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jfalconc
05-07-2017, 07:52 AM
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player
05-07-2017, 08:00 AM
Nice ukes and views!

Personally, frankly, in bed. With the living room sofa as close second.

kohanmike
05-07-2017, 08:36 AM
Casually, on my livingroom couch while watching TV. When practicing, at my desk in front of my computer where I create all my music sheets and audio tracks that go onto my tablet for rehearsal with The CC Strummers.

JJFN
05-07-2017, 09:07 AM
Nice set up, however I would be very nervous with my ukuleles so close to water.

PeteyHoudini
05-07-2017, 10:06 AM
Clicking on a image leads to porn.

TaoCat
05-07-2017, 10:42 AM
Clicking on a image leads to porn.

Yes, so it does. Might be time to find another image host.

jfalconc
05-07-2017, 11:54 AM
Clicking on a image leads to porn.

I want to excuse myself for this, never happened before. I submitted the photos again and now it doesn't lead to that website!!! Still not understand why.

Ukecaster
05-07-2017, 12:20 PM
An Outdoor could stay right in there!

PeteyHoudini
05-07-2017, 12:21 PM
I want to excuse myself for this, never happened before. I submitted the photos again and now it doesn't lead to that website!!! Still not understand why.

That's ok. I kinda figured that. I'm a pretty savvy computer user since 1990 so even I have been misled by links a few times. I cleaned my IE cache after that just in case.

BTW - are you rich? ;-) You have a very, very nice swimming pool. I can imagine that the waterfall might make noise to drown out the ukes a bit. Still, you have a beautiful place and very nice ukes. My fav. place to play uke is at my friend's house on her back steps to her wonderful garden. Been rainy here in Canada the last week but a week ago, I was playing for hours on her back steps to the birds.

PeteyHoudini

actadh
05-07-2017, 02:34 PM
Sitting on the porch facing the river.

Ukecaster
05-07-2017, 03:20 PM
Get an Outdoor uke and you can store right in the water, on the seat in that spa! Instead of a beater, it would be your swimmer.

farmerjones
05-07-2017, 03:49 PM
Clicking on a image leads to porn.

I tested this - merely for investigative reasons - and found they link to the correct images.

jfalconc
05-07-2017, 04:43 PM
Get an Outdoor uke and you can store right in the water, on the seat in that spa! Instead of a beater, it would be your swimmer.


Yes, it is also a great uke and very convenient!!!

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Croaky Keith
05-07-2017, 10:51 PM
I'm relegated to my bedroom...... ;)

pritch
05-07-2017, 11:14 PM
That's a nice spot, negative ions too. I have a big tree and a riverbank and I have played out there before, but sadly summer gave us a miss this time round. Wouldn't take a ukulele down the river bank in case I fell and landed on it, but under the tree is good. Guess I'll be playing inside until spring now anyway.

ukuleleden
05-08-2017, 01:29 AM
My designated music room in the downstairs section of my home is my favorite place to play Uke. Comfortable and no distractions...

Rllink
05-08-2017, 03:31 AM
I like to play mine outside if the weather permits. Otherwise I sit in my easy chair where I can look out my sliding glass doors. In San Juan some of the old fortifications that were built in the fifteen and sixteen hundreds are still there and I only live a few blocks from some of them. I like to sit out there and play my ukulele for the tourists who walk by. I think that I've posted this one before, but here it is again.

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I have accumulated some amps, a microphone, and some other stuff that I would like play around with more, so I'm remodeling a room in the basement and I will probably be able to leave all that stuff set up. But I am curious how it will work as the windows are high up and I can't see much other than the side of the garage out of them. I may feel cooped up and a bit isolated down there. We will see.

1931jim
05-08-2017, 03:50 AM
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Ukuleles and swimming pools. Why court disaster. I prefer a nice quiet corner of the house to concentrate on the music.

jfalconc
05-28-2017, 09:59 AM
My second house favorite spot to play my Ukes!!! My two centennial editions...Kamaka and Martin!!!
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UkingViking
05-29-2017, 09:37 PM
For now I prefer playing in the living room, but I often retreat to the bedroom when my wife is home.
Hope to get that room in the basement decorated for playing some time soon.

Though couch and bed are comfy to sit in, but they don't provide a healthy posture for playing ukulele.
I used to enjoy playing guitar in a bean bag chair, perhaps I should get one for playing the ukulele, it might be better than the couch.

Ukecaster
05-30-2017, 03:13 AM
In the tub would be fun, but would need to learn Rubber Ducky first ;) 100585

I like playing out on my backyard patio, near my koi pond/waterfall. A close second is in the car, while waiting in line for a ferry to Fantasy Island, or on the ferry while underway.

Nickie
05-30-2017, 05:06 PM
My faves are a very comfy chair in our media room, (no chairs in the music room) and in our bed. My 2nd fave is onstage with our band, the Ladies of Uke.

UkingViking
08-05-2017, 01:07 AM
I will just wake this old slumbering thread...

It seems to focus a lot on scenic or comfy places til play the ukulele, more than musically optimal places.
Since this thread was started, I got myself a beanbag chair that I play in. Quite comfy in some ways. Definately better than any chairs with armrests, and when home-recording it lovers the reverbartion time a bit.
However, I doubt that it is a healthy position to play in. Furthermore it is definately not a good position for singing. I don't have a mic stand that will position my USB mic above me, so I have to lean forward to get near the mic - which leaves me all curled up so deap breaths are hard.

I am in the process of finding a new chair/stool. Is there any difference between optimal chairs for guitar and ukulele?

Croaky Keith
08-05-2017, 01:42 AM
With regard to seating arrangement, I sit on my wooden stool, with a USB mic in front of me, trapped in a drawer to hold it in position. :D

My stool is one of those kitchen bar type things, with a swiveling top, that I cut about six inches off the legs.

I record in my bedroom, as there is a distinct lack of space where I live, laptop on top of my chest of drawers, mic trapped in a drawer, & me sat in front of it, playing into it, sat on my stool. :)

mountain goat
08-05-2017, 01:53 AM
in order:
lounge
toilet
back porch

DownUpDave
08-05-2017, 02:59 AM
My kitchen table looking out on to the back yard. On the steps of my back deck. On the dock on a lake at a friends cottage. It appears I like scenery.

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mountain goat
08-05-2017, 03:37 AM
My kitchen tablet looking out on to the back yard. On the steps of my back deck. On the dock on a lake at a friends cottage. It appears I like scenery.

101981

aye mate. it appears I like your house :)

Down Up Dick
08-05-2017, 03:43 AM
I have a small music room where I read/study and mess with my instruments, but I usually play in the music room annex (bedroom). I play most of my wind instruments strolling hither and yon unless I'm using music. I think it helps with breathing and memory. Annex II (master bathroom) has good acoustics, and I can lean against the counter top. I sit with my banjos and my tuba.

I usta play my small flutes and tin whistles in the park too, but I don't ride my bike much any more. :old:

1931jim
08-05-2017, 04:38 AM
in order:
lounge
toilet
back porch

Toilet. Yes Yes. "Jammin; in the john"

mountain goat
08-05-2017, 04:44 AM
Toilet. Yes Yes. "Jammin; in the john"

haha brother. always feel I do my best work there...

DanY
08-05-2017, 01:54 PM
I've been playing more in the bathroom (not when I'm using it), the acoustics just sound better to me there more than the living room

sculptor
08-06-2017, 08:48 PM
Right in front of my Linux desktop computer (so I display PDFs on a big monitor.)

-- Gary

Django
08-07-2017, 12:29 AM
Center of the couch in the music room.102028

Rllink
08-07-2017, 04:08 AM
Over the last couple of months things have changed at my house. My intention with the ukulele was to keep it simple. All I needed was a ukulele. I could put my music on my knee and play it. But times changed, and I accumulated three amps, a microphone stand and a microphone, three music stands, a couple of effects pedals, a half dozen cables, a pile of music, a kindle, I built a cigar box ukulele, and I had no where to set it all up and play with it. My wife does not want our home styled in modern ukulele. So everything was packed away in a closet when I wasn't playing with it and it took too much work to get it out. But we remodeled a room in our basement in a wine cellar theme, with a bar and and with a large wine rack, and off in one corner I now have a space dedicated to ukulele. And while I do not have a lot of ukuleles to fill it, I do now have a stage of sorts to play on. I have all my stuff set up, and I don't have to take it down. So that is nice. I can go down there and just plug in if I want. But after all that work, I still find myself most often on the front porch, or in the park. I think though that when it gets cold I will be down there a lot more. I'm busking a bit, and playing more and more gigs, so it is good that I can experiment with my sound system. I do think it is funny that I always swore that I would never have a "ukulele room" and now I do.

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bratsche
08-07-2017, 05:11 AM
My favorite place to play is on my screened patio, but it's too hot in summer, except sometimes late at night. The rest of the time it's usually right here in front of my computer, for no other reason than that the chair is my most comfortable one (it's old and falling apart cosmetically, but hey....)

bratsche

deznuchs
08-08-2017, 01:55 PM
I live in a studio apartment so its all the same with me...

TCK
08-08-2017, 05:04 PM
Anywhere I happen to land I can usually grab an ukulele and start playing it in my house. My ukes are terrible at posing though....alas,
no pictures

Prattism@gmail.com
08-08-2017, 07:31 PM
In my humidified study, where I can keep a half dozen on the wall, handy at all times and have my computer in front of me.

I should say that's my most frequent place to play. My favorite is down on the beach typically with my fluke in hand.

cyber3d
08-09-2017, 08:25 AM
Wow, last night I went through all the rooms in our house playing the ukulele and what a revelation! Everyone should do that. From showers, to a very large reflective living room, from my office to a well dampened
library, amazing. Even played out on the backyard porch. Very interesting.

Rllink
08-09-2017, 10:08 AM
I've been playing more in the bathroom (not when I'm using it), the acoustics just sound better to me there more than the living room

Kind of like singing in the shower. It always sounds so good.