By Greg Olwell

James Hill and Anne Janelle play three songs for our cameras on this Ukulele Session. The first two are old-time classics, one with vocals by Anne Janelle, followed up with an original written by James Hill.

  • “Blackberry Blossom”
  • “Ah, Poor Bird” with vocal by Anne Janelle
  • “Promenade,” an original written and sung by James Hill

 

James Hill has Evolved from Being a Soloist to Being a Father, Singer, and Collaborator

In a recent feature, James offered advice on playing and singing.

On his set, James played three ukes, a signature tenor built by Berkeley, California maker Mike DaSilva and two baritones made by Mya-Moe, of White Salmon, Washington. One baritone is tuned standard (capoed at the second fret), while the other one is tuned to a unique tuning that James developed. The second baritone is tuned B E B E, with the two B strings tuned in unison.

Sing and Play at the Same Time: Practice Tips from James Hill

 

Visit James’s site, jameshillmusic.com to learn more about his music and check out his lessons here.

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