Whenever I hear Steven Strauss' soft RISA electric ukulele tones I am just so amazed at how simple his music sounds, at the graceful movements of his supple hands upon the fretboard, and even more subtly the delicate strums teasing music out of partial chords in between. This band which plays weekly at a small bakery in Berkeley has the solid connection of a band where the members know each others movements intimately. What a delite that these tunes have been recorded by Pip Lagenta and shared with us.
My attempts to move beyond a humble uker may never bring the joys of mastery. How the heck did I get infected by this ukulele bug? IZ said, "Is easy: 4 strings, 4 fingers." But sometimes this little instrument just kicks my ass! Perhaps, I just try too hard. I know that I have made some substantial progress, but... well the good news, I'll never run out of things to work on.