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Medula Oblongata
02-06-2007, 07:44 PM
The Ukulele is easily one of the more difficult stringed instruments to play, and lends itsself primarily to strumming. This guy finger picks it like a concert guitarrist. Quite amazing!

http://video.yahoo.com/video/play?vid=b165b79e80767f89ad515fcb3a992c3d.1701490&cache=1

BTW the guys name is Jake Shimabukuro.

rips31
02-07-2007, 02:46 PM
lol...i know him.

EARS
02-07-2007, 03:16 PM
What talent! "Quite amazing!" is a great way to describe him.

kamo
02-07-2007, 03:47 PM
Yeah, hes pretty good. Makes me regret selling all my guitars and equipment.

Medula Oblongata
02-07-2007, 03:59 PM
How is it that you know him?

rips31
02-07-2007, 04:16 PM
he's from hawaii, as am i. i've met him several times at shows and all and have some ppl we know/knew in common. lol...my mom even knows him. he's played at several events she's help run. he's a cool guy. very down-to-earth and supposedly the 'next big thing' out of hawaii. he plays other instruments, too.

Medula Oblongata
02-07-2007, 04:37 PM
I dabble with flamenco guitar, and am quite fast with my fingers. He is much faster and looks like he's been classically trained in spanish and flamenco guitar. I wish I had the panache and finger dexterity he has. I hope he does well, I just ordered his CD.

rips31
02-07-2007, 04:40 PM
from what i know, he's only had lessons on the ukelele, but has since learned all sorts of other instruments. he's a big hit in hawaii and fairly big in japan, at least now. you'll like his cd.

Megatron
02-07-2007, 11:14 PM
Another instrument that I've heard that's really tough to play is the steel guitar.

Medula Oblongata
02-07-2007, 11:23 PM
The steel guitar is actually very easy. Its extremely similar to the sitar.

One can simply use a chord chart and play the steel guitar.. Perhaps what you were thinking about was the slide guitar. Thats wacky hard to play.

Megatron
02-07-2007, 11:29 PM
The steel guitar is actually very easy. Its extremely similar to the sitar.

One can simply use a chord chart and play the steel guitar.. Perhaps what you were thinking about was the slide guitar. Thats wacky hard to play.

That's what I'm probably thinking of.

herstal
02-08-2007, 08:07 PM
that guy is awesome, thanx for the link.