This gentleman needs no introduction as he has taken many of our hearts with not only with his playing but also with his great lessons and videos. Most people know Aldrine Guerrero as the head instructor and founding member of the popular ukulele website Ukulele Underground. As a young local boy from the island Kaua’i, Aldrine began playing ‘ukulele in coffee shops and churches. His clean, strong, and now notable style is paired with his smooth and soothing voice and has collected him a lot of clout both in the islands and online. Since his humble beginnings Aldrine has played and toured all over the US and the world with a new album in the works.
Today Aldrine joins us from the HiSessions studio with his arrangement of Imagine. Aldrine has carefully captured all the major elements of the original while effectively making it his own without veering too far from original. His control and use of volume (0:53) is tastefully done and sounds great with the little touch of reverb. The double strum technique placed with his accented strums in the pre-chorus and the chorus are clean and articulate. His great sense of rhythm is also exhibited perfectly at the ending.
I cannot stress enough and just how great of a website Ukulele Underground is. Offering some of the best ‘ukulele videos, tutorials, and not to mention a great moderated and updated forum, Ukulele Underground is an all-in-one resource for everything ‘ukulele.
UkePrints is a curated playlist of some essential ukulele tracks that all ukulele player should listen to. These songs have left a legacy for future players and in essence, sound impressions of the ‘ukulele or what I like to call them: UkePrints.