I have to learn "U Turn" by Tegan and Sara for a video shoot on Monday. I'm playing it in G from these chords, and I've tried everything that I thought would work for transcribing the riff, including isolating the tonic and playing up or down to it and putting the guitar riff through the converter on Ukulele Tabs and trying to play that (which wouldn't have worked because I'm playing it in a different key). This seems like it should be really simple and straightforward, but it is not. Can anyone help me?
Ukulele-playing mefites, please give me your best recommendations on an electric solid-body ukulele. [more inside]
I recently took my ukulele to a convention and had it signed by two gentlemen close to my heart. I still want to play it (even more so now!), but I worry about the signatures scratching/fading. [more inside]
It's been a while since the last ukulele recommendation question; what are some decent choices today in the $100–200 range? Advice on good vendors also appreciated.
Where and when did the trend of ukulele-and-xylophone music for commercials come from? [more inside]
I'm learning to play "Train in Vain" on the ukulele. The chords and strumming in the main part of the song is pretty straightforward, but I'm having trouble figuring out how to play the riff. [more inside]
I am trying to learn "I Apologize" by Husker Du on the ukulele. I'm working with this tab, and the chords sound right. The strums for the verses (down/up, down/up, down/up, down) and for the first half of the chorus (down down/UP ad nauseum) were easy enough to learn, but I can't figure out the strums for the pre-chorus ("and you get tight-lipped…") or the second half of the chorus ("said I'm sorry…") I've watched videos of Bob solo and Husker Du back in the day, but I haven't figured out what Bob's doing with his left hand. Anyone want to hazard a guess? [more inside]
Looking for an easy song to learn on the ukulele. I love old jazz and swing from the 20s-40s so I'm especially looking for suggestions from that genre if possible! [more inside]
I'm learning how to play the ukulele, and I've come across the AaddG chord in a few songs I've wanted to learn. When I've searched the web for what the fingering for this chord should be, though, I never find anything -- just links back to the chords/lyrics pages I've been looking at. How do I play the AaddG? What would the fingering be? (It seems to be used a lot after an Am or an A# chord, FWIW.)
I love Guitar Toolkit on my iPhone. Specifically, the scale and chord features. I want the same functionality on my desktop monitor so I can see more than 5 frets at a time. [more inside]
Hi there. I'm looking for a very specific version of the song "Over the Rainbow." Details inside. [more inside]
"Ever think about" call and response between a male and female singer. Ukulele/banjo, chanting, but somehow unidentifiable via Google... [more inside]
I want to listen to very brief snippets of my son's ukulele strumming, over and over and over, randomly shuffled. (Think of a sort of Buddha Machine that I can populate.) Hardware, software, whatever. Does this exist already? If not, how can I do it? [more inside]
I am itching for a sound bigger than my concert ukulele but have tiny, tiny hands. I don't really foresee performing on the uke (although you just never know)-- mostly I use the uke to write songs for my guitarist-singer friend to sing while I play the violin. So I am thinking...guitalele? What can you tell me about it? OR should I get a 1/2 size guitar? And where in Toronto can I buy the Yamaha one that costs only 100?
Can you identify this ukulele? I've contacted the seller, but no response. I haven't seen this model of electric ukulele before and I'm curious about it. Thank you! [more inside]
Name My Ukulele! My ukulele has a nice, sweet tone, but I would feel more connected to it if it had a name. I'd like to think of it as a friend and not just an object. Any suggestions? [more inside]
I was listening to Local Natives - 11:11 and was hooked on the opening chords played on the ukulele, so now I'm looking for other original, slow, mellow/sad tunes with the ukulele. [more inside]
I am considering taking up the ukulele and I would like to get the feel for various brands and sizes to see which I would prefer. I think I would like a concert uke, but I'd like to feel one in my hands first. [more inside]
What's the deal with my new uke? What do I need to do to get it in tip top playable uke condition? [more inside]
Can you help me find a ukulele choir or group in Maryland, specifically Montgomery or Frederick Counties? [more inside]
How competent can I become at the ukulele in two weeks? [more inside]
So, I'm thinking about buying a ukulele. I have a small amount of experience on the guitar (less than six months, self taught). Is learning both at the same time a good idea, or a very bad one? [more inside]
Question for the language types: which is correct, ukuleleist, or ukulelist? [more inside]
I love music featuring almost any combination of the following instruments: bongos, brass, ukulele, tambourine. Do you have any recommendations for similar songs/music? [more inside]
My teenager started an electric ukulele project in her woodshop class and can't afford to buy plans. What's the best way to proceed? [more inside]
Is a concert or tenor ukulele better for a beginner? [more inside]
I'm travelling to Hawaii this summer and want to spend a couple of days learning ukulele, steel guitar or slack-key guitar in the traditional Hawaiian style. I have some music background so I'm looking for more than just a tourist novelty class. Any suggestions from local experts? [more inside]
I have been thinking about getting a banjolele, or possibly a tenor banjo, and I am looking for suggestions. [more inside]
When I try to tune a stringed instrument (guitar, uke, autoharp), the B string always sounds off to me, no matter what I do. Why? [more inside]
Any recommendations for songs for a Ukulele songbook to be used in schools in Kenya? A friend of mine got asked to to help make suggestions for the songbook.
Ukulele players: Is this a more finger-friendly instrument than the guitar? [more inside]
I'm looking for a musician I heard profiled on NPR recently. [more inside]
Ukulele lessons in Washington, DC? [more inside]
I love music and over the past few years have taught myself to be pretty good as a ukulele player. I'd love to get involved with a band--old-time jazz, dixieland stuff--and really learn how to make music with others. But all I know is how to play by myself. I don't know how bands work in the slightest, nor how to find others who are better than me but willing to let me "play along." How do I get started getting started? Thanks!
I have never managed to properly learn how to play an instrument before. I'd like to be able to accompany myself when I sing, so I'm thinking of getting a ukulele or a guitar. Please help me figure out what I ought to be looking for. [more inside]
I just bought an ukulele, and I want to learn how to play it. Thing is, I know nothing about music in general. What should I learn? [more inside]
Help me find contemporary 20s & 30s hot jazz music that incorporates ukulele music. [more inside]
Help me unleash the ukulele player within! Looking for online tips and/or details from MeFi uke-players as to how they went about learning to play the instrument. [more inside]
I need a clever name for my ukulele cover band [more inside]
I'm interested in taking accordion and/or ukulele lessons in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Does anyone know where I might be able to take lessons? Additionally, does anyone know of places where I can rent either instrument?
So I play guitar (fairly well) and ukulele (passably). I'm thinking about getting a baritone or tenor ukulele, but also strongly considering a guitalele. Where can I get one in America (in VA, DC, or NJ?) [more inside]
I'm looking for a good acoustic/electric ukulele to add to my collection of instruments. My budget max. is around $400. [more inside]
How do I tackle feedback with a piezo pickup on a very small instrument (ukulele), running it through guitar amps or PA systems? [more inside]
What ukulele should I choose? [more inside]
Do-it-yourself electronics: Building a volume knob. [more inside]
My boyfriend bought an 8-string (dual string) ukulele in Tahiti and we can't find info ANYWHERE online. Everything we find is about the traditional 4 string ukulele. Looking for any links re: chords, tutorials, tuning, charts, books, etc. on Thank you!
So, um, I bought a ukulele today. What should I do with it? [more inside]
Looking for artist recommendations for Mexican and Hawaiian music. [more inside]
I play the guitar but would like something that is super convenient, travels well, and is fun. Is a Ukulele the answer? [more inside]
Guitar filter: Looks like a 3/4 sized acoustic guitar, popular in the 1930's, tuned EADGBE like a normal guitar (I think) but one octave higher. Produces a nice "crystal" sound. The one I saw looked like it had a Martin logo on it, but can't see anything like this on the Martin website.... [more inside]
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