Wish On My Star - CAAM's Jake Shimabukuro Contest Finalist: Monique Macasaet





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Uploaded on Feb 23, 2012

Monique Macasaet
San Francisco, CA, USA

Monique learned the ukulele by watching and trying to copy YouTube videos! She also joined Ukuleleunderground.com and learned some uke from Aldrine Guerrero. For the first round, Monique submitted a second entry, of "Blue Roses Falling". http://youtu.be/Ncrjxmo7tn4


Why do you want to play for Jake Shimabukuro?
This is a long-ish story. I've been a trombonist for most of my life and even decided to major in it when I got to college. However, early in my music major I was forced to quit playing the trombone due to a childhood heart condition I was suffering from at the time. Then, for my birthday I was given an ukulele, and saw Jake's "Ukulele Gently Weeps" video. I was immediately inspired! Jake was the one and only reason why I picked up the ukulele. A year or so later, I had to undergo heart surgery and during recovery I completely lost my voice, so I turned to my ukulele and I began learning "Blue Roses Falling." Playing that song really helped me through the whole ordeal and for that I am forever indebted to him. Performing onstage with him would be beyond a dream come true!

Tell us something unique about yourself!
I have a big, lucky birthmark on my left arm =D

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