I had a really hard time narrowing the 54 entries for the Play it Forward contest down to just 3 winners. I sure wish that I had a lot of money, because I would gladly buy a FLEA ukulele for everyone that entered. As it is, I have decided to donate the FLEA that I purchased for myself to review to give it to a 4th winner. So here we go…
The winners are:
1. Dominic Pieranunzio (Dominator) – George Harrison’s Something (part1, part2, part 3, part 4)
This was an impressive 4 part video giving a note by note instruction for this popular song. I know that it took a lot of time for Dominic to tab the song and record this video. It is a song that I aspire to learn! Thanks Dom!
2. Philip Fernandez – Triplet Rasgueado, Scratch, and Fandango
I really liked the videography and the lesson in general. I thought Philip did a great job demonstrating each of the strums. He is a good teacher and I hope he goes on to do more video lessons. I loved the funny part at the end too.
3. Charles Winkelmann – LocoRoco Clawhammer Ukulele Tutorial (part1, part2)
I was totally blown away by the effort that Charles put into this two part video. All the graphics work must have taken a lot of time.
4. Alonna Randall – Ukulele Hawaiian Style
A ukulele contest would not be complete without a demonstration for playing Hawaiian music. I really found this simple lesson helpful. When someone finds out that you play a ukulele, they expect you to play something Hawaiian. This lesson can help you do that.
Other videos that stick out in my mind are the ones from Dave Macapinlac, Ken Middleton, Rob Pelletier, Ian and Franklin Villanueva. You all entered multiple times and I want to thank you for the wonderful lessons and info that you’ve provided the ukulele community.
Thank you to everyone that entered and my awesome sponsors, Rob Deel of Ukulele4U and Al Wood from Ukulelehunt.com and HowtoPlayUkulele.com. I had a lot of fun watching all the entries and am very happy that there are now 54 extra videos out there that can help other people interested in the ukulele!
I already know what I’m going to do for my next contest… It doesn’t have anything to do with videos, but it does require creativity and artistic talent. Hmmmmmm Stay tuned…