Uke + Glock = Rock

Uke + Glock = Rock

ductapeguy's picture



Liner Notes: 

This is uke+glock rock exactly as advertised on the tin.

I keep my eye on thrift store toy sections for 'real' instruments because they often resemble their toy counterparts. Yesterday I got a 2 octave chromatic glockenspiel for $6.99.
Here is a picture of what it looks like.

I had to try it out, so I sketched out a chord structure in Band in a box, laid down some rhythm uke and improvised lead uke and glock melodies.


Chord structure here:

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


Fuzzy's picture

Haha this is fabulous!
I feel like I'm sitting in a Vegas lounge drinking a martini and watching the house band.
It's definitely making me smile.
I know what you mean; I'm always checking out second-hand stores for cheap instruments.
I once picked up a bass ukulele in the toy section for eight bucks.
You've certainly put your new acquisition to good use here.
Really nice uke improv; I'm impressed!
Excellent work!

Kurtis Kanttila's picture

Glocks out, this is a real fun track. I like the story behind the glock and it's nice little melody. The lead uke was pretty wicked also, very enjoyable song!

dudachris's picture

Love this Sean, I need some glock in my life Biggrin

cleanshoes's picture

OMG, when that glock comes in! It's such a playful sound I couldn't help but laugh. I played the glockenspiel in 5th grade band. I was the only one and they didn't know what to do with me. But I wasn't half bad!

Zeekle's picture

Oh how that glock rocks!! Who needs a Les Paul when you have that. Great tune.

Technicolor Gramophone's picture

Real good ... I've loved glocks since hearing Jethro Tull's "Skating Away" about a million years ago. The uke sounds very guitar-like and jazzy and cool. Nice glockin'!

katpiercemusic's picture

You got a good deal on that thing! I saw $6.99 and I though of those terrible sounding rainbow things with plastic frames that aren't even pitched correctly. This is fun to listen to, and I'm a fan of the uke and Glock combination, so woohoo! I especially like where you trade off solos between the two!

IA's picture

What a sweet sound to that glockenspiel.

And nice soloing! I love how theinstruments come together in the end.

Sounds like a fun holiday day this one. Enjoying the sights and different locales. Smile

MarkG's picture

Well, I haven't heard that combo before. Bravo!

dzd's picture

oh my! i LOVE this.......and as Fuzzy said I just need a martini and a lounge suit now Wink I'm super jealous of your glockenspiel find........rockin out with your glock out indeed! Really brightened my early morning late night with this one Smile

Dragondreams's picture

Super-catchy! Amazing what you do with bargains like the glock! It sounds fantastic. Smile

sph's picture

Lovely. You got a good deal on the glock and even better: make good use of it

corinne54's picture

I'll have to be on the lookout for one of my very own! Smile Very summery feel. Where's my pina colada!

yam655's picture

Hmm... I don't have a glockenspiel. I do have a kalimba that hasn't made it in to any of my tracks yet. I was always like, "but how do I incorporate it?" A dedicated solo will totally work...