Bat For Lashes – What’s A Girl To Do

The nominees for the Mercury Music Prize were announced yesterday and, despite the lack of ukuleles, it’s a strong line-up. It’s the only event in the year I gamble (and lose) on and this year my money is on Bat For Lashes.

Playing the harpsichord riff on the uke demonstrates just how useful the re-entrant tuning can be sometimes.

bat for lashes what’s a girl to do

By giving each note it’s own string you can let the notes ring into each other recreating the sound of the original much more effectively.

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  1. Hannah August 23rd, 2010 7:50 pm

    and they won! Well done, good call.

  2. Woodshed August 24th, 2010 4:49 pm

    Hannah: I think Speech Debelle won that year, but never mind.

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