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Ukejenny
09-24-2014, 02:27 PM
What songs are you playing right now?

What songs are you working on/working up?

VegasGeorge
09-24-2014, 03:06 PM
Yeah, Jenny, you gotta tell you secretary to get busy deleting those old PM's! Songs right now? Well, I'm currently working on the show tune "Isn't It Romantic," the old Rock and Roll song, "Cupid," by Sam Cooke, and Aldrine's version of "Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard." Of course, I'm playing a lot of other stuff in-between, but I seem to be coming back to those three more or less regularly. Oh, I almost forgot, I have a little untitled ditty I wrote myself that I'm brushing up again, and I'm also trying to get back to the version of Stephen Foster's "The Bright Hills of Glory" that I used to play all the time.

WCBarnes
09-24-2014, 03:53 PM
I just got Colin Tribe's tab for "Country Roads." It is challenging but extremely fun! My wife is from WV so I have been looking for the song but kept coming across the chords. When I saw his YouTube video I knew that it was the version I wanted to learn. Hopefully I will be able to do it justice someday.

http://youtu.be/QdDDZZ_15dQ

boogie10
09-24-2014, 05:04 PM
Kalei Gamiao's Kiss from a rose

greenie44
09-25-2014, 02:45 AM
The Most Beautiful Girl In The World (Prince), I Am The Cosmos and an arrangement of Rhapsody In Blue.

UkerDanno
09-25-2014, 04:37 AM
I'm stumbled across "All my Loving" on scorpexuke, and am really having fun with it...

RAB11
09-25-2014, 04:46 AM
My next song for the Seasons (I'll keep it close to my chest but as it's 50s week it's a fun one)

And I'm also working on a couple songs for open mic on Sunday. First is No-One Knows by Queens of the Stone Age. Got a guitar chord chart and I'm winging it from there, need to work on a couple transitions and the solo is all over the place at the minute.

Second is my first go at working a song out for myself. It's called Gasoline, by a band called the Dead Weather. There are no tabs for it anywhere, but I've reckon I've got the feel of it pretty well. Made a couple changes to suit my style a bit more and to suit the uke a bit more but it's fun to play.

Both songs are making me focus a bit more on my strumming, as they've got very distinct rhythms that I wanted to capture.

sukie
09-25-2014, 05:21 AM
I'm working on Jake's Equator.

Ukejenny
09-25-2014, 05:25 AM
I just cleaned out my inbox on Monday!!! I got the email and did it directly.

Went and looked again and didn't know that the 50 allowed are included in your archive.

twentytabby
09-25-2014, 05:26 AM
I'm new to the uke, so these aren't going to be too fancy.
Stray Cat Strut in Am. The whole family like singing this one.
House of the Rising Sun in Am- finger picking it to sound sort of like the Animals version.
I'll Fly Away in G - clawhammer. May as well since I do clawhammer banjo.

Ukejenny
09-25-2014, 05:31 AM
I'm new to the uke, so these aren't going to be too fancy.
Stray Cat Strut in Am. The whole family like singing this one.
House of the Rising Sun in Am- finger picking it to sound sort of like the Animals version.
I'll Fly Away in G - clawhammer. May as well since I do clawhammer banjo.

Sounds pretty good to me!

bassballz
09-25-2014, 05:31 AM
This week:
Teach your Children by Crosby, Stills, and Nash
Find the River by R.E.M.

Cheers!

Ukejenny
09-25-2014, 05:37 AM
I just got Colin Tribe's tab for "Country Roads." It is challenging but extremely fun! My wife is from WV so I have been looking for the song but kept coming across the chords. When I saw his YouTube video I knew that it was the version I wanted to learn. Hopefully I will be able to do it justice someday.

http://youtu.be/QdDDZZ_15dQ

Love this song and also have never seen a TAB for it. My husband and I both love this song.

Ukejenny
09-25-2014, 05:53 AM
I love hearing what everyone is working on. So many good ideas, so many different directions you can go for an adventure. :shaka:

Rllink
09-25-2014, 07:42 AM
White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane
Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding
Don't Worry, Be Happy by Bobbie McFerrin (My favorite)
Hello Mary Lou by Ricky Nelson
Wasted Days and Wasted Nights by Freddy Fender (Everyone tells me I sound terrible singing that one.)
Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett
Amazing Grace
500 Miles by Peter Paul and Mary
You Ain't Nothing but a Hound Dog by Elvis Presley (That one is easy and my wife laughs when I sing it)
King of the Road by Roger Miller.
Love Potion Number 9 by The Clovers
Ghost Riders by Johnny Cash
Blowing in the Wind by Bob Dylan
Rawhide, the Blues Brothers rendition. I also have my own lyrics that are "Huntin' Huntin'' Huntin, always out there Huntin', Buck and I" for my old dog Buck.
Third Rate Romance
And finally, Oh Susanna.

niwenomian
09-25-2014, 07:51 AM
Tico-Tico
Pineapple Mango by Daniel Ho
Kiss from a Rose by Kalei
TNC by Troy Fernandez
Rockin the Uke by Roy Smeck

Nick

dickadcock
09-27-2014, 04:21 AM
Til There Was You, in Bb on the tenor. Sometimes I'll use the same shapes & play it in F on the baritone. I haven't decided which sound/pitch I like better for singing.
It's from Music Man.

UncleMoon
09-27-2014, 07:24 AM
Pinball Wizard - The Who,
Dream On - Aerosmith,
I don't like half the folks I love - Paul Thorn

Ukejenny
09-27-2014, 07:46 AM
I don't like half the folks I love - Paul Thorn

That's deep. A lot of truth in that one!

Dan Uke
09-27-2014, 09:14 AM
I just cleaned out my inbox on Monday!!! I got the email and did it directly.

Went and looked again and didn't know that the 50 allowed are included in your archive.



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Tootler
09-27-2014, 11:10 AM
I've just done River of No Return from the 1954 film of the same name for this week's Seasons of the Uke.

kohanmike
09-27-2014, 11:12 AM
U-Bass for "Folsom Prison Blues", "Fever", "These Boots are Made for Walking", "Hit the Road Jack".

SteveZ
09-27-2014, 11:28 AM
"The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and "Carolina In My Mind" are today's new tries.

Ukejenny
09-27-2014, 12:17 PM
"The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and "Carolina In My Mind" are today's new tries.

I LOVE The Band!!!

xzcuzxme
09-29-2014, 12:13 PM
I've currently got John King's version of Bach's Cello Suite No 1 opened up. Some pretty hard stretches. Gonna be a while with this one!

Ukulele Eddie
09-29-2014, 12:18 PM
I've been working on "I'll See You in My Dreams" as played here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luL6WzF4fGU&list=FLDwqXNVvgXDbshYsTXnuWpw&index=23). It's quite a challenge for me so fully expect it to take several months.

Ukejenny
09-29-2014, 03:51 PM
I've currently got John King's version of Bach's Cello Suite No 1 opened up. Some pretty hard stretches. Gonna be a while with this one!


I've been working on "I'll See You in My Dreams" as played here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luL6WzF4fGU&list=FLDwqXNVvgXDbshYsTXnuWpw&index=23). It's quite a challenge for me so fully expect it to take several months.

I salute you both for taking on something that will take some quality time to get through. It takes commitment.

twentytabby
09-30-2014, 10:12 AM
I am having way too much fun figuring out clawhammer tunes on the ukulele - I've worn my middle fingernail out!
Besides I'll Fly Away in G, I've now got You Are My Sunshine in G, Wildwood Flower in C (with lots of hammer-ons) and Old Joe Clark in C. Old Joe Clark seems pretty easy in D too as long as the high G drone string is fretted to A when hit with the thumb.

Thanks for putting up with my newly acquired uke exuberance.

JoeJazz2000
10-01-2014, 03:44 PM
Fly Me to the Moon, both Ukulele Mikes's chord melody arrangement and Glen Rose's killer comping chords. I've transposed to the Rose arrangement to C from Bb, and am trying to work his swinging chords into Mike's melody. It's hard so far; Mike's arrangement is very full and complete and I haven't figured out what to leave out to get Rose's chords to fit in. So far, it's the turnarounds. Maybe that's enough. Both arrangements are great exercises on different aspects of the same tune.

Icelander53
10-01-2014, 06:38 PM
Still can't say goodbye by Chet atkins adapted by Corey Fujimoto. Very ambitious for Donna and I at our level but she's in love with it so.....

vonbiber
10-01-2014, 11:08 PM
I've set a few song books:

1. Oldtimey
2. Folk Songs (Woody Guthrie, Tom Paxton, Pete Seeger, Hedy West, ...)
3. Irish Songs
4. Country Songs (Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Bob Wills)
5. Gospel (A Beautiful Life, Morning Has Broken, Wayfaring Stranger, ...)
6. Stephen Foster (Swanee River, Camptown Races, Oh Susanna, Nelly Bly)
7. Cowboy Songs (Home on the Range, Streets of Laredo, ...)
8. 50s, 60s, ... (Sam Cooke's What a Wonderful World, the other What a W. W (as sung by Louis Amstrong), Do You Love Me (the Contours), Sunny Afternoon, ...)
9. 10s, 20s, ... (Ukulele Lady, Pat O'Brien Is Trying to Learn to Talk Hawaiian)
10. Beatles (All My Loving, Norwegian Wood, 8 Days a Week, ...)

I have to look at them to play, except a few that I memorized.