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]
Name that song! From the movie Waking Life, not on soundtrack. [more inside]
UkeFilter: What would be the best chain of effects to give some serious sustain to an electro-acoustic uke? I know sustain is not what a uke is all about, but hey, I'm in a Genesis cover band (language warning) so anything goes. Bonus points for the cheapest solution (eg budget multi-effect boxes).
Is there a site with a ukulele tuning guide? I have seen one for guitar were you press the button and it makes the sound the sting is supposed to make when strummed. I cant seem to find one like that for my ukulele though.