Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Favorite Ukelele Links...




Another pretty uke. Custom Resonator with Koa body, Rope Binding and Ivoroid Headstock Overlay....from James Clem

I have a way to go I admit, but the great thing about learning to play the easiest instrument in the world is that internet lessons abound. As do, chords, charts etc...
Here are a few of my favorite spots to snag a new song or a new strumming method...

Pineapple Pete has some good lessons from basic to advanced and beyond.

Ukelele Songs. com

Chordie has guitar chords but you can use those to play uke.

Richard G.s songbook  has tons of uke tunes

Aaron Keim's Lessons on youtube are great. This is the clawhammer which I am working on but you can move to the other lessons from here...

There are tons of sites online that feature guitar chords and you can use those to play uke. The chord placement is different unless you play baritone uke. But you can use the notes...

Ga Ga





Is it so terribly wrong to think that I would become a master at the uke if I had an Oscar Schmidt Bell shaped Tenor ukelele? The bell shape was apparently very popular in the 1920s. Sorry you can't see her lovely neck. Isn't she purty?

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Happy Day! Sun! Song!

Oh Susannah!

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Taking a break from a lit. review.

Decided to record a song. This sounds better when Kim and I do it together. But I have yet to record us singing together. Soon. 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

it is going to be fun

to have freckles on my face.
to be looking forward to camping. barbecues. sand in toes.
to be done with papers. FOREVER.
and to watch this romantic comedy.






Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Finger Picking W.I.P

2 finger style
I am working on some other finger picking too but not ready to show it.
my coordination is improving somewhat.....

But I think I look like a zombie in this film. or maybe subconciously i am trying to look like a junkie...it is raining. I am tired...I may be getting a cold. 

Junkie Song- Be Good Tanyas


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Sunday, April 3, 2011

This sounds right to me...

I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches. 


-Alice Roosevelt Longworth

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