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#598362 - 05/21/20 06:34 AM [User Showcase] New! Rose Room
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This song and its video took almost three months to make--I had to build the ukulele first!
You'll see that there is also a fair amount of customization, inlays, and abalone neck position markers.

It's an arrangement of the 1917 (public domain) tune 'Rose Room' that features 8 tracks of ukulele along with acoustic guitars and a bass.

Rose Room

The band is me playing lots of uke and guitar tracks, and a BIAB drummer:
RealDrums in Style: JazzBrushes: a: Brushes Swirling b: Brushes Busier


Edited by RayL (05/21/20 06:36 AM)
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#598540 - 05/22/20 11:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: New! Rose Room [Re: RayL]
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Very cool video and nice job with the ukulele. Very different way to develop a song. Well done

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#598581 - 05/22/20 04:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: New! Rose Room [Re: RayL]
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Very rewarding building a musical instrument. I have built several kit guitars. Well done. Great tune as well. Rob4580

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#598598 - 05/22/20 07:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: New! Rose Room [Re: RayL]
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Ray,
Nice playing and video! It was fun watching building process in fast pace with accompaniment. Last week my wife started to learn couple of tunes on Uke. I have to show her your video, perhaps it will inspire her to play more smile

Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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#598600 - 05/22/20 08:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: New! Rose Room [Re: RayL]
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First time a video took my attention away from the music. Really interesting. Playing was great, too!
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#598639 - 05/23/20 04:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: New! Rose Room [Re: RayL]
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Nice recording - though there're quite a few bumps n taps through it. Excellent tools !
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#598648 - 05/23/20 06:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: New! Rose Room [Re: Rob4580]
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Thanks, Rob.
It was really fun to build an instrument from the ground up. I really learned a lot about instrument maintenance and setup in the process, which was one of the goals.
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#598649 - 05/23/20 06:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: New! Rose Room [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Very cool video and nice job with the ukulele. Very different way to develop a song. Well done

Thanks, Scott.
I definitely cannot do this level of detail for every song! Building the instrument first is a lot of work. Props to all the luthiers out there.
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#598682 - 05/23/20 12:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: New! Rose Room [Re: RayL]
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That's so cool, Ray! Great job on building the uke, playing it (sounds great), and what a cool video.
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#598694 - 05/23/20 02:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: New! Rose Room [Re: RayL]
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Sounding great and what a video to finish it all off !!.

I'm impressed.

Thanks
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#598763 - 05/24/20 05:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: New! Rose Room [Re: beatmaster]
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Originally Posted By: beatmaster
Sounding great and what a video to finish it all off !!.

I'm impressed.

Thanks

Thanks. I like putting video to instrumental tracks; it's like scoring a movie.
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