The big screen KaraUkey strum fest and sing along format is on at the Fox n Hounds Wongawallan on the first Saturday of the month, September 6. The synchronised chords and lyrics are projected on the big screen so you can sing and play along.
I happened on this song yesterday. They appear to be playing Ukulele chords with a capo on the fifth fret. I do a bit of that myself nowadays, I like the tinkly sound it makes on my steel string guitar. This is a great Ukulele song. The video has had over 370 million views. There is an MP4 KaraUkey version of it on the Videos page.
A long time since my last post, but better late than never.
Lots more things have developed in the last year or so. I was constantly being asked for KaraUkey versions of the songs that would play on iPads and MACS. This led to the discovery of Roni Music and his Sweet Midi Player which runs on iPads, iPods and iPhones, and though it is not free, it is not expensive either and does a good job. The Sweet Midi Player is also available for MACS and Windows PC's. The KaraUkey files needed to be reprogrammed to suit these platforms but they are now compatible and the new versions will play on all of the platforms. I still use the vanBasco player on my Windows Lap Top PC, and now also use Sweet Midi player on my iPad mini.
I also had requests for video versions of the songs to play with Windows Media Player, Classic Media Player and also on MACS, iPhones, iPads etc. After much investigation and experimenting, I settled on MP4's as the best way to achieve this. The videos are high quality with the backing music and the synchronised lyrics and chords, all in the one MP4 file. They will play on lots of different platforms including MP4 compatible DVD players and TV's. They are also a reasonable and practical size to download and to store. There are many different video formats, some of which create incredibly large hard-to-handle files. The MP4's are relatively compact and very suitable for the display and highlighting of synchronised words and lyrics.
It is now just a matter of steadily producing them and making them available on the website. They are available in sets of five songs and include a PDF book which has each of the five songs with the appropriate GCEA Ukulele chord charts on the same page as the lyrics.