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    Default "Ninth Season of the Ukulele" contest: SMILES AND SUNSHINE

    Here's another Seasons of the Ukulele challenge. Woot woot. Remember, you need not have participated in any previous Seasons challenge to pariticipate in this one. Please join in! We love new faces and voices in the Seasons threads.

    The Challenge

    We have a long, rainy spring here in Portland. Most days, it's both sad and dark. To help brighten things up, perform a song whose lyrics mention "smiles" or "sunshine" ("smile", "smiled", "smiling", "sunny", "sun-shiny", "the sun is shining", or the like will work, of course.)

    Prizes

    1st prize: Mahalo Smiley Face ukulele (Notice it's yellow, like a cartoon sun.)
    2nd prize: Your choice of two sets of strings (or one set of Worth strings) from Ukulele Republic.

    Rules

    To enter, post a YouTube performance video as a reply to this thread by the DEADLINE: 11:59 PM HAWAII TIME, SUNDAY APRIL 22.
    Each submission must be a single-take, no cuts, and must have a spoken reference to this contest as an introduction.
    Judging criteria are
    (a) playing,
    (b) singing,
    (c) spark/passion/personality,
    (d) originality/creativity,
    (e) setting/framing/lighting, and
    (f) je ne sais quoi.
    Your UPA (Ukulele Point Average) will be the numerical average of scores (from 0 to 4) for each of the criteria, given as follows:
    4 - "Wow, this couldn't be better."
    3 - "This is great."
    2 - "Good."
    1 - "Hmm, there's an issue here."
    0 - "Ouch."
    You and your ukulele should be the focus of your performance, but feel free to have friends and family join in, using any instruments at hand. No over-dubs allowed, though.
    If you'd like do an instrumental this week, go for it. It'll need smiles or sunshine (or the like) in its title or lyrics, and a "melody" score will replace your "singing" score.
    You may submit as many videos as you like. If you don't specify which is your entry in the thread, your most recent entry will be your submission.
    The following group of great people will judge your submission: dkcrown (UU member and proud supporter), Mike McQueen (UU member and Ukulele Republic proprieter), moi, my lovely wife (a discerning music listener), and a Surprise Judge (to be recruited this week, perhaps from UU, perhaps not).

    I'll make a traditional Seasons judge's feedback video once I've had a chance to digest all the entries.

    Have fun, everyone. Looking forward to a smiley, sunny week of music with y'all!
    -Ralf Youtz

    My videos are here.

    The future is unwritten.

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    Awesome idea Ralf. Sounds really great fun brother. Please post a video yourself too mate, even though you're not in the running to win...wouldn't be the same without something sweet from you...

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    do songs about a rainbow count? Specifically, being somewhere over it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by austin1 View Post
    do songs about a rainbow count? Specifically, being somewhere over it?
    ...waaaaaay up high???

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    Quote Originally Posted by eugene ukulele View Post
    ...waaaaaay up high???
    SO up high, you come across the occasional bluebird!

    I guess it doesn't contain the word "sun" per se, but it is implied in the creation of said rainbow you are somewhere over
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    Well done Ralf, thanks so much for this new season now to put my thinking hat on and ponder what to choose
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    got mine already. just popped into the old brain, SUNSHINE Superman. I just wonder how I can play the congas and the uke at the same time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by strumsilly View Post
    got mine already. just popped into the old brain, SUNSHINE Superman. I just wonder how I can play the congas and the uke at the same time?
    Is that the song by Donovan ??? if so i love that tune ive got afew just deciding which one to do, i have one that has a slight twist to it so i may do that one
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    Quote Originally Posted by ukuleledaveey View Post
    Is that the song by Donovan ??? if so i love that tune ive got afew just deciding which one to do, i have one that has a slight twist to it so i may do that one
    yea, great 60's classic.been playing it all morning. now I have to pick which uke to play it on, sounds good in high and low g, just different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strumsilly View Post
    yea, great 60's classic.been playing it all morning. now I have to pick which uke to play it on, sounds good in high and low g, just different.
    im looking forward to your entry Dave , im off to practice my few now up in the loft of solitude
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