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Laurence Diehl - Posted - 12/19/2019:  11:47:50


Here is Charlie Parker's Dexterity



Bebop is usually played at punishing tempos, but I found that playing it to a swing rhythm revealed a lot more of the beauty of the tune. 



Yes, I'm making a virtue out of necessity - I could never play this at 200 bpm to save my life anyway! smiley

raybob - Posted - 12/19/2019:  12:47:02


Can't see it. Youtube says it's 'private'.

Laurence Diehl - Posted - 12/19/2019:  13:03:19


quote:

Originally posted by raybob

Can't see it. Youtube says it's 'private'.






Sorry Ray, I just changed the settings now.

raybob - Posted - 12/19/2019:  15:02:43


Thanks Laurence. Nice!

pickn5 - Posted - 12/20/2019:  06:09:49


Very nice!

CGDA - Posted - 12/22/2019:  09:28:27


That'a a very accurate and delightful version. Thank you for posting!

Omeboy - Posted - 12/22/2019:  10:45:12


Great rendition, Laurence. Merry Christmas!

Laurence Diehl - Posted - 12/22/2019:  15:00:40


Thanks everyone - and happy Holidays!

Meestro - Posted - 01/12/2020:  19:00:20


Laurence’ I did not realize until tonight that you are Seattle Uke. I subscribe to your YouTube channel because your playing is always so tasteful and expressive in every genre. Thanks for posting your videos. I would love to meet up with you sometime when we’re on the west coast. I used to play in Victoria a few times a year with a dear friend who recently passed but we still head that way. Our son is in the Vancouver Symphony and one of his good friends from his university quintet days is principal oboe in the Seattle Symphony. You are very lucky to have her in your orchestra. Perhaps you are friends with my friend Carol who hails from both Seattle and Hawaii. She does some cruise ship work out of Seattle. Can’t think of her last name at this point. lol

pdinneen1 - Posted - 01/12/2020:  19:27:04


Carol Johnston

Laurence Diehl - Posted - 01/13/2020:  09:30:12


quote:

Originally posted by Meestro

Laurence’ I did not realize until tonight that you are Seattle Uke. I subscribe to your YouTube channel because your playing is always so tasteful and expressive in every genre. Thanks for posting your videos. I would love to meet up with you sometime when we’re on the west coast. I used to play in Victoria a few times a year with a dear friend who recently passed but we still head that way. Our son is in the Vancouver Symphony and one of his good friends from his university quintet days is principal oboe in the Seattle Symphony. You are very lucky to have her in your orchestra. Perhaps you are friends with my friend Carol who hails from both Seattle and Hawaii. She does some cruise ship work out of Seattle. Can’t think of her last name at this point. lol






Hey thanks Ernie - I am also Seattlebanjo, but it's all 5-string. I like the uke because it's kinda the 'new frontier' these days and the kind folks on this forum are tolerant enough to let me get away with posting here. Next time I'm at the Symphony I will check out who's on oboe!

guitarbanjoman - Posted - 01/13/2020:  15:32:26


Nice and tasteful playing!

And wearing a thumb pick, yet... i couldn't see your fingers, were you wearing fingerpicks?

Laurence Diehl - Posted - 01/13/2020:  19:08:03


quote:

Originally posted by guitarbanjoman

Nice and tasteful playing!



And wearing a thumb pick, yet... i couldn't see your fingers, were you wearing fingerpicks?






No Will, on nylon strings I get better tone out of fingernails.

Bill Rogers - Posted - 01/13/2020:  22:58:27


Late to the dance here. Dexterity, indeed!. Thanks Laurence.

Lew H - Posted - 01/14/2020:  07:42:51


Another great round of picking!

rickhayes - Posted - 01/14/2020:  14:16:53


Good stuff Laurence.

Laurence Diehl - Posted - 01/14/2020:  15:31:58


Bill, Lew and Rick - thanks for the kind words!

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