Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Into the Wild

Many moons ago I read "Into the Wild" by Outside Magazine writer Jon Krakauer. It's a true story about 22 year-old Chris McCandless, who throws off the shackles of privilege and spends two years missing as he adventures across the country. McCandless eventually gives away all his savings to wind up in the Alaskan wilderness where he perishes after an 112 day odyssey with nature and himself. Sean Penn directed the film adaptation which is closely entwined with Eddie Vedder's hauntingly beautiful soundtrack, stripped down to acoustic guitar and sometimes ukulele.

The music, as well as the story, have become deeply planted into my consciousness...to the point where I've become compelled to learn "Rise," an amazingly simple tune which Vedder actually plays on the mandolin. Hope you enjoy hearing it as much as I do playing it!
video


BTW, Eddie Vedder is quite known for including ukulele tracks on his recordings...apparently he contributed a ukulele song “Goodbye” to the soundtrack for Jack Johnson’s surfing documentary A Brokedown Melody. I'm going to have to check out both the tune AND the flick, especially since I'm a surfing girl and awaiting the Maverick's competition (no, no, to observe, not to surf!!) Here he is on the uke. Wonder what kind he plays?? When I did "Rise" at my uke club's open mic last night, found out that Vedder has a house on Molokai. Well, ALOHA, folks!

58 comments:

eling said...

i LOVE this version, you did a great job! eddie vedder's soundtrack for this movie is simply inspirational. if you have tabs for this, could you email it to me at e.tsai@umiami.edu? i would greatly appreciate it. keep jammin.

cyndonesia said...

amazing. like the person before me, I would love to have the tabs/chords for this song (cyndonesia@hotmail.com). I've figured out some of it just by watching you, but a lot of it is complicated. you rock - and keep surfing!...shaka

cyndonesia said...

amazing. like the person before me, I would love to have the tabs/chords for this song. I have picked up some of it just by watching you, but its quite complicated (cyndonesia@hotmail.com). You rock!...and keep surfing! shaka

ben said...

hello I'm french!I would like to know if you have tabs for this song?if you have it please send it in my email:benarcavallon@hotmail.fr
thank you!

Anonymous said...

I can't agree more with the previous comments. Great job. Your site is rad as well. Are the tabs available for this song? (horn.andrew@gmail.com)
Keep jammin

cleolikesyou said...

great!
I would love to have the tabs/chords for this, would you please send me them? (cleodepeo@hotmail.com)
thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic work, I would appreciate the chords aswell please, ryando@gmail.com thanks, and keep up the good work.
Ryan

Anonymous said...

Sounds great! I would also love the tabs, if you don't mind sending them out again...I want to see if i can get it working on a charango, which has the same tuning but an extra high string! mayamiel@gmail.com
Good work!

Ian Fenton said...

have just recently bought a uke because of this album and finding it very hard to find tabs or chords for any eddie vedder uke song. if you could pass on the tabs that would be brilliant. thanks:)

Anonymous said...

hello,
amazing your version is so good !
I don't find the tabs for this song !
could you please send to me if you have it !
( petitol590@hotmail.com )
thank you !

Anonymous said...

love it, great work!!!! Would love the tabs if possible ..... danaxoxo@hotmail.com

Thank you xxx

Anonymous said...

Aloha-
I love your version of this great song. May I also ask for the tabs if they exist? The resolution on the video is not enough for me to see much of what you are playing.
Thanks so much! I just built my first Koa ukulele, and really love to play it...

Jamie in Kona

Anonymous said...

hey this is really great, and if you could send me the tabs for this too? that'd be amazing! i'm just learning to play and this is one of my favorite songs

Speediola@hotmail.com

Uke Gal said...

Jamie in Kona,

How do I email you?

Tegann said...

Amazing version...Just started playing the uke 3 weeks ago and this song is on my list! Any chance you could pass on the chords?? Would be mucho appreciated!!

Thanks
Tegann in Australia
tegann@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

this song is really amazing,and i think you did a nice cover. but i can't find any tabs for it. it would be great if you could mail me.
hallo.dudeldu@web.de
thanks a lot

zuguy said...

Carole, yours is such a lovely ukulele version of Eddie's song! Wow! I saw somewhere else that you arranged the song into D to better suit your vocals. I aspire to do the same with my favorite songs, and move them from guitar/mandolin. But alas, I'm such a uke newbie that I still need tabs help. Could you share your rise tabs/chords to me at zuguy(at)clear.net? Your aloha oe is inspiring, as well.

Anonymous said...

Hi Uke Gal!

I wandered into your page in my search for the ukelele tabs/chords for Eddie's rise song. Unfortunately the video of your version wasn't working. Would you mind mailing me the chords and maybe the video aswell, if it's possible. Thanks a bunch! Regards / Staffan

staffan.sandberg@gmail.com

Matt Luedtke said...

I love this song so much and yet don't have a mandolin or guitar to try it on. I hear you play an exellent rendition on the ukulele and would really appreciate it if you'd share the tab with me. :D
luedtkemat@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Could you email me the tabs, also?
Nahhumbug44@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I really love what you did with this song!! I don't know if you've actually been sending out the tabs to those who've asked, but if you are and you don't mind, I would love to learn this as well. sarrahha@hotmail.com - it would be much appriciated.

Shane said...

Hi there,

I cant do more than echo the comments above. Great rendition, absolutely fabulous! I would be very grateful if you wouldn't mind sharing your tab with me so I can play along....shane.elliott6@gmail.com

thanks again!

shane

Anonymous said...

Hello there, I had the pleasure of watching Into the Wild the other. I actually watched it in the middle of the atlantic on a 74 day boat delivery from South Africa to Greece. I tryed my hardest to hear the chords and play a some what recognisable Rise Up but it is nothing like your amazing version. Im sure it must be a bit of an irritation now and I dont mean to be a hassle but could you possibly email me the chords if you have them? I would greatly appreciate it, my email address is dylanvolker@gmail.com
kind regards Dylan

Lisa Mae said...

just found this, i love it!
would you send the tabs to me, too?
thank you for loving the uke like i do!
Lisa Mae
sassyneedles@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi!
I'd just like to say that you've done a great job on this song! i love the way it sounds! i myself bought my first ukulele last year, and i would love to learn this song! If you could send me the chords/tabs (umfafarp@cc.umanitoba.ca) it would be awesome! Thanks so much and take care!

leomateus said...

Hi Ukegirl! I looked everywhere and yet couldn't find a good version of Rise like you did. Please could you send me the tabs to my e-mail leomateus@gmail.com? I would love to learn this! Thank You!

- Leo.

Anonymous said...

Would you accept to send me your "rise" version. I really like this song and i've just bought a ukulele . I will glad to learn to play it

Thanks a lot

Fred from France

Anonymous said...

What a dummy !!

my email f.khadaoui at free.fr (@=at)

Fred from France

Uke Gal said...

Fred from France,

Tried to email you and it came back. f.khadaoui@free.fr is what I used. Is this correct?

Uke Gal

Mr. Cardiff said...

Can you send me the tabs for this song along with the tabs for the intro strumming part? My email is JamesSDSU@hotmail.com. Thanks!

Flo said...

Hej,

this is just amazing!!
Awesome version, could you send me the tabs/chords, too please?

florian_krau@web.de

Thanks a lot and keep up the good work! =)

Anonymous said...

There is a good tab here: http://ukulelehunt.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/rise.pdf

:)

jjkschwind said...

Eddie bought the house on Molokai from my dad. I think it's so cool that such a great artist is inhabiting a house that I once walked around in! How cool is that?!

Anonymous said...

Ive been trying on my Ukulele to play 'rise' from start to finish but not successful. Can you send me the tabs plz. sesmalife@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I just stared playing a few months back and the more I hear the uke being played I get more excited about what I can do with it. I'm glad I stumbled on your blog! I would love to have a copy of the tabs to if you don't mind sharing! junk@mccortez.com

Thanks for posting!

Anonymous said...

That was beautiful! I would also appreciate a copy of the tabs :)I just got my first ukulele not too long ago and this song has been on my mind since! jakethasnake13@yahoo.com

-Jake from VA

Alix said...

Hey Uke girl,
I have the tab for the body of this song but nothing for the intro. Any chance of a tab
alixandsue@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Amazing... my favorit song! Any chance I could have the tabs? rbg2004@gmx.de Thank you so much in advance!

Malcolm said...

I've been really wanting to play this for a while. Chords/tabs would be very much appreciated! email: malcolmsmith18@gmail.com

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Your version is fabulous! Seems like I'm one of dozens who wants to learn this song. I found the tabs for the strummed parts on ukulelehunt, but can't figure out the introduction. Would you mind emailing me the tabs? Thanks so much!
Carol in Canada
cm01consumer@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

this is awesome. I cant find the tabs for this anywhere! If you wouldnt mind sending me the chords and tabs that would be great! 14kylbuc@isd726.org, also, what is the strumming pattern?

Anonymous said...

I want the chords too!! Thank you so much :) catarina_ca@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

your version is absolutely AMAZING!I've fallen in love with the soundtrack and Eddie Vedder! Do you think you could send the tabs to me also? I'd really like to learn it. My email is jazzshoes111@aol.com. thank you so much!!

Anonymous said...

So many people asked already.. but could you send me the chords for this? :) Thank you

KornflakesKeks AT web.de

Anonymous said...

Oh, I think my pervious comment didn'T work.. so again: This is such a lovely version, and it fits the vocals much better than all the versions I saw :) Would you mind sending me the tab at KornflakesKeks AT web.de? That would be simply amazing :)

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely version! Would you mind emailing me the tabs for this song? jess@internev.com

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely version! Would you mind emailing me the tabs? jess@internev.com

Millenniumum said...

Hi you did a great job at adapting it to the uke ! Would you have the kindness to send the tab at my adress: caronsylvain03@gmail.com ? Thanks a lot and again, congrats !

Anonymous said...

Would love a copy too - eddiej@gmail.com if you could! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

congrats!
Would you accept to send me your "rise" version. I really like this song and i've just have a ukulele for christmast. I will glad to learn to play it
my email miyoda@hotmail.fr
Thanks a lot

fanny from France

Anonymous said...

This movie is so pure and beautiful in his sad way. Eddie vedder just made one hell of a cd for it. The music just completes the film. I would love to play it and i really really like your version. Would you sent me the tab so i can give it a shot? Boev59@hotmail.com

Thanks anyway and keep playing love your sound!

Evelien

Anonymous said...

Great version! colud you send me the tabs please? I´d really appreciate it! My e-mail is gonza_gjb_8@hotmail.com

RICHARDSANDSON said...

Hi

Fantastic version of this song. Is there a link to a tab? If not could you send it to richardsandson@hotmail.co.uk? I wouldreally appreciate it and spread the word.

Thanks

visualized.art said...

Really Wonderful!!
As others requested, could you send the tabs please?
Aloha!!

Erin Shull said...

Love this version. It is so much easier to sing than the key of G which I currently play the song in. Like everyone else, could I please have the tabs? email erin.shull@me.com

Vanessa said...

Hi ! that was beautiful.. please send chords to vbellden@gmail.com much appreciated :-)

Anonymous said...

Ei really amazing!!!
Can you send the chords to lian.gamarra(@)gmail.com ??

Thanks!!!

Aubrey Katics said...

Hello! I love this. Thank you so much. Can you also send me the tabs and strum pattern?!! And maybe offer a class so the local folks can learn from you?! aubkat@gmail.com

Thank you!