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"Bohemian Rhapsody" - ukelele cover

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by ::::BASSIST::::, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    This is damn good.

  2. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    Jake is one hell of a musician and a great example of how four part harmony can be used to do pretty much anything musically, often by mere implication. That's a fantastic performance, and the use of octave changes and harmonics to overcome the inherent limitations of the instrument (the uke has more than most) are just sooooooo clever. Most guitarists, or bassists who own ERBs, for that matter, couldn't ever dream of approaching this level of musicianship, even with their advantage of the extra strings. There's a lesson in there somewhere. - it ain't the instrument, it's the person who's playing it.

    Check out his version of "While my ukelele gently weeps" in Central Park NY if you haven't seen it.

  3. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    That's brilliant. He's put some serious hours in putting that together! Wowzers. How is that thing tuned btw?
  4. bassie12


    Aug 23, 2008
    I'm lucky enough to work with Jake regularly. He's an amazing, hard working, dedicated musician and one of the best people I know. His upcoming album release, produced by Alan Parsons(yes, that Alan Parsons) is something to behold.

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