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Ukuleleblues
02-18-2015, 08:15 AM
They are making me nervous.

Hippie Dribble
02-18-2015, 08:24 AM
Me too. We could be on the verge of a guitar boom... :p

CeeJay
02-18-2015, 08:31 AM
I'm getting mine out ...again....







Guitar .:o

Congi
02-18-2015, 08:34 AM
I took my medicine.. Now I feel better, huh? why my uke has six strings?? Aargh..
Most of people here plays both guitar and ukulele. It's nice to read guitar related topics.

katysax
02-18-2015, 11:11 AM
A lot of us also play guitar. A lot of guitar materials and techniques are adaptable to the uke. No need to get nervous.

Nickie
02-18-2015, 11:37 AM
LOL, you guys almost made me spray coffee....
I'm not gonna let a big ol bully guitar scare me! I'll just play louder and I'll win, right?

kissing
02-18-2015, 11:40 AM
As far as Im concerned, guitar is just an extension of the ukulele.

PhilUSAFRet
02-18-2015, 12:01 PM
Guitar related posts? :confused:

Nickie
02-18-2015, 12:15 PM
What can we do so that we are seeing posts that say something like "a lot of us play brass instruments as well", "a lot of us are in orchestras as well" etc.

Other Instruments?

kissing
02-18-2015, 01:13 PM
Everything is an ukulele..
I played uke first, then guitar.. i didnt learn to play guitar as though it was completely new. Practically it was a bigger uke with more strings.

Same with when I learned Bass.

Now im learning violin... just another uke, with an alternative tuning and is bowed xD

Steedy
02-18-2015, 06:01 PM
In my experience playing guitar is a lot more work and a lot less fun than playing ukulele, and that's all I have to say about that. :)

UkerDanno
02-19-2015, 03:22 AM
In my experience playing guitar is a lot more work and a lot less fun than playing ukulele, and that's all I have to say about that. :)

agreed, wholeheartedly...:shaka:

SteveZ
02-19-2015, 03:37 AM
Try a Tenor Guitar - four strings, big body (comparatively) feel and big body sound. Best of both worlds!

wayfarer75
02-19-2015, 03:49 AM
Not interested in a guitar unless it's a Hawaiian lap steel. :shaka:

I played other instruments in the past, and still own two clarinets and a tenor saxophone. I think about selling them, because I don't play, but they have too much sentimental value. I've never played guitar, except for the occasional strum.

Rllink
02-19-2015, 04:06 AM
Just because of a lack of other threads to post on, and because I'm sitting here waiting for the plumber to get done and present me with his bill, I've got plenty of time to respond. I have a guitar in the basement that belongs to my daughter. I don't think that she ever learned to play it and it has set down there for years. There is a book inside the case that is a beginner's "learn to play the guitar" type book. Over the years, I pulled that guitar out of the case on occasion, along with the book, sat down, messed with it for five or ten minutes, then put it back. I just couldn't get into it for some reason. Then I discovered the ukulele, bought one, and I have played it almost every day since. I can't get enough of it. What's the difference? I don't know. But I have no interest at all in playing a guitar.

peterbright
02-19-2015, 04:09 AM
When people ask about my ukes. I tell them my archtops had babies.

kohanmike
02-19-2015, 05:13 AM
I'm not seeing very many posts specifically about guitars, the ones that mention it are about the transition to uke usually. I've posted a number of times that I played guitar for 50 years, and since I started on uke 18 months ago, I've applied myself to it more in that time than in 20 years to my guitars, and I haven't touched my guitars since.

I like that this forum is for and about the ukulele, if it becomes about other instruments, I will be disappointed.

Rllink
02-19-2015, 05:20 AM
I'm not seeing very many posts specifically about guitars, the ones that mention it are about the transition to uke usually. I've posted a number of times that I played guitar for 50 years, and since I started on uke 18 months ago, I've applied myself to it more in that time than in 20 years to my guitars, and I haven't touched my guitars since.

I like that this forum is for and about the ukulele, if it becomes about other instruments, I will be disappointed.Me too. I don't care much about guitars, or how they compare to ukes. I'm not a well versed musician, just a ukulele player.

bnolsen
02-19-2015, 10:10 AM
I mostly agree with Rllink. Guitars never ever did it for me. But now that I've been getting more into ukulele and doing more classical fingerstyle (thanks to tony mizen, etc), I get somewhat curious about maybe trying to learn some classical picking. That usually disappears when I pick up a 6 string classical guitar (or guitalele) and try to play any chords on it and realize I absolutely don't have the girl hands to pull it off.

I think I may see a shallow body tenor strung low g somewhere in my future though. Hopefully one that avoids the low-g boominess.

janeray1940
02-19-2015, 10:16 AM
I'm not worried. In fact, I'm looking forward to seeing all of the great ukes that come up for sale as UAS morphs into GAS!

fongie
02-19-2015, 10:39 AM
There is no fear from my end. I have sold two Martin from my collection and purchased four ukes this past month.

But in saying that, I will never give away playing guitars/guitars, especially Martin guitars. I have worked too hard to get to where I am too let it all walk away. Uku's are just as exciting and sure has a place in my stable. Not to fear.

peterbright
02-19-2015, 10:52 AM
doubly addicted...it is quite common

ubulele
02-19-2015, 11:01 AM
LOL, you guys almost made me spray coffee....
I'm not gonna let a big ol bully guitar scare me! I'll just play louder and I'll win, right?

It depends: does your amplifier go up to 11?

hucklelele
02-19-2015, 11:04 AM
Ukes got me into smaller guitars-

which I found I actually play easier and faster then

When you compare a baritone to a short scale small guitar the differences aren't that great then- 19 or 20 inch scale as opposed to 22 or 23"

But I like each for what it is- I still like the popping bell tone of my porous Mahogany Hola soprano, although it's harder for me to play that small- Tenor's a good choice for my old feeble adult hands, that have had fingers broken, while still retaining most of the uke sound I love, and then with the option of high and low G. I play low G usually.

Guitar is more mellow- and I play nylon classical guitars- but I think ukulele may be easier for quick song ideas, guitar for more elaborate composition. I tend to get on a chord and then do some fills with whatever notes my fingers then reach. There's a little more range with 2 extra strings, but a different kind of music than a uke tuning.

ukenick
02-19-2015, 03:00 PM
Funny. All the guitar threads made me pick mine up and give it a whirl again… I put it back after a couple days. It just reminded my why I like uke.

Andy Chen
02-19-2015, 04:17 PM
As far as Im concerned, guitar is just an extension of the ukulele.

Heh heh, definitely!

Andy Chen
02-19-2015, 04:19 PM
Funny. All the guitar threads made me pick mine up and give it a whirl again… I put it back after a couple days. It just reminded my why I like uke.

I like playing the guitar now only when I am playing with others in a band and someone is singing. Then I bash-strum my guitar to make noise.

CeeJay
02-19-2015, 04:21 PM
I like playing the guitar now only when I am playing with others in a band and someone is singing. Then I bash-strum my guitar to make noise.

Is there any other way to play them ??? That's what I do all the time.....Oh and Gong Xi Phat Choy ....(I hope that's right)

Andy Chen
02-19-2015, 04:29 PM
Gong Hei Fatt Choy to you too, CeeJay.

(To everyone else, that's the most common greeting during the Chinese New Year, which takes place right now, actually.)