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This summer I purchased 3 ukuleles. My daughter wished one for her 7th birthday. Then when I found these ukuleles at around 20 USD each, I got ourselves three at once. I figured that otherwise she would have had the rest of us begging to borrow hers all the time.

Yesterday my son (8) wanted we record something on ukuleles. So we started, me making soundcheck while he handled computer. While making the soundcheck I came up with this rag, so I told him ”please can we just wait a moment with our recording ... let me just record this one first”.

He was patient and so we did. And after that we also recorded another one together! And in a couple of days I hope to post that one too.

PS Couldn't find Ukulele Ragtime in the genre list, so ... what to you think? Is it Folk or Classic or what? DS
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Uploaded: Jul 19, 2005 - 03:15:09 PM
Last Updated: Jan 09, 2007 - 11:48:27 AM Last Played: Sep 05, 2016 - 10:59:10 PM
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Tom Atwood said 4361 days ago (July 19th, 2005)
What are you?
Some kind of a wizard?? I have seen these ukeleles. In fact
my father used to sell them at his music store years ago. I
would pick them from time to time and pluck, but never
produced anything resembling music. This isn;t music,
either. It's wizardry! Black magic!!!!

Run for your lives!!!!

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Tom Atwood said 4361 days ago (July 19th, 2005)
What are you?
p.s. does your dog have fleas?
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Cori Ander said 4361 days ago (July 19th, 2005)
What are you?
Thanx Tom! Glad you liked it! You know how much I like and respect what you
create, so I feel honored.

(But I am happy to announce I am no wizard. Just one of billions of christians on
this earth).
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mandolinquent said 4361 days ago (July 19th, 2005)
I have one of those?
How come it doesn't make that noise? This is beautiful. I
really like instruments with such short sustain. I don't
know why... and of course they're much harder to get a
decent tune from than something where the sustain
carries it. Maybe that's why they sound so lovely when
they're played by someone who can really make them sing
- and swing, as this does. It's beautiful.

In the years before he died Paul McCartney apparently
used to go round to George Harrison's house and after
dinner they'd each get out a ukulele and play together. I
like the image of that - these two great musicians with a
great deal of raw history behind them, and they chose the
level playing field of a ukulele to make friends again.

Anyway... I'm awed. And jealous. Mine doesn't do that.

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mandolinquent said 4361 days ago (July 19th, 2005)
I have one of those?
... and thanks to Tom for alerting me to this one. He felt as I wear one on my
head I should hear what it's supposed to sound like.

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Cori Ander said 4361 days ago (July 19th, 2005)
I have one of those?
Thanks a lot mandolinquent! Makes me warm to get your appreciation!

I feel like you that theese small string instruments are loaded with charm. They
are friendly ... thats what they are ...

PS Have your seen the little video-clip with ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro
playing While My Guitar Gently Weeps in Central Park? If not send me your e-
mail adress, it is a must-see (and hear). DS
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mandolinquent said 4360 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
I have one of those?
I'll mail you my address; have you heard any of the music by the Ukulele
Orchestra of Great Britain - they're great too. I'll try and dig something out.
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Ed Hannifin said 4361 days ago (July 19th, 2005)
He's ba-aa-aack....
...new name and all...

And this is just TOO MUCH.

I call to your attention the web site of my old friend
Robert Wheeler, founder of Ukulele Consciousness and
also associated with something called Rock That Uke!

http://rockthatuke.com/2005RTU/HTML/ukecon.htm

HE will want to hear THIS.

Beware. Some of Robert's website and, well, thought
patterns generally, involve "mature content matter"...He's
got an amazing collection of classic and custom built and
even plastic ukes. He descends on music stores and yard
sale everywhere...

You haven't lived until you've heard a uke-and-saw duet.
Or uke and tuba, a personal favorite of mine...

As to THIS fine piece of invention:

Nice picking and sensibility. It's great to hear someone
step out of the plinky-plunky Tiny Tim style wicky-wacky-
woo-ness of old style uke. Those arpeggiated runs are
amazing, really neat!

Very sprightly. Bright, clear recording. Clear but not
brittle.

So you have an eight year old into recording, too? I will
soon be posting some of my son's compositions...He is
working on his nickname and artwork....

Good to have you back!

Ed
Tom Atwood said 4361 days ago (July 19th, 2005)
He's ba-aa-aack....
I believe Ejh is right about what you have done here, Curry. Instead of the
typical, over-used strumming technique often heard on ukeleles, you are
doing some intricate finger-picking and mini-arpeggios that give this 'plastic'
instrument a warmer, more lively, and sophisticated tone. It reminds me, in a
way, of Bela Fleck playing traditional Classical pieces on banjo (his fine album
"Perpetual Motion").
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Cori Ander said 4360 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
He's ba-aa-aack....
Thank yoy Ejh and Tom! Your support is fabolous!

Well I didnt think about if it was ukulele style or not. Rather I was a little lazy
and did it the easy way and just kept pickin in a fashion already knew. Like as if
it was a smaller guitar with two strings missing.

And for you guitar players I can hint that ukulele is really not that hard to get
into since it is tuned as a guitars first four strings. Only that fourth string is an
octave up an thus give you tighter chords ... and that it is higher tuned as if
puting capo on guitars seventh fret. So if you play as a D chord on guitar it
becomes an A on the ukulele and so on.
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mandolinquent said 4360 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
He's ba-aa-aack....
What tuning do you use again? Not A-E-C-G then?
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saxking20 said 4361 days ago (July 19th, 2005)
I Love Ukelele!
Absolutely terrific!!! And I concur with atwood1956. What
he said!!
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jesushairdo said 4361 days ago (July 19th, 2005)
beautiful!
i really enjoyed your performance especially after checking
out your description of the music! looking forward to
checking out the trio's performance too!
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said 4361 days ago (July 19th, 2005)
cool picking
awesome sound and finger picking
thetiler said 4361 days ago (July 19th, 2005)
fun
wow, that is different.
You are a daring guy, sounds like a real challenge.
Sounds like lots of fun. You get a real good tone out of the
thing. Especially that the fret board is so dang small.

Way to go!
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Cori Ander said 4360 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
fun
Thank you thetiler! Well ukulele feels like a lot fun, (but as I play it just as if it
was a smaller guitar the challenge is minimal).

But you spotted what (for me at least) is the biggest challenge: the small
freatbord! Fingers used to steel stringed acoustic guitar feels too big, clumsy
and unsensitive.
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_nderscore said 4360 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
bravo!
wow-that was incredible. the song was great, but it was how
you played it that got me. i think i could listen to this all day.
you got chops like that lillnisse guy.. hey, wait a minute

DL'd, thanks for the song
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Cori Ander said 4360 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
bravo!
Thank you! Make me happy and warm inside that you liked the "how"!
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J.A.Stewart said 4360 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
Ukulele La-Dee-Da-Da
I'm constantly entertained by your ability to breathe new
life into this gentle, and currently somewhat obscure
genre of music.

The Uke is an interesting addition to your musical palette
and put to splendid use in this little ditty. It is simply
charming.

It certainly stands well on its own. Still, I'd be interested in
hearing how you might treat it with a counterpuntal guitar
accompaniment... and maybe a washboard... perhaps a
kazoo... and ... ;-)

You're a breath of fresh air, my friend.
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Cori Ander said 4360 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
Ukulele La-Dee-Da-Da
Atwood just sent me such an arrangement somewhere near the kind you
mention and I begged him to publish that on his page! Hope he will ... it was a
MUST HEAR!
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Magritte said 4360 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
This is adorable.
I started teaching myself the ukelele about 5 years ago and then hit a wall and stopped. This inspires me to find a teacher so I can make a more expensive ukelele sound even half as good as this. :-)
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Cori Ander said 4360 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
This is adorable.
I am glad that you are inspired. I wish you lots of fun! It is really an entertaining
instrument. (I am happy that my daughter came up with the idea, I wouldn't have
done it myself).
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Rebsie said 4360 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
Wow!
That's an incredible sound you get out of that thing
... all those delightful notes tumbling over each other
creating a beautiful effect. This is really masterly
playing ... I've never heard a uke sound like that
before!
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Cori Ander said 4360 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
Wow!
Thank you Rebsie for your indefatigable support!
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jiguma said 4360 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
Lucky kids!
Anyone who can make four little strings sound like that
deserves a big ovation (no pun intended!). Such a happy
little piece of work - your children are lucky to have a dad
who can teach them how to do that stuff.
I've never tried a uke, but may have to next time I travel.
Brilliant!!
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Cori Ander said 4360 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
Lucky kids!
Thanks a lot jiguma. I went to your page and listened to your latest post "The
Thin Man Dreams" which I liked a lot. Really worthy.

Strangely enough I don't teach my kids any music. I don't have the patience,
and maybe also because my own parents never bothered a second about my
playing as a kid, I was driven by sheer love of the instrument, (nice to be able
to talk to a shrink about this :)

So it has turned out that my 8 year old is the one (so far) that has this drive to
go. He learns by listening to records, immitating me, and only occationally
coming to me with questions, which I try to answer if not busy. But most of
his learning he is doing just by himself. In due time I will post a ukulele duet
with him and me...
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Cori Ander said 4360 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
Lucky kids!
And since mentioning a half plastic guitar, I associate there are actually plastic
ukuleles too. See one here:

http://www.jam.se/images/johnmedukke.jpg

and three here:

http://www.jam.se/images/ukuleleraymond_alla3_2sm.jpg
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Mystified said 4360 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
So great...
...to have you here at MJ's, Curry!
The joy you express in your playing is unbounded, and
shows whether you're playing a 'toy' guitar or a ukelele.
Or that Furch...
Thank you for sharing your talent and your joy of music! :)

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Cori Ander said 4360 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
So great...
Thank you Mystified! That means a lot to me!
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nisper said 4360 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
No Surprise!
Amazing, but no surprise from you. Truly a fantastic piece
that's light, colorful and fun. Very enjoyable to listen to!

9-9-9-8
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Cori Ander said 4360 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
No Surprise!
Thank you nisper! You people are fantastic!
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caroline said 4360 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
i bet you could make an old tennis racket
sound like a little piece of heaven! i danced around the garden twice to those plinky-plunky strings - fabulous! thank you SO much for sharing x
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Cori Ander said 4360 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
i bet you could make an old tennis racket
Thank you carloline! You people are fantastic I say again!

I have tried old tennis rackets ... a little more difficult than ukulele but some of
them actually can be tamed and sound quite cool ...
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said 4360 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
laylay man
Hey big J,

nice tune to listen to while I am having my
morning cuppa. Very cool and enticing.
I am getting the Rode mic, it sounds awesome.
Good job.

Cheers
Cori Ander said 4359 days ago (July 21st, 2005)
laylay man
Really happy to hear that from you, whos sprarkling creativity repeatedly makes
me quite flabbergasted!
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Cameron said 4360 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
wonderful!
First of all, congratulations on your new name!

This is a very cute, catchy little tune on a very unusual
instrument. I bought a ukelele on eBay a few years ago but
haven't learned how to play it yet. The way you extract
such wonderful music on the ukelele is VERY INSPIRING
and makes me want to learn how to play it now!

You are an excellent musician who can make great music
out of a child's toy. You could probably do so on a
cardboard box!

I think that the present Folk genre designation is fine.

You captured the whimsical, happy sound of the ukelele
perfectly on this recording. Thank you so much for
sharing it here!
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Cori Ander said 4355 days ago (July 25th, 2005)
wonderful!
Thanks a lot Cameron! I appreciate a lot!
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Scorpjammer said 4360 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
It sure didn't take you long...
...to crank out a magical tune on your new uke. You ought to send Jake Shimabukuro a video postcard of your own. Sounds great!
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Cori Ander said 4359 days ago (July 21st, 2005)
It sure didn't take you long...
LOL
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bronco said 4360 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
Practice
I bet you don't watch much tv, or read or well anything
but play. You are phenomenal. nuff said!
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Cori Ander said 4355 days ago (July 25th, 2005)
Practice
Thanks a lot Bronco! Well you're right about the tv - (I refuse to live in the same
house as one). But I wich I had more time to play nowdays. But when young I
used to play from morning to night seven days a weeek. So today I seem have
much for free from that time.
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said 4360 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
Ukulele rag at its best...
I just want to add my kudos to your wonderful tune, Cori.
The innocence and simplicity of this song is so endearing.
It seems like a musical message from your heart! That,
plus the beautiful musicality you bring to that little
instrument. Amazing.

Jack
Cori Ander said 4355 days ago (July 25th, 2005)
Ukulele rag at its best...
Thank you Dadai. Your comment made my day!
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ziti said 4360 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
cori
my old friend with the new name. This is ridiculously
good! I laughed when i played it the tenth time just as
hard as the first. If I played ukelele...I would immediatly
burn it!

How you can get those big hammy hands around that little
thing, then make it sing that way....ridiculously good!!!!

I LOVE THIS!!!....your playlist in my iPod has been burned
to cd and i have shared your music with fellow
musicians...you are greatly admired in zitiworld!



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ledebutant said 4360 days ago (July 20th, 2005)
Fantastic
You know a piece of music is great when the original and the remix are both at the top of the charts.

I love the cheery simplicity of this, the intricacy of your playing and the sheer obvious joy behind the music.

I loved this and I'm looking forward to your son's song, too.
wittybrit said 4357 days ago (July 23rd, 2005)
Love It!
Could listen to this all day... please keep posting more!!!
CR said 4357 days ago (July 23rd, 2005)
Great
Great track.


CR

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said 4356 days ago (July 24th, 2005)
Ukulele Ragtime with hard rock potential
Well that's the way I hear it anyway.
Really well done. A joy to listen too.
cheers
Nolan said 4356 days ago (July 24th, 2005)
Absolutely wonderful!
What a superb little ditty. An instant favourite. You're a
gifted player, Cori. I know I always say it, but I wish I
could play half as good as you. This song brought me as
much joy as any I've heard on MacJams. Thanks.
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TennesseeVic said 4356 days ago (July 24th, 2005)
George Formby meets Scott Joplin
This was fun! Neat little piece.
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fulldeck said 4356 days ago (July 24th, 2005)
ARe you Will Ferrell?
Nice piece. I picked up a uke myself last time i was in Hawaii. Such an
awesome instrument. I wish i could pluck mine like you do. Oh yeah
you totally look like Will Ferrell in that picture. peace out and keep up the
funky tunes
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Mcboy said 4355 days ago (July 25th, 2005)
for the love
of playing.......great romp thru the rag........folky bluegrass
raggy...kool........
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Komrade K said 4346 days ago (August 3rd, 2005)
Damn fine Ukelele playing
Well impressed - never knew the thing could sound that
good. Did you use standard Uke tuning or guitar tuning (on
available strings) or somemat else?

Pass on my compliments to your son for his patience and
evident recording skills
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fairywren said 4312 days ago (September 6th, 2005)
Wow
Incredible guitar Cori! I love it.
said 4144 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
Rag on brother!
This is how the Uke should be played. Thanks.
jie said 3906 days ago (October 17th, 2006)
Groovy
Some nice pickin. Cheers
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ceilidh said 3596 days ago (August 23rd, 2007)
that's just a shrunk guitar!
i would never believe that something, what costs just 20 bucks can be in tune :) i have an experience that everything what is cheap, especially instruments, are untunable, bad quality, and turn into a dust when you touch them :) it is really cute sound cori and have to say that love that tom's version with all band and trombone :) it really makes me smile, charming :)
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