What Inspired You to Play Uke?

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  2. 2 years ago

    I just wanted to learn how to play the ukelele because i wanted to learn this song called 'city of stars' and then while i was looking for steven universe songs to play on the uke, i saw this video with this girl with amazing uke skills and fantastic singing. she is my idol.

  3. Tyler Joseph from twenty one pilots :3

  4. tyler joseph

  5. colleen mae ballinger :)

  6. twenty one pilots

  7. I actually started playing the ukulele when my little brother got his. I have been practicing on his since. I actually just got my first ukulele 2 weeks ago! I feel like I am in the intermediate level... My Favorite Artist is Owl City!

  8. Two words: Tyler Joseph.

  9. I wanted to start to push my brain.. as an "older" person, I know it is important to keep the brain active. I took up guitar and tried to play for over 6 months. Got frustrated and stopped. Someone told me Uke is quicker to learn. My girlfriend surprised me with one for Christmas and I haven't put it down since. I can actually play music with this little instrument! Taking lessons and having fun...So happy I didn't give up.

  10. Amanda Palmer's "Ukulele Anthem"....
    That is the song that started it all for me.

    "You can minimize a strangers sadness
    with a piece of wood and plastic.
    Holy fuck it's so fantastic
    playing ukulele"

  11. I was viewing guitar lessons online and stumbled across some Uke videos. Decided "Hey, I can do that too!" So I bought a cheap Uke, changed out the strings and started watching YouTube and various sites that offer free Uke lessons. So now I play guitar, violin and Uke. Now I want to get a nose flute. One can never learn too many instruments.

    Music is communication. Music is life. Music is story telling. Music is feeling. Music is everything.

  12. Well, my father played the guitar, and I always wanted to, but I got tiny baby hands. Seriously though, my 15 year old has longer fingers than I do. The eight year old is catching up fast. So I got tiny baby hands, and stubby fingers and a child's guitar was giving me trouble. Sad panda.
    Years pass, I finally get up the courage to try stringed instruments again. Fiddle? No.... Fancy Fiddle? (Violin?) Nah. Cello? We don't have room for a cow in our apartment, Aunt Debra.
    What's me? What's like me? What's small, utterly ridiculous, and mildly annoying? Accordion! (Dear god no. We are not ready to go that far off the goofy meter)
    Ukulele. Because it seemed like a good idea at the time.

  13. Ever since I discovered Amanda Palmer, I wanted to play Ukulele. I was in choir and I already knew a lot about Music Theory, so it was very easy to pick it up and understand and read music. I'm 16 and in Sophomore year of High School, Tomorrow is PSATS and I'm playing my Uke to relieve stress as well. I'm planning to write songs on my guitar and Uke and I'm going to teach myself Piano, once I get one and release songs on Soundcloud cause why the heck not!! ^-^

  14. Pink Guy.
    I'm serious.

  15. When I began to really get into Twenty One Pilots, I knew I wanted to play uke. A couple years back I tried guitar, but I deemed it too complicated and gave up, despite various people telling me I shouldn't. When my friend got her first ukulele, at first I thought it was weird. But the more I watched Tyler Joseph and CrankGameplays and even Pink Guy play, the more I wanted to get one. So I did, and I've never been so passionate about something before. Twenty One Pilots will forever be my inspiration. |-/

  16. My sister inspired me. I always saw her playing and I thought, I should start playing. I used her old one and I found this website and played then started to jam on the Ukulele.

  17. I used to play the piano since i was 6, and i always wanted to play the guitar as well. But the thing is, i have delicate hands with long skinny and strengthless fingers, so it was really painful playing the guitar for me. Then i thought that maybe i could try uke, which is smaller and with softer strings... Once i had my first uke, i found out my kind of instrument for life!!

  18. I play the violin and the acoustic and electric guitar so I thought why not play the uke as well? At the time I wasn't for sure if I wanted to play but I had a lot of Samoan and Hawaiian friends who played the uke and it was so beautiful sounding! From that day I was certain I wanted to play the uke!

  19. my brother actually bought a ukulele at a yard sale for 4.50, but he never used it and my best friend plays so I asked my brother if I could have his. I have been playing ever since.

  20. What inspired me, rather who inspired me are Dodie Clark and Jon Cozart

  21. Dodie Clark.

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