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Cassie
10-09-2015, 11:47 AM
Hey guys, I got my uke early! UAS has officially been obliterated. I've already got several songs down. I can play Aloha Oe, Happy birthday, a song called upidee, rock of ages cleft for me, a birthday song from Mexico, lava from the Pixar short film by the same name, a Spanish kids song called Los Pollitos, john brown's baby and a few others. It is a Kala soprano. It has really nice strings. I was out eating lunnch with my Cousin and her mom and Her mom handed me a big box. She wanted to give it to me before Christmas because she didn't think she would see me before then. When I held the box in my hands and felt the size of it, something inside me told me it was a uke. I've been playing ever since I got back. I just hope I don't become addicted. Unfortunately, I can't post pictures or videos. Is there a way I can post audio instead?

johnson430
10-09-2015, 11:52 AM
Awesome. That is quite a repertoire for a new player, although I think the birthday song you learned is called Las Mananitas.

Stagehand
10-09-2015, 11:52 AM
Fantastic! I am so happy for you!!

DownUpDave
10-09-2015, 12:22 PM
That is awesome Cassie, congratulations. I think you are already addicted. You were addicted even before you got a uke.

bunnyf
10-09-2015, 12:28 PM
Happy for you Cassie. Enjoy! Think of all the Christmas song you can learn now by December.

Ukejenny
10-09-2015, 12:49 PM
Wonderful news, Cassie. Merry Early Christmas to you!!!

Cassie
10-09-2015, 02:17 PM
Awesome. That is quite a repertoire for a new player, although I think the birthday song you learned is called Las Mananitas.

Yes. That's the one. I learned it with the chords,c g7 and F. The same with all the others I have learned.

Nickie
10-09-2015, 02:44 PM
Wow, Cassie, I'm so happy for you! Your repertoire is very impressive! I could only learn one song my 1st day. It's so cool you have the uke that you have envisioned and imagined you could have! Congratulations my friend, hope to hear your first video soon!
Way to go!

Inksplosive AL
10-09-2015, 04:39 PM
Youtube is the most accessible site it seems and its forum friendly. There is no rule saying your video has to have pictures... just sayin.

mm stan
10-09-2015, 04:45 PM
Woo hooo congratulations Cassie... yippee new ukie day.. :) yes SoundCloud and install the app :)
:smileybounce::shaka:

Cassie
10-09-2015, 05:02 PM
Woo hooo congratulations Cassie... yippee new ukie day.. :) yes SoundCloud and install the app :)
:smileybounce::shaka:

I'm running windows 8. I don't know if sound cloud will work on my system.

vanflynn
10-09-2015, 05:28 PM
Congrats Cassie! Welcome to the wonderful world of ukulele. The best instrument played by the best people IMHO.

Enjoy and keep us posted.

Cassie
10-09-2015, 05:49 PM
Congrats Cassie! Welcome to the wonderful world of ukulele. The best instrument played by the best people IMHO.

Enjoy and keep us posted.

I will definitely do so! As soon as I can get some way to upload audio, I'll let you all hear what it sounds like. My cousin says it looks like it's made of mahogany. She said some dark wood but she wasn't sure. She says it costs 50 bucks. Now I know the price, I can get a pretty good case. My UAS is gone! Let's just hope it doesn't flare up again.

Patrick Madsen
10-09-2015, 08:01 PM
Congrats1 This made my day knowing you finally have a uke. Now the fun begins!

mds725
10-09-2015, 08:28 PM
Congratulations! And if you have to be addicted to something, an addiction to ukulele playing certainly has some positives.

If you don't want to upload audio files to YouTube (when I tried, YouTube wanted me to associate the audio with a video of photographs), you can always upload audio files to soundcloud (soundcloud,com) and post a link to the audio file's page on soundcloud here.

kohanmike
10-09-2015, 08:47 PM
Congrats Cassie. Just as a warning; I bought my first uke over two years ago on a whim (it looked like my Fender Telecaster guitar), a soprano Mahalo before I knew sizes. Within a week a bought a tenor, more my size, and within six months had six tenor ukes and sold the Mahalo. Within eighteen months I went through sixteen tenor ukes and finally settled on the four I liked best. I also started playing u-bass less than a year ago and now I'm up to seven (four bass ukes and three mini electric basses). I thought I was over GAS (gear acquisition syndrome) a couple of months ago, but last week it caught me again with the seventh bass. Oh well.

Cassie
10-10-2015, 05:05 AM
Congrats Cassie. Just as a warning; I bought my first uke over two years ago on a whim (it looked like my Fender Telecaster guitar), a soprano Mahalo before I knew sizes. Within a week a bought a tenor, more my size, and within six months had six tenor ukes and sold the Mahalo. Within eighteen months I went through sixteen tenor ukes and finally settled on the four I liked best. I also started playing u-bass less than a year ago and now I'm up to seven (four bass ukes and three mini electric basses). I thought I was over GAS (gear acquisition syndrome) a couple of months ago, but last week it caught me again with the seventh bass. Oh well.

I will definitely let you all hear what it sounds like sometime. I've given my new little buddy a name. I called her Kalea. I wanted to use Leilani but I have reserved that for a Lanikai. That might be my next one.

sukie
10-10-2015, 05:22 AM
Congrats!

Have fun. It's addicting. And, no. You don't need a million ukuleles to be happy. You can only play one at a time anyway.

Cassie
10-10-2015, 07:09 AM
Congrats!

Have fun. It's addicting. And, no. You don't need a million ukuleles to be happy. You can only play one at a time anyway.

That's right. UAS was killing me before I got this one.

DaveY
10-10-2015, 07:48 AM
Hey guys, I got my uke early! UAS has officially been obliterated. I've already got several songs down. I can play Aloha Oe, Happy birthday, a song called upidee, rock of ages cleft for me, a birthday song from Mexico, lava from the Pixar short film by the same name, a Spanish kids song called Los Pollitos, john brown's baby and a few others. It is a Kala soprano. It has really nice strings. I was out eating lunnch with my Cousin and her mom and Her mom handed me a big box. She wanted to give it to me before Christmas because she didn't think she would see me before then. When I held the box in my hands and felt the size of it, something inside me told me it was a uke. I've been playing ever since I got back. I just hope I don't become addicted.

This is by far the best news I've ever read on UU, after following your journey towards this surprise ending. Don't worry about UAS -- you're already on your way to SAS (Song Acquisition Syndrome).

Cassie
10-10-2015, 10:16 AM
This is by far the best news I've ever read on UU, after following your journey towards this surprise ending. Don't worry about UAS -- you're already on your way to SAS (Song Acquisition Syndrome).

I think so. My cousin says it' looks like it's made of mahogany. unfortunately, I can't post pictures.

Camsuke
10-10-2015, 10:42 AM
Congratulations Cassie!

Cassie
10-10-2015, 12:44 PM
Kalea and I had a nice long session today. I played for about 4 hours.

turtledrum
10-10-2015, 02:02 PM
Cassie, enjoy every minute with your new uke. So very happy to know that your dream has come true!

Cassie
10-10-2015, 04:38 PM
You will (eventually) be able to pick the wood and maybe the uke itself by listening to the uke yourself. Mahogany and koa each have their own sound and are not hard to pick sometimes. When you are listening to videos and recordings see if you can pick the sound of the wood underneath the music.

I can't quite tell yet. If I knew how each different type of wood sounded, I could probably tell. Pele alert! Mom just had a fit with my sister and Now I'm so scared for poor little Kalea. I know it sounds silly to personify a uke but I can't help it. I'm already attached to it. She's like my very own little pet. I would hide her from them but I don't know where I can do that. Luckily, the huffing wasn't directed at me. It was because my sister forgot to vacuum an give the doggy her pills for her ear. Please note that she's not a bad person. She just has a violent temper when she gets mad. On a happier note, I'm loving this little uke buddy of mine. Mom actually said I can play pretty good for my second day. I can now play the foggy foggy dew and cielito lindo.

kvehe
10-10-2015, 05:03 PM
Cassie, this is great news! One more song for your list: if you can play Aloha Oe, you can play This Land is Your Land. The chords are virtually identical. Looking forward to hearing your sound clips.

Cassie
10-10-2015, 05:29 PM
Cassie, this is great news! One more song for your list: if you can play Aloha Oe, you can play This Land is Your Land. The chords are virtually identical. Looking forward to hearing your sound clips.

Sure. I'll definitely have some sounds ready soon!

Cassie
10-10-2015, 05:33 PM
Thanks guys. I'm really enjoying having my new uke. Booli, Is there a way I can post audio files besides sound cloud?

mountain goat
10-10-2015, 05:45 PM
Congratulations Cassie. So pleased for you.

Cassie
10-10-2015, 06:00 PM
Congratulations Cassie. So pleased for you.

Thanks! I'll let you hear what it sounds like soon.

Fleacia
10-11-2015, 08:57 AM
Wow, that's great! I'm really happy for you! :D

Cassie
10-11-2015, 01:35 PM
You guys are all awesome! I know the g7 chord but now I need to know the g itself. I have Dropbox now so I'll have some audio for you guys to download and listen to soon. I need to get more chords down first. Could you tell me how to get the g chord. I know c, g7, a, f and a minor.