“Taimane plays everything from Bach to Led Zeppelin on her ukulele.
Originally discovered by Don Ho, she has managed to weave different genres to create her own sound.
Her new album, “Elemental,” will be released on June 5 after two years.”
The printed music/notes for the video are in the comments or here – https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B62zBAbDVZxXeWJxNkdDbVdiUUU/view
“Astro is an electric soprano ukulele. The body and the neck are composed by two separated parts, molded in composite wood, an innovative and ecologic material, obtained 100% from natural resources…
Thanks to our special patented mechanism, that connects the rotation of the neck to the floating bridge, it is possible to fold the ukulele without releasing or removing the strings.”
WickedLocal.com: Rockland posted “Sounds Around Town: Amy Kucharik makes a lot of music on four strings”
“…Kucharik’s first instrument was piano (“I never excelled at it.”). She then moved on to French horn (“Neither that nor the piano inspired me to be a songwriter.”), then guitar (“That was a slow learning curve for me.”), before meeting up with the ukulele, which has absolutely inspired her.
“What’s neat about the ukulele is that with just four strings you can have a lot of fun with alternate voicings up the neck, and jazzy chords,” she said. “I don’t play the ukulele just to play the ukulele. I play it as a way to deliver the songs that I write.”
The Toneway Project has been around many years but I’ve just learned about it. I’m quite interested because I am addicted to music books and don’t try hard enough to play by ear. I know very few of the songs but I’m learning to play a little better by ear.
Ex: recently I considered buying a ‘glow-in-the-dark’ Makala Waterman and then it occurred to me if it was dark then I couldn’t see my music and couldn’t play any songs. Sad!
You can learn to ‘jam’ by ear. I CAN learn to ‘jam’ by ear. NO songbooks or songsheets. Let’s do it!
“Many think you must get good to play with others. We say it’s better to play with others to get good.” Source: Toneway.com
Marie Claire says that “Actress Madeline Brewer …finds her happy on the ukulele, in the woods, and inside her kitchen.” Source: MarieClaire.com
“Zoie Jones won’t brag about it, but her teammates will implore her to play (her ukulele) more…
Jones started playing the ukulele…
as a way to relieve stress during a hip injury…
that cost Jones a full year of eligibility couldn’t keep her down. It allowed her to grow as a soccer player mentally … and it gave her an added talent in the ukulele.”
A quote from the NY Post article, “Watch the queen’s favorite ukulele band cover ‘Highway to Hell’:
“They’ve plucked their way into Windsor Castle, Carnegie Hall and China. Now, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is tinkling across America with a set list Tiny Tim never imagined: a mix of Tchaikovsky, Nirvana and “Highway to Hell.”
“And that, says one longtime orchestra member, is partly what makes the little uke so great…”