roddy 29

@roddy 

Scotland UK   Jul 2009

roddy.bandcamp.com/  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Beatles, Randy Newman, Blues, Reggae, Soul, Jazz, ukuleles.

I've been writing and performing songs for years and years. I play piano, guitar and ukulele.

he/him

Songs (29)

#1 The three ukulele band 16
Feb 1
#2 Baritone Ukulele in the Sun 10
Feb 2
#3 Winter sunrise - piano improvisation 11
Feb 3
#4 Havana and the Three Ukulele Band 9
Feb 3
#5 Waking up piano 6
Feb 4
#6 South - The Three Ukulele Band 6
Feb 4
#7 Somewhere it's night time 8
Feb 5
#8 Southern Blues - The Three Ukulele Band 5
Feb 5
#9 Weekend Jazz Piano Improvisation 6
Feb 6
#10 Gathering to be happy 6
Feb 6
#11 I lost my home in your heart 13
Feb 6
#12 Wake up gently 6
Feb 7
#13 Snow melting - piano instrumental 4
Feb 7
#14 Your love was snow 15
Feb 7
#15 2 Chords and the Three Ukulele Band 9
Feb 7
#16 I'm gettin in the swing @blindkiwi  20
Feb 8
#17 Love 21
Feb 14
#18 Good Morning Blues 15
Feb 15
#19 Melting 3
Feb 16
#20 Amaryllis @kahlo2013 7
Feb 16
#21 I Just Gotta Find a Way @alboe 7
Feb 18
#22 The golden key of regret 9
Feb 20
#23 Dancing with Sorrow @kahlo2013 3
Feb 25
#24 Dugs - A Scots poem with bagpipe music @electrocelte  7
Feb 26
#25 Tumble @cindyrella  8
Feb 27
#26 Every dog will have its day (in court) 5
Feb 28
#27 Missing 12
Feb 28
#28 I heard the news today @blindkiwi  3
Feb 28
#29 Epilogue - FAWM 2021 9
Mar 1

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  • @nadine Mar 13

    Thanks a lot! What a pity I don't use Mac OS. I use third party VSTs but somehow the dynamics and reverb doesn't sound good at all. Maybe I should buy a new MIDI keyboard or stage piano as soon as I have some space. Mine is a Yamaha, but it's 20 years old. I'm glad it knows MIDI, but I feel like there are dozillions of ghost notes I didn't play. The key sensitivity and feel is worse.

  • @nadine Mar 12

    You're welcome! Are you actually recording a real piano or using MIDI Keys and a VST? I'm somewhat troubled my VST piano doesn't sound nice at all. Have worked with one real piano recording but this was damn hard to mix so I never did it again πŸ˜†

  • @audrey  Mar 2

    Thanks for having a listen and for your kind comment on my song "And the Journey Begins". It's appreciated.

  • @grenzgaengerin Mar 2

    Thank you very much for comment "Look at the stars" <3

  • @blindkiwi  Mar 1

    Thank you Roddy, cocktail piano bar is my favourite hangout this FAWM. I hope we can hang out there again come 5090.

  • @gb9  Mar 1

    @roddy thank you so much for the appreciation of "Just Another Day...... Forever " πŸ˜€

  • @mandolinda  Mar 1

    Hi Roddy. I haven't come across your music this FAWM, and now I realize I can continue listening . Thanks for the nice comments about Its All Relatives, life can get complicated, but it doesn't need to be that way. Cheers.

  • @gb9  Feb 28

    Thank you so much for the appreciation and kind comment on 'Moo' πŸ˜€

  • @cindyrella  Feb 27

    I love it! So glad we got a collaboration!

  • @kahlo2013 Feb 25

    I love it! It is fantastic!!! Wonderful melody that flows so well with the sentiment of the song.

  • @theseanovan  Feb 25

    Thank you for the comments on "Red White Blues." It was a tough song to complete properly, but I'm glad you noted the confidence in my lyrics. Can't wait to take some time and check out your songs.

  • @berni1954  Feb 24

    Glad you liked me and Liz's "Snowbound Blues"

  • @mrtylerlarson  Feb 23

    RE: FAWMBLUES Hey Roddy! Thanks for taking the time to listen & leave a comment on my track! I appreciate you! πŸ˜€

  • @richaaaay  Feb 23

    Hi Roddy, thanks for the comment on Eureka.

  • @kahlo2013 Feb 21

    Hi Roddy, were you still interested in Dancing with Sorrows? If not I will let someone else know it is open. You have first dibs!

  • @guatecoop  Feb 18

    Hey roddy, could you put the latest video on YouTube? The one with the preview first? Probably want to change the link in the forums too. Thanks!

  • @gnashattack  Feb 17

    Thanks for your comments on "Break!" I definitely had fun recording it.

  • @erucaesounds  Feb 17

    Thanks for your kind words on 'Who Are You Today', much appreciated!

  • @kahlo2013 Feb 16

    Thank you! It is absolutely gorgeous!!! I really love it!

  • @rshakesp  Feb 14

    thanks for the comment - its so hard when you are writing, recording mixing and mastering all on the same day to get the mix just right - but you are spot on about the vocal needing a bit more space. cheers for pointing it out.

  • @jsini  Feb 14

    Thank you commenting on Classified Ad Blues. I appreciate it! Now, let me check out your work. Have a great rest of FAWM!

  • @blindkiwi  Feb 13

    Thanks a million Roddy. That timing, phrasing and feel is almost exactly how I imagined it. I love it. <3

  • @billwhite51 Feb 9

    james blood ulmer taught me the harmolodic guitar style, although im using it here in a more primitive way. the idea iis you have a A and an E string for the bass, and A and an E for the melody and two A srings for the chordal drone. he four A strings each of a different thickness, harmonize harmonically rather than as a chord progression. on the frst night blood played wuth ornette coleman, ornette called for a Bflat chord. blood answered that he didnt have a B flat. play what you got, ornette hollered. the tuning was devised to avoid leaning on traditional harmonic patterns.i spent two years in ths tuning before i was able to composein it. but here i am using t to get the feel of the still contemporary porch blues of the american south, where many of its practioners dont know any chords.neither do they know how to tune a guitar, another key element of the backwoods blues is that there is no such thing as a 12 bar, 16 bar, or any other counted bars blues. that was invented by the white guys up north so they could follow the southern blues player when they backed them up for dance gigs. there s no structure to the blues. he lines are as long or short as they are felt.

  • @blindkiwi  Feb 8

    Would love to hear it Roddy. Thanks. I will add you as collab πŸ˜€

  • @nahlej381  Feb 7

    Thanks for listening to my silly song and saying nice things about it! people have been requesting i get autotune for my studio so i'm trying to learn the ins and outs lol. thanks again!

  • @blindkiwi  Feb 6

    Hi Roddy, thanks for the comments. If you feel like adding music please go for it. I am still a long away from doing my own demos. πŸ˜€

  • @elenaduff Feb 6

    thanks for commenting on my Mr F song. It's not my normal lyrical style, so no music yet...though I'll try to conjure up something by the end of the challenge, so I complete it fully!

  • @mikeb Feb 6

    Thanks for the comment on my skirmish song! This rock opera will probably take the rest of my life!

  • @billwhite51 Feb 6

    in the end, Kruladip stepped on a vibrati pedal and it killed him thank you roddy, for all your brilliant comments.

  • @kahlo2013 Feb 5

    Thank you! And happy to accept your kind offer for collaboration! Love your style! And look forward to listening to your songs.. I just started today and impressed to see your output already!

  • @grenzgaengerin Feb 3

    Thank you very much for your comment

  • @gerrybhoy  Feb 3

    All of which you do so well Roddy good luck hopefully I can contribute some songs this year.

  • @ajna1960  Feb 1

    Here we go again !!! Great to play FAWMing with you yet another year.

  • @kahlo2013 Jan 30

    Hi Roddy! Looking forward to your wonderful music!

  • @headfirstonly  Jan 28

    Ha - I kinda guessed that it would pan out that way. Thanks for reassuring that bailing was the right decision!

  • @headfirstonly  Jan 28

    Hi Roddy - Cheers! And yeah, it's something I want to develop. I really didn't rate the Platinum Sync workshop at all I'm afraid, despite them having a great roster of speakers. They spread themselves too thinly and their tech issues meant I missed a lot of what was going on. 😞

  • @blindkiwi  Jan 26

    Hey Roddy, good to see you too. I have missed this place for too long.

  • @acousticmaddie  Jan 26

    Hello dear. Happy FAWM to you!

  • @andrewjtaylor  Jan 26

    Just 1 week till FAWM!

    With all the turmoil since last FAWM, & especially since November, it's hard to feel quite as amped up about it.

    "Unnecessary creation" just feels a little less necessary than usual.

    But...the artists (music & video creators, especially) are arguably the most influential modern-day philosophers, & every day/week/month/year we spend honing our craft is a day/week/month/year invested in our contribution to our culture, no matter how small our circle of influence.

    Hope you have a great Feb./FAWM, no matter how you spend it.

  • @alboe Jan 25

    Sorry, double post

  • @alboe Jan 25

    Hey roddy,
    Regarding the 4 people video challenge.
    What would you prefer, making a plan or leave it at random?
    Random worked out fine in the past with the 4 track challenges, it was as simple as just adding your part to what you received on tape from the others. The first could have played a drum part or maybe chords plus voice and it was up to the next in line to add whatever they considered suitable. But if one of us already has some lyrics or chords or a general idea for a style I’m totally okay with that too. I agree with @guatecoop that we should continue this via email so are you willing to share your address with us?

  • @cindyrella  Jan 25

    Hey Roddy. I hope so! Good to see you!

  • @timfatchen  Jan 23

    Hi Roddy. I haven't been practising my uke. Hope you have!

  • @wobbiewobbit  Jan 22

    hi roddy Have a great Fawm!

  • @coolparadiso  Jan 22

    Thx Roddy, good Fawming, you have been a great help and supporter for the podcast!

  • @cynthiawolff  Jan 22

    Hi and good to see you back...
    Watchlisted you

  • @ustaknow Jan 22

    Hello! πŸ˜€

  • @guatecoop  Jan 20

    Hey there! Just checking in to say hello and also get us talking about our plans for the video collab. @roddy , @jamkar, @alboe, and @guatecoop are our team. I play drums, guitar, bass, and keyboards, so I don’t really care where I fit into the plan. Let me know what you think. Best wishes to you!