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I got my new ukulele yesterday! Beautiful!
« on: April 11, 2019, 06:18:23 pm »
What a joy to play! It sounds beautiful and looks just as good! Any other ukulele players out there? I am looking for good sites to get free sheet music! Let me know what you play and how you get your music. I have a tenor ukulele, well two of them now. I really like the depth of sound. I joined a lesbian ukulele band and will be practicing over the next two months and then play in our Pride Parade!

Happy playing! Hugs!

Kelly

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Re: I got my new ukulele yesterday! Beautiful!
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2019, 06:39:46 pm »
Hi Kelly, I have a nice sounding soprano but I’ve been in the market for either a concert or a tenor.  Any suggestions?  I’ve played guitar since my teens and only picked up the uke a few years back.  I get my music through a google search.  Add uke and sheet music to anything you like.  Chances are there’s something out there.

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Re: I got my new ukulele yesterday! Beautiful!
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2019, 10:50:32 pm »
The thing about ukuleles is that you can get a decent ukulele for under $200.. I have a thing for solid wood instruments so when I wanted to upgrade my ukulele, I looked at the brands that fit the bill. I looked at Kala and Pono. I fell in love with the Pono.. There are a variety of woods that Ukuleles are made and I researched what at the major makes use.. I decided on mango. Very bright sound.  Really worth the money! You should check out the ukulelesite.com.

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Re: I got my new ukulele yesterday! Beautiful!
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2019, 10:58:00 am »
What a fun and an enjoyable past time and a great way to meet new folks !

Have a blast !

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Re: I got my new ukulele yesterday! Beautiful!
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2019, 10:09:16 am »
Yes! I am hoping that besides getting me more into playing, it does give me opportunities to meet new people as I have moved to a new city just over a month ago! Music has always been something that settles me and playing has not always been easy. I just love the process of learning and hearing the results of my labour! I can get lost for hours!

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Re: I got my new ukulele yesterday! Beautiful!
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2019, 10:28:08 am »
OK Kelly, you know the rules, "Pictures or it didn't happen". Please share the beauty of this new gem.

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Re: I got my new ukulele yesterday! Beautiful!
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2019, 08:56:08 pm »
I forget how to input pictures into the threads!

Help needed! With Danielle out of the loop for a while, maybe someone else can help me!

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Re: I got my new ukulele yesterday! Beautiful!
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2019, 09:09:16 pm »
@islandgirl

I forget how to input pictures into the threads!

Help needed! With Danielle out of the loop for a while, maybe someone else can help me!

I’m no Danielle, so I go to her instructions......click below

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Re: I got my new ukulele yesterday! Beautiful!
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Re: I got my new ukulele yesterday! Beautiful!
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2019, 12:34:24 am »
Very nice!





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Re: I got my new ukulele yesterday! Beautiful!
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2019, 06:50:49 am »
How cool....
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Re: I got my new ukulele yesterday! Beautiful!
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2019, 10:02:00 am »
She is a beauty, has she told you her name yet?

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Re: I got my new ukulele yesterday! Beautiful!
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2019, 12:33:07 pm »
Thanks! She does sound sweet and her set up is wonderful! My hope is that I can learn to play her as well as she deserves to be played! The leader of our ukulele band is coming back this week and she is going to meet with me to check out my ukulele and to start me off with the music she has selected for our group. So excited! I have been trying to pull stuff from the internet but I have not been that happy with what I can get for free. Sure is different than getting mandolin music! That is available in abundance !

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Re: I got my new ukulele yesterday! Beautiful!
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2019, 06:39:49 pm »
This week I joined in a ukulele strum along at a local pub! There must have been over 40 of us! This event takes place once a month and I am for sure going to them! Talk about a great way to get up to speed with my playing.

This coming Monday is the first first practice for the uke band that I joined. It is the first ever all lesbian ukulele band in Victoria! Should be fun! The plan is for us to perform in the upcoming Pride Parade that takes place first week of July. Hope all you musicians are having fun playing!
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Re: I got my new ukulele yesterday! Beautiful!
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2019, 10:49:12 am »
What a joy to play! It sounds beautiful and looks just as good! Any other ukulele players out there? I am looking for good sites to get free sheet music! Let me know what you play and how you get your music. I have a tenor ukulele, well two of them now. I really like the depth of sound. I joined a lesbian ukulele band and will be practicing over the next two months and then play in our Pride Parade!

Happy playing! Hugs!

Kelly

I bought a ukulele a few years ago and I agree it is fun to play even though I don't know many tunes to play on it. I did teach myself the 12th street rag on the uke and it's one of my favorite tunes to play whenever I pick it up.

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Re: I got my new ukulele yesterday! Beautiful!
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2019, 03:07:49 pm »
I picked up a few songs from youtube strum alongs! Fortunately, I was able to get quite a few songs through my new groups!

Happy playing!

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Re: I got my new ukulele yesterday! Beautiful!
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2019, 04:36:48 pm »
@islandgirl
Dear Kelly:
Nice looking Ukulele...  have you been playing a Ukulele for long????   
I can play a 6 string guitar but I am way out of practice.

I am glad that you were able to provide a picture... but I see that @Jessica had to help get it to show up on a posting of hers... 
I am sorry I was not available when you needed the help but that is why I posted instructions for all of our members.

... If you post a picture again be sure to follow the my published instructions exactly. 
It appears that you might have missed or not followed steps 6, 7 and 8.

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Re: I got my new ukulele yesterday! Beautiful!
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2019, 11:18:59 am »
Thanks Danielle! When posting the picture, I thought that I did follow all directions, but still had problems. Not enough practice doing these things! I went far back into my messages and did find your post, after the fact!

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Re: I got my new ukulele yesterday! Beautiful!
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Re: I got my new ukulele yesterday! Beautiful!
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2019, 08:52:22 am »
That is one of my favourite pieces! A couple of tricky chord changes but beautiful!

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