Love Song http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=D_x41CtZTIw
I am a big fan of Aldrine Guerrero and Manny the Rooster!
Aldrine came with the Ukulele Underground cast and performed at Mike DaSilva’s. They gave a great performance and opened up for questions at the end. Aldrine sometimes sings with a Cher voice and he did a Cher song for us that evening. Stupid questions abounded and I followed Mike DaSilva’s, “Do you do EVERYTHING with a hat on?”
I actually had a better, more musical, question later but I guess the answer was too long for the video edit. I had asked him how he developed his abilities for timing in a song when there is a mixture of 1/16, 1/8, ¼, ½ notes. Aldrine recommended using a metronome and working with it strumming at each beat, then 2 strums for each metronome beat, then 4, etc. Then after a while: beat, 2 strums / beat, 4 strums / beat, 1strum, / beat, 2 strums / beat, 4 strums / and after a period of time you stat to develop the feel for the length of the notes.
Here’s the Uke Got Mail video:
Here’s a little diversion, another sweet lovesong, called Luff Song, by Lucy Lou with ukulele.