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daveschaub
07-17-2009, 06:41 PM
Hi!

I'm Dave and I'm a newcomer here. I am very fond of music and I'm planning to buy an ukulele for me. The sad thing is, I don't know how to play it and I just know the basic. I want to sing while playing it. How I wish everybody can help me and teach me here. I just need guidelines and chords if there's any.

KC8AFW
07-17-2009, 06:59 PM
Hi Dave...and welcome to UU. There is a lot of info here that you're looking for. I would start here:

http://ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7224

You can use the search function at the top of the page to search the forum for specific topics.

Enjoy.

whetu
07-17-2009, 08:48 PM
Hi!

I'm Dave and I'm a newcomer here. I am very fond of music and I'm planning to buy an ukulele for me. The sad thing is, I don't know how to play it and I just know the basic. I want to sing while playing it. How I wish everybody can help me and teach me here. I just need guidelines and chords if there's any.

Hi Dave,
search the forums for the words 'beginner' or 'youtube', there's a lot of great resources hidden away here.

I personally recommend this youtube channel to all levels of ukulele players:
http://www.youtube.com/user/MusicTeacher2009

Go through the lessons in order and you'll pick up the basics very quickly :)

good luck, and if you get stuck with anything - just shout. You've got an entire community here falling over themselves to help :D

DaveVisi
07-17-2009, 09:33 PM
Hi Dave, another Dave here. I'm relatively new here too. It doesn't take long to get the hang of things. Learn a few one or two chord songs, play along to YouTube clips, and listen to everything by Aldrine. Musicteacher2009 is awsome too. Follow along and you'll be playing like a pro in no time.

leftovermagic84
07-18-2009, 03:46 AM
And for more youtube...half of the members here have very active channels and, though they'd never admit it, are amazing players. A lot of them are even nice enough to share their chords. Then, for me, it's just a matter of learning those chords from a chord list like these attatched. Just to name a few channels I follow almost religiously, there's Seeso, lisaxy424, irvingjohn, BaronK69, ukuleleoversoul, and UkuleleWorldCongress just for starters, and tons and tons more.
When I first dipped my toes in a few months ago I was literally stunned how much uke content there was on youtube, and furthermore, how willing everyone is to help new players. Hope this helps a little.

Melissa82
07-18-2009, 03:50 AM
I find all of these below links very helpful to starting out

http://www.tricornpublications.com/music/UkeChart.pdf
http://www.doctoruke.com
http://www.twelvefrets.com/
http://www.youtube.com/musicteacher2009#play/user/663F35947A003ADD

Super Soul
07-18-2009, 06:00 AM
Hi Dave, i'm a new uke player aswell(only been playing a week) and have been following musicteacher2009 on youtube.Its easy to follow and Ukulele Mike will answer your questions,good luck and welcome:music:

BBcakes
07-18-2009, 07:00 AM
I've had the uke for about 1.5 months and haven't been practicing as often as I should. Didn't know about musicteacher2009 and I'm glad his channel was mentioned! I like the way he's got his vids set up. Easy to follow! :D

molokinirum
07-18-2009, 04:53 PM
Welcome to UU:):)
Yes, try to view MusicTeacher2009 on youtube. He has about 100 lessons from beginning on up. He even plays some easy songs showing the chords and the words. Very good place to start.

By the way....did you get you innoculation for UAS??? I hope so, because if you get it, there is no known cure!!!!!!:music: