Production Log: No Mercy

This is my version of Holly Hofmann’s “No Mercy” but arranged for Native American flute and ukulele instead of the original silver flute and piano. Update: the song was actually composed by Glenn Cashman; here’s a great version of it with Glenn on tenor sax. Update #2: After talking with Glenn, I made a mistake in […]

Discovering the NAF, part 4: JD Flutes A4 Cedar

The “mid A” or A4 key is one of, of not the most, popular keys for a first flute. There are a lot of good reasons for that. The finger spacing is comfortable for most people even down to grade school kids. It is lightweight, especially in a softwood. It is usually not very expensive, […]

Discovering the NAF, Part 3: Bedford Avenue Flutes

Who knew Wake County, North Carolina was such hotbed of flute makers? I’ve written before about the maker of my G4 NAF, David O’Neal, and I am on the build list of another well-respected maker who shall remain nameless at this point. Recently, I met a third maker who is less well known so far […]

Production Log: Equinox

A link to the video was posted previously. This one was a quick cover to get some sounds “on tape” for two new instruments: Longneck concert pineapple ukulele by Covered Bridge Ukuleles. I did a fairly detailed write up on this one on Ukulele Underground so I won’t say much about it here except to mention the […]

Production Log: Where Do The Children Play

This log is a bit different. Instead of going into great detail on the tools used, I’m going to focus on the process used to arrive at the finished track, an Internet collaboration between myself (I’m in North Carolina) and Texas-based musician Kevin Griffin. We are both members on the Ukulele Underground where I had posted […]