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    Talking Bach, Uke Quote

    My friend sent me this email today;

    << no offense to your ukulele playing, I saw this quote and thought of you...

    "Trying to be a first-rate reporter on the average American newspaper is like trying to play Bach's 'St. Matthew's Passion' on a ukulele."


    So I sent her to the YouTube of Jake in the Michael Lawrence Bach project. Not that I'll ever be anywhere in that zip code, but it's important to evangelize!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuscadero View Post
    So I sent her to the YouTube of Jake in the Michael Lawrence Bach project.
    Don't forget John King playing a Bach prelude or his Bouree from BWV 1006.

    P.S. Please to link to the Jake/Michael Lawrence YT. Thanx!
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    oh and dont forget about that japanese guy on youtube that played 14 parts of a beethoven piece on 4 different types of ukulele; soprano, tenor, baritone, and banjo.

    who's quote was that? just want to know so if i ever come across that person in person or media, i will expect that kind of prejudicial tongue flappage from his pie hole and use applicable evasive manoeuvers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NukeDOC View Post
    who's quote was that?
    Ben H. Bagdikian. Google him up.
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    Why be upset with the person who said that quote? Trying to be a first-rate reporter on the average American newspaper probably is like trying to play Bach on a ukulele:

    • It's not impossible, but it is difficult.
    • It's the sort of thing you'd have to do more for the love of it than for the money.
    • If you finally succeed at it, there's a relatively small group of people who will actually appreciate it.
    • ...but boy, will they appreciate it!


    JJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukulele JJ View Post
    Why be upset with the person who said that quote? Trying to be a first-rate reporter on the average American newspaper probably is like trying to play Bach on a ukulele:

    • It's not impossible, but it is difficult.
    • It's the sort of thing you'd have to do more for the love of it than for the money.
    • If you finally succeed at it, there's a relatively small group of people who will actually appreciate it.
    • ...but boy, will they appreciate it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Howlin Hobbit View Post
    P.S. Please to link to the Jake/Michael Lawrence YT. Thanx!
    There you go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ad39Qv3qKg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukulele JJ View Post
    Why be upset with the person who said that quote? Trying to be a first-rate reporter on the average American newspaper probably is like trying to play Bach on a ukulele:

    • It's not impossible, but it is difficult.
    • It's the sort of thing you'd have to do more for the love of it than for the money.
    • If you finally succeed at it, there's a relatively small group of people who will actually appreciate it.
    • ...but boy, will they appreciate it!
    JJ
    well said. point taken. thanks for the different perspective. i didnt even look at it in that light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sayyadina View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Howlin Hobbit View Post
    Please to link to the Jake/Michael Lawrence YT. Thanx!
    There you go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ad39Qv3qKg
    Thanks! I also watched the Bela Fleck vid. Fabulous! Love the quote, "I'm just a folk musician who got a little out of control."

    I see there's several more in the series. As soon as I log off here, back to YouTube!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howlin Hobbit View Post
    Don't forget John King playing a Bach prelude or his Bouree from BWV 1006.

    P.S. Please to link to the Jake/Michael Lawrence YT. Thanx!
    My God, this is FABULOUS. That's one of my favourite cello pieces, and because of the style he plays it in, it almost sounds like a harp. Magnificent!

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