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(@fleaaaaaa)
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Now I wish there was a Uke-noise place :P Ukulele players discussion....


It is this Uke - and it looks way nicer in real life and it sounds great too! I picked it out by looks then I compared the sound to all the other Uke's in the shop and I still came back with that one which made me happy (and made my wallet happy too)

:) Anyone else got a uke?

together we stand, divided we fall..........


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(@alangreen)
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No, but I have a mandolin.

Let's meet halfway between you and me and busk.

"Be good at what you can do" - Fingerbanger"
I have always felt that it is better to do what is beautiful than what is 'right'" - Eliot Fisk
Wedding music and guitar lessons in Essex. Listen at: http://www.rollmopmusic.co.uk


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(@fleaaaaaa)
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Taking over the world with little instruments!

together we stand, divided we fall..........


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(@hobson)
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I've looked at a few ukes. Most that I've seen were pretty bad, probably because most were at garage sales. If I ever run across a good one in my sparsely populated neck of the woods, I'm ready to buy.

I do own two mandos, so I'm doing my part to take over the world.

Renee


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(@fleaaaaaa)
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I feel they are really great instruments for guitarists...... I mean the strumming part is all done for you and some chord shapes work just the same on the Uke too (Dmajor is now a G major! D7 is a G7 too so it all kind of adds up)

I didn't actually think any of the other Uke's in this store sounded that nice but I really liked this one and it was a good price so I feel very glad about that. I have wanted a proper Uke for years and only ever had a cheap Mahalo one which I got rid of ages ago so I have been Uke-less for a while.

together we stand, divided we fall..........


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(@jwmartin)
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Ukes are a blast. I got mine when I was on vacation over spring break and couldn't stand to go a week without playing some sort of instrument. One day, I'll get a better one, mine is pretty cheap.

Bass player for Undercover


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(@dogbite)
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welcome to uke land. they are fun instruments. happy to see you have one.

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=644552
http://www.soundclick.com/couleerockinvaders


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(@rsadler)
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Can you recommend any good beginner sites? My son has been wanting one for ages, and I finally bought him one today. I've been trying to push him towards an electric, but for some reason that's all he's been interested in.


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(@paulhackett)
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Seriously, you should check out David's beginner uke book. I haven't seen a website that's as good. There's a link to it here:

https://www.guitarnoise.com/books/

It got me playing the ukulele pretty well and pretty quickly. I'll be posting a review of the book on the site later this month.


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(@dogbite)
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Can you recommend any good beginner sites? My son has been wanting one for ages, and I finally bought him one today. I've been trying to push him towards an electric, but for some reason that's all he's been interested in.

http://www.beatlesite.info/

this is a nice site. click on a song title and you will be pleased.

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=644552
http://www.soundclick.com/couleerockinvaders


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(@jwmartin)
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My mother-in-law got me a mandolin for my birthday this week! One of the Fender starter packs. It sounds really good. Now I just gotta learn to play it. :D

Bass player for Undercover


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(@fleaaaaaa)
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Can you recommend any good beginner sites? My son has been wanting one for ages, and I finally bought him one today. I've been trying to push him towards an electric, but for some reason that's all he's been interested in.

http://www.beatlesite.info/

this is a nice site. click on a song title and you will be pleased.

Cool site Mr Bite :)

Gluck with the Mandolin jwmartin

together we stand, divided we fall..........


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(@rparker)
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Congrats Fleaaaaa and Jeff on your new members of the family.

I've got a uke. It's fun, but I have not played it in ages. Not sure why.

Roy
"I wonder if a composer ever intentionally composed a piece that was physically impossible to play and stuck it away to be found years later after his death, knowing it would forever drive perfectionist musicians crazy." - George Carlin


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(@kent_eh)
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And another one joins the club...

I picked up a definite fixer-upper uke a few months back at a thrift store. The finish was a mess, the bridge was missing. No question, this thing is a a project.

Well, after some work, and a new paint job, here it is:

http://imgur.com/CRD6J

It's still an incredibly cheap instrument, but it plays (in tune and everything), and how cool is that shape?!

I wrapped a newspaper ’round my head
So I looked like I was deep


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(@shadyharrison)
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Congrats, fleaaaaaa!

If you're looking for a forum that's specifically uke based, then try Ukulele Cosmos. Great place for friendly uke discussion.

She looks very pretty- what's the spec?

Take care,

Shady

Take care,

Casey


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