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    Thumbs down The ukulele is not a real insturment

    i have just had a huge argument over whether a ukulele is a real instrument or not with my room mate.

    apparently its not a real one. pfft

    it all started with "why dont you learn a real instrument?"

    i have never been so angry

    i dont see how people can class it as not being a real instrument?

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    Play him some Jake Shimabukuro, and some Taimane Gardener. Then he'll change his tune. It always works for me
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    i live with him, im always strumming and picking around him.

    i know im not the best ukulele player in the world

    but i didnt think i was that bad...

    aha

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    Doesn't that depend on what your definition of a "real instrument" is?

    What makes a real instrument and why isn't the Ukulele one?

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    Ask him if the violin is a real instrument.
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    he said its about as real as a whistle

    its too simple sounds like a toy and the only people who play them arent musicians like george formby and tiny tim

    so i played him some jake Shimabukuro and he shushed up

    then said

    wellone out of a million....

    some people!

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    just agree to disagree. no point in arguing about it. he'll believe what he wants to believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russ_buss View Post
    just agree to disagree. no point in arguing about it. he'll believe what he wants to believe.
    Agreed. He sounds like he wants to provoke an argument. Ignore it. Either it's that, or he's simply ignorant.
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    Default Ignore room mate

    Your room mate is just goofy stupid. It's not the instrument, it's the player. Hey I have seen people do amazing percussion on 5 gallon water bottles and paint buckets. Or create beautiful music with water glasses. I have also seen people make a piano or a guitar completely unlistenable.

    Some people keep their heads inside a very narrow box. Pity them. They will never know the excitement of stretching their minds to new possibilities. Don't let those people drag you down to their boring level.

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    Show him John King or James Hill

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