Here’s a classic ‘ukulele chalangalanger. Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue, also known as Has Anybody Seen My Gal? is a prime example of cycling 7th chords and that old swing/tin-pan alley sound that it creates. So get out your banjo ukes and sing along! The arrangement is pretty simple – you can add to… Read more
More about the recording of Point A including mixing, EQ, effects, and finishing touches.
A look at my process for recording an EP on a budget. Lots of blankets, lots of trial and error, and a lot of takes.
Hawai’i’s last Monarch, Queen Lili’uokalani, whose reign ended with the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom in 1893, is fondly remembered in the islands. Lili’uokalani led the resistance against the American Government as they sought annexation of Hawai’i to the United States and, because of this, was eventually imprisoned in her own palace for a period… Read more
Many years ago (back in 2007, I think) at the Kahumoku ‘Ohana Music and Lifestyle Workshop I won the entire collection of Grammy-winning Hawaiian slack key albums. (At the time the “collection” wasn’t quite as large as it is now!) I remember falling in love with the almost “bonus track” ‘ukulele songs included at the… Read more