A Virtual Recital
Earlier this year, I started playing the ukulele and learning from multiple online resources. The site I am most involved with is called Uketropolis and features the teaching materials of James Hill as well as a friendly community of like minded ukulele enthusiasts.
Every so often Uketropolis hosts a virtual recital in which students are invited to submit videos of the pieces they have prepared. It's all of the fun, and none of the stress, of a live recital since there is no actual playing in front of people.
I prepared a couple of songs, and a couple hundred takes later, here they are!
Roving Gambler is a beginner level piece from book 1 of The Ukulele Way by James Hill. Most people would play this piece fingerstyle but I prefer to play it with a pick.
My second piece is a little more advanced and one of all time favorite songs. This is Wayfaring Stranger from Book 6 of The Ukulele Way, also played with a pick.
Both pieces were shot in the Sessions Academy (where you can also take online ukulele lessons) green screen studio. The ukulele is a Donner DUC-4E solid Mahogany concert uke, and the amp is a Donner DEA-1.
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