one who excels in the technique of an art; especially : a highly
skilled musical performer.
"It is the stretched soul that makes music, and souls are stretched by the
pull of opposites-opposite bents, tastes, yearnings, loyalties. Where there is
no polarity-where energies flow smoothly in one direction-there will be much
doing but no music."
~ Eric Hoffer
... that Ohta
San played a song on the 'ukulele when he was 4? At that age,
correct me if I'm wrong, wasn't the 'ukulele for bashing your brother or
sister on the head?
know that Ohta San served our country in the U.S.
for ten years. If you knew that, in what capacity did he
know that he was on
The Ed Sullivan Show?
knew that, what song did he play to millions on that national
failed a test on a physical examination. This changed the
course of his life. What test did he fail?
a dog. Who is
Ohta San song sold
copies? Who wrote it
especially for him?
he get his stage name,
What's his real name? (Too easy. So what's his
middle name? Hints: "First son." Think Seattle
earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. Where
did he go to college? What was
college major? (You'll never guess!)
many album/CD releases
has he made in his career? 20? 30? 40?
And you call yourself an Ohta San fan?
You have a chance to redeem yourself. All the
answers can be found on this site or via sites linked to it.
Don't be hard on yourself. You're not alone. I was in the dark
about Ohta San. Self-effacing and modest, he's one who hides
under a bushel.
Very low key.
Some people hunt for material treasures; me, I search for soul
treasures. I learned about him by seeking out information online, on
concert programs, liner notes, media articles, as well as interviews in print.
He's a rare and precious treasure.
I could make it easy for you and just give you the answers, but then
I'd be denying you a satisfying treasure-seeking adventure in 'ukulele music education and history, wouldn't I?