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Kmetzger
09-08-2009, 05:03 PM
How about some equal time for the positve...

Nicest thing I hear when I play the ukulele is something like "I had no idea that a Ukulele could sound so beautiful", or "i had no idea that is what a ukulele could really sound like".

:-)

Uncle-Taco
09-08-2009, 05:10 PM
Great idea for a thread! Thanks!

I like hearing my (nearly deaf) father say, "I always did like to hear you play. I can still hear that if I'm close, and you're getting better and better."

Kmetzger
09-08-2009, 05:13 PM
Great idea for a thread! Thanks!

I like hearing my (nearly deaf) father say, "I always did like to hear you play. I can still hear that if I'm close, and you're getting better and better."

That's really great!! Thanks!

uke552
09-08-2009, 05:13 PM
Hey, great thread topic...
I know when I play, I feel tension and the days problems leave me. I do not play well (yet) but it is a great release that I have felt with no other instrument (guitar, bass and mandolin). Not sure I answered the question:confused:

cashew
09-08-2009, 05:19 PM
I think lately, the nicest thing I hear is my hubby singing along when I'm just practicing strumming :) Its kinda nice to know what you're playing sounds like what its supposed to :)

HoldinCoffee
09-08-2009, 05:19 PM
A week ago we had really bad storm. I turned off the TV and the computer and grabbed my baritone and just started playing some random stuff. Rain and wind slammed against the window, and the thunder played the bass lines.

So yeah, the nicest thing I hear when I play is Mother Nature jamming with me!

Kmetzger
09-08-2009, 05:59 PM
A week ago we had really bad storm. I turned off the TV and the computer and grabbed my baritone and just started playing some random stuff. Rain and wind slammed against the window, and the thunder played the bass lines.

So yeah, the nicest thing I hear when I play is Mother Nature jamming with me!

I find my playing greatly enhance by sounds and feelings from nature. Not too long ago, I was up in Bend, Oregon - visiting some family. Sitting in the backyard, looking out at the pasture and the horses. Feeling a gentle wind against me. Was great. I find my enjoyment always enhanced when I'm getting some interaction from nature, as opposed to when I'm inside my house.

bbycrts
09-08-2009, 07:23 PM
Well...

One of the great things is hearing my 3-year-old daughter exclaim, "Daddy's playing his ookoolaylay (I taught her that)!" Then have her come running in and say, "can I play with you?"

Unfortunately, it usually means the end of my practice session...but it is a great bonding time...

jdbuddha
09-08-2009, 07:38 PM
"whoa youre getting better" or "you good ah!" always hits the spot

RyanMFT
09-08-2009, 07:45 PM
When my wife walks in the room and says...."I love the way that song sounds on ukulele". Also, when she suddenly starts singing along from the other room....that is the sweetest for me.

thejumpingflea
09-08-2009, 07:49 PM
"I had no idea the ukulele was a real instrument."

Pippin
09-08-2009, 08:42 PM
My wife says that she loves it when I play ukulele.

RevWill
09-09-2009, 03:14 AM
My 10 year old son loves to play my ukes. The other day I was playing my new Mainland and he watched/listened for a couple of minutes and said, "That is SOOOO pretty!"

He meant both the instrument itself and my playing.

My cold, cynical heart just melted.

brickerenator
09-09-2009, 03:18 AM
My little brother asking if he can have my uke when I get a new one (I've had it for one day)

Skrik
09-09-2009, 03:48 AM
The best things I heard when I played for my class for the first time today:

"I'm going to get a ukulele -- they're so cool."
"I never expected you to be able to sing."
"That's really good."
"Can I play with it a bit?"
"We should all get ukuleles and form a band."
"Can you show me a chord?"
"Can we do this again?"

In fact, there was not one negative reaction. I had a good day today.

ETA: Actually there was a negative reaction -- mine when I heard the beginning of "Smoke on the Water" from one of the kids who wanted to have a go, but I held my peace.

TinyJim
09-09-2009, 05:16 AM
My youngest daughter singing along.

ukuleG
09-09-2009, 05:20 AM
nicest thing i hear is probably, "that doesn't sound THAT bad."

Citrus
09-09-2009, 06:46 AM
well if it isn't the ying to my thread's yang! you know you want to come to the dark side....
in any case I've had some great comments. One of the more recent ones was when I was on stage and I could hear the one or two people talking in the crowd and one guy said "this guy is friggin' awesome" that made me happy =D
another good one was when I had met another uke player at a performance of hers. I wanted to play with her later on but it was the beginning of summer break and we had to split. When I met up with her (with some help from you guys) I had learned one of her songs and she said it was really cool that I learned it.

Ken
09-09-2009, 11:32 AM
The sound of people shuffling their feet and moving their hips is probably the nicest thing I've ever heard.

RonS
09-09-2009, 11:44 AM
"You make it looks so easy"

Followed By

"Can you show me how to play that?"

haolejohn
09-09-2009, 12:39 PM
My little brother asking if he can have my uke when I get a new one (I've had it for one day)

Your little brother is a prophet.

I always enjoy clapping.

Jimmy
09-09-2009, 12:40 PM
I was playing my ukulele at a talent contest that was put on at the end of a camp which was pretty much the string equivalent of band camp (I played viola but brought my ukulele for the talent contest).

After I played the leader in charge of the camp said I brought her to tears (in a good way she assured me). It was odd to get reaction like that, honestly it would be the last thing I'd expect. But it was really, really nice to hear.