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Pink Floyd solo on ukulele with beer bottle slide. Wayne Sorbelli @ Island Guitar & Ukulele shop Key West

Pink Floyd solo on my ukulele with a home made beer bottle slide that my dad just made me last night as a gift!

I’m here at my Island Guitar & Ukulele shop on the beautiful island of Key West.

I consider the SLIDE & mainly the glass slide my main instrument. I don’t care what it’s on, guitar, bass, acoustic, electric, ukulele etc. I PLAY SLIDE!  

All slides sound different, not better or worse, but different and they all certainly FEEL and handle much differently once laid upon the strings.  Brass is heavy and offers more resistance therefore it’s easier to accurately stop and not blow by a target note, where glass is lighter and slippery feeling and offers more control over the fine overtones, but it takes more effort to control it – I can write volumes on differences in slide material  – but i guess we will save that for another post)

“You can try to play the blues, or just give in and let the blues play you!  That’s IT!  It’s THAT little struggle, THAT split second tension right there between me and my guitar and those unconscious note choices that are happening when the notes start to play me, to me,  THAT IS THE BLUES”  – Wayne Sorbelli

Check out my blog/website
www.islandGuitar.com

dedicated ukulele page   http://www.UkeOut.com

MSG    EMAIL or  CALL

305-414-8056 in Key West

I consider the SLIDE, Glass, Chrome, Brass, Ceramic, Bone, etc to be my main instrument. Here is Ukulele Slide Blues

I’m using my instrument  for healing – I consider the SLIDE & mainly the glass slide my main instrument. I don’t care what it’s on, guitar, bass, acoustic, electric, ukulele etc. I PLAY SLIDE!  When you put the slide on the strings to me, gives me a voice and I can feel the vibrations literally of what I’m trying to say –  and I think the frequencies tell a story far deeper than I could ever say merely with words – when you hear and listen you either get it, or you don’t at any one moment.

 I know some can feel what  I’m saying as I pour some serious blues crying and screaming out of this little ukulele lol

I recorded this at my music store in Key West jamming some blues in Am using my glass slide finger and Luna Cedar Top Ukulele.

I’m in standard soprano ukulele tuning GCEA.

I didn’t change anything about the uke, it’s a regular setup on an off the shelf Luna Cedar Top ukulele with nylon strings.

I’m sliding with my pinky 4th finger wearing a glass slide Dunlop 212. (although it’s worth mentioning that any slide will do the job, but all sound different, not better or worse, but different and they all certainly FEEL and handle much differently once laid upon the strings.  Brass is heavy and offers more resistance therefore it’s easier to accurately stop and not blow by a target note, where glass is lighter and slippery feeling and offers more control over the fine overtones, but it takes more effort to control it – I can write volumes on differences in slide material  – but i guess we will save that for another post)

“You can try to play the blues, or just give in and let the blues play you!  That’s IT!  It’s THAT little struggle, THAT split second tension right there between me and my guitar and those unconscious note choices that are happening when the notes start to play me, to me,  THAT IS THE BLUES”  – Wayne Sorbelli

Check out my blog/website
www.islandGuitar.com

dedicated ukulele page   http://www.UkeOut.com

MSG    EMAIL or  CALL

305-414-8056 in Key West

570-674-1995 in Dallas

Luna Ukulele, Guitar or Cigar Box Guitar (CBG) Battery Powered or AC plug Amplifier Sale @ Island Guitar Key West & Dallas Pa

Battery Powered Portable Ukulele 0r Guitar Amp SALE @ Island Guitar Store Key West
Battery Powered Portable Ukulele 0r Guitar Amp SALE @ Island Guitar Store Key West

SALE    $59.99     SALE    $59.99    S ALE    $59.99   SALE   $59.99

SALE        $59.99      SALE

This sale ends 2-25-2015  or while supplies last

We   SHIP       WE SHIP    We SHIP

Take your show on the road in style with Luna’s vintage suitcase – look ukulele amp! Vintage tolex and a leather handle are authentic touches, crowned by vintage Island travel stickers that you can place yourself.

Guitar strap holders allow you to strap on the amp, plug in your uke and play untethered and unleashed! The amp opens for easy battery changes,storage of the included AC adapter, and even has a compartment with velcro lid to house your keys, cell phone, wallet or a small snack!

But wait!…there’s more! after your performance, a simple 1/4″ to 1/8″ adapter on your phone or ipod cord will allow you to plug in for mood music or an instant “party in a box”! (Jack adapter not included.)

  • SKU: UK SA 5
  • 5 watt portable amp with
  • 9 volt battery and AC adapter included
  • 1/4″ input
  • 1/4″ headphone out
  • Volume & tone control
  • Vintage tweed tolex
  • Vintage hawaiian stickers
  • Leather handle
  • Strap buttons
  • Inside storage   

youtube channel: www.youtube.com/user/thehallowayneband/videos
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I LOVE MUSIC!

I’ve owned and operated Wayne’s World Music since 1996.
My Music World includes:

Wayne’s World Dallas 570-674-1994
2611 Memorial HWY
Dallas, Pa
18612

&

Island Guitar aka Bone Island Music Key West 305-414-8056
1109 Key Plaza
Key West, Florida
33040

email
www.Wayne@islandGuitar.com

my blog
www.islandGuitar.com

Ukuleles ALL SIZES, SOPRANO, CONCERT, TENOR, BARITONE, Uke BASS, & 8-STRING Sale Rental & Lesson gift certificate packs @ Island Guitar Music Store in Key West

Luna Honu (Turtle) ukulele @ Island Guitar Shop Key West
Luna Honu (Turtle) ukulele @ Island Guitar Shop Key West

Key West Turtle Ukulele SALE Key West & Dallas

This is a Luna “Hono UKE” or Turtle Soprano Ukulele. Island Guitar Key West and Dallas both have them in stock again (sorry to those who tried to order last week – but we can’t keep these solid mahogany turtle ukes from flying off the shelves)

Luna’s HONU Soprano Ukulele takes its design from traditional Hawaiian body ornamentation. The designs were monochromatic, tattooed in black against brown skin. The patterns and layout were strongly geometric and there were many shapes and symbols which represented the natural island world:stones, waves, fish, sharks, turtles, rain, sun, birds. This design is based on a Hawaiian turtle (honu), a symbol of longevity and endurance rendered in a Polynesian tattoo style. The fret markers are stylized sharks teeth.

UKE HONU

Play Uke – Be Happy!

Oh, and did I mention they come with the FREE soft Gig Bag and are on Sale!!

Luna Honu Uke Ukulele SALE Key West & Dallas

I LOVE MUSIC!
I’ve owned and operated Wayne’s World Music since 1996.  
My Music World includes:
Wayne’s World Dallas 570-674-1994 
2611 Memorial HWY
Dallas, Pa
18612
&
Island Guitar aka Bone Island Music Key West 305-414-8056
1109 Key Plaza
Key West, Florida
33040
email
www.Wayne@islandGuitar.com
my blog
www.islandGuitar.com

 

Ukulele Tunings & Uke Size Chart with explanation: Soprano Concert Tenor Baritone & Bass Ukes

Ukulele Size & Tuning Chart for Soprano, Concert, Tenor, Baritone, Bass & 8 string Ukes
Ukulele Size & Tuning Chart for Soprano, Concert, Tenor, Baritone, & Bass Ukes

Ukulele Size Chart – Length, Scale & Body Shape

* The above pictured dimensions were taken from Luna brand ukuleles and can be used as a general rule for identifying purposes, with each brand varying slightly in measurement, but following the same order.

There are four main types of ukuleles: Soprano – Concert (or Alto) – Tenor – Baritone

Soprano: Tuning: GCEA, ADF#B

Concert (or Alto): Tuning: GCEA (re-entrant), GCEA (linear (tune G down an entire Octave))

Tenor: Tuning: GCEA (re-entrant), GCEA (linear) using Low 4th G string, or DGBE (like Baritone)

Baritone: Tuning: DGBE (1st four strings of a guitar) 

Bass is as a regular Bass guitar would be tuned: low to high (4th-1st)  EADG

**remember that the 1st string of any guitar or UKULELE is the one furthest from your face while playing      ** (the smallest/thinnest  string on a GUITAR is the first, and furthest away from your face while playing it)

UkeOut PAGE is the Island Guitar page to support our local (OR visiting) Ukulele players.

We have EVERYTHING you need to jam out or “UKEOUT” as it’s dubbed!Ukuleles, cases, ukulele display wall hangers and stands, straps, strings, tuners, learning books cd’s and DVD’s, cleaning kits, and a ton of COOL ukulele lover GIFT items, T-Shirts and fun accessories!!

Have a GREAT time exploring this site – Peace :)    Just use the search bar on top or side of this page to ask or search for anything ukulele, guitar, music, etc related!!  Search for information, photos and dates on UkeOuts, Concerts, Lessons, ANYTHING MUSIC !!

Play Ukulele,,,Be Happy

my youtube channel: www.youtube.com/user/thehallowayneband/videos
profile google: plus.google.com/u/0/108378830681606100831/videos

I LOVE MUSIC!
I’ve owned and operated Wayne’s World Music since 1996.  
My Music World includes:
Wayne’s World Dallas 570-674-1994 
2611 Memorial HWY
Dallas, Pa
18612
&
Island Guitar aka Bone Island Music Key West 305-414-8056
1109 Key Plaza
Key West, Florida
33040
email
www.Wayne@islandGuitar.com
my blog
www.islandGuitar.com

example is a standard tuned concert ukulele with a glass slide

New exotic ukuleles arrive in Key West & Dallas for Sale and Rental with lesson packages available

 

Island Guitar Ukulele Piano Store in Key West
Island Guitar Ukulele  Store in Key West

New ukuleles in ALL SIZES, SOPRANO, CONCERT, TENOR, BARITONE and EVEN the NEW Uke BASS and 8-STRING ukulele!!! 

They have arrived in Key West at my Island Guitar shop and will soon be arriving  in our Dallas Wayne’s World Music Store.

Ukuleles FOR SALE and RENT with LESSON packages available for BEGINNER or STAGE players and practically ALL AGEs !! 

You are not going to believe your eyes, your hands, or your ears if you’re lucky enough to get a chance to stop in our store and play, feel, look and listen to one in of these beautiful instruments in person!!!!!!

The new exotica series comes in a few woods worth bragging about.

Olive Ash Burl, Spalt Maple, and Maple Burl.

MSG me here or give me a call 305-414-8056  Key West

 570-674-1995 Dallas

“Play Uke Be Happy”

 

Valentine’s Day Holiday Gift certificates Music LESSON Packages for Piano, Guitar, Violin, Cello, Drum Percussion, Bass Vocal etc,,

Island Guitar Ukulele Piano & MORE Music Store Key West & Wilkes-Barre/Dallas
Island Guitar Ukulele Piano & MORE Music Store Key West & Wilkes-Barre/Dallas

Island Guitar Piano Violin  Drums Ukulele  Sales Rental Repair Lessons

GIFT CERTIFICATES available for

LESSON Packages for Piano, Guitar, Violin, Cello,  Drums and Percussion,  Bass guitar and even Vocal training!

ISLAND GUITAR music shop is Key West’s ONLY music Gift shop AND fully functioning music store for lessons, repairs, sales, marching and school band instrument rentals etc!

T-Shirts, Tank tops, shot glasses, guitar picks, stickers etc.

It’s the ultimate souvenir for those who love music and the beautiful sun soaked island of Key West!

We are a full service music store for those who play, those who want to play, and for bars, clubs, saloons and places that have live bands. We service publi address needs in churches, ball fields and hall rooms, parties inside and out, etc. 

REPAIRS

SALES

RENTALS

LESSONS.

Guitars, ukuleles, bass, drums, cymbals, AMPS, Pa’s, mixers, microphones, speakers, accessories, drum heads, strings, tubes, cables, stands etc etc. We carry Boss, Roland, Sure, Dean, MXR, Marshall, Peavey, Luna, Korg, dunlop, crybaby, Zildjian, and much more. pls contact us with any ?’s

“LIVE the MUSIC”

Island Guitar Key West Music Sales Lessons Rental repairs

my youtube channel: www.youtube.com/user/thehallowayneband/videos
profile google: plus.google.com/u/0/108378830681606100831/videos

I LOVE MUSIC!
I’ve owned and operated Wayne’s World Music since 1996.  
My Music World includes:
Wayne’s World Dallas 570-674-1994 
2611 Memorial HWY
Dallas, Pa
18612
&
Island Guitar aka Bone Island Music Key West 305-414-8056
1109 Key Plaza
Key West, Florida
33040
email
www.Wayne@islandGuitar.com
my blog
www.islandGuitar.com

Violin, Fiddle, Cello & Piano Studios in Key West & Dallas – Lessons Children & Adult, Beginner to Advanced, PRIVATE individual

violin, cello,  guitar, BASS, drums, ukulele, & piano lessons & music instruction Key West
violin, cello, guitar, BASS, drums, ukulele, & piano lessons & music instruction Key West

We are now offering Professional Violin, Cello and Fiddle lessons @ our Key West studio, FL  & Wayne’s World Dallas!

From beginner to advanced, children to adult 

Beginner to professional level and almost all age for violin, fiddle, cello, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, upright BASS, electric bass, drum, hand percussion, djembe, bongo, conga, ukulele, piano and keyboard lessons and music instruction in ALL STYLES by experienced teachers with impressive backgrounds and great people skills.

Go to our LEARN page http://islandguitar.com/learn/ 

or

call us during hours at either location http://islandguitar.com/contact/

We NOW RENT and SELL all MARCHING BAND instruments!

Thank You

Ukulele Slide Blues “I Made It Cry w/my Glass Finger” Wayne Sorbelli @ Island Guitar Shop Key West & Dallas

Click link above to watch video:  Ukulele Slide Blues. “I Made It Cry w/my Glass Finger”

Wayne Sorbelli here at my music store in Key West jamming some blues in Am using my glass slide finger and Luna Cedar Top Ukulele.

I’m in standard soprano ukulele tuning GCEA.

I didn’t change anything about the uke, it’s a regular setup on an off the shelf Luna Cedar Top ukulele with nylon strings.

I’m sliding with my pinky wearing a glass slide Dunlop 212.

“You can try to play the blues, or just give in and let the blues play you!  That’s IT!  It’s THAT little struggle, THAT split second tension right there between me and my guitar and those unconscious note choices that are happening when the notes start to play me, to me,  THAT IS THE BLUES”  – Wayne Sorbelli

Check out my blog/website
www.islandGuitar.com

dedicated ukulele page   http://www.UkeOut.com

MSG    EMAIL or  CALL

305-414-8056 in Key West

570-674-1995 in Dallas

 

Welcome to Island Guitar Key West & Dallas home of Music Lessons Band Instrument Rental & Sales & Ukulele, Bass, Drum, Piano, Violin & MORE

Island Guitar
Island Guitar Key West & Wilkes-Barre/Dallas

We are a full service music store for those who play, those who want to to learn play, and for bars, clubs, churches and places that have public speakers, performers and live bands.

We have good ol’ brick and mortar music shops in:

Key West Florida 305-414-8056
1109 Key Plaza, Key West, FL 33040
(aka Bone Island Music)
and

Dallas 570-674-1995
2611 memorial hwy, Dallas, Pa 18612
(aka Wayne’s World Music)

MUSIC SALES RENTALS REPAIRS LESSONS.

Instruments, Accessories, Drum heads, Strings, tubes, cables, stands etc etc.

msg or call or email me personally at www.Wayne@islandGuitar.com