Ron Yapo and Ukes

I picked up my 1st ukulele in late 2002. Never dreamed that I would be playing that funny little instrument.But after my 1st cheapo, I couldn't believe the sound. My 1st 2 ukuleles ended up breaking at the bridge. The music store told me I was the blame by over tuning the strings and wouldn't sell me no more string equipment. Hmmm after 30 years of playing guitars I can't tune a stringed instrument? Needless to say, I have 6 ukuleles and wow, playing them like crazy G man!!! Many fine thanks to the Good People at the Luis Oasis Senior Center in Orcutt. It brings back memories of when I was a young boy listening to music from way back when. Ben Tromp had recruited me back in October of 2003. Ben had many a confidence in me and believed that he could bring together a great ukulele group and MAN, what a job he has done. I totally admire these fine new musicians that have come together. Now Tom Dutart has taken the roll of teacher and is leading this group to a new frontier. I can't wait to play in front of the thousands that will one day hear us as a group. Okay, my influences are George Harrison, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, and Jake Shimabukuro.

Picture of me and "Jake Shimabukuro".

Some of my recordings.

To copy a song to your pc, just right click on the song link, then click "Save Target As" then you could place it anywhere on your computer.

 Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue

 Sandy Beach - IZ Version

 Somewhere Over The Rainbow - IZ Version

 The Man Who Loves Women - Tom Petty Version

 Feliz Navidad - Jose Feliciano Version

 Little Drummer Boy - Traditional

 Something - George Harrison Version

 I'll See You In My Dreams - Joe Brown Version

 

Ukulele Ron on Myspace, check out the videos

 

You can reach me by e-mail at: rdyapo@verizon.net

The Remnants

Ron's Acoustic