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Manalishi
04-09-2009, 12:53 AM
I only started about four/five weeks ago,with an absolutly bottom-entry-level
Mahalo Soprano.Then I got a Kauai Concert size, and for the past three weeks or so, I have been learning the chords.I have played guitar forever,so I understand the theory and structures,but am having to get used to the different shapes,for the same chord,as it were! So okay, I have been strumming away playing all the stuff I know from guitar (Dylan,Beatles etc) and then two days ago, I got the chords and lyrics for 'Five Feet Two,Eyes Of Blue' and attempted to play it.After about ten minutes, I was okay with the chords, (still working on the words,but it's coming....) And I got such a buzz, it took me back to the first guitar song I ever learned (a Bob Dylan,strangely). And having read through the forums, I came to a blinding revelation,that most of you have of course already found;that the ukulele is FUN!!!! Forget the halfwits who sneer and think it's a joke instrument, I must have spent about four hours a day on the uke recently (just retired,plenty of time!) and at no time has it remotely seemed like a chore.This is music,from a basic level (mine) up to the standard of a lot of folk I have seen on youtube and other sites,who can fingerpick for planet Earth!
Just glad I made the decision to give it a go. It's a 'keeper',as a hobby!!!

grappler
04-09-2009, 02:27 AM
congrats man!
another one on the bandwagon

PoisonDart
04-09-2009, 03:59 AM
Testify, brother!

russ_buss
04-09-2009, 06:00 AM
congrats on your new hobby! "five foot two" was the first song i learned and it's still a joy to play. best of luck with your journey.:)

UKISOCIETY
04-09-2009, 06:03 AM
congrats on your new hobby! "five foot two" was the first song i learned and it's still a joy to play. best of luck with your journey.:)

Oh, I thought that was your height! Or were you talking about Ken Middleton?;)

deach
04-09-2009, 06:04 AM
Oh, I thought that was your height! Or were you talking about Ken Middleton?;)

lolz 3867

russ_buss
04-09-2009, 06:05 AM
Oh, I thought that was your height! Or were you talking about Ken Middleton?;)

a little bit of both. 12 more posts and you turn into a pumpkin!!! (a very sexy pumpkin)

deach
04-09-2009, 06:07 AM
a little bit of both. 12 more posts and you turn into a pumpkin!!! (a very sexy pumpkin)

I'm changing my name to Peter!

UKISOCIETY
04-09-2009, 06:08 AM
a little bit of both. 12 more posts and you turn into a pumpkin!!! (a very sexy pumpkin)

I'm tryin', I'm tryin'!

-11

deach
04-09-2009, 06:09 AM
i'm tryin', i'm tryin'!

-11

ukindoit!!

UKISOCIETY
04-09-2009, 06:11 AM
ukindoit!!

All I have to do it reply to each of your posts, and viola! or cello. whatever..

deach
04-09-2009, 06:12 AM
All I have to do it reply to each of your posts, and viola! or cello. whatever..

I'm trying to get to 4000 today. -129

UKISOCIETY
04-09-2009, 06:13 AM
I'm trying to get to 4000 today. -129

What are you called then?

/notice I completely ignored the "Peter" post.!

deach
04-09-2009, 06:16 AM
....

/notice I completely ignored the "Peter" post.!

I figured you were savoring it.

deach
04-09-2009, 06:18 AM
What are you called then?


Double post whore ?

UKISOCIETY
04-09-2009, 06:22 AM
Double post whore ?

Eccentrica Gallumbits, the Triple-Breasted Whore of Eroticon 6?

deach
04-09-2009, 06:24 AM
Eccentrica Gallumbits, the Triple-Breasted Whore of Eroticon 6?

if only.........

sukie
04-09-2009, 08:21 AM
You guys are terrible! Notice how none of the girls post whore like you guys do?


fine, go ahead and respond. I guess I'm enabling today.

deach
04-09-2009, 08:25 AM
You guys are terrible! Notice how none of the girls post whore like you guys do?


fine, go ahead and respond. I guess I'm enabling today.

I plead the 5th....

Ahnko Honu
04-09-2009, 08:28 AM
I'm trying to get to 4000 today. -129

101 to go!

I wonder if I can hit 500 today...

deach
04-09-2009, 08:30 AM
101 to go!

I wonder if I can hit 500 today...

even less now.

Ahnko Honu
04-09-2009, 09:49 AM
even less now.

80 more, you can do it! :shaka:

deach
04-09-2009, 09:50 AM
80 more, you can do it! :shaka:

LOL. you must think I post, just to post.

bbycrts
04-09-2009, 11:18 AM
LOL. you must think I post, just to post.

Hmmm...now that you mention it...

:smileybounce:

Bouncy blue smilies for Deach!