Jake Shimabukuro – Play Loud Ukulele
Feb 20 2015
The young Hawaiian ukulele phenom in a program with three parts: interviews and performance footage from Japan including “Sunday Morning,” “Equator,” “Crazy G” and more; an in-depth instructional section detailing his dazzling technique; and three music videos – “Toastman’s Dilemma,” “Wish On My Star” and “Crosscurrent”.
Jake Shimabukuro is an unbelievable ukulele player and a fantastic guy. This DVD is definitely for advanced players. He demonstrates some very difficult techniques that would take most people years to master. He shows you the techniques one time and then plays them at full speed! Beginners & intermediates might find this a bit frustrating but the DVD will definitely show you the unlimited possibilities and potential of the ukulele.
Quality is good. You get to watch his CrossCurrent Concert, interviews, three videos,and a learning section. He teaches you his strumming techniques… and they are advanced. This isn’t traditional Hawaiian music – this guy jams and shreds on the ukulele.
This is a great video for intermediate players who want to kick up their strumming proficiency in a dramatic way. These are good techniques that anyone can use to illustrate various songs, even if they’re not played as fast as Jake plays.
The teaching part is fun, helpful and quite short but packed full of Jake style playing that is useful for a player of ANY level who is willing to take the time to go through it step by step and not rush it. He teaches several of his strumming techniques that are pretty unique to his play but really simple when slowed down, with little exception. He then teaches you how to play “Yesterday” the Beatles classic in his interpretation. Everyone has different learning styles but you might find it easy to pick up watching him.
IN ANY CASE, if you play or not if you are a fan GET THIS DVD for the Live Footage and Videos.
Running time: 01:28:00
Video: DivX, 777Kbps, 720×480, 29.96fps
Audio: Mp3, 320Kbps, 44KHz, Stereo
Size: 739 Mb