Aloha you ukeists

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  1. MikeandCarolyn

    MikeandCarolyn Read Only Funster

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    Tomorrow I have my first Uke lesson-teacher in Cardiff does an introductory package of 5 lessons for £50-the object to get 'you strumming' and then carry on from there.
    I've also found Uke nights in a pub on Mon eves,so I'll give that a go :BigGrin:

    Mike.
     
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    agrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr another twanger, :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    must get a uke I fell like I'm getting left out.
     
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    That sounds like a good plan! The world would be a better place if everyone played uke :BigGrin:

    Feel free to lift as much music as you want from our website:

    www.ukuleleband.co.uk
     
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    I think theyre a bit like the Spanish Inquisition
    you cant express an opinion against:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I play guitar by ear, uke no different really just different chord shapes. But thanks for the offer.
     
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    its really easy to play:Rofl1:

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB3RbO7updc"]Jake Shimabukuro - "Bohemian Rhapsody" - TED (2010) - ukelele cover - YouTube[/ame]



    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdqozsGJGdM"]Jake Shimabukuro - "Hallelujah" (Leonard Cohen) - YouTube[/ame]


    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pt6KwvZrx9A"]Jake Shimabukuro performs Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" Life is good 2012-04-19, Boston, MA - YouTube[/ame]
     
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  8. Madwife

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    I got a ukulele today! Got it tuned up and now just need to learn to play:Eek!:

    Thanks for all the helpful signposts to tutorials on line.

    Kath
     
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    This is a brilliant to listen to

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gJJ3aDif5A"]Jake Shimabukuro: "Grand Ukulele", Musicians at Google - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Got it tuned up! got it tuned up ! It was nearly a divorce in the making. :BigGrin: They've stopped using the only thing that made them worthwhile and that was cat gut!!! :Blush:
    Mind you I can't see Roger as George Formby :BigGrin:
     
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    What's going on here? I was presented with one yesterday for my birthday. No idea how I'll get on trying to play it but I'll have a go.:thumb:

    Wyn
     
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    Come over to Bridgnorth on a Wednesday night & we'll show you how :BigGrin:

    Playing uke is a very sociable hobby and the best way any of you can learn is to find a local ukulele group - you will be amazed how many there are around the country.

    Here's a link to a list of UK clubs:

    http://www.mightyukulele.co.uk/index_UkuleleClubs.htm
     
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    Good heavens, I thought Kath had gone native with this Ukelele thing and bought a surfboard :Eeek: Then I realised she'd just gotten the ironing board out :thumb:
     
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    Good gracious me its an epidemic where can I get vaccinated quick.
    Mind you always liked a tenor banjolele Mmmmm, no no get thee behind me Satan:Eek!::Eek!:
     
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    I'm sure I will take you up on the offer at some point. At the moment I'm struggling to get my fingers into position to create the chords as required. I think it's something I have to train myself to do rather than anything that can be taught. However as I make progress I look forward to popping over to see you.
    Thank you for the invitation.

    Wyn
     
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    Way to go wyn :thumb: Chrisboyo contacted me other day,and has persuaded me to attend a Uke Night in Cardiff on mon eve.
    That'll be me,my 2week old uke and both the chords I've now learnt :Rofl1::Rofl1:
    He pointed out that when 20 or more are playing who's going to notice my mistakes :BigGrin:

    Mike
     
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    These ladies will be at the Wirral Folk Festival next June as well as Seth Lakemann and the Chester ukulele band.
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufJlTfJJb4g"]MERSEY BELLES You Belongs To Me - YouTube[/ame]
     
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