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    Default Easy beginner songs that sound awesome?

    Do any exist? I have been playing very inconsistently (10-15 mins every two-three days) about two months and have gotten decent at chord switching, strumming, etc but I am looking for something simplistic to play that sounds cool/ukulele'ish
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    This youtube guy has a few "best strum in the world" vids that might be worth a go.

    http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=...OD&view=videos

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    learn somewhere over the rainbow by bruddah iz, heaps of vid on the net and you get a great range of chords in too

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    I learned the 12 bar blues first from here and Aldrine's Uke minutes.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/MusicTeacher2009

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    http://www.ukulele-tabs.com/uke-song...tab-11767.html

    I Will Follow You Into the Dark - Death cab for cutie

    I don't know what kind of music you're into, but that was my first song. Pretty easy + and it's just the basic strum [:

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    I learned the 12 bar blues first from here and Aldrine's Uke minutes.
    Funny you should say that, I love that video and have been slowly learning the 12 bar blues since last week. Awesome.

    Thanks for the responses so far guys, very helpful.

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    Don't concern your self with impressing anyone but yourself.

    Once you start playing, just about anywhere, you'll be in the minority and anyone who listens probably won't be able to play, so it's automatically impressive.

    "Impressive" comes with time and lots of practice. You'll get there, esp if you're doing 10-20 mins a day. That adds up really fast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hosh View Post
    I learned the 12 bar blues first from here and Aldrine's Uke minutes.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/MusicTeacher2009
    You can't go wrong on this site. The musicteacher is really a music teacher. He teaches the uke to school kids. There are about 120 or so videos that show the chords, then he plays the song with the words and chords that you can play along with and even sing if you want.
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    A really easy, great song that you might be able to pick up quickly is Weezer's Island in the Sun. Aldrine does a version of it in one of his videos that's really smashing, and although it doesn't sound exactly like the guitar version with a cheaper uke, a lot of people will recognize it. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by molokinirum View Post
    You can't go wrong on this site. The musicteacher is really a music teacher. He teaches the uke to school kids. There are about 120 or so videos that show the chords, then he plays the song with the words and chords that you can play along with and even sing if you want.
    A BIG thank you to both you and Hosh for recommending http://www.youtube.com/user/MusicTeacher2009

    He is fantastic! He takes things slow, shows all the chords, and the chord fingerings appear on the screen during the actual playing portion. No need to try and memorize all of the chords and progressions right away. A perfect aid for a newbie like me who requires a bit more time to commit all of that to memory.

    Thanks again for the heads up!

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