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 Post subject: Re: Ukulele!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:46 pm 
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Mars wrote:

Do you play E major by making your index finger a bar across all the strings (I don't know technical terms for things) and then just using your pinky to press the A string? When I learned this way of playing it I now find it easy.


Yeah, it's bar (or "barre"). So uh, how do you keep from muting the string with your pinky on it?

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Anyone have any easy fingering suggestions for both B and B minor? I can do them but it's clunky and sometimes I find I'm accidentally silencing a string here and there.


Bar with the index fingers and extra fingers as feel comfortable?

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 Post subject: Re: Ukulele!
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solipsistnation wrote:
Yeah, it's bar (or "barre"). So uh, how do you keep from muting the string with your pinky on it?

I posted after that post about how I was totally not even playing E this whole time. SO I'm a pretty reputable source for suggestions it turns out.

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 Post subject: Re: Ukulele!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:09 pm 
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Ha, ok! I didn't connect those. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Ukulele!
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I had a uke lesson from a banjo player. ha! but he taught me chunking (chucking?) i don't know! the internet is pretty divided on the name, but anyway, i've been trying to teach myself for a while and it never really clicked, but i think it's finally starting to sink in!

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 Post subject: Re: Ukulele!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:21 pm 
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I have literally no idea how to play at all but it was on sale and my friend lauren wanted to start a long-distance uke band so HEY GUYS

I haven't even tuned it yet! still so excited! It's SO CUTE too (hi I am not a musician, can you tell?)

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 Post subject: Re: Ukulele!
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awww! yay!
http://ukuleleunderground.com/ has some good videos to get your started!

oh man! i just googled easiest ukulele songs and got this gem with the golden girls theme song!
http://bluepapermoon.blogspot.com/p/pdf ... songs.html that sounds like a good first song to learn!

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 Post subject: Re: Ukulele!
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another easy starter song is "elephant gun" by beirut. if you like beirut, that is...

and boober, i am a musician, but i also chose my uke because it was cute. we can't help having an artistic eye that appreciates not only the tone of an instrument, but it's appeal to the eye!! it think i posted a pic of mine on the other page of this thread...


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 Post subject: Re: Ukulele!
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i posted this in another thread, but i can't get enough of this song, and bobby alu makes the uke so cool...




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 Post subject: Re: Ukulele!
PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:33 am 
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ijustdiedinside wrote:
oh man! i just googled easiest ukulele songs and got this gem with the golden girls theme song!
http://bluepapermoon.blogspot.com/p/pdf ... songs.html that sounds like a good first song to learn!


Hhahah! That list also includes "Happy Happy Joy Joy" and "Spider Man." A good time will be had by all.


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