04/06/2020 at 5:42 am #15564
Made a home recording of Hula O Makee. Give it a listen here: http://www.soundcloud.com/allanbraun
Not 100% on the tempo. I was conflicted between fast and slow. Eventually decided on 140 bpm. Let me know what you think as I may re-record it.
There’s a couple other recordings of Jeff’s music on there. Feel free to give feedback on those as well.
FYI everything is recorded with my Zoom H2n. No edits.
Allan (Braun)04/06/2020 at 1:59 pm #15574JeffKeymaster
Awesome Allan! I love your tone on the nylon string.04/06/2020 at 3:24 pm #15575Calder MackayParticipant
Terrific song and playing! And cool website.
You and I are perhaps the only two people in the world who play both Ku’u Pua I Poaokalani and Ashokan Farewell. The AF I play is Larry Pattis’s straight-on arrangement in D. Your’s has a richness that I really like, could it be in C? You must have arranged it yourself. Bravo.
Another coincidence. If you live in Pasadena, CA (not TX), I am a Poly Panther myself (’72)–long gone but visit still. Nice to meet you.
Calder04/07/2020 at 6:12 am #15578
Thank you, Jeff! Been meaning to ask what strings you prefer on your Carrington. I have a set of Savarez 510 MRJ’s (high tension cantiga basses + normal tension cristal/alliance trebles) on it and I really like them.
@ Calder – Far out! I went to Poly as well from K-8th grade then Saint Francis for high school; class of ’06. It was actually a music teacher at Poly that turned me on to Ashokan Farewell. The arrangement I play is in drop D tuning and was done by John Lehmann-Haupt (Mel Bay published). Thank you for your kind words!04/07/2020 at 8:30 am #15580Jeffrey StoreyParticipant
Hey Allan –
Really enjoyed Hula O Makee – tempo is great. Put your other slack key tunes on the playlist while working today – Hawaiian Skies with that lick at the end is really well done. You’re a nice player man. ‘Wayfaring Stranger’ melody kind of reminds me of ‘Man of Constant Sorrow’… I was born in Glendale and live in Santa Monica; if you ever have a show or are heading to a slack key show let me know! Great music, cheers
– Jeff04/19/2020 at 12:23 pm #15728ashaw953Participant
Very nice version of Hula O Makee, Allan! I like the tempo you chose, it has good energy and you pull it off just fine.
San Rafael CA05/07/2020 at 5:50 am #15842Martin PurvisParticipant
Great playing! Personally, I like the tempo quite a bit slower as it is a very melodic piece. It’s also rather nice with a swing rhythm.
Martin05/07/2020 at 12:35 pm #15851
Mahalo for the kind words. What do you think a good tempo for the swing feel would be? Could you recommend a recording that captures this? I would like to get a feel for it so I have the option of performing it in both styles.
-AB05/11/2020 at 12:09 pm #15902Martin PurvisParticipant
I think about 96 bpm is nice. I think that is about the speed of it when it is sung.
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