'The Nation's Ukulele Orchestra'
BBC News, Radio 4, 23rd September 2014
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Q&A with George Hinchliffe

Watch our latest Youtube video where George Hinchliffe, founder of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, responds to questions sent in by fans, he tells stories that answer the questions and illustrates his answers with musical excerpts played on the ukulele.

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The songs that are referred to or demonstrated in the video:

"Out of my brain on the train: 5:15"
The "Why should I care" section:
Both from "Quadrophrenia",
The Who's Quadrophenia uses in part the following chord sequence in the "Why should I care" section:

F major 7, G9, Em7, Am7, Dm7, G7, C major 7

which is very similar to the chord sequence used in the old Nat King Cole song as featured in the film, Groundhog Day:
What a day this has been, what a rare mood I'm in
It's almost like being in love.

"Mr Sandman".

(Campanile section)
C maj7 /// C6 /// Dm7 /// G7 /// C maj7 /// C6 /// Dm7 /// G7 ///

C maj7 / C6 / C6 /// B7 /// B7 /// E+7 /// E+7 /// A+7 /// A+7 ///
D13 /// D13 /// G13 /// G13 /// C2 /// C2 /// Ab7 /// D9 / G7 /
C maj7 / C6 / C6 /// B7 /// B7 /// E+7 /// E+7 /// A+7 /// A+7 ///
Dm /// Dm /// Dm6 /// Dm6 /// C /A7/ D9 /G13 / C /// C ///

(On screen it says that the chords and music are available but for copyright reasons, we're not including them here.)

"Ain't She Sweet".

Am / C#m6 / G7 /// Am / C#m6 / G7 ///
C / E7 / A7 /// D7 / G7 / C ///
Am / C#m6 / G7 /// Am / C#m6 / G7 ///
C / E7 / A7 /// D7 / G7 / C ///
F7 /// F7 /// C/// C ////
F7 /// F7 /// C/// D7 / G7 /
Am / C#m6 / G7 /// Am / C#m6 / G7 ///
C / E7 / A7 /// D7 / G7 / C ///

George also refers to the campanile style of playing the ukulele and mentions Ronald Binge's "Cornet Carillon" but doesn't play it.

This ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNOmgeGDvXE ) is a version of that piece (played by the Black Dyke Mills Band) which gives a clear indication of the effect, that of cascading notes brought about by using three cornets splitting the melody between then and holding each note on to give the effect of bells ringing. This is the effect which campanile playing on the ukulele is intended to convey. The introduction section of "Mr Sandman" is a simple example of campanile playing.

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