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cabby
09-09-2009, 08:39 PM
this is my first post :]
and mines the overly covered waiting in vain hahaha

ilove ukuleleunderground.com
so much good stuff in one place

LazyRiver
09-09-2009, 09:01 PM
Bill Bailey

Rick
09-09-2009, 09:05 PM
this is my first post :]
and mines the overly covered waiting in vain hahaha

ilove ukuleleunderground.com
so much good stuff in one place

agreed. aha i love playing that song! for me, it really depends on whut i was learning right before i went to bed. thats right, before i sleep, i play, and when i wake up i play :]

lately its been facemeltingukulele's cover of gravity. its just a great blues cover, and i had to know how to play it.

Kmetzger
09-09-2009, 09:06 PM
Usually either Aloha Oe or an intrumental version of "I Need you" by G harrison. Or sometimes One Note Samba (James Hill's version).

cabby
09-09-2009, 09:07 PM
agreed. aha i love playing that song! for me, it really depends on whut i was learning right before i went to bed. thats right, before i sleep, i play, and when i wake up i play :]

lately its been facemeltingukulele's cover of gravity. its just a great blues cover, and i had to know how to play it.



i always play my uke before i sleep. such a relaxing way to end the day.

Kmetzger
09-09-2009, 09:10 PM
i always play my uke before i sleep. such a relaxing way to end the day.

And a great way be assured of sound and solid's night rest.

cabby
09-09-2009, 09:12 PM
And a great way be assured of sound and solid's night rest.

couldnt have said it better myself

ricdoug
09-09-2009, 09:34 PM
Kansas City, by Roger Miller (blues in the key of A). Your in North County San Diego. Join us at:

http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/Ukulele_Society_of_America

We're a large group of ukulele players (about 400) in North County. Ric

Skrik
09-09-2009, 11:40 PM
Ain't She Sweet?

ukulele2544
09-09-2009, 11:45 PM
The newest song I know on the uke

ukantor
09-09-2009, 11:55 PM
I hadn't really thought about it, but I guess that would be, "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You." or "Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea".

Interesting question.

Ukantor.

biscuit
09-10-2009, 12:44 AM
It's a Heartache:D

I rarely sing it anymore though, I just run through it out of habit. It's the first song I learned how to play on my uke, and playing through it makes it easy to hear if the uke needs tuning:) Sometimes I strum, sometimes I pick... It's a great song:music:

brickerenator
09-10-2009, 12:52 AM
Lately it's been "Ode to Joy"

Pretty much all that I can play at the moment...:p

Only been uking for 2 days

Uncle-Taco
09-10-2009, 03:30 AM
After a C, an F, and a G7 (and always those chords and always in that order for some reason) to see if it's in tune, then "Staten Island Slide." It just happens; I can't help it!

cabby
09-10-2009, 06:23 AM
After a C, an F, and a G7 (and always those chords and always in that order for some reason) to see if it's in tune, then "Staten Island Slide." It just happens; I can't help it!



i am currently in the process of learning that one. juss learned ohta sons "hawaii". such a beautiful song.

wickedwahine11
09-10-2009, 06:52 AM
Either the intro to Iz' "Somewhere/Wonderful World" or "Fly Me to the Moon."

keithy351
09-10-2009, 06:53 AM
somewhere over the rainbow iz version, think cause its the 1st song i learnt :shaka:

Manalishi
09-10-2009, 07:24 AM
Any one of either 'Five Foot Two' (first uke song I learned!)
'Nowhere Man' or 'London Calling' depends what mood I am
in when I grab the beast!

flyingace
09-10-2009, 07:36 AM
I always seem to play these two when I'm warming up:
"Something" The Beatles
"Tonight You Belong To Me"

Tsani
09-10-2009, 08:10 AM
I play "Ode to Joy" fairly frequently, but usually I play "Jesus, What a Friend for Sinners" first thing. Playing that song loosens up my fingers and tells me if the instrument is in tune etc. Other favorites include, "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing", "Groovy Kind of Love", "All I Need Is the Air That I Breathe", "Here Comes the Sun", and the largo movement from Vivaldi's Concerto in Dmaj. How's that for an eclectic mix?

Choboy
09-10-2009, 09:59 AM
i play somewhere over the rainbow as well.
but i like to finger pick the notes instead of strumming.
makes it sound like a lullaby.

Hekoa
09-10-2009, 10:18 AM
I usually play either "Sweet Leilani" or "Georgia on My Mind".

cocohonk
09-11-2009, 01:09 AM
Almost always some section of "Something". It was my first song that I learnt by a tab.

Uncle Rod Higuchi
09-11-2009, 01:15 PM
"Tiptoe Through the Tulips", I like the C, Cdim, Dm7, G7 progression I use.

Then "Puttin' on the Ritz", "Misty", "Solamente Una Vez", "A, You're Adorable".

Too many to pick from, and so much fun to play and sing.

uber_goober
09-11-2009, 02:28 PM
Lately I start absently mindedly playing Jake's arrangement of Ice Cream.

sweetie pie
09-11-2009, 08:50 PM
Fly Me To The Moon. Good chord changes.

UkuLeLesReggAe
09-11-2009, 08:55 PM
recently, somewhere over the rainbow..

soulpowerbreaks
09-11-2009, 09:23 PM
The Heart of Life by John Mayer.

eleuke
09-11-2009, 09:46 PM
Usually I hit on "Satin Doll". I found tabs that got me started and it's always been a fave so I played around it again and again and now it sounds completely different from when I first learned it. I almost think it's my own tune now. Lot's of minor 7ths. I love minor 7ths...

PoisonDart
09-11-2009, 09:52 PM
Mairzy Doats in C off dr uke.... great sounding ukulele song.