Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst ... 2345 LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 44

Thread: Cute Little Guitar

  1. #31
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Darlington UK
    Posts
    818

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ukebebop View Post
    "You say tomato. I say tomarto."
    If you don't recall that, ask your parents, or grandparents.
    You say potato I say potarto...
    You don't stop playing when you get old. You get old when you stop playing

    Tanglewood TU13M concert called Kalea
    Brunswick BU4-B baritone called Kalua
    Fender DG5 Dreadnought guitar named Tilly
    Tanglewood Discovery guitar
    Valencia hybrid classical guitar

    My Music Blog

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    30

    Default

    YouTube:

    Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - Let's Call The Whole Thing Off HQ

    Drives the Pronunciation Police mad.
    Last edited by ukebebop; 11-23-2019 at 01:08 PM.

  3. #33
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Darlington UK
    Posts
    818

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ukebebop View Post
    YouTube:

    Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers-Let's Call The Whole Thing Off.

    Drives the Pronounciation Police mad.
    We say Toms and spuds
    You don't stop playing when you get old. You get old when you stop playing

    Tanglewood TU13M concert called Kalea
    Brunswick BU4-B baritone called Kalua
    Fender DG5 Dreadnought guitar named Tilly
    Tanglewood Discovery guitar
    Valencia hybrid classical guitar

    My Music Blog

  4. #34
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    West Midlands GB
    Posts
    1,985

    Default

    I applaud that post, Bill.

    It demonstrates that you have a very just temperament.

    John Colter

  5. #35
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    117

    Default

    Good points Bill. I would think twice before writing AN ukulele though...people would think I'm just staring at how it's spelt...

    AN 'UKULELE!

    Seriously, I don't (or shouldn't) care...listening with fascination when it's pronounced super American...
    Last edited by player; 11-23-2019 at 04:08 PM.
    Have a good soprano

    My whistling channel

  6. #36
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Los Angeles, near the Beverly Center.
    Posts
    4,593

    Default

    These lyrics written by the leader of my group, Cali Rose, should sum it up pretty well:

    "What is this thing? People want to know. If it's a violin, then
    where's the bow? Is it a baby guitar with teeny-weeny strings?
    It's really cute, but what is this thing?

    Well it's an oo-koo, oo-koo, oo-koo, oo-koo leh-leh. It's an
    oo-koo, oo-koo, oo-koo, oo-koo leh-leh. And it's
    really, really, really fun to play-ay. It's an oo-koo, oo-koo, oo-koo leh-leh.

    Here's a little history. We can thank the Portuguese.
    They brought it to Hawaii long ago and
    pretty soon the whole world would know.

    A-bout the oo-koo, oo-koo, oo-koo, oo-koo leh-leh. The
    oo-koo, oo-koo, oo-koo, oo-koo leh-leh. It puts a
    smiley, smiley, smiley in your day-ay. It's an oo-koo, oo-koo, oo-koo leh-leh.

    It's made of plastic, glue and wood. But something about it makes you
    feel so good. And lots of people are heeding the call:
    Thinking big, but keeping it small.

    Play-ing the oo-koo, oo-koo, oo-koo, oo-koo leh-leh. The
    oo-koo, oo-koo, oo-koo, oo-koo leh-leh. It
    shoo-ooze your blue-oz a-way-ay. It's an oo-koo, oo-koo, oo-koo leh-leh.

    Yeah it's an oo-koo, oo-koo, oo-koo, oo-koo leh-leh. An
    oo-koo, oo-koo, oo-koo, oo-koo leh-leh. You're gonna "oh" and "ah" and say-ay:
    It's an oo-koo, oo-koo oo-koo, oo-koo leh-leh.
    La-la-la la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la la."


    This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles, Beverly West near the Beverly Center
    9 tenor cutaway ukes, 5 acoustic bass ukes, 10 solid body bass ukes, 13 mini electric bass guitars (Total: 37)

    • Donate to The Ukulele Kids Club, they provide ukuleles to children in hospital music therapy programs. www.theukc.org
    • Member The CC Strummers: YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/CCStrummers/video, Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheCCStrummers
    Last edited by kohanmike; 11-23-2019 at 09:09 PM.

  7. #37
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Northern Illinois
    Posts
    20

    Default

    Responding to Bill1:

    ..."To quote Rob MacKillop who has studied old instruments and published several books: "The Machete - small four string guitar from mid-19th Century Madiera, Portugal".

    The ukulele is descended from the Machete.

    If I tune my ukulele to the Machete tuning used by Rob: DGBD. Does that make it a small four string guitar from the mid-19th century?x

    ---

    A common banjo tuning is: G-D-G-B-D

    Maybe it was originally just a little banjo, without the 5th string?

    -Wiggy
    Last edited by Wiggy; 11-23-2019 at 04:35 PM.

  8. #38
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Los Angeles, near the Beverly Center.
    Posts
    4,593

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggy View Post
    Responding to Bill1:..."To quote Rob MacKillop who has studied old instruments and published several books: "The Machete - small four string guitar from mid-19th Century Madiera, Portugal". The ukulele is descended from the Machete. If I tune my ukulele to the Machete tuning used by Rob: DGBD. Does that make it a small four string guitar from the mid-19th century?x. A common banjo tuning is: G-D-G-B-D. Maybe it was originally just a little banjo, without the 5th string? -Wiggy
    According to the recent Ken Burns Country Music documentary, the banjo originated in Africa. I guess it could have moved it's way up the coast and across the Mediterranean into Portugal and settled on Madiera island, then the tuning was applied to the Machete, but I would not think the Machete in itself once was a banjo.

  9. #39
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    117

    Default

    How about starting to call it an OKlele?

    And about the banjo theory. Think using wood for the "box" is somehow relevant.
    Have a good soprano

    My whistling channel

  10. #40

    Default

    One of my neighbors calls it a Banjo. I had one person ask if it was a Bass? It does have four strings...maybe a Treble?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •