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Graphix
03-26-2008, 06:07 PM
Im a uke beginner but im not much of a singer so im looking for interesting songs to play that are finger picking but not to hard. I've been trying to learn this http://www.box.net/shared/ntizd85k4g It is the Artifact and the Living from Donnie Darko. I can do the first few lines but i still struggle through a bit. Im also in the position of not playing any other instruments so i think its a bit harder to pick things up. Any ideas?
thanks,
Brendan

experimentjon
03-26-2008, 06:44 PM
I've got the perfect thing.

http://ukuleleunderground.com/2008/03/02/ukulele-lesson-3-tetris/

Graphix
03-27-2008, 05:03 AM
love it! thanks! looks tough but ill definitely give it a try. I know that D chord is going to kill me!

dajoka
03-27-2008, 06:27 AM
try checking out dominator's site. The first couple of songs are simpler. Dass wea I wen start learning fingerstyle ukulele stuff.

imagine is a nice starter. Some of his other stuff is more complicated, but once you get the simpler stuff, you'll get it soon. Maybe looking at the tab and trying to learn the chord forms and playing around them, like Aldrine in tetris, will make picking a lot easier for you too :-) Have fun!

http://dominator.ukeland.com/index2.shtml

CitizenSnips
03-27-2008, 06:44 AM
This was the first song I learned, its extremely easy and the teacher in the video is great.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78nr8QMaUbI&feature=related

Zushi
03-27-2008, 07:42 AM
There is also this good website : http://ukulele.de.vu/
have fun ;)

k0konutz
03-27-2008, 08:05 AM
There is also this good website : http://ukulele.de.vu/
have fun ;)
Yes, I learned Wonderful World from that site and it was quite simple and fun to play. WS64 has a video on youtube of it also.

http://www.ukulele-lessons.com/ Also has fine arrangements with a very simple notation for any beginner. They're not tabs, but they look more like chord diagrams to help you along the song's chord-melody arrangement. Try the sample download to see what I mean.


*edited because Uke Lady closed her eBay account today and is doing business through her website only.

Graphix
03-27-2008, 04:25 PM
thanks guys ill be sure to check these out.