Thursday, July 26, 2007

Late Night Horrorscope

America - Lonely People
Ocie Stockard & the Wanderers - You've Got Me There
The Four Yanks - Dudu Wam
Eric Bachman - Genie, Genie
Ella - Angel Eyes
Roba Stanley - Single Life
Beck - Paper Tiger
The Minders - I've Been Wondering
Little Willie John - Let Them Talk
Wayne Newton - Strangers in the Night

It's hard to listen to any song these days without rating it ukulelebility. America's "Lonely People" has a high ukulelebility rating, but Little Willie John's "Let Them Talk" doesn't.

Right now, I am really trying to figure out the chords on Buck Owen's "I Betcha Didn't Know." My musical limitations are really killing me these days. I want to be able to play four-fingered chords, strum in rhythm, and sing in key. AND I CAN'T!!!! And I really want to be able to listen to songs and figure out the chords for them. I want it so bad. I just gotta conquer this one Buck Owen's song.... maybe tomorrow.

4 comments:

Phil said...

And speaking of ukes and the Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" that we were listening to recently:

I just saw an episode of Scrubs in which Ted's quartet does a faithful copy, complete with ukelele, performed on the hospital's rooftop.

Like you, I am also learning my way to figuring out chords by ear instead of looking them up on the internet. Last week I worked out the chords to the Kamakawiwo'ole "Somewhere..." It's pleasant to do on the piano. And a nice example to affirm some recent music theory I'd learned about typical chord progressions in pop music.

Phil said...

Oops -- I can't believe I misspelled "ukulele"! Actually, I can. But I still hate it.

Charlotte said...

I still have a long way to go with figuring out chords by ear. I did not succeed with the Buck Owens tune. But it was fun to try.

Charlotte said...

"Ukelele" is also an approved spelling. I just got a cd in the mail today with that spelling.