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by gezyka » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:09 pm

Ok, I feel like I really have no business starting this thread as I don't even own a uke...

...but HEY. It exists now, right? #cheer#


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Let's get a show of hands:

- Who plays uke?

- Who would like to learn how to play?



If you do play, tell us what kind of uke(s) (soprano, concert, etc) and feel free to share photos if you like. #aziz#

Really, do whatever you want...just trying to get the ball rolling! #happyroll#
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by Chloue » Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:25 am

I WANT TO PLAY THE UKE HELL YEAH!
But I don't know how to...... I don't know how to play the guitare either. But I do play violin (stoped for a few years though, should definitely start again... /random).
But my ukulele is kind of weird, not a regular hawaiian uke, it's more like a traditional tahitian uke.
Not sure about what I'm talking about? Take a look:
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But I was thinking about buying a regular one. And I need some recs. Like, which kind, and if possible, not too expensive #wise#
BTW that picture is lovely #love3# It make wanna have one, a colored one.
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by unabridged0 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:25 am

I'm literally leaving for school. But I have a Hilo soprano ukulele that I will post pictures of when I get home.
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by onlyalways » Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:53 am

Yay Flighty Ukulele Club! #cheer#


I don't own an uke and I've never learned how to play an instrument... the concept is pretty over my head.

I have pretty much zero knowledge when it comes to music...


But I have been a little interested in trying a ukulele out. :) I'm afraid though that I'll go buy one and everything and then not stick with it. 8-)
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by ajt267 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:16 am

I'd love to learn how to play a ukulele! I once pointed one out to my mum when we were walking past an instrument shop, the reply I was given "Hell no you're not getting a ukulele" #lol#

One day when I have the money I will go into town by myself and buy one, I swear XD I'll hide it and practice when she's out until I can play a song half decently, then I'll show it to her and say "Look, I got a ukulele today and look how much I can already play!"

Courtney, I've never stuck with an instrument, recorder just bored me and when I played double bass I was expected to go to orchestra but I couldn't carry it around with me (keep in mind I was less than 5ft at that point and my double bass was bigger than me XD) so I quit double bass. I played a bass guitar once for a photo in the paper, and I've played an acoustic once for a song we preformed in music, but other than that I'm not good with instruments at all #lol#
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by emira » Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:56 am

I fell in love with ukes when I saw them in a music shop in London. Some of them, the colour ones, were pretty cheap, like £20, but the ones I liked more were much more expensive. I was tempted to buy even the cheap one, but then I decided to improve my skills in playing the guitar and buy a uke in New Zealand, maybe in a shop where Bret bought his Gibson. #haha#
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by ajt267 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:38 am

Syl, you should definitely go for the uke! #cheer#
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by laura » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:39 pm

I attempt to play a number of instruments but am not particularly good at any of them.

Here is my 1st uke signed by the UOoGB!!!

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It now lives on my wall #aziz#

I currently play a pono tenor uke (and sometimes a koaloha soprano which is gorgeous #loveeyes# )

(other instruments hanging around my place - guitar, stylophone, kazoo, (several) tin whistle(s), clarinet...)
#cheer# F.U.C #cheer#
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by laura » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:44 pm

Chloue wrote:I WANT TO PLAY THE UKE HELL YEAH!
But I don't know how to...... I don't know how to play the guitare either. But I do play violin (stoped for a few years though, should definitely start again... /random).
But my ukulele is kind of weird, not a regular hawaiian uke, it's more like a traditional tahitian uke.
Not sure about what I'm talking about? Take a look:
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But I was thinking about buying a regular one. And I need some recs. Like, which kind, and if possible, not too expensive #wise#
BTW that picture is lovely #love3# It make wanna have one, a colored one.


that's so cool!
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by unabridged0 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:44 pm

This is mine.
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Like I said earlier, it's a Hilo soprano. It's a fairly cheap one ($40), but not so cheap that it sounds poopy. It does its job well, and I love it dearly. #heart#
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by nonchalant obsession » Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:35 pm

Yay!!! #woo# I have two ukes and love seeing everyone elses! I'll be back to share....I just had to express my happiness. ;D
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by laura » Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:57 pm

Some good ukulele pages #aziz#

http://ukulelehunt.com/
really good site with email updates of new choons added as well as videos from other uke players.
uke hunt is an important resource for F.U.C.

http://www.ukulele.co.nz/
the official site of the WIUO #love3#

http://www.alligatorboogaloo.com/uke/
more songs with chords

http://www.chordie.com/
searchable by artist and you can even choose uke tuning and can get it to transpose the chords without you having to think #aziz# this is good for avoiding E chords >:(

http://www.get-tuned.com/ukulele_tuner.php
ukuleles are always out of tune so you can try and keep yours as in tune as possible here.

and not forgetting
http://www.youtube.com/user/PumpkinQuee ... 32YXssex1c

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by Chloue » Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:33 pm

yay thanks for all the links!
I'll have to pay more attention to each one of them.
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by unabridged0 » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:16 pm

This post comes to you in 3 parts.

Part 1: Just trying to bump this thread up again because I think it's awesome. ;D

Part 2: ukulelehunt.com is one of my most favorite things ever.

Part 3: I've been thinking about starting a new youtube channel specifically so I can post videos of my uke covers, and I need help coming up with a username. Ideas?
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by nonchalant obsession » Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:43 pm

I LOVE ukulelehunt.com #thumbsup# I get heaps of music from chordie too.

I cannot feel the keys beneath my left hand as I type this because I've been playing so much...I'm really into Sophie Madeleine. I've learned about five of her songs. I think they have most of her stuff on ukulelehunt along with her videos.

Anyways...this is my uke. Van. Short for Vanuatu. Isn't he sandy and gorgeous? I can't keep my hands off of him. #love3# Van is a Lanikai concert. He actually caught the Vegas FotC gig with me. Van and I were both disappointed that we didn't end up in Bret's arms that night. #haha# #cry# #sadlove#

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I also recently aquired a Fender tenor. He has a much deeper sound, and one steel string!

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I love seeing everyone's ukuleles. I would love to know what your favorites songs to play as well. I've been playing for well over a year now and I STILL can't play the B with any consitency. The first string is always buzzy. >:(

Good luck on your videos, unabridged! #cheer#
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