play music with the uke! 4 Thumbs up! :)

mikemiragliuolo
06-24-2014, 03:18 PM
Right on johnnyfoodstamp. I dig it.

CeeJay
06-24-2014, 03:38 PM
My cat wants a word with you...about those strings ....just to make sure no relatives were involved you understand.

classic ..just classic ...spot on .....

chris

coolkayaker1
06-24-2014, 05:19 PM
What I like most about your Videos is that you look like you're having a ton of fun. Roy SMeck does the same thing. It's a winner.

drbekken
06-24-2014, 07:29 PM
Oh yes, I like THAT.

itsme
06-24-2014, 07:38 PM
That was amazing. :)

johnnyfoodstamp
06-25-2014, 01:08 AM
Awesome! That's the way to play music with the uke! 4 Thumbs up! :)

Ha! TOO MANY THUMBS!!! lol Thanks for watching!

johnnyfoodstamp
06-25-2014, 01:09 AM
My cat wants a word with you...about those strings ....just to make sure no relatives were involved you understand.

classic ..just classic ...spot on .....

chris

lol Thanks! I can assure you unless your cat is a distant relative of a cow from Italy then we should be good! :)

johnnyfoodstamp
06-25-2014, 01:11 AM
What I like most about your Videos is that you look like you're having a ton of fun. Roy SMeck does the same thing. It's a winner.

I'm glad you mentioned it! :) These tunes just make me happy to play. I'm sure it was the same for Roy. After all that practice you can't help but smirk a little when you finally pull off a sweet spin or something that you've been working on for a long time. That's where the smiles come from with me. I literally can't believe I'm finally playing these Smeck songs. It makes me ecstatic everytime! :)

KoaDependent
06-25-2014, 06:51 AM
I'm curious how the feel of the real gut strings compares to the nylon/nylgut of today. Are they slicker or rougher? Is it easier or harder to do the rolls and triples, etc? Thoughts?

johnnyfoodstamp
06-25-2014, 07:26 AM
I'm curious how the feel of the real gut strings compares to the nylon/nylgut of today. Are they slicker or rougher? Is it easier or harder to do the rolls and triples, etc? Thoughts?

Well, I feel like they are much faster to fret. I slide over them quickly and actually it took a bit to get used to. I think they make each string sound very distinct with their own volume and it makes the triples and rolls sound crisper but still warm. There is no brashness really to them. Just a nice chunky high end.

edit: I do feel like the nylgut may be more suited for my playstyle though as I already see some little strands fraying on the B string. But I think that is normal. We shall see. On the website some dude said his lasted for something insane like 4 year. I got them on special for $20 US so that's like buying 3 regular sets so they better last awhile. But that tone.... Ugggg! :)

La Perdrix
06-25-2014, 11:03 AM
wonderful happy and magic playing !

Jools1050
06-25-2014, 11:46 AM
Be still my tapping feet !!!!!!

johnnyfoodstamp
06-26-2014, 01:21 AM
wonderful happy and magic playing !

Ha! Thank you so much! It's hard not to be happy whilst playing uke! I'm a miserable bastard the rest of the time! lol

johnnyfoodstamp
06-26-2014, 01:22 AM
Be still my tapping feet !!!!!!

WOOT! BOOGIE! lol :)