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Super Soul
07-11-2009, 04:33 AM
Hi,got my 1st uke today(my fingers are already aching lol)in fact its my 1st ever instrument so i'm a total newbie to playing one.
I've followed a few lessons from this guy on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7Oo4KS2K6Q&feature=related
has any body else followed him and how did you get on?

upskydowncloud
07-11-2009, 05:34 AM
Hi,got my 1st uke today(my fingers are already aching lol)in fact its my 1st ever instrument so i'm a total newbie to playing one.
I've followed a few lessons from this guy on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7Oo4KS2K6Q&feature=related
has any body else followed him and how did you get on?

Hey congrats on the new uke and welcome to the forum! I haven't heard of that guy you linked to, we have our own master-ukulele instructor, Aldrine Guerrero - I'm sure you've heard of him - check him out!

He has all sorts of great videos and does his lessons in a really interesting way:

http://ukuleleunderground.com/category/videos/

Denno
07-11-2009, 05:41 AM
Stop talking and put up a vid on youtube of yourself playin! :)

Captain_Lovehandles
07-11-2009, 05:45 AM
Or at least tell us about your uke. Welcome!:music:

Super Soul
07-11-2009, 05:59 AM
Cheers for the links chaps:).Got myself a cheap makala soprano to begin with,and just waiting for my tuner now.Oh yeah and i need two new hands that can play a few notes LOL.

Super Soul
07-11-2009, 06:09 AM
Should i learn to strum with fingers or pick:confused:

Denno
07-11-2009, 06:17 AM
Finger I would say.

12imnew
07-11-2009, 06:30 AM
Should i learn to strum with fingers or pick:confused:
optional. whichever you're comfortable with... i'd learn both and change depending on what you wanna play/what you prefer, or whatever.

UkuEroll
07-11-2009, 06:40 AM
Hi,got my 1st uke today(my fingers are already aching lol)in fact its my 1st ever instrument so i'm a total newbie to playing one.
I've followed a few lessons from this guy on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7Oo4KS2K6Q&feature=related
has any body else followed him and how did you get on?

Always good to have another Brit on the forum, welcome to the UU.

Lyssa
07-11-2009, 07:20 AM
Hey
I was going to post a 'hello - I got my first uke on monday' thread when I clicked to read this one first and was blown away when I saw where you're from! I'm from Kettering, Northamptonshire too!

ukantor
07-11-2009, 09:11 AM
Welcome SuperSoul,

Are there any other ukers meeting in your area? The nearest club that I know of is in Cambridge, but that's not exactly close. Have a look on the UKukes website, there might be something nearer.

Pick or fingers, it's all good, but if you learn to use your fingers first you can always try a pick later. You can do more with fingers.

Enjoy your uking,

John Colter.

Super Soul
07-11-2009, 09:47 AM
Hey
I was going to post a 'hello - I got my first uke on monday' thread when I clicked to read this one first and was blown away when I saw where you're from! I'm from Kettering, Northamptonshire too!

Cheers everyone,willl try a pick but its fingers for the mo.Wow small world lyssa!!

Super Soul
07-11-2009, 09:51 AM
What type of pick should i use?

12imnew
07-11-2009, 11:15 AM
What type of pick should i use?
you can get feltrums, or i think some people use like, soft rubber things, wedgie or something?
i would try a variety if you're interested in using a pick, and then choose your favourite... you may find you prefer using your fingers, though.

CoffeeMate
07-11-2009, 05:22 PM
Why congratulations! Makala's may be cheap but they sound pretty good when set up properly. Don't worry you'll be strumming like crazy in no time! Welcome to UU! There are some who swear by picks some who hate them. I think they are harder to use than just your fingers but thats just my 2 cents. What's your next uke going to be? ;)

Super Soul
07-12-2009, 04:03 AM
you can get feltrums, or i think some people use like, soft rubber things, wedgie or something?
i would try a variety if you're interested in using a pick, and then choose your favourite... you may find you prefer using your fingers, though.

Going to have a go with some feltrums,but will try to stick to just fingers for the mo;)

Super Soul
07-12-2009, 04:05 AM
Why congratulations! Makala's may be cheap but they sound pretty good when set up properly. Don't worry you'll be strumming like crazy in no time! Welcome to UU! There are some who swear by picks some who hate them. I think they are harder to use than just your fingers but thats just my 2 cents. What's your next uke going to be? ;)

Yeah i like the Makala,just waiting for the tuner to come and i might buy some aquila's for it as well.The next uke will have to wait lol.

CoffeeMate
07-12-2009, 05:11 PM
Yeah i like the Makala,just waiting for the tuner to come and i might buy some aquila's for it as well.The next uke will have to wait lol.

:D Get that puppy some new strings,all tuned up and when your strummin till your hearts content... UAS will kick in soon enough :D

happy strumming

buddhuu
07-12-2009, 10:56 PM
Welcome! More Brits, excellent.

Cheap Makalas are great. I still have a couple. They sound really good with Aquila concert strings on them, and they are just about indestructible!

I think you're wise to concentrate on playing with fingers rather than a pick.

Have fun. :shaka:

Super Soul
07-13-2009, 09:48 AM
Well chaps,i recieved my tuner today and after a bit of fiddling i sorted the tuning out:)
I then managed to strum through the 1st 4 bars of this today
http://www.youtube.com/profile?gl=GB&hl=en-GB&user=TheG67#play/favorites/3/dQF-vVzBGPM
i couldn't strum at all yesterday or get my fingers in the correct position comfortably,but it came together for me today and i'm well happy:nana:

Super Soul
07-13-2009, 09:53 AM
Welcome! More Brits, excellent.

Cheap Makalas are great. I still have a couple. They sound really good with Aquila concert strings on them, and they are just about indestructible!

I think you're wise to concentrate on playing with fingers rather than a pick.

Have fun. :shaka:

Cheers buddhu,The Ploughmen,Rockabilly rebel love it!!

buddhuu
07-13-2009, 11:47 AM
Cheers buddhu,The Ploughmen,Rockabilly rebel love it!!

Hey, thanks! :D

I don't know if you remember the chart hit version of that song from years ago? Well our rhythm guitar player/singer in The Ploughmen is one of the guys from Matchbox who recorded that. He is the guy who used to jump up on the double bass. In fact, he still plays with Matchbox too, and still jumps up on the bass occasionally!

It's a fun song to play. :rock:

Super Soul
07-13-2009, 12:36 PM
Hey, thanks! :D

I don't know if you remember the chart hit version of that song from years ago? Well our rhythm guitar player/singer in The Ploughmen is one of the guys from Matchbox who recorded that. He is the guy who used to jump up on the double bass. In fact, he still plays with Matchbox too, and still jumps up on the bass occasionally!

It's a fun song to play. :rock:

Yeah Buddhu i do remember it,got a mate who used to play the db in a street band:cool:love it.

molokinirum
07-15-2009, 08:01 AM
Hey, I have been using that youtube teacher for a little while. Michael Lynch and I believe he has 99 video lessons. In fact you can subscribe to his site and he will update you when new lessons come out. In addition, he responds fairly quickly to any of you questions, he is a music teacher by trade. At the least, he will have you playing some pretty easy songs!!!!:music: