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Captain America
04-06-2018, 08:00 AM
I'm getting tapped to do a few numbers, perhaps 3-5, in the fall. Usually, I just chuck out chords.

What are good crowd-pleasing songs?

And songs that let you show some melody picking and technique?

And what songs sound especially good on a uke, particularly Hawaiian songs?

04-06-2018, 03:00 PM
Not Hawaiian, but I’ve been playing Greensleeves out of Mike Lynch’s chord/melody book. The melody is beautiful anyway, but it seems to go perfectly with the sound of a ukulele.

04-07-2018, 03:11 AM
That depends on the crowds. When we play in nursing homes, we play the oldies - songs that were popular when the residents were young.

04-13-2018, 09:16 PM
How about Joplin's The Entertainer?

-- Gary

04-14-2018, 02:43 PM
I love picking Let It Be Me, Love Me Tender, Gary Owen, and Spanish Fandango....