Monday, August 31, 2009

Four strings good, six strings bad

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BBC NEWS | Entertainment | My Prom debut... on the ukulele: "Musician Jim Simmons signed up to join a chorus of 1,000 ukulele players at the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms. But how did it sound?"

"It probably wasn't the most beautiful noise ever to have come out of the proms but it was a joyful experience."
It is difficult to play the ukulele without breaking into a grin. Certainly I've never managed it.

The BBC story also has a link to an audio of the 1,000-ukulele rendition of "Ode to Joy."

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Anonymous said...

You have -- of course -- seen the video of the Ukelele Orchestra of the U.K. doing the theme from 'The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly'?

Daniel said...

Yes, I have seen that. Fine piece of work.