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Re: Welcome to Uke Corner

Postby Nancy » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:21 am

Go biscit, go biscuit, go biscuit! :cheer:
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Re: Welcome to Uke Corner

Postby biscuit » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:27 am

How about you, Nance? What are you paying these days? :eyelashes: Not letting poor Youk collect dust in a corner, I hope :tsk:
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Re: Welcome to Uke Corner

Postby Nancy » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:56 am

I just picked up little Youk yesterday and tried to invent cool ways to play the sounds I want instead of the real chord fingerings, slacker that I am. :roll:

I'm trying to figure out some nice chords in Danny Boy, but I'm still in the fumfering-finding-the-chord stage, playing it very colla voce and not in a real rhythm. In other words, in its embryonic stage. I know the regular standard chords but I want a few more embellishments. Time to woodshed it. :rock:
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Re: Welcome to Uke Corner

Postby SecretCheri » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:44 am

biscuit wrote:Congrats on finishing you exam, SC :cheer:

My new favourite is "Poi E" (video in WTFIUO video thread) which is fairly easy chord-wise and the lyrics aren't as difficult as they seem at first. :)

I also like playing Three Little Birds (Bob Marley) http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/b/b ... ds_crd.htm Good for practicing E and chunking :rock:

My next challenge is learning Short People (Randy Newman, and more recently WIUO) http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/r/r ... le_crd.htm This one has some really hellish chord changes, which I am trying to deal with by practicing barre chords. I'm sure I'll feel really good when I've mastered it :nod:


Thank you! :D I will definitely check out those songs in the next few days, I appreciate the suggestions. Now for the most important decision, which one of my ukes do I feel like pulling out to play? :wink:
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Re: Welcome to Uke Corner

Postby biscuit » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:38 pm

My UAS just got the better of me... :worry:

I just bought myself an insanely expensive (at least for my pocket) Lanikai soprano from the local music shop. It is gorgeous! :heart: flamed maple body with spruce top and mahogany fretboard + abelone inlays. :love: And the sound is to die for!!! It came with Aquilas and everything. I put it up on my FB page if you wanna see. I'll post a photo and perhaps a sample video here too later on :wink:

I'm in love :lol:
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Re: Welcome to Uke Corner

Postby Venus » Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:20 pm

:yay: Ooh, sounds wonderful! Can't wait to see pics and vids! :D
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Re: Welcome to Uke Corner

Postby biscuit » Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:46 pm

Silas :heart:
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Re: Welcome to Uke Corner

Postby SuzyBatt » Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:07 pm

:lol:

That's just freaky! :roll2:
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Re: Welcome to Uke Corner

Postby biscuit » Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:37 pm

I told you I was freaky :wink:

We're mermaids, remember :eyelashes: (The people at the beach looked at me a bit funny though :worry: Possibly it did not help that I went in with my clothes on, accompanied by my brother, daughter and sister in law, all of us diving under, uke in hand...)
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Re: Welcome to Uke Corner

Postby ItsAllRyche » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:40 am

I love the photo Biscuit. When Sierra comes back from Alaska we are going Uke shopping together.

Sierra played in her younger days, so she will tutor me and help me find the right fit. I have kinda fat fingers, so a soprano may not be for me...but I am excited about looking around for whatever it is I decide on. Lanikai is a good brand I take it, but I may start at a more modest model. :rock:
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Re: Welcome to Uke Corner

Postby Venus » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:48 am

:lol: Great pic, biscuit! :thumb:
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Re: Welcome to Uke Corner

Postby LauraK » Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:19 am

Ryche, I got a soprano first- a Lanikai, not too cheap but not real expensive, under $100, and sent it back cuz of the fat finger issue. I got a tenor instead and loved it! Then, I got a soprano again, lol, a Mahalo and sent it back for the Lanikai I'd started with! THEN got my favorite, a nice concert Kala. I'm most comfy with it and BigDaddy but can now play the soprano just fine too. It was just intimidating at first. If you've played a guitar before, I bet you'd be fine. :)

biscuit, you know I love Silas, he's gorgeous! And the underwater pic is awesome! Thank goodness a wave didn't knock you over.... :shock:
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Re: Welcome to Uke Corner

Postby mockingbird » Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:14 am

I was in a guitar shop today and I saw a Kala bass uke. It was SO COOL. I got to play it. 8) It had these big fat rubbery strings on it - I didn't realize they were like that from seeing Jemaine play it. They were seriously like rubber bands, lol. It sounded AWESOME. When you plug it in it sounds like a freaking upright bass, I'm not kidding. A uke, I'm talking about here. :rolleyes:

They also had a Kala tenor - I'd never played a tenor uke before and I really liked it, much better than the soprano I have.
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Re: Welcome to Uke Corner

Postby nonchalant obsession » Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:49 am

Ooooooo look at all the uke action!!!

Biscuit, your Silas is lovely but how dare you risk the salt water near that exquisite instrument?!?!??!! :shock: :tsk: Have you made a video with him yet? I want to see him and you in action. :D

Ryche...spend the money now. I personally believe it's worth it. The sound, the action, everything is better.

Mock, I'm envious. How much was it? I happened into a music store yesterday to innocently inquire if they did repairs on saxophones. :halo: My son will be starting in the high school marching band in the fall...well my second question was, "Do you sell ukes?" :lol: They did! So we had to check them all out. My hubby insisted on getting this used Fender Tenor. 8)

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It has one steel string and is tuned lower. Gorgeous sound. :heart: I love him.

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Re: Welcome to Uke Corner

Postby LauraK » Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:43 am

Ooooooo, a Fender Tenor! Gorgeous! I know you'll have a video soon. :)
(I'm working on mine, lol...)

mock, so cool that you got to play the Kala bass! :rock: I'd love to hear it in person. (If someone else played it!)
You should get a tenor...you're used to a guitar so it'd be more comfortable for you.
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