Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Tin Pan Alley

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Posts
    777

    Default Tin Pan Alley

    Ok.... I admit I live under a rock. Call me late to the game, but I recently discovered the wonderful beauty of Tin Pan Alley ukulele. As an experienced musician of over 40 years, I consider myself a newbie to the TPA ukulele. I am asking for resources, tips, tricks, etc. to help my musical skills evolve in this style of play. I am wanting to dive in head first into the TPAU pool, but the pool does not have any water in it yet. Please help! Thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Tampa Bay, FL
    Posts
    9,119

    Default

    The best Tin Pan Alley musician I've ever met is Lil Rev.
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

    Music washes from the soul, the dust of everyday living.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Oakland, CA
    Posts
    192

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by bsfloyd View Post
    Ok.... I admit I live under a rock. Call me late to the game, but I recently discovered the wonderful beauty of Tin Pan Alley ukulele. As an experienced musician of over 40 years, I consider myself a newbie to the TPA ukulele. I am asking for resources, tips, tricks, etc. to help my musical skills evolve in this style of play. I am wanting to dive in head first into the TPAU pool
    , but the pool does not have any water in it yet. Please help! Thanks
    Ukester brown has a lot of those tunes
    https://www.ukesterbrown.com/song-sheets.html
    KoAlana Sapele Concert -- now known as the KoAloha Opio
    Mainland Mahogany Concert - my knockabout jam ukulele
    Mahalo Pineapple Soprano -- the one that started it all
    Blue Frog Maple Soprano - Beautiful sonorous sound cannon

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Leeds, UK
    Posts
    197

    Default

    The late Ian Whitcomb did much to catalogue and maintain interest in those tunes, not only recording them but producing a number of songbooks and histories. I'd also suggest looking into Leon Redbone's discography, as he too was passionate about keeping the music alive and you can find some quite obscure titles that he covered, albeit as a guitarist.

    Another Ian, Ian Chadwick, maintains a marvellous resource of relevant sheet music: http://www.vintageukemusic.com/
    "If a man does not make new acquaintance as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, Sir, should keep his friendship in constant repair." - Samuel Johnson

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Posts
    777

    Default

    Thanks for the recommendations! I will look them all up

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Posts
    777

    Default

    Can someone recommend some songs to start with - maybe some of the more commonly played tunes? Something to cut some teeth with? Thanks.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    1,991

  8. #8

    Default

    This is one of the beauties of the uke ---- lifting up and exposing vast amounts of subterranean music. Layers and layers of it.
    ----------------------------------
    Mainland mahogany soprano
    Kala KA-SC
    Kala La Salle tenor



    the Dominican Order: to praise, to bless, to preach

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Posts
    777

    Default

    Thanks for the link!!

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
  •