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Archives for: April 2004


4/29/2004 - At Hayward Uke Fest I met Tonya Dale and brought her a chord sheet listing the chords voicings that Daniel Ho is using on his arrangement of Pachelbel's "Canon in D". She had mentioned some time ago in an email that she was interested in learning a Canon in D arrangement. I also owe my sister of CD of me playing ukulele and she also requested a "Canon in D". So last evening I started to put what I thought was going to be just the very beginning section detailing the arpeggios played behind the melody so I could send it to Tonya. Well, once I got started I just couldn't stop. So I am posting the midi exports from the Powertab program for the "Canon" and "Pineapple Mango" so you can hear what the two of them sound like. I will send the Canon off to Daniel for his blessing and when I hear back I will post both of them.


4/26/2004 - I wasn't able to attend Uke Fest West in Santa Cruz but did attend the Hayward Ukuele Festival of Northern California on Sunday. It was a great day and I got to meet several folks that participate in the various ukulele bulletin boards. I took my Martin Backpacker uke and got a few more autographs on it by, the Master, Lyle Ritz, John King, James Hill and Jim Beloff. It was nice to finally meet Jim and Liz. Here is a link to some pictures that Catfish Carl was so kind to post.

On the transcription front I have completed a transcription of Daniel Ho's "Pineapple Mango". Daniel gave his approval for me to transcribe some of his songs/arrangements but would like to see the transcriptions before I post them. So it is in his hands and I am awaiting his response. I hope to do his arrangement of "Canon in D" from his CD "Christmas Ukulele Style" in the near future.

Work on my soprano kits has stopped for the moment because I have been busy working on building a thickness sander for dimensioning the tops, backs and sides of ukuleles. I have most of the compenents now and am working on it slowly but surely. I am documenting the process with pictures and will post them on my woodworking site once I get further along in the construction process. In the meantime yall keep strumming and if you have any questions just email me and I will do my best to answer them.