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  1. 2 years ago
    Thu May 4 18:56:39 2017
    GrandEclectus posted in Any good uke songs to try?.

    Wow, great resource! Thanks Jeffrey! Bookmarked!

    For KalaKiwi: I suggest Uke clubs if there is one in your area. If not, there are lots of sheets online.

    I just pick out songs I want to learn and find info about them. I write up my own sheets too.

    You can also look at the man lists here of top tunes.


  2. Thu May 4 18:52:33 2017

    That's awesome! Congrats to you both!

  3. Wed Apr 26 19:52:58 2017
    GrandEclectus posted in NEED HELP!!!.

    Hi Chris,
    There are a lot of great videos on YouTube that can help you out.
    It sounds like you need to start with small steps and then you can work up to playing the way you would like. I'm partial to Cynthia Lin, but Ukulele Teacher, TenThumbs, Ukulele Mike are all great for starting out.

    Cynthia Lin has some nice finger picking songs, including Blackbird.

    Happy Uke'ing!

    My first advice to new players: RELAX! Ukuleles don't have teeth! They like to cuddle, not bite!

  4. Wed Apr 26 14:58:36 2017

    Check out Cynthia Lin on YouTube. I believe she's got a tutorial on Sound of Silence with the the finger picking. Great song.

  5. Tue Apr 25 02:01:32 2017
    GrandEclectus started the conversation Songs in Limbo.


    How do I get my songs out of limbo?

    In particular would be a nice addition. I even worked out the tab! Plus it's got all the key changes.

    I also have "Eve of Destruction" in limbo. The only difference is the chording at the beginning, which goes from G - Gsus4 to Gsus2 and mimics the record.

    Both songs have been in the dead zone since I posted them long ago.


  6. Tue Apr 25 01:47:33 2017
    GrandEclectus posted in Uke Contest?.

    Aw, I miss them!. Never won, but it lit a fire under me to contribute. I'll still post songs though.

  7. Sun Apr 16 13:50:54 2017
    GrandEclectus posted in Lullaby suggestions.

    "Lullaby" by Trout Fishing In America;

    Best lullaby ever!
    Let me know what you think.

  8. 3 years ago
    Sat Jun 4 01:11:53 2016
    GrandEclectus posted in BANJOLELE.

    I love banjoleles. I have not found one I like.

    Cynthia Lin does some nice things with one.

    I want one! I love the sound.

  9. Sat Jun 4 01:03:52 2016
    GrandEclectus posted in What Inspired You to Play Uke?.

    Several things. I played Uke as a teenager, and learned from an Arthur Godfrey book. I stopped playing for 40 years.

    I saw Petty Booka playing "Sophisticated Hula" on Ghoul A Go Go, a cool retro public access kids show.

    Last year, a man at a old time baseball ga,e pulled one out and started playing.

    There's a ukulele store about 4 miles from my house, and I got it in my head I wanted to play again. That was about a year ago, and it's been a great adventure ever since. Not only did I get an therapeutic instrument, get to sing again, I got a new social circle.

    Highly recommended!