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    Is this instrument credible ? Has anybody tried the Vivaldi stuff on it?

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    George Hinchliffe's Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain has become a global sensation and nothing short of a UK national treasure. '

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    First, get yourself a good ukulele:

    https://www.cordobaguitars.com/ukuleles/

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    Byron Yasui composed a concerto for ukulele and orchestra.
    Und Morgen wird die Sonne wieder scheinen......

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    I can't stand the sound of ukeleles. Horrid, plinky, string things with no bass.

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    The ukulele is a horrible little novelty instrument when used outside its natural environment, but I bet that I have a classical work which features it somewhere along the line.
    '...a violator of his word, a libertine over head and ears in debt and disgrace, a despiser of domestic ties, the companion of gamblers and demireps, a man who has just closed half a century without a single claim on the gratitude of his country or the respect of posterity...' - Leigh Hunt on the Prince Regent (later George IV).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merl View Post
    I can't stand the sound of ukeleles. Horrid, plinky, string things with no bass.
    And then, if you put Tiny Tim's voice on top of that...



    Have you noticed the increased usage of ukes in commercials, usually with a mousy female voice, very affected? I can't stand it!
    Last edited by millionrainbows; Mar-30-2019 at 13:20.

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    Or this one.....................

    Und Morgen wird die Sonne wieder scheinen......

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    The only ukulele player I can handle for any length of time is Led Kapana. He also plays slack-key guitar, and his ukulele style is derived from that authentic Hawaiian tradition.


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    Quote Originally Posted by millionrainbows View Post
    And then, if you put Tiny Tim's voice on top of that...



    Have you noticed the increased usage of ukes in commercials, usually with a mousy female voice, very affected? I can't stand it!
    So glad it's not just me that hates the uke, especially when accompanied by a weedy, breathless female voice on TV adverts. Thank you Millionrainbows, I feel vindicated, now.
    Last edited by Merl; Mar-30-2019 at 18:44.

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    George Harrison was crazy about ukes!He was said to have about 80 of them around his Friar Park palace and would hand them out to guest to play.He plays a 6 string uke on his video of Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea.

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