what's your stunner song? looking to challenge myself

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I'm looking for a song(tab) that just sounds hard. I've been looking through a lot of campanella stuff but I haven't found The One so to speak. the holidays are here and since I only see some of my relatives once a year I want to blow them away. Any ideas?:cool:

currently working on Swallowtail* at ukulelesecrets. love that blog
 
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I can do gently weeps decently, but the real fingerbuster is the Bach John King arrangements.
 

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Wow The Big Kahuna thanks a lot! Hadn't even considered that song! Sounds great too on the ukulele. Will be a crowd pleaser for sure ;)
 

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Slowly working out Bohemian Rhapsody for the harp uke. Really weirds people out when I start playing it.
 
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Wow The Big Kahuna thanks a lot! Hadn't even considered that song! Sounds great too on the ukulele. Will be a crowd pleaser for sure ;)

Search Youtube for Stu Hamm doing it on the bass. It used to be my party piece.
 

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Slowly working out Bohemian Rhapsody for the harp uke. Really weirds people out when I start playing it.



Hi Nixon,

I would love to get more infos from you, maybe even a sound teaser. I play the harp uke too, but never ever thought of playing Bohemian Rhapsody yet.

Cheers,
Linho




Ah sorry, don't want to post offtopic. So here's my top stunner song for normal ukulele: Super Mario in the James Hill version.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keqE8eYjRKw

You can find the tabs in the net, and it's absolutely awesome. :)



My top stunner song overall is "River Flows In You" played on my harp ukulele. ;)
 
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If your relatives are anything like mine you might be better off playing something recognizable over something difficult. If I play the Music Box Waltz that took me a week to master nobody really cares. If I play the Titanic theme song that took twenty minutes people notice.

But of course pushing yourself to learn difficult songs is wonderful. I'm just speaking to your desire to impress your family.
 

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My stunner song is smash the window by James which was pretty hard for me to learn but I recommend it once you learn it it's very fun to play
 
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HMS has a lot of impressive stuff on there, from Aaron and Corey noodling around to stuff like this:

[video=youtube;-Kx48z96hxo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-Kx48z96hxo#![/video]

The original isn't exactly my musical taste, but it's impressive on a Uke'
 

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If your relatives are anything like mine you might be better off playing something recognizable over something difficult. If I play the Music Box Waltz that took me a week to master nobody really cares. If I play the Titanic theme song that took twenty minutes people notice.

But of course pushing yourself to learn difficult songs is wonderful. I'm just speaking to your desire to impress your family.

Agree...Recognizable songs are the most impressive and enjoyable!!
 

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Orange World by Jake Shimabukuro. That's pretty challenging IMO, since you need both left hand and right hand technique.