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Old 05-01-2011, 12:23 AM   #15
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Melissa, that uke gets a 5 star review at Amazon (24 reviewers). Looks like a great choice.
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:06 PM   #16
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I usually go by price when suggesting a starter uke. no less than $50 but $100 is better. a good brand would be Kala.

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Ok, I was just looking up Ukuleles and have no idea what would be good for a beginner. Any suggestions?
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:12 PM   #17
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they come in different sizes... starts with soprano, the concert, tenor and baritone. the Baritone is tuned like the top 4 strings on a guitar (DGBE)`.

the others are tuned as ukes... GCEA but the frets are larger as you get bigger in size so if you're like me and have bigger fingers, a concert or tenor may be a better pick.
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:42 PM   #18
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I got my Mainland mahogany concert ukulele May 6 and am just crazy about it.

I also got Hal Leonard's Ukulele Method books 1 & 2 and am thrilled at how easy he makes it to learn.

I can strum in the keys of C, G, F and D, and am also playing the notes on the strings.... AND I am starting to put melodies together with chords by ear to get a very elemental finger picking effect.

I figure I'll be in Book 2 for a while. Then I'll move on to Learn to Play Fingerstyle Solos for Ukulele by Mark Kailana Nelson. That looks like it's going to be a major challenge!

My ukulele has added a wonderful new dimension to my life.

Here's a picture of my baby.
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:01 PM   #19
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way to go Sharon! there's a great song list at Alligator Boogaloo presents UKULELE BOOGALOO!
lots of great tunes there and the chords are pictured on most.
I just picked up a used O'hana that I love... I'm well into double digits now. ukes everywhere.
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chek it out - great website
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:16 PM   #21
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chek it out - great website
It IS a great site, Pam. In fact, the same day I ordered my ukulele, I also ordered his Speak Ukulele 2 CD.

I have been picking songs and the high G reentrant (sp?) tuning was getting on my nerves, so I changed my ukulele to low G tuning, and now I am even wilder about it than ever. I can't believe how good it sounds!

On edit, I am strumming in the key of B flat now. That is a major challenge, but my hands are finally getting the hang of it!
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Sharon, Melissa, you have me thinking that maybe a ukalele is for me too. I also (sort of) played (very badly) after taking guitar lessons. Just couldn't get my fingers to stretch enough either to get very good. smaller fret, might work. and prices are really great!
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I started playing when I was eight... went on to guitar cuz the uke wasn't a cool thing to play at that age but I'm back to the little wonder now for good. they're easy to play and transport and tons of fun around a campfire.
Scott, how about a Vid of you playing ,,, for inspiration?
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I'd love to see a video, too, Scott!

Pam, I used to play a guitar but never got very good at it. The ukulele is a lot easier. And I love the lower alto sound of the concert size.

If you want to read about all things ukulele, check out the Ukulele Underground forums. It's guaranteed to give you a case of UAS.... ukulele acquisition syndrome.

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could happen but it'll take a lot of beer...
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Scott, how about a Vid of you playing ,,, for inspiration?
OK... this is the premier performance of the club

Ukulele club of Winnipeg - YouTube
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What fun, Scott! Where are you in the lineup?

I was invited to a jam tonight. I had heard that some of the players were pretty good, so I left my ukulele home as I didn't want to be the only porch plinker among pros.

Turns out there were a few songs that I would have gotten lost in, but most of them I would have been fine on. So I'll definitely be taking my uke to the next one!
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This Forum Rocks!

I grew up in Canada through the '70's and '80's and was subject to Chalmers Doane's Ukelele program.

"director of music education for the city of Halifax, he created a comprehensive music program designed to produce students who were musically literate by the end of grade six." - "The use of the ukulele as an educational tool was one of the innovative aspects of the program that captured public attention, and which became the basis of a country-wide program."

By the end of grade six I could rock the Uke. Haven't done squat since, I tried to learn Guitar in my 30"s with little success. This summer I was camping with friends and one pulled out a uke. It made the night. I've been shopping for one since and it fits into my boler plans. Easier to play than a guitar too.

I've got some great links for reviews and mail order Ukuleles I'll post shortly.

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