Friendly Fred

Hi, I'm FriendlyFred and running this blog. I play 'em all from soprano to baritone, acoustic and electric. Yes, big hands can handle small instruments. Enjoy strumming around and have a good day !

Uke Boogie – Episode H

Again I entered the open stage of uke boogie Berlin at the Bar Ma Thilda. First I played the traditional " La Paloma " on my Ortega baritone, then I started a group improvisation. I used a Hip Hop beat from my iPad app " Drum Loops HD " created by the drum wizard Hans Eijkenaar. I played in D minor and asked the folks to join in. And they did. About ten people played ukulele or percussion with me. That was fun. 0:00 - 2:20: La Paloma 2:43 - 8:42: Group improvisation in D minor The YouTube ID of puG3KeIbUUo#t=172 is invalid.   There were other very entertaining performances.   Fueldiva - a loopy singer, a woman on cello and a guy with a Game Boy ( with nanoloop, I guess ):
  The lovely Naiomi, accompanied by Marc, Christian and Björn: The YouTube ID of dxgZIT27hEc#t=27 is invalid.   Samuel, the ukulele preacher, really blew me away with his energetic performance. Great voice man: The YouTube ID of VdQygsuk_MY#t=139 is invalid.   Alex, Jono and Björn playing the Pogues' " Fairytale of New York " and other songs. Alex ( harmonica and xylophone and vocals ) and Jono ( ukulele and vocals ) host this great event: The YouTube ID of xsbjXE0EV7k#t=253 is invalid.   For more videos and infos please visit their facebook page and click the " like " button. Uke Boogie Berlin is one of the very few musical events in Berlin with a very gentle atmosphere.   FriendlyFred  

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