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rayan
11-25-2007, 12:33 PM
Let's get this forum started!

Name: Rayan
Location: Honolulu Hawaii
How long have you been playing ukulele: 7 years (if playing once a year counts)

Kateri
11-25-2007, 07:27 PM
Hello! I'm Kateri, from Kauai, going to school on Oahu.

I don't play ukulele, I'm more of a guitar kind of person so I really don't know why I'm here haha

Actually I do know why I'm here! Cuz I support Aldrine and Rayan! :P And I like forums too (remember the emoart forum, Rayan? haha)

Terrell
11-25-2007, 07:37 PM
hey guys what's up. i use dot live in honolulu,hawaii, when i was going to Radford High school. but my dad's military so i eventually moved out of the area but took my uke with me^_^. i saw Aldrine's post on myspace so i jumped on board.:D

rayan
11-25-2007, 07:45 PM
hey guys what's up. i use dot live in honolulu,hawaii, when i was going to Radford High school. but my dad's military so i eventually moved out of the area but took my uke with me^_^. i saw Aldrine's post on myspace so i jumped on board.:D

Hey Terrell,

Thanks for checking it out. Good job finding it because Aldrine linked to an error page in his bulletins :p

Terrell
11-25-2007, 07:50 PM
haha yea noticed that. we should all give him crap for it:p. haha this is a great idea cuz i really liked the uke lessons and didn't want them to die. alright, time to go spam da site some more^_^

chr1zch0n
11-25-2007, 07:54 PM
Hey whats up guys. My name is Christian and ive been constantly playing ukulele for about a year and a half now. I live in the city of lakewood in cali. I decided to join when i saw Aldrine's bulletin on Myspace, so here i am.

Aldrine Guerrero
11-25-2007, 08:17 PM
Aloha everyone! Aldrine here. Uke lesson specialist :D

Yeah... my bad with the wrong link... hahaha imma fix that now

anaka
11-25-2007, 08:21 PM
Hey I'm Aaron - been messin' around on uke since small kid time when my cousins were all in the Kapaa Elementary School Ukulele Band and I wasn't. They taught me everything they knew (which was pretty much just "Surf" and "White Sandy Beach"), marking the beginning of my lifelong musical journey, with sprinkles of uke scattered pretty evenly throughout. Now I make videos for Aldrine, teach ukulele couple times a week at a school (where I pretty much just show kids how to play "Surf" and "White Sandy Beach"), and help out here. I'm psyched to meet everybody and hope people will stick around and chill. Welcome to The Underground.

krisgilbert
11-26-2007, 12:29 AM
Hey im Kris :D

Location: Germany
Playing ukulele since: 1,5 years

I got a band and like jamming with other people...uhhhh yeah?!.

Im waiting for more videos from Aldrine ... imma copy him :D!

E-Lo Roberts
11-26-2007, 07:05 AM
Hey Aldrine, Thanks for the invite! Good Luck with this venture! As for me, I'm simply a displaced "haole" from Kailua, Hawaii. Spend my early years there. Went to Kailua High on Oahu, played music locally for awhile, but somehow ended up in Lexington, KY. many years later. Wish I could get back to the surf and sun! The uke helps me remember my Hawaii 50 connection. Been playing my new tenor G-String uke these days. However, I'd like to check out a Kamaka like yours though. Having a bit a trouble with the intonation on this uke. Very flat in the high register. Changed strings, etc... Still out. Could be just poor workmanship. I figure the bridge placement is wrong from the factory. Don't know... Anyway, I'm enjoying your video's along with Jake's and the Dominator's work. Been working on your "Bandito Tyler" middle breakdown groove. Very cool. I wish you much success in the future! See ya, E-Lo...

MistaPista
11-26-2007, 09:24 AM
Name: Martin
Location: Germany
How long have you been playing ukulele: about 1 year now...

bionicbear
11-26-2007, 11:30 AM
hey guys my name is Erik I live in Redondo Beach, CA. Ive been playing uke for about 3 years now(that in no way suggest that i am very good at it :) )

Landon
11-26-2007, 07:55 PM
Landon,

From Kapolei. Been playing for around 2 years. I love to play the ukulele so when i seen Aldrines bulletin i came and signed up. I have 3 Kamaka's one was my Grandpas and is a 24 year old Tenor (my fav). another is a 2002 eight string (fun to play on but i prefer the four string), and last but not least is another tenor but this one you can hook up to and amp. I liked the lessons on iamhawaii and am looking forward to bettering myself through this sight.

Aloha,

Landon

rayan
11-26-2007, 08:04 PM
Right on Landon. Yup, all the new ukulele lessons are going to be posted here on Ukulele Underground so you came to the right place. We got 2 filmed already and we're just trying to create some more content so the site won't be boring. I think Aaron and Aldrine are going to be filming more sometime soon. We'll keep you updated on the progress and when we get ready for the launch.

Nice to see you Martin coming over from iamhawaii.com! Welcome to the underground Erik!

kyle
11-26-2007, 08:32 PM
hey what's up! im kyle from cali. been playing for about 2 yrs now. cant wait till the site's up and running full time. thanks guys!

hcmiyata
11-26-2007, 08:45 PM
i play the saxophone and i live in texas. i know about 10 chords on the uke. i think you know who i am.
:D

Aldrine Guerrero
11-26-2007, 08:56 PM
i play the saxophone and i live in texas. i know about 10 chords on the uke. i think you know who i am.
:D

Andrew Muraoka?! Hahaha... just joking Hiro

hcmiyata
11-27-2007, 05:11 AM
OOOO. haha. wait... is he in texas???

Aldrine Guerrero
11-27-2007, 06:24 PM
Naw I was kiddin hahaha

noneo
11-28-2007, 03:07 PM
Hey everyone, my name is Jonathon and i currently live in the good ol' state of illinois. and i have been playing ukulele for about 9 months and i enjoy it very much. however, i am more of a guitarist than anything else. I am really excited to be part of the begining of this forum, i think it will grow very fast =]

grappler
11-28-2007, 03:16 PM
My name is Nemo
I live in Melbourne, Australia.
Been playing for 6-7 months.Self taught by Youtube. beat that!
still learning, and always learning!
nice to meet you all! :p

Fred Miu
11-28-2007, 03:40 PM
aloha, i am Fred
i live in california, but want to move badly
ive been playing for 9 months now and im also self taught like my fellow ukuleleist above me ^_^

ChamorroDT
11-28-2007, 03:41 PM
My name's David
I'm 17 years old
I've been playing the Uke for 6 years (I taught myself), going on 7
San Diego, California is where I reside

Nice to meet all of you :)

Beeb0s
11-28-2007, 04:09 PM
Hi I'm Christian, used to live in Honolulu till I was 8 so I don't remember anything except I went to Kanoelani Elementary school, now live in a ugly boring place called Temecula, CA.

Only been playing the Uke for a couple months now haha but I'm like workin my 37$ uke hardcore.

Danyo Cummings
11-28-2007, 04:10 PM
Aloha guys, my name is Danyo and i've been playing the ukulele for about 7 years now. I started in High School and consider myself, like many Hawaii musicians, a self-taught ukulele player. Thanks to music, i've crossed paths with many talented musicians, including the moderators of this forum :D There's so much i can say but i'll save that for future posts.

It's good to see this forum getting a strong start and it's comforting to know that we finally have a place to spread uke love hehe.

SingToMe
11-28-2007, 04:55 PM
Hello crew.

I'm Joseph, and I live in Michigan. I've been playing ukulele since...uhh...July..:D;; I kinda taught myself with assistance from the internet. I got my ukulele when my choir director died:( and it's been a fun hobby of mine ever since. I stumbled upon that video on YouTube of Aldrine playing the Zelda stuff and just kinda followed link after link until I found his lessons and eventually his MySpace. His lessons have been the best help for me thus far and I can impress some naive people who think I'm actually good with some songs made from simple chords haha. I hope this site helps me to grow as a musician. I'm eager to learn more and more songs on my uke.

tripl3thr33
11-28-2007, 07:59 PM
hey my name's Joel. I've been playing the uke for about 4 years now. Never took lessons, just learned through the internet, mostly tabs and eventually more from IAH lessons. Can't really sing and play at the same time so I admire the works of Jake Shimabukuro and Aldrine, although i can't play a lot of em :P. I look forward to this uke community and hope it'll be big!

ibcruzn
11-29-2007, 06:55 AM
Wasup, Im Brandon Cruz. I'm 35 years young. I live in San Diego, CA. I've been playing the ukulele since I was about 5 years old. I'm all self taught and I am a huge uke fanatic. I started playing with a hula troup about 7 years ago. I broke away from the hula performing part and focused on performing just the music. I play a costom Kamaka tenor now but my friend Joe Sueza from Kanilea ukulele is providing me with there ukes.
Anyway, I just love performing and sharing the God given Talent of playing the ukulele with other. And I am more than happy to Teach others what I know. Take care and keep on Jammin. :cool:

NukeDOC
11-29-2007, 07:19 AM
my name is arvin reyes from san diego. 31 yrs old. been playing guitar since i was 17 on and off. ever since i first heard it, ive liked island music. went to oahu in aug07 with a bunch of friends for vacation and picked up my first ukulele. got on the net real quick and learned 6 chords. and headed out to the beach in waikiki at about midnight. we were jammin out there on the sand with strangers local and tourist until about 3am! havent been able to really put down the uke since. i even have a spare cheapy here at work right next to me for when the day slows down, i can get some practice in. just wanted to say that while jake has been an inspiration, aldrine has been the influence. thanks, guys, for making it easy for me to explore another instrument. i dont think ive ever had as much fun learning one.

deadeye
11-29-2007, 08:06 AM
im jon, im 19 and i live in wales which is a country part of the UK (if ya didnt know)

ive been playing the ukulele for perhaps 1 and a half years now, self taught from the internet mostly.

i am the only person i have ever met that has ever played the ukulele. its very sad.

im hopefully starting a hawaii-inspired band for events/parties. all i need is a singer!

KAWIKA27
11-29-2007, 08:53 AM
The names Chad & im 18 and i live in the mainland
Ive been playing ukulele four 3 1/2 years the guitar off and on for 9 Months and the piano for 2 weeks.
Love music, Im trying to pull a music major my goal is to fininsh school out in UH.

brooksie5
11-29-2007, 04:01 PM
Hello, I'm Randy
Location: Rochester, NY
Time with Uke: About 1 year

zathras
11-30-2007, 08:45 AM
Hello everybody - Chris from Huntsville, Alabama here. I've been playing for a little over three years now. I am one of the co-hosts on the Ukecast and webmaster of ukeland.com.

Good to have a new uke destination!

rayan
11-30-2007, 01:23 PM
Hello everybody - Chris from Huntsville, Alabama here. I've been playing for a little over three years now. I am one of the co-hosts on the Ukecast and webmaster of ukeland.com.

Good to have a new uke destination!

Wow. Thats a pretty awesome podcast Chris! I'm ashamed that I never found it before. Over 200 episodes too! Thanks for linking it up.

Aldrine Guerrero
11-30-2007, 06:06 PM
Wow. Thats a pretty awesome podcast Chris! I'm ashamed that I never found it before. Over 200 episodes too! Thanks for linking it up.

Oh! Ukecast! I'm subscribed to it hahah. I remember they featured "Buttercup" on an episode :D:D:D:D

noknok
11-30-2007, 06:10 PM
Name :Neil
Location : Carson , California
Iv been playing the ukulele for about one year now ! :)

tori8984
11-30-2007, 07:10 PM
I wanted to play a stringed instrument and decided to try ukulele because it has four strings. Guitar just got me too frustrated (back in 4th grade). So one day I go to You tube and see some really good players there and it got me excited. So I strum away most every chance I get. I love the harmonics when I have it tuned just right.

tsudawuda
11-30-2007, 08:30 PM
hey im Matt. i live in hawaii. played uke since 2001. Aldrine inspired me to play differently.

Bigylittle
12-01-2007, 09:01 AM
Hola! I'm Madison. I live in Carson California and I've been playing for like half a year :p

Misguided Musician
12-01-2007, 09:13 AM
Hola! I'm Madison. I live in Carson California and I've been playing for like half a year :p

haha Sup Madison.I'm Eddie. I've been playing ukulele for about a little more than a year and I've been playing guitar for about 5 months.

rayan
12-01-2007, 09:44 AM
Hola! I'm Madison. I live in Carson California and I've been playing for like half a year :p

Hey is this the Madison that did the Summer Breeze lesson on youtube?

Bigylittle
12-01-2007, 09:51 AM
Hey is this the Madison that did the Summer Breeze lesson on youtube?

Yup yup :] Is this the Rayan that messaged me this site?

Bigylittle
12-01-2007, 09:55 AM
haha Sup Madison.I'm Eddie. I've been playing ukulele for about a little more than a year and I've been playing guitar for about 5 months.

Eddie! Haha yay someone I know.:D

CenizaT&K-01
12-01-2007, 12:25 PM
Hi, my name is Alan, and i'm currently on tha mainland, but i'll be in Hawai'i in January. I have been playing the Ukulele for abouta year now, and i own a Ceniza T&K Ukulele. i am not very good but i love to play, if anyone in the valley in So. Cal wants to jam let me know!!!

thanks for the site guys!

BUGOY
12-01-2007, 06:06 PM
Hello everyone! My name is Berny. I also just so happen to be NukeDoc's younger, yet more talented brother. HAHA! been playing the guitar for about 13 years. I guess i started playing the uke the same time NukeDoc did considering his was the first real uke ive ever played, let alone ever held. but i didnt really take it too seriously until i got my own uke a few days ago. I first got hooked on island music when a friend of mine gave me a CD containing 2 infamous songs: Drop & Honey Baby! and the rest is history...

anyone in the SoCal, SD area? LETS JAM!

Alfredo
12-03-2007, 11:31 AM
Hi, I'm Alfredo. I bought my first ukulele in 2003 but never really started playing until early last year. I gave my two cheap starter ukes to some friends (got one of them hooked) and now roll with an Ovation tenor (mainly because I saw Aldrine playing one haha), a Cordoba concert (it was an impulse buy at GuitarCenter) and a G-String standard tenor. I'm really not good enough for the G-String, but a local guitar shop had one, and since nice ukuleles are hard to come by in Seattle, I picked it up before it was bought by some other person.

FunkyPeaNutZ
12-04-2007, 08:27 AM
Howzit. I'm Joe, originally from Guam, now staying in Lakewood, Ca. I've been playing the uke sparingly for the past 5 years on and off. I've been playing regularly for the past year now, thanks to the folks who inspire me to play. Like aldrine, guting, and olu143 on youtube. Thanks for putting up this site, it really helps noobs like us the drive to keep going. Anyone local who wants to get together to jam, more likely teach me a whole lot, let's get together.


Joe

pakiboy949
12-04-2007, 05:38 PM
Shan (pronounced Sean)
20 years old
Orange County, California
i've been playing the ukulele for just slightly less than a year now.

Latinleaders
12-06-2007, 12:30 PM
Hi all I'm Daniel. I'm 25, live in London in the UK and I've been playing ukulele for nearly a year now. Mainly learned from numerous sites and one workshop run by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.

I hope to continue learning as much as possible and share any wisdom I gain along the way :3

mhancoc7
12-06-2007, 03:10 PM
My name is Jereme Hancock. I am a 30 year old stay at home Dad. I am currently living in Japan. I run several websites, JBEnterprises (http://www.thejbenterprises.com).

My family and I visited Hawaii a few months ago. In the ultimate tourist way I bought a Ukulele (Kala Soprano). I feel in love with the thing. I absolutely love it and want to learn how to play it. I have been working through books videos and every thing that I can get my hands on. I do not have a musical background, but I am eager to learn.

I started a little site to help me find the best Uke videos online. It is www.UkuleleVideos.com (http://www.ukulelevideos.com).

I hope you know that this is not intend to be spam. I am just so excited about my Uke that I built a website to help me learn how to play it.

I will be active on this forum and hope to learn from you guys. I look very forward to the main site as well.

Thanks, Jereme

Uke Noobie
12-06-2007, 06:36 PM
Hello everyone, my name is Byron, and i am brand new to the Ukulele. I just started trying to learn maybe a few weeks ago. My bro Alan, "CenizaT&K-01", is the reason why i am now hooked with this amazing instrument, it has been him who has showed me how wonderful the ukulele is. Because of that, today i bought my first Ukulele, as CenizaT&K-01 and i went to Island Legends in Gardena today and picked it up. I got a Black Pearl Lanikai LU-21TE w/ a pickup. I absolutey love the sound of it and i couldnt be more happy with it, and i cant wait to change the strings to Aquila's for the Tenor Ukulele (they were sold out) like Ceniza has for his Concert Size Ukulele. i hope to learn a lot about how to play from you guys here on this site.

thanks,

byron

Nosniwd
12-06-2007, 09:17 PM
Hey i'm a new member in the forums from WA. I have a cheap kala brand uke which gets the job done. the jason mraz cover "i'm yours" sorta inspired me. I'm pretty new at the uke so i'm hoping i can learn more in these forums.

Dominator
12-08-2007, 06:51 AM
Hey all Dominator here. Looks like Iím the old man of the bunch, ha ha. Originally from Ohio, Iíve been living in Northern California since the mid 80s. Iíve been playing guitar since I was about 12 years old and still play in a classic rock band today. My first trip to Hawaii was back in 1997 when I heard Jake with Pure Heart, IZ, Troy Fernandez and a few others.

We had such a wonderful time on that trip that we bit the bullet and bought a time-share on the south shore of Kauai. Weíve been going each year except for 2003 when I had open-heart surgery. Things got a litter hairy for a spell but things are just fine at the moment. So I dabbled with a cheap Hilo soprano for a few weeks before our trips and a few weeks after and then just put it down. I couldnít keep it in tune so it wasnít very appealing. It wasnít until I purchased a tenor Fluke in 2002 that I really got hooked and decided to learn how to play the ukulele.

I started searching around the net for ukulele tabs of Jakeís songs etc. and came up empty. Thatís when I decided I would have to make the effort to figure the stuff out on my own. Since I had the tabs I thought I might as well share them so others could benefit and learn their favorite songs. The Internet made this process of sharing very easy. The result is Dominator Ukulele Tabs. (http://www.dominator.ukeland.com)
I canít always dedicate the same amount of time to creating the tabs as I used to because Iíve also started building these wonderful little instruments. So I may not be posting new tabs as often these days but I still intend to provide the best tabs I can produce, as time permits.

rayan
12-08-2007, 08:13 AM
Hey all Dominator here. Looks like Iím the old man of the bunch, ha ha. Originally from Ohio, Iíve been living in Northern California since the mid 80s. Iíve been playing guitar since I was about 12 years old and still play in a classic rock band today. My first trip to Hawaii was back in 1997 when I heard Jake with Pure Heart, IZ, Troy Fernandez and a few others.

We had such a wonderful time on that trip that we bit the bullet and bought a time-share on the south shore of Kauai. Weíve been going each year except for 2003 when I had open-heart surgery. Things got a litter hairy for a spell but things are just fine at the moment. So I dabbled with a cheap Hilo soprano for a few weeks before our trips and a few weeks after and then just put it down. I couldnít keep it in tune so it wasnít very appealing. It wasnít until I purchased a tenor Fluke in 2002 that I really got hooked and decided to learn how to play the ukulele.

I started searching around the net for ukulele tabs of Jakeís songs etc. and came up empty. Thatís when I decided I would have to make the effort to figure the stuff out on my own. Since I had the tabs I thought I might as well share them so others could benefit and learn their favorite songs. The Internet made this process of sharing very easy. The result is Dominator Ukulele Tabs. (http://www.dominator.ukeland.com)
I canít always dedicate the same amount of time to creating the tabs as I used to because Iíve also started building these wonderful little instruments. So I may not be posting new tabs as often these days but I still intend to provide the best tabs I can produce, as time permits.

Hey Dominator! Great to see you on the forums!

Woodshed
12-08-2007, 08:52 AM
Hi guys. My name's Al. I live in the UK. I'm 29 (and I hit the big 3-oh in about 4 hours time).

I have a couple of uke websites: my blog Uke Hunt (http://ukulelehunt.com/) and How to Play Ukulele (http://howtoplayukulele.com/) for my ebooks.

I've also got a ukulele group on Last.fm (http://www.last.fm/group/Ukulele+Disco).

E-Lo Roberts
12-09-2007, 05:29 AM
Hey Dominator,
Welcome back from Hawaii! I've been wondering how long it would take you to get back in the loop. I ran across a video on youtube that I thought you might dig. Very cool uke version of Tom Waits "Alice".
Here's the link.. http://youtube.com/watch?v=yTVE09PAWNc
P.S. I also finished work on Jake's Orange World a few days ago. Just need to get it memorized, polished, and meet the demanding tempo he has set with this one. However, it might be a good one for you to work out and put out a tab on when you get some extra time. Very doable in my opinion. Thanks, Ernie...

Dominator
12-09-2007, 06:00 AM
Hey Dominator! Great to see you on the forums!
Thanks! Glad to be here.


Hey Dominator,
I ran a cross a video on youtube that I thought you might dig. Very cool uke version of Tom Waits "Alice". Here's the link.. http://youtube.com/watch?v=yTVE09PAWNc

Waitswatcher is a very accomplished classical guitarist and it carries over to his ukulele playing quite well. He is a phenomenal musician.


P.S. I also finished work on Jake's Orange World a few days ago. However, it might be a good one for you to work out and put out a tab on when you get some extra time.

Oh, but if there was only such thing as "extra time".

BTW, a friend of mine has already transcribed a live radio performance of Jake's Orange World and he did an outstanding job on it. It's not one of Jake's songs I've wanted to play myself up to this point. I prefer the more suttle and tasteful side of Jake. Need plenty of caffeine for OW and my doc says I have to stay away from that stuff. It's a bitch getting old I tell ya.

uber_goober
12-11-2007, 07:04 AM
Hi Folks,

My name is John and I'm in Warrington, Pennsylvania. I've been playing the ukulele for about a year and a half. I also play guitar in the band Cool Animal Ed (http://www.coolanimaled.com).

I'm really excited to find another ukulele forum.

-John

titoboy5
12-11-2007, 08:21 AM
hi guys! born and raised on kauai. started in the 4th grade (thanks mrs. kawamata!) slowed down till i met aldrine(and family!) and been playing ever since.

misterlee
12-11-2007, 06:29 PM
Hi guys. I'm Lee. 26. Live about an hour west of Seattle. I have rhythm and awesome hand/eye coordination, but I can't seem to apply that onto a uke. Either that, or it kinda doesn't relate. But that doesn't stop me from attempting to learn. =P

NC28460
12-16-2007, 03:59 AM
Hi, I'm Jojo from North Carolina. I've been playing for about 2 years now. I came across my uke in a local pawn shop. It's a LEE's Brand Uke made in Makiki, Hawaii. Does anyone out there know anything about Uncle Lee's Uke? Anyway, like most I am self taught player that is inspired by all the forums and vids out there. Keep up the good work and good luck!

Emilio Corpus
12-16-2007, 07:38 PM
hey. I'm Emilio from the Bay Area over in California. I have been playing ukulele for about a year now. Its all i do when i come home from school, but yeah. I got my uke at the Bounty Music store on Kauai when i went on vacation, and just bought my second one today. pretty stoked!

ukuleleboy
12-16-2007, 07:55 PM
Nice to meet all of you, Im shane... From the Island of Oahu, hawaii..I enjoy learning new things..Let's jam...
Have a goodone!

jill
12-17-2007, 12:05 PM
I'm Jill. I got my first ukulele last Christmas but I've been playing it obsessively for only about the past 4 months or so. Having a ton of fun with it. Hope to pick up lots from you guys here.

l0calb0y91
12-17-2007, 03:18 PM
hey, im from san jose and fell in love with the ukulele in 2005 thanks to Jake and my dad. im in high school and devote almost twice the amount of time practicing the ukulele than doing hw :P.

kyle
12-17-2007, 04:15 PM
cool, someone else from san jose

Ikaru
12-18-2007, 03:26 AM
Hi my name is Claus, I'm 24 and I live in Austria Vienna.
I play the Ukulele for almost 1 year and its great fun.
I have a Kala CE/BK, but after Christmas I will get a new Ukulele (either a RISA KOA Tenor (limited Edition) or Pono Koa #2). We will see what I like better :D.

Regards Claus

IllaIllaKilla
12-18-2007, 08:05 AM
Im Hawk, from Carson. ive been playin for a lil less than a year. Bigg ups to everyone on the boards!!!!!

JumpingPulgas
12-18-2007, 02:17 PM
Hi! I'm John from Thousand Oaks, CA (So Cal). I've been learning how to play the uke for a little over 3 months now on my Lanikai CK-TEQ. I first visited Kauai in 2004 and immediately fell in love with Hawaii and the local music. I've decided to finally learn 3 months ago. I've never played an instrument before, but I'm very determined to learn and managed to learn a couple of songs from watching lessons on YouTube.

I saw some of Aldrine's videos on YouTube and uke lessons in iamhawaii.com which finally brought me here. I'm really glad Aldrine and friends decided to create this site because I really loved the lessons on iamhawaii.com. By the way, you're awesome Aldrine! I'm proud that a fellow pinoy is awesome with the uke.

Any one from Ventura County who would like to jam, let me know.

CenizaT&K-01
12-20-2007, 08:29 AM
Hi! I'm John from Thousand Oaks, CA (So Cal). I've been learning how to play the uke for a little over 3 months now on my Lanikai CK-TEQ. I first visited Kauai in 2004 and immediately fell in love with Hawaii and the local music. I've decided to finally learn 3 months ago. I've never played an instrument before, but I'm very determined to learn and managed to learn a couple of songs from watching lessons on YouTube.

I saw some of Aldrine's videos on YouTube and uke lessons in iamhawaii.com which finally brought me here. I'm really glad Aldrine and friends decided to create this site because I really loved the lessons on iamhawaii.com. By the way, you're awesome Aldrine! I'm proud that a fellow pinoy is awesome with the uke.

Any one from Ventura County who would like to jam, let me know.

I am in Encino, its not Ventura County but not too far off...

JumpingPulgas
12-20-2007, 10:19 AM
Cool bro! How long will you be in Encino? I just had four wisdom teeth extracted this morning, so I will need some time to recuperate. Also, I've been playing since October 2007, so I need more practice. Do you have any suggestions where we can jam?

CenizaT&K-01
12-20-2007, 11:32 AM
Cool bro! How long will you be in Encino? I just had four wisdom teeth extracted this morning, so I will need some time to recuperate. Also, I've been playing since October 2007, so I need more practice. Do you have any suggestions where we can jam?

I hope you feel better bruddah, I have been living in Encino for about 2 years now. However in three weeks i will be moving to Hawai'i, so hopefully within the next couple of weeks, we can meet up and jam. I just started playing the Ukulele maybe a little over a year ago, and im not that good either, and dont worry my buddy Uke Noobie will probably join us too and he just started a couple of weeks ago...so let me know when you feel better. Oh and regarding the place...hmm..that is a good question. we can meet here or anywhere you like.

JumpingPulgas
12-20-2007, 11:45 AM
Sounds cool bruddah. I will definitely contact you when I'm feeling better. What kind of music do you usually play? I've been trying to learn some songs from Ekolu, Kekai boyz, Opihi Pickers, IZ, Three Plus and other Hawaiian kine songs.

CenizaT&K-01
12-20-2007, 01:08 PM
Sounds cool bruddah. I will definitely contact you when I'm feeling better. What kind of music do you usually play? I've been trying to learn some songs from Ekolu, Kekai boyz, Opihi Pickers, IZ, Three Plus and other Hawaiian kine songs.

i try and play all sorts of stuff like three plus...kekai boyz...ect...right now i am trying to learn Blue Roses Falling by Jake. But we will jam whatever you like...get well soon

unplaned
12-21-2007, 02:19 AM
Hi all...Paul from Kent, England> I bought my first uke 8 months ago and have hardly put the it down since! still very much a novice but love playing all the same. Great work setting up the forum/site, Happy Christmas to all!!

pfestejo1
12-21-2007, 04:24 AM
Sup Everyone, Im Paul and been playing the uku for about a year now. Current location Long Beach, SoCal. Cant wait for this site to be Jammin!::p

seeso
12-21-2007, 05:39 PM
Hello all.

My name is Narciso Lobo. I'm from Chicago. I started playing the ukulele about a year and a half or so ago, and I love it. I play guitar, piano, and bass also, but I've been almost exclusively ukulele for about a year.

I'm afraid I still play it like a guitar, though. I'd like to learn more strum techniques, specifically the fan stroke. Man, that's tough.

I found out about this forum from Aldrine Guerrero's YouTube channel. Thanks, Aldrine!

I also have ukulele videos on YouTube. If you'd like to see them, visit:

http://youtube.com/seeso (http://youtube.com/sees)

Thanks a lot!
Narciso Lobo.

Aldrine Guerrero
12-21-2007, 06:02 PM
Hello all.

My name is Narciso Lobo. I'm from Chicago. I started playing the ukulele about a year and a half or so ago, and I love it. I play guitar, piano, and bass also, but I've been almost exclusively ukulele for about a year.

I'm afraid I still play it like a guitar, though. I'd like to learn more strum techniques, specifically the fan stroke. Man, that's tough.

I found out about this forum from Aldrine Guerrero's YouTube channel. Thanks, Aldrine!

I also have ukulele videos on YouTube. If you'd like to see them, visit:

http://youtube.com/seeso (http://youtube.com/sees)

Thanks a lot!
Narciso Lobo.

Wow seeso! We gots a YouTube celeb in the house folks! Cheeehooo! Glad to have you aboard sir.

seeso
12-21-2007, 06:09 PM
Wow seeso! We gots a YouTube celeb in the house folks! Cheeehooo! Glad to have you aboard sir.

LOL! YouTube celebrity? Ha ha! Man, I'm grateful if my dog recognizes me...

It is you who are the celebrity, sir. I have humbly come to UU in the hopes of sponging and leeching every ounce of ukulele wisdom I can glean from you, master...

Teach me!!

When the main site is up and running, I'll be sure to vlog about it dude! Thanks so much for starting this thing up!

Fred Miu
12-21-2007, 09:15 PM
LOL! YouTube celebrity? Ha ha! Man, I'm grateful if my dog recognizes me...

HAHA thats great. i wish i had animals recognize who i was too.

Iain
12-22-2007, 02:04 AM
Hey guys, the name's Iain Kettles :) Found out about this site from Seeso's channel. I'm from Chelmsford, Essex in the UK. I've been playing the ukulele for about 8 months, bass for 3 years and guitar for 2.

seeso
12-22-2007, 12:38 PM
Hey guys, the name's Iain Kettles :) Found out about this site from Seeso's channel. I'm from Chelmsford, Essex in the UK. I've been playing the ukulele for about 8 months, bass for 3 years and guitar for 2.

Yo, what's up, Rev?

Iain
12-22-2007, 01:13 PM
Yo, what's up, Rev?
Hey man :)

peterng_20
12-23-2007, 09:39 AM
Hello people and friends. My name is Peter Nguyen. I am Vietnamese background but I live in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada, which is a small growing town between Hamilton and St. Catharine's. There are not many ukulelists around here because it's not so popular here, but quite a lot of guitarists. I started Ukulele in the summer of 2007. Jake Shimabukuro, and Aldrine inspired me to get one. I've been playing for about 6 months and I'm getting better at it. I also play guitar and I just completed my first year. I own a tenor ukulele which costed me $150. I look forward to making a lot of friends here. I will try to get my videos on youtube when I get better. You can contact me at pete_1473@hotmail.com. My top priority in life to is to go to Hawaii and look for my ukulele buddies so that we can jam. It will be so great. Right now, I'm playing a lot of Beatles music on my uke, figuring out songs out by ear, and playing other cool songs that catch my interests. Somewhere over the rainbow is one of my favorites that I can play well. The song I'm working on right now is While My Guitar Gently Weeps by Jake and I'm getting there. Anyways, Peace and love everybody. Keep your ukulele spirit alive and have a peace at mind.

ukuleleplaya
12-23-2007, 09:14 PM
Howz'it

my name is Chett, i live in Lakewood,CA(next to Long Beach). been playing for a little longer than a year. Love the ukulele, can't put it down. i have friends in HI, we visit 5-6 weeks per year. Future plan, move to Big Island... 2-KK tenors 4/6 string, 1-KK concert, 1-G string concert, 1-Fluke.

Curryknight
12-23-2007, 10:10 PM
Hey there!

Name's Stephen. I'm in Dallas, TX. Been fiddling with the ukulele since visiting HI this past summer. I have a really cheapy $40 ukulele I picked up. Going to upgrade one day. Glad to be part of the community. :)

clevacheva
12-25-2007, 05:46 AM
whats up everybody
my names trevor kinoshita from SAN DIEGO
gotta rep the socal.
never been to hawaii before.. definitely want to go..
but i've been playin ukulele for about 6 months pretty new to it
but i can jam!

NukeDOC
12-25-2007, 06:02 AM
whats up everybody
my names trevor kinoshita from SAN DIEGO
gotta rep the socal.
never been to hawaii before.. definitely want to go..
but i've been playin ukulele for about 6 months pretty new to it
but i can jam!

nice! another one from san diego. bro, on tuesdays, if you dont know, come down to kona pacifica kafe and check out brandon play (ibcruzn here on the forum). but wait till after new years hahaha. lets jam!

ledurny
12-27-2007, 05:50 AM
Hi everybody.
My name is Jťrťmy, I live in France and I had my first ukelele three days ago.
I never made music before si I have a lot of difficulties. But I hope that I can improve it with you. ;)

Weezy
12-27-2007, 04:57 PM
Hey everyone, my name is Max, I live in Tampa, FL and go to school at FSU. I got a ukulele for christmas and have only been playing a few days, but I'm getting the hang of it pretty quickly. I've played bass and guitar for five years and drums for a year and a half. I took a liking to the uke seeing guys like Roy Smeck, Jason Shimabukuro, Beirut, and Iz tear it up. Great site and keep jamming!

tsud123
01-02-2008, 08:29 AM
hi everyone...

im dustin...im from southern, california. i've been playing for about 5 months. i've got so much to learn.

maybe i can pick up a few tips on this site. thanks guys.

seeso
01-02-2008, 08:38 AM
Welcome, Dustin.

NukeDOC
01-02-2008, 11:14 AM
hi everyone...

im dustin...im from southern, california. i've been playing for about 5 months. i've got so much to learn.

maybe i can pick up a few tips on this site. thanks guys.

good to see you onboard finally!

KosLooney
01-02-2008, 11:44 AM
Hey!

My name is Martin. I live in the Netherlands. I've been playing the ukulele for about 6 months now.
Still using a cheap concert uke, greg bennett uk-50, atm. Ordered a Kala tenor from Musicguymic's though, wich I'll hopefully receive this week (it's already in Dutch Customs for 6 days now :(). Meh, I'm so impatient.
But anyway, I hope to pick up some tips here and be a part of the community. Peace.

seeso
01-02-2008, 11:53 AM
Hey!

My name is Martin. I live in the Netherlands. I've been playing the ukulele for about 6 months now.
Still using a cheap concert uke, greg bennett uk-50, atm. Ordered a Kala tenor from Musicguymic's though, wich I'll hopefully receive this week (it's already in Dutch Customs for 6 days now :(). Meh, I'm so impatient.
But anyway, I hope to pick up some tips here and be a part of the community. Peace.

Welcome aboard, Martin.

diezo808
01-03-2008, 08:41 AM
suuuup. i'm diezo which derives from diesel. drinking reference...8-stringed tenor. custom made from guy sasaki who used to be a teacher at kona waena. i live in beaverton, oregon but i'm from mililani. i've been playing for about 10 years i guess. i don't show that much experience for someone who's played that long, but i think that's due to the lack of interaction with other musicians. it's hard to grow when you're on your own and you can't hear other styles and learn from one another. plus living on the mainland, not many people take an ukulele as a serious instrument. i get a lot of this.

me:"we should jam some time."
them:"well i dunno if it's gonna sound good together."

but whatever. i noticed everyone loves it at campfires though. LOVES!

i PLAY a lot of ska, punk, and reggae, but i LISTEN to waaaay more. i've been getting into 20's music actually...i like the harmonies like on the old Disney movie intros. remember that stuff?

my most popular video on youtube is my 311 - amber and 2nd is marvin gaye - sexual healing. if you've seen em, that weirdo is me.

i know this was long and painful to endure, but believe me, i cut out a lot after reviewing. as a final note, and as i'm sure he'll be one of the people to read this, i appreciate seeso and what he's doing on youtube. since he got featured, he's using his popularity to spread the word of many musicians who normally wouldn't be seen. he normally sends messages about original artists with great songs. by him just favoriting a video, it gets many of his fans to check it out too. and he's from chicago! wtf!? why is he so much better than me?? haha. love you man. keep doing what you're doing.

diezo

NukeDOC
01-03-2008, 08:44 AM
suuuup. i'm diezo which derives from diesel. drinking reference...i live in beaverton, oregon but i'm from mililani. i've been playing for about 10 years i guess. i don't show that much experience for someone who's played that long, but i think that's due to the lack of interaction with other musicians. it's hard to grow when you're on your own and you can't hear other styles and learn from one another. plus living on the mainland, not many people take an ukulele as a serious instrument. i get a lot of this.

me:"we should jam some time."
them:"well i dunno if it's gonna sound good together."

but whatever. i noticed everyone loves it at campfires though. LOVES!

i PLAY a lot of ska, punk, and reggae, but i LISTEN to waaaay more. i've been getting into 20's music actually...i like the harmonies like on the old Disney movie intros. remember that stuff?

my most popular video on youtube is my 311 - amber and 2nd is marvin gaye - sexual healing. if you've seen em, that weirdo is me.

i know this was long and painful to endure, but believe me, i cut out a lot after reviewing. as a final note, and as i'm sure he'll be one of the people to read this, i appreciate seeso and what he's doing on youtube. since he got featured, he's using his popularity to spread the word of many musicians who normally wouldn't be seen. he normally sends messages about original artists with great songs. by him just favoriting a video, it gets many of his fans to check it out too. and he's from chicago! wtf!? why is he so much better than me?? haha. love you man. keep doing what you're doing.

diezo

awesome. diezo808. THE diezo808. ok my knees are chaffing. hahaha. seriously though ive been waiting for you to come aboard. now i get to pick your brain.

rayan
01-03-2008, 11:25 AM
suuuup. i'm diezo which derives from diesel. drinking reference...8-stringed tenor. custom made from guy sasaki who used to be a teacher at kona waena. i live in beaverton, oregon but i'm from mililani. i've been playing for about 10 years i guess. i don't show that much experience for someone who's played that long, but i think that's due to the lack of interaction with other musicians. it's hard to grow when you're on your own and you can't hear other styles and learn from one another. plus living on the mainland, not many people take an ukulele as a serious instrument. i get a lot of this.

me:"we should jam some time."
them:"well i dunno if it's gonna sound good together."

but whatever. i noticed everyone loves it at campfires though. LOVES!

i PLAY a lot of ska, punk, and reggae, but i LISTEN to waaaay more. i've been getting into 20's music actually...i like the harmonies like on the old Disney movie intros. remember that stuff?

my most popular video on youtube is my 311 - amber and 2nd is marvin gaye - sexual healing. if you've seen em, that weirdo is me.

i know this was long and painful to endure, but believe me, i cut out a lot after reviewing. as a final note, and as i'm sure he'll be one of the people to read this, i appreciate seeso and what he's doing on youtube. since he got featured, he's using his popularity to spread the word of many musicians who normally wouldn't be seen. he normally sends messages about original artists with great songs. by him just favoriting a video, it gets many of his fans to check it out too. and he's from chicago! wtf!? why is he so much better than me?? haha. love you man. keep doing what you're doing.

diezo

Hey Diezo, I went to Pacific University in Forest Grove. Pretty close to where you are.

diezo808
01-03-2008, 12:41 PM
i knew a couple guys who went to pacific. my wife is gonna transfer there this year i think. hard to say with the kids and all.

looking forward to my brain being picked

seeso
01-03-2008, 04:56 PM
suuuup. i'm diezo which derives from diesel. drinking reference...8-stringed tenor. custom made from guy sasaki who used to be a teacher at kona waena. i live in beaverton, oregon but i'm from mililani. i've been playing for about 10 years i guess. i don't show that much experience for someone who's played that long, but i think that's due to the lack of interaction with other musicians. it's hard to grow when you're on your own and you can't hear other styles and learn from one another. plus living on the mainland, not many people take an ukulele as a serious instrument. i get a lot of this.

me:"we should jam some time."
them:"well i dunno if it's gonna sound good together."

but whatever. i noticed everyone loves it at campfires though. LOVES!

i PLAY a lot of ska, punk, and reggae, but i LISTEN to waaaay more. i've been getting into 20's music actually...i like the harmonies like on the old Disney movie intros. remember that stuff?

my most popular video on youtube is my 311 - amber and 2nd is marvin gaye - sexual healing. if you've seen em, that weirdo is me.

i know this was long and painful to endure, but believe me, i cut out a lot after reviewing. as a final note, and as i'm sure he'll be one of the people to read this, i appreciate seeso and what he's doing on youtube. since he got featured, he's using his popularity to spread the word of many musicians who normally wouldn't be seen. he normally sends messages about original artists with great songs. by him just favoriting a video, it gets many of his fans to check it out too. and he's from chicago! wtf!? why is he so much better than me?? haha. love you man. keep doing what you're doing.

diezo

DIEZO!!!! Wussup? Glad to see you've come aboard. I appreciate the love you threw my way, man.

Dude, that really sucks that you can't jam with folks up there. I think we're at the forefront of an ukulele revolution, believe it or not. Soon, people will stop looking at the ukulele as a toy.

Peace!

robgonzo
01-05-2008, 04:23 AM
Hey all, robgonzo here.
I heard some talk about this board on the other uke boards. so, thought I'd come check it out.

seeso
01-05-2008, 05:35 PM
Hey all, robgonzo here.
I heard some talk about this board on the other uke boards. so, thought I'd come check it out.

Welcome aboard, Rob!

MusicOverMySoul
01-05-2008, 11:12 PM
yah wats up y names michael , and i live on the rock in the middle of the ocean kauai and i've been playing the uke for about 7 years but i only started playing seriously about 2 months ago after a random inspiration after watching videos of danyo cummings and aldrine guerrero on youtube and i found out about this web site from aldrine on that youtube video.

MusicOverMySoul
01-05-2008, 11:16 PM
o yah i forgot to tell you um my "m" button is like kinda broken so sometimes i forget and the "m" wont b there cuz i gotta press hard. ok shoots

drifterx
01-06-2008, 05:32 PM
my name is cole and i pretty much started 3 weeks ago.. i live in cali and i fell in love with the ukelele when i heard my friend played it.. then i remembered that i had a ukulele at home for years.. played loved the sound and then bought a new tenor ukulele... ive learned 6 songs already.. im excited... i just need to start to be comfortable to play and sing at the same time now... lol

brareic
01-06-2008, 07:25 PM
brandon here from hershey area PA at college in kutztown, been playin since i got back from a trip to visit U of Hawaii in Honolulu in August.

G~Ukes
01-09-2008, 08:08 PM
ALOHA EVERYONE! iM BOY FROM HILO, HAWAII.. I NEW TO UKULELE UNDERGROUND.. I LOVE UKULELES! I HAVE LEARNED HOW TO MAKE UKULELES LAST YEAR AND HAVE BEEN DOING IT AS A HOBBY EVER SINCE.. IF THERE IS ANYONE OUT THE INTERESTED IN ORDERING A CUSTOM UKULELE JUST LET ME KNOW! ANYWAYS ALOHA!

seeso
01-09-2008, 09:12 PM
ALOHA EVERYONE! iM BOY FROM HILO, HAWAII.. I NEW TO UKULELE UNDERGROUND.. I LOVE UKULELES! I HAVE LEARNED HOW TO MAKE UKULELES LAST YEAR AND HAVE BEEN DOING IT AS A HOBBY EVER SINCE.. IF THERE IS ANYONE OUT THE INTERESTED IN ORDERING A CUSTOM UKULELE JUST LET ME KNOW! ANYWAYS ALOHA!

Dude, you got any pics of your work? I'd love to see it.

dafamcallsmebj
01-09-2008, 09:12 PM
hey all... my name is bj.... i live in cali... been playing for a few years...
and yeah...

dafamcallsmebj
01-09-2008, 09:14 PM
ALOHA EVERYONE! iM BOY FROM HILO, HAWAII.. I NEW TO UKULELE UNDERGROUND.. I LOVE UKULELES! I HAVE LEARNED HOW TO MAKE UKULELES LAST YEAR AND HAVE BEEN DOING IT AS A HOBBY EVER SINCE.. IF THERE IS ANYONE OUT THE INTERESTED IN ORDERING A CUSTOM UKULELE JUST LET ME KNOW! ANYWAYS ALOHA!

i know someone who is looking for a custom uke!!! u should post up some pictures or vids of ur work.... and maybe we all may become interested!!:)

Fatboicorp
01-09-2008, 09:21 PM
lol I know it's kinda late to introduce myself but my name is Prime. I live in Oahu. I kinda started up playing uke again because my first uke broke and I was ukeless for 5 years but i'm kicking it back up hahaha.

G~Ukes
01-09-2008, 10:10 PM
i know someone who is looking for a custom uke!!! u should post up some pictures or vids of ur work.... and maybe we all may become interested!!:)http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g168/boig1984/uku6.jpg
ME AND MY DADS FIRST UKES.. I GOT 2 MORE UKES IN THE MAKING.. I POST UM AS SOON AS I TAKE THE PICTURES

NukeDOC
01-10-2008, 05:59 AM
BJ, you talkin bout me? haha

G, you got a list of pricing? i may be interested some time in the future. i love how you made HI the soundhole for the 6 string. i want a shaka on mine haha. oh and do you have a youtube account? i would love to hear what these ukes sound like too.

G~Ukes
01-10-2008, 02:37 PM
shaka ah! thas a good idea.. but the pricing varies.. around $650-1000...it all depends how custom you want it..what kind wood, etc. i don't have any videos yet but i will try and get some up.. i am soon starting a website..i will be sure to let you all know! laterz man!

GX9901
01-14-2008, 11:17 AM
Hi,
My name is George. I'm from Minnesota. Been playing the ukulele for about a year now. I really love playing the ukulele and still got lots to learn. I've been posting under the same handle in a few other forums. It looks like a nice forum here.
Thanks!

n0ukf
01-14-2008, 10:36 PM
Hi George, another Minnesotan new to the group, up on the Canadian border here.
I've been playing uke a little over a year, though very sporadically. My custom instrument is shown in the "What Ukulele are you currently playing?" thread. Most of my instrument playing is on mandolin than anything else, still learning that, but I do pick up the uke from time to time, a little guitar sometimes too (a cheap one I repaired).

UKESTAR
01-16-2008, 10:06 AM
Name is Nate...
Live in San Diego...been playing uke for a couple of years...been bit by the uke bug. Great way to relax. Self taught off the internet like many others...go figure. I saw Jake play and got totally inspired to improve. Aldrine has also gotten me super-stoked on the uke. Play Koaloha concert and tenor. Although my name is UKESTAR...really I am no star....maybe someday due to this very site...who knows...ha. Used to go to Hawaii a bunch as a kid and always loved the sound of the uke. Peace..

facemeltingukulele
01-16-2008, 03:52 PM
Howzit Ukulele Underground.
Jason here, sorry that this introduction is super late. This is my first time ever posting on a forum so hopefully you'll cut me some slack. I'm originally from Honolulu Hawaii, but have been in SoCal for the past 8years going to school. I've been playing uke since eighth grade so that's about 13yrs? You can check out my music at www.myspace.com/jasonarimoto or on youtube (search my name jason arimoto). I only have two vids up but hopefully I'll get more up soon. Also if you're in the LA area, I play on 3rd St. Promanade in Santa Monica as a busker. I just want to give Aldrine and the rest of the double U crew mad props for starting this site. Anyway, I specialize in bluesy ukulele stuff, and I experiment with a bunch of effects pedals so if anyone has any questions about effects for ukes maybe I can help. Also, I am partial to Koaloha ukes.

dj_isa
01-23-2008, 01:32 PM
hello everyone! the name is melissa, but call me isa (e-suh)... i lived in socal- cerritos, ca over in l.a. county... i'm not your average chick either..

i play all sorts of instruments, dj @ hollywood clubs, surf, sportfishing, skate photography... the whole works! let's just say i like being outdoors so whoever lives close by, we should def. chill

davoomac
01-26-2008, 03:48 AM
Name: David Macapinlac
Location: Dededo, Guam
uke: Kala KA_KTEC

Been playing for about 5 years. I guess I'm nowhere near as good as I should be after 5 years though. I'm here to learn though ! :D

My enthusiasm for uke has been renewed over the last year and I can't put my ukulele down! It helps that theres alot more uke material available online. Special thanks to Dominator for supplying so many tabs that there is always something new to learn!

UkuLeLesReggAe
01-27-2008, 12:07 AM
got any vids of you playing ukulele?

Keonikapila
01-30-2008, 11:00 AM
Howzit, my name's Keoni. I'm from Makakilo. I've been playing the uke for about 9 years now, but in the last 2 years I've been playing more seriously. I'm glad to have found this forum/site and I'm looking forward to seeing it grow.

jhob
02-01-2008, 03:57 AM
Hi All, I'm John, currently living in Edinburgh, Scotland. Been playing the uke for about 6 months and I'm totally obsessed!

I just took delivery of my first really decent uke this week - a lovely ovation applause after having started on the mahalo, I can't put it down and there aren't enough hours in the day for uke playing!

rklicsu
02-01-2008, 08:10 AM
Hey there,

Robert of out San Diego, California. I've been enthusiastically playing the Uke for about a year and a half now. Always looking for quality Uke resources and now this web site is in the cross hairs of my obsession.

Minamin
02-01-2008, 10:04 PM
My name is Mike, I'll be 22 in two weeks I believe, and I live in New Jersey. I've been playing for about a year now, and I own three ukes- a Brownsville concert (my starter), a 1950s Harmony/Airline soprano, and a Kala Kiwi pineapple soprano.

I'd rate my skill level at "Hack". I'm a visual artist, so playing music is still a strange concept for me. I know how to draw a character looking sad, but to make my music sound sad, I have to hold down that string at this fret, then this string at that fret, and strum upwards? It's a bit counter-intuitive, but I love it!

indigo_jones
02-02-2008, 04:52 AM
Hiya,

I'm Alison, I'm 30-something, and I'm currently living in North Carolina, but will be moving to the Netherlands in a few months. I've been playing the ukulele for about a year now. I tend to play the same handful of songs over and over again or just mess about making stuff up, but I'm hoping to get a bit more serious with it in terms of the fundamentals of playing. I'm figuring I can take uke breaks from all those Dutch lessons.

ukulelemike
02-02-2008, 06:49 PM
Michael here, from Australia. I have been playing ukulele on and off for 37.5 years, hope to get better at it some day.

regards

Craig
02-03-2008, 12:26 PM
I'm Craig who lives in Culver City, CA. My friend, Dominator, recommended me to this forum. I've been part of the Flea Market Board for a few years and thoroughly love playing and arranging for the ukulele.http://home.earthlink.net/~craigbrandau/CCB.jpg

dajoka
02-03-2008, 03:36 PM
Howzit!

I stay one Hilo boy who wen grad UH, den went fo mo school ontop da mainland, in CA. I still stay ova dea, since I wen get married, expecting da numbah 1 kid ... well, i started playing (again, since all of us local boys wen learn da ukulele in wat, 4th grade?) a couple of years ago on an el cheap $20 ukulele I got online. Den my wife wen let me get one Pono last summah, and I guess da rest is history. I stay hea fo learn choke. I gotta give one BIG mahalo to da Dom, since it was his site dat wen turn me back on to da ukulele. Shootz den!

davoomac
02-03-2008, 04:30 PM
I'm Craig who lives in Culver City, CA. My friend, Dominator, recommended me to this forum. I've been part of the Flea Market Board for a few years and thoroughly love playing and arranging for the ukulele.http://home.earthlink.net/~craigbrandau/CCB.jpg

nice pic! I like your arrangements on your myspace page. Would you consider tutorials? :)

UkuLeLesReggAe
02-03-2008, 06:33 PM
welcome!! good board, worth the stay

revmykd
02-03-2008, 08:33 PM
Hello All,

My name is Mike...most call me Rev. I've been playing uke off and on for about 9 years, seriously for about two. I play in two uke bands here in TX, the Plantation Honkies & Moral Creek Polecats...i also play solo sets to assult the senses with originals and uke covers ranging from Lilly Allen to Hank Williams to Danzig and evrything inbetween. I also play the guitar, bass, drums, electric kazoo and record noise/experimental music under as MB10.

I love forward to participating in these forums and getting to know more of my fellow uke fiends.

thanks,
rev

www.myspace.com/lostinthevoidrecords
www.myspace.com/plantationhonkies
www.myspace.com/moralcreekpolecats
www.myspace.com/reachoutandgrabya

Craig
02-04-2008, 08:40 AM
nice pic! I like your arrangements on your myspace page. Would you consider tutorials? :)

Thanks for the compliment...but what's a tutorial, rather, what does it involve?

davoomac
02-04-2008, 11:51 AM
Thanks for the compliment...but what's a tutorial, rather, what does it involve?

If you have seen the ukulele lessons posted on the front page, then I guess similar to that. Either that or making tabs.

Craig
02-04-2008, 12:19 PM
Where did you get that tiny guitar?

Ko'olau - see the link below. It's an M300SP with Brazilian rosewood and spruce top.

http://www.koolauukulele.com

Ukulele_Junkie
02-04-2008, 01:20 PM
Name: Joshua
Location: Tacoma, WA
Ukes: Kala KA-MT, Mitchell MU-70 concert
Playing for 7 months.

Go Ukulele Underground!:eek:

kenkenj6
02-05-2008, 08:22 AM
Just got my confirmation a while ago. I'm Kou(ku) from washington state. I work in a sushi bar that is owned and run by a few guys from Hawaii. The house band always has a gig or two every month where they play in the restaurant. One night I asked to learn a few chords and got a chance to play an uke. Anyways I been playing for about two weeks, currently borrowing a tenor from a friend.

Yopparai
02-05-2008, 08:34 AM
Yopparai, in Jacksonville, AR
When I was very young, my first stringed instrument was a soprano ukulele. I had not touched one in over 30 years until this weekend when I was inspired by a video on youtube to pickup my daughter's. I can't believe I haven't mess with it before.

Shangyien
02-05-2008, 12:14 PM
Hi eveybody! I'm Ian. I live in Hong Kong but from Melbourne. I've been messing around with ukuleles since high school.

frozenfingers
02-05-2008, 02:32 PM
I'm matt. I've been playing since Christmas. I got my 2 1/2 year old son the uke for Christmas because he wanted a guitar, but started goofing around with it and have been playing obsessively since then. Since it was meant to be a toy it is CHEAP ($22.50 to be exact) and I can't wait to get a real instrument.
I live in Maine where shopping for ukuleles is tough and I haven't met anyone else who plays ukulele.
It's snowing today, but playing makes me think of warmer places.

Big Bob
02-05-2008, 02:46 PM
Hi there. I live in the Province of New Brunswick Canada. I am retired from the canadian armed forces. Will be turning 65 in a few months.I played guitar as a teenager and at 17 ,I traded my guitar for my first car .A 1952 austin mini coupe. That was the last of guitar playing for about 35 years. Then got a yamaha acoustic ,and about 6 years ago got a Ibanez acoustic electric . 3 years ago we went to waikiki and on impulse bought a Lanikai curly koa concert. I have been trying to learn to play on my own and with the internet. I never played in a band ,just for personal relaxation.Dominator has been very helpful and it is his site that led me here. Looking forward to pick up lots of info here. Keep up the good work .MAHALO

koa
02-06-2008, 07:49 AM
Hola! Live up here in the Northwoods along the Southshore of Lake Superior. With the exception of tourist season the human population is very low. With the low population density comes a minimal number of people that play the 'ukulele. Think I maybe the only person in the area. Bit of uke isolation up here. 1st uke was a Fluke I purchased from a music teacher back in mid '04. Preference for soprano or concert scale/size, C tuning, reentrant. Favorite 'ukuleles are my 1st real uke, the mutant KoAloha std concert (KCM-00) and the William King A5 soprano. Waiting and dreaming about the Glyph 14 fret to the body concert custom that may arrive within a year.

AdamTheHobo
02-07-2008, 12:05 PM
Hey everyone im adam and i live in PA and there relly isnt that many ukulele players here.I have been playing guitar for a while now and felt like tryin ukulele so i bought a cheap $25 one and it should be here in a couple of days, i just hope it holds up so i can learn somthin on it.

UkeBoy916
02-08-2008, 04:53 AM
Name:Jeff
Location:California
Playing ukulele for: 2 months

4.6 Love
02-09-2008, 10:31 AM
Name:Miguel Perez
Location:Dallas TX
Thinking of buying a ukulele..

acabooe
02-09-2008, 02:34 PM
Aloha,

My name is Bob,
I am 22yrs old.
I am happily married for 2 years now, and I have a 4 month old son.
I live in north Texas.
I have been playing Ukulele for two years now.
Aloha,
Acabooe:cool:

nikolo727
02-09-2008, 05:52 PM
Hey Guys!

my name is Nick. Im 15. and im the only person in Pennsylvania that plays the ukulele.

thats pretty much it.

I sleep, eat, sleep some more, play ukulele, and play video games.

thats all i need :)

UkuLeLesReggAe
02-09-2008, 06:45 PM
hope you all enjoy your stay!

wearymicrobe
02-12-2008, 03:28 PM
Mike C, in San Diego. I have a house not 1/2 mile from where you guys are having the meet on the 29th. I will be there ukulele's in tow.

I collect uke's as a hobby so I tend to have a bunch on hand at any given point.

drubin
02-12-2008, 07:29 PM
Hi everyone,

Thanks for running this great site guys! Lots of knowledge here and I'm grateful to be able to absorb what I can. My name's David Rubin, grad student in Georgia by day, wanabe bluesman by night. I have been a guitar and piano player for many years. The last 2 years I've been learning squareneck dobro and weissenborn. Not just the music, but also the history: Sol Hoopi, Bennie Nawahi, all the way to Bob Brozman and many others. Then I stumbled onto Del Rey. And my girlfriend turned me onto Beirut. And this strange coincidence of events brought on the desire to play ukulele like wildfire. My girlfriend got me a ukulele my b-day and the rest is history. I'm one lucky duck.

Happy strumming,

-d

dnewton2
02-14-2008, 06:16 AM
Hi everyone. Names Daniel. Live in Virginia (DC area). Only been playing a few months but i love it. Found this site on a You tube video.

Phatzo
02-14-2008, 10:34 AM
Hello everyone,

I live in pearl city for a little while, Im sad to say I never picked up the uke while i was there. Just bought one 2 days ago and am really enjoying it. Its just a cheapy for now, but I still love the way it sounds. Props to Bruddha IZ he had a beautiful way about him.

mwalimu
02-15-2008, 05:24 AM
Chris here. from Napa, CA. I met Jake three years ago after he did a concert here. I missed it, but he was on the cover of the Frets Magazine I had in my hand and we had a good laugh. I Googled him and saw two videos of him playing and went out and bought a uke the next day. I've been playing guitar for years, so the transition wasn't that hard.

Aldrine, one teacher to another, you are a fantastic instructor. I've learned quite a bit just from three videos.

Thanks Dom for turning me on to this site.

Gomets51
02-15-2008, 08:49 AM
Hey, I'm Ian from Long Island, NY. I started playing the uke last year after I bought one in a pawn shop while on vacation in Philadelphia. I picked it up pretty fast though b/c I play guitar, bass, and piano.

Ukeguy510
02-16-2008, 09:08 AM
Nino here from the SF Bay Area (Fremont). I just happened to stumble upon this site from a Google search. Been playing for the past month. Trying to learn to play the soprano uke my wife bought me on our honeymoon. :D

jyotike
02-16-2008, 11:06 AM
Well here we go I'm Jyoti Have been playing uke for nearing two years now, And it's my first instrument!! really enjoying it. I live in The Netherlands. You know that little country where everybody wears clogs and smokes pot all day:D
hahaha
well hope to meet all of you or at least some sometime soon!
Jyotike

FranSpain
02-17-2008, 12:52 AM
Aloha from Spain!!!
Thanks for this marvellous site!!!

Link
02-17-2008, 08:17 PM
Hello. I'm Link. I'm purchasing my first Ukulele tomorrow. I play bass and acoustic guitar, with some electric guitar thrown in. I wish for the Uke to become my primary instrument though. I expect to pick up on it fast, with my guitar experience. Wish me luck! Nice forums, btw.

yomogimogi
02-17-2008, 08:47 PM
Hi from San Jose, CA! I've been playing my lanikai ckc for a few months now and its so much fun! This is an awesome site. There is so much information out there! I want to start leaning how to fingerpick, but it seems so hard!

Cheers!

kaeo7095
02-17-2008, 10:55 PM
Hey everyone I'm Kaeo I've been playing the ukulele for about 2 years. My idol is Imua Garza thats all because I can't think of anything else haha lol :D

david98116
02-18-2008, 12:07 AM
My name is David and I am 34 years old. I was introduced to playing the uke at a friends house in Kaneohe on weekends and have reached fanatic stage. I think of playing all the time and rarely ever put it down. Great to see so many ukulele enthusiasts out there.

RavenSeven
02-18-2008, 11:12 AM
My name is Jason and I got the bug for playing the Uke about a month ago. I just bought a Lanikai tenor uke and I love it! I look forward to learning as much as I can and meeting fellow uke lovers!

<'Tony'>
02-18-2008, 12:19 PM
Name: Anthony Charlton
Location: Durham in England
General: Bin playing guitar and bass for four years and have recently started playing the ukulele.

UkuCouS
02-18-2008, 08:10 PM
Aloha !
My name is Matthieu Cousquer aka CouS ...
I'm a French guy, 21 year old, I'm playing ukulele for about 1.5 years now.
I play an Ashbury tenor koa ukulele, don't know the brand, but it's a cool uke with, I think, a beautiful sound.

That's all
See you

peter shebib
02-19-2008, 04:54 AM
I've been playing for 6 years,and really enjoy it.

I'm impressed with the amount of good hearted sharing on this site.

Hope do some myself.

klaven
02-19-2008, 04:28 PM
hi guys :]

my name is kevin, and i'm from las vegas woo haha! i just recently picked up on playing the ukulele and i've fallen in love with it :]. when im not playing the ukulele you'll probably find me playing my guitar.

Horse
02-20-2008, 01:30 AM
Hi, I recently got an ukulele which also happens to be my first instrument of any kind. I'm eager to learn from everyone here and whether I become any good or not, I'm already enjoying simply playing around with it. Thanks for providing this forum. Horse

redsedge
02-20-2008, 10:28 PM
Hi, I'm Sarah. Started playing the uke a few weeks ago. Most of my family play something or other and I want to join in too. I'm in the UK, half welsh, half english and creeping up to my half century. In celebration of this, I aim to spend the second half of my life playing, singing and dancing.

Esy
02-21-2008, 03:58 AM
Hello for all,
all ppls called me Esy ;]

I am 20 year old and I love beer as much as possible ;]

I do beatbox and rap for few years, now i listening uke and try to make some style uke with beatbox and Reggae style play.
I start play on uke few months ago, I tried to solo play. I found this site as link in some post on youtube videos.

I am From small country in middle Europe called Czech republic. In my country is too dificult to get information about ukulele. In CR is hard to buy strings for uke and all things about uke ;D

Robamoku
02-21-2008, 04:30 PM
First post, saying hello... I've been playing for about a year. I have a Laniki concert CK-C. I live in Wilmington, NC. I am a surfer and do surfboard repair and shape custom surfboards for Sweetwater Surf Shop in Wrightsville Beach, NC.

Don't know how I stumbled here on UU, but I'm glad I did. Seems like a great forum and I'm looking forward to learning a lot from here. Hopefully I will be able to add to the forum as well.

Mahalo

Hero Reborn
02-22-2008, 12:35 PM
My name is Ross. I learned of this message board from Youtube and I felt the urge to join. After listening to Aldrine Guerrero's L theme from Death Note I became an isntant fan. I just began playing the guitar like a week ago and I practice every day. Hopefully my guitar skills will match his ukulele skills one day. Keep up the good work and I'll keep active.

neilG
02-24-2008, 07:00 PM
Neil G. here. Been a professional double bassist for many years and got a concert uke for my birthday. Cute little thing and barrels of fun.

robbyrob
02-25-2008, 08:17 AM
Yo! Robbyrob here. I live in NYC and been jammin on the uke for about 9 years. I picked up my first uke on a trip to Hawaii and have been loving it ever since. I'm going bback again this summer, might grab yet another one.

Ukulele is one of the best instruments out there - it's fun, portable, sounds great and best of all 4 strings -- 4 fingers - nuf said!

Anyone looking to jam in NYC give me a shout :)

forryj
02-25-2008, 08:48 AM
Hello;

I have just joined this form and thought that I would let you know a little about me.

First I would like to thank seeso for announcing on his you tube site about the form. As I told him, he is one of the reasons that I have started to try to play the Ukuele. I have never played an instrument before, but always wanted to learn. Yes this means that I am a newbe to the world of the Uke. After watching some of seesoís videos I was hooked. Yes Jake blows my mind, but seeso is more to real life. That is why he is my Ukulele hero.

I am not a youngster by age (49) but I am young at heart. I live in the sweetest place in the world, Hershey Pa, where you can smell chocolate by just opening your window:rolleyes:.

Well enough about me, I wanted to take a moment and thank you all in advance for any information or inspiration that you may give me knowingly or unknowingly.

John Forry

brody
02-25-2008, 09:49 AM
hey everybody-- i'm brody. i live in california. my parents met at school on oahu (mum's from california, pops was from NZ) and i've been trying to figure out a way to move either back to NZ or to HI for like 5 years, but havent done it yes.

as for playing ukulele, i've been doing it committedly for... maybe close to a year, but like dancing hula and surfing, i really started when i was a little kid and then took a 10 year break.

BigBruddahJ
02-26-2008, 05:40 AM
Hi! I'm Jerome from Kentucky. I've been playing for almost two years. I'm a self taught strummer for the most part, but want to improve on picking technique and musicianship. The desire to get better is how I found this site.

I currently play a tenor made by Bluegrass Ukes and a Kiwaya Rock Uke. I'm a bit of a "novelty" at my church when I play because I'm usually playing the piano or singing.

Thanks for all the information that I've gotten in just the past 2 days!

strongergodzilla
02-26-2008, 01:38 PM
Hey UU

My names Roland, and I came across this site after seeing a youtube video. I grew up in so. cal, in Torrance, and now im a junior at UCLA majoring in history, so I spend most of my time up here in westwood. Ive been playing guitar for 4 years now, started on electric, eventually got classical lessons (theory, scales, etc) and I play bass with some friends in a band. Now I spend most of my time with a steel string acoustic.
I have had a uke for a little, but never spent enough time with it, but I just ordered a kala tenor acoustic electric from MGM on ebay and I cant wait to get started again. This site seems like itll make starting on uke much easier than a few years ago when I first tried.
Great job with the site!

-Roland .. Strongergodzilla

zrud123
02-27-2008, 10:33 AM
hey guyz i'm zac and i joined because i want to pick up the uke and figured that hanging aroung uke players might help and because dustin/tsud123 told me about this place. i play the guitar right now. i lived i hawaii for 5 years because of my parents job and i'm back in the US right now. i have yet to buy my first uke though. hopefully soon:D

Zushi
02-28-2008, 07:24 AM
Hi everybody,

I'm Sebastian, from Belgium (so excuse me for my english :o )

I've been playing classical guitar for 7years now and I discovered this wonderful instrument that is the ukulele about one year ago.
First I started to make myself a ukulele out of a cigarbox, but a few month after I went to the Belgian ukulele festival and won a nice brueko tenor wich makes me really happy.
However i continued making this cigarbox uke, I finished it some weeks ago :)

I like to dicover strange thing's and new sounds.

Thank's to UU for this nice place and your work (vids,...)! and also to Woodshed for his site and the link to this place ! ;)

ukusaurus
02-29-2008, 08:28 PM
Hello everyone my names James and im from the great white north! Canada! Not many ukulele players around here. Anyways before i picked up a ukulele i never learned how to play any previous instrument. I stumbled upon the ukulele by complete chance one day as i was walking through a mall. Ive never even really been into a store that sells instruments before but i decided to check out a music shop one day. I was immediately drawn to the "little guitar" on the wall and impulse made me buy it. Needless to say i havent really been able to it down since! It's fun, easy, small, and no one else around here even knows what it is. Best instrument ever :p

cuhzpatrick
03-01-2008, 05:32 PM
hey everyone, im cuhzpatrick from the bay area,ca. ive been playing the uke for almost a year but im not that good. but i hope to learn a lot more from this forum! :D

vince
03-02-2008, 11:46 AM
Hello everyone!
I am Vince from San Diego, California.
I've been playing the uke on and off for about 2 years and I'm still hooked. I'm hoping to learn more from this site.
Keep jammin'!

Ian Boys
03-02-2008, 12:32 PM
Hello everyone!

I'm from the DFW area in Texas (up in Allen, if it makes a difference to you). I'm 14 years old... closer to 15.... and have been playing the ukulele off and on for a couple of years, and obsessively for the last 7 or 8 months.

I also play a few other instruments... cello, bass guitar.... I"m a bit of a string instrument freak.

So far I've been really pleased with what I've seen on this site, and look forward to being a member of it hopefully for years to come.

NotoriousMOK
03-04-2008, 02:27 PM
My name is Chris and I'm from south Orange County in California. Though my family is full of musicians/entertainers, I only started playing ukulele about 4 years ago. Though I'm not very good yet, I play because it brings me peace and an escape from life's regular battles -- and once in a while, I actually sneak some pleasant sounds out of these little buggers.

I've got a flea and a fluke and I enjoy both of them quite a bit -- and being sort of accident prone, their durable go-anywhere design has really been a good match for me so far. However, I have been wanting/waiting/wishing/hoping to acquire a more traditional-style wood uke and thanks to a long-overdue commission coming in later this week, I'll finally get around to it -- I'm very excited!

I also play djembe a little with a local drum circle in Newport Beach -- lots of fun and a great way to infect others with the ukulele virus. After reading about the recent event in San Diego, a merged event in the future may be a real hoot, so I'll drop a post in that thread as well.

I'm so inspired by the 'wave' of ukulele interest on the web this past year or so especially. The tools and information available to us now compared to when I first picked up the ukuklele just a few short years ago is nothing short of awesome! I'm really looking forward to growing with this outlet in particular and jamming with some of you local to me in SoCal.

Have fun!
Chris

Regster
03-04-2008, 07:19 PM
reggie from louisville ky
very new in the land of ukelele
no experience in any instrument whatsoever
i have a kala baritone, i signed in here to learn the ways of the uke

crookshankz
03-05-2008, 03:40 AM
Hi Everyone,

I'm Dennis from Deltona, FL. I've been playing uke for a little more than a year. I still feel like I'm treading water with it though and still have a long way to go.

I have been lurking on the board for a few weeks and would just like to thank everyone for sharing their knowledge and experiences. I've already learned alot!

Thanks!

LagunaUku
03-05-2008, 11:48 AM
I'm Ralph from Laguna Beach, CA.
I've been playing the uke for 5 days now and can't put it down.
I played the clarinet for 10 years, so I have basic music traning but no experience with string instruments.

Holla back all you OC peeps!

Ndtitanlady
03-05-2008, 06:57 PM
whasssssup
im Natalie : ]
im from good ol warm socal
and ive been playing the uke for bout 1 month
: D

http://www.Youtube.com/NDTitanLady

pulu_
03-07-2008, 10:03 AM
Hello :) My name is Remy, i'm french, living in Reunion island, and i started Ukulele this afternoon when i opened the package coming from UK >o<
I play the guitar since some months seriously ( i had one for lot of years but it hurt my poor little fingers, now i'm a man, i can go through pain!!! ^o^ )
I was happy to find a ukulele forum and everybody here seems great to talk to, so i hope we'll have good time! >_<

menehunenyc
03-08-2008, 06:33 PM
A transplanted Kailua, Oahu boy living in Brooklyn NYC.

Been playing about 5 years now. Moved up from a 10 year old Hilo soprano to a Kamaka Tenor this December... and lovin it.:cool:

alrik
03-09-2008, 07:40 AM
Hallao! I'm a media student from Norway. I've been playing Ukulele for a little more than half a year now.

Caspyr
03-09-2008, 09:28 AM
Got my first uke in January when I got a gorgeous Moore Bettah tenor at the end of January.

Went to Maui for vacation in February with it and got hooked. Wife bought me a Maui Music tenor for my birthday while we were there.

Have hardly touched my guitars since I started ooking:D

Here's a shot my boys....


http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b260/CSNFan/Ukues&#37;20in%20Maui/IMG_4170.jpg?t=1206036012

4strings707
03-11-2008, 08:01 AM
Name: Ray
Location: Vallejo, Ca

I've been playing uke for about a year. I overpaid for a Lanikai tenor but i love it. I also play the bass but for the past year I couldn't put the uke down. Check me out on youtube. This is after a year of playing. Big shot out to Aldrine and the staff for making this site for those who love the uke. Peace.

http://www.youtube.com/user/4strings707

GodzUke
03-11-2008, 02:11 PM
Just got my first uke last week. I noodled around on one many moons ago and I can't believe it took me so long to figure out what I had been missing out on all these years. I just wish that my job and other responsibilities wouldn't interfere with my practice.

berylbite
03-12-2008, 07:41 PM
Oi... Only recently have I discovered the wonderful treasure trove of ukulele knowledge! I can`t wait to investigate every inch of this website.

cheeseburger
03-14-2008, 03:28 PM
Hey my name is Chris. I live in Mississippi. I've been playing uke for 2 days.

Tommi
03-17-2008, 03:48 PM
Hey im Tom from Sydney, Australia.
Ive been playing ukulele for about a month now and i really enjoy it. My girlfriend wrote me a song on the ukulele and after that i started to muck around with one, and now i cant put it down.

Kanaka916
03-21-2008, 05:40 AM
Howzit, new guy on UU. Born and raised in the 808 and decided to stay in NorCal (Sac/EG) after I got out of da service. Picked up the uke over a year ago after not playing since fo a long time. I get one 8 string tenor my brother got me from Aloha stadium couple years ago. My last trip home, I picked up a GString Tenor (6 string) from the factory.

guitarguy159
03-21-2008, 09:22 AM
whats up
my name is kelsey
im an ukulele instructor at roy sakuma
and tho im only 16 i have a decent knowledge in ukulele and guitar
ive been playing uke for 8 years and the guitar for 3 years
Wahiawa, Oahu

anything else you wanna know, just ask =]

-Kelsey

Fonjo
03-22-2008, 10:15 AM
Hey everyone!

My name is Brandon and I just picked up my first uke.

I am 23 and live in Kansas.

Is there anyone else around here who has hands bigger than their uke? Heh.

Nurdaben
03-23-2008, 11:34 AM
Hello everyone.

New uke player here. Got a uke for Christmas and am having lots of fun. I googled ukulele something and came across you guys and now I am here.

Snow
03-23-2008, 01:50 PM
Name: Jovi, 14
Location: Vallejo, CA
How long have you been playing ukulele: 2 weeks using my uncle's uke.

seth
03-23-2008, 02:06 PM
Name: Seth
Location: Kaua'i
How long have you been playing ukulele: 16 years

Doesn't mean I'm good. Ask aldrine.

Poi Dog
03-23-2008, 02:28 PM
Name: Johnnie B
Age: 38 going on 18 (WOOHOO!)
Location: Pembroke Pines, FL - originally from Makakilo, HI (Campbell '87 grad)
Equipment: Koaloha Tenor (restrung for high G).
How long have you been playing ukulele: Just got back into it after a small kine hiatus.

http://poi-dog.net/ukulele/koalohabanner.jpg

14twelve
03-23-2008, 10:29 PM
Hey everyone,
I'm Michelle, and joined yesterday. I got my first ukulele a couple of days ago, and found Aldrine's lessons on iamhawaii.com, and ended up finding this site. :)
I live in Brisbane, Australia and got interested in the uke after seeing Jake on YouTube a couple of days before his Brisbane show. Tried to book tickets, but they had sold out already :( It was enough to make me want to learn the uke though, so here I am. My first uke is a Greg Bennett UK70, and after reading these forums, I'll be trying to get my hands on some Aquila strings really soon.

menehunenyc
03-24-2008, 02:06 PM
Name: Kevin
Location: Brooklyn NY
Been Playing: 5 years, not counting the 3 months in 3rd grade.

Atbanfish
03-24-2008, 03:54 PM
Aloha everybody, I'm Nick.
I live in many places, but I guess I can say Rowland Heights, 'cause I grew up there and I still live there on the weekends.
I've only been playing ukulele for about 2 or 3 weeks, and my uke is actually my uncle's acoustic guitar with a capo on the 5th.
I picked up a uke after hearing Body Surfing by Aldrine, Rayan, and Jake. And seeing all of Aldrine's vids on YouTube. Haha 8]

dannyboy
03-24-2008, 04:39 PM
Name: Daniel
Location: Southern Cali.
How long ive been playing: 3 years when summer comes around

ps6000
03-25-2008, 06:32 AM
Name: Pat
Location: Worcester, MA
How long have you been playing ukulele: off and on for a few years, giving it some serious attention for one.

MGM
03-26-2008, 10:49 PM
Aloha everyone I guess I finally needed to post i have been reading this forum ever since i met Ryan and looks like its a very cool site. I like the teaching videos and all the features are excellent. I live in Kaneohe and in Virginia Beach....long story,,,,and met my sweetie thru the ukulele...another long story....anyway I play mnay instruments as well as ukulele. i am probably most proficent at guitar which I played professionally in the 70's...opphs my age is showing..I also play keyboards in the church worship team. Anyway keep on strumming...MGM da musicguymic by the way i type horribly and always do typos and have bad grammer but never edit lol

Ame
03-26-2008, 11:18 PM
Hey I joined a few days ago and didnt realize there was an introduce yourself thread. ><;;

Well my name is Ame I'm 18 and from the Bay Area. I've played the uke since.. well in all honesty I've only used an uke twice. JosephBautista let me use his when I first met him and the second time last night for a little bit, but I've ordered a Lanikai LU21 and it should be coming in soon. :)

I'll hopefully be able to learn a lot here and be as good as all of you guys. :D

davoomac
03-26-2008, 11:36 PM
Aloha everyone I guess I finally needed to post i have been reading this forum ever since i met Ryan and looks like its a very cool site. I like the teaching videos and all the features are excellent. I live in Kaneohe and in Virginia Beach....long story,,,,and met my sweetie thru the ukulele...another long story....anyway I play mnay instruments as well as ukulele. i am probably most proficent at guitar which I played professionally in the 70's...opphs my age is showing..I also play keyboards in the church worship team. Anyway keep on strumming...MGM da musicguymic by the way i type horribly and always do typos and have bad grammer but never edit lol

oh heey! thanks for hookin me up with my ukulele!:D

NukeDOC
03-27-2008, 05:43 AM
Aloha everyone I guess I finally needed to post i have been reading this forum ever since i met Ryan and looks like its a very cool site. I like the teaching videos and all the features are excellent. I live in Kaneohe and in Virginia Beach....long story,,,,and met my sweetie thru the ukulele...another long story....anyway I play mnay instruments as well as ukulele. i am probably most proficent at guitar which I played professionally in the 70's...opphs my age is showing..I also play keyboards in the church worship team. Anyway keep on strumming...MGM da musicguymic by the way i type horribly and always do typos and have bad grammer but never edit lol

welcome! its pescador5312 from ebay if you would even remember haha. just wanted to say glad to see you posting finally haha. youre somewhat of a celebrity here now.

Esy
03-27-2008, 06:04 AM
...

ewerybody praise to ya :D

russ_buss
03-27-2008, 07:08 AM
hey MGM, good to see you on the forums. thanks for the strings! the shipping was fast!

checkmice from ebay

ukemike
03-28-2008, 08:58 PM
I've been strummin' since about 2000. I've been going to the Berkeley Ukulele club since last fall. We had a potluck/open mic this Wednesday. Several people from here showed up and played very well. I heard someone say the phrase "ukulele underground." I thought, "I wonder if that's a website?" Sure enough. Looks pretty useful.

Anyway for those of you who were there, I was the bearded guy in the kilt. I played Gardening at Night (REM) and Galaxy Song (Eric Idle).

pinkfoojedi
03-29-2008, 04:52 AM
Hey everyone! I've been playing a ukulele for about... let's see now... about 1 day! I got my first uke yesterday and already I know more chords on it than I ever did on a guitar! :D

Ame
03-29-2008, 07:49 AM
Hey everyone! I've been playing a ukulele for about... let's see now... about 1 day! I got my first uke yesterday and already I know more chords on it than I ever did on a guitar! :D

haha yay me too! I opened my box and tried tuning it and my mom comes in and yells "Why is it so small?!".. I pretty much had this look on my face. T.T;;

oh btw, What kind of uke did you get?

cruzer75
03-29-2008, 09:17 PM
Whats up up ukulele underground my name is tim and i rep san diego,CA.
i have been playing uke four about 4 years and..... i am here to meet new people that enjoy playing ukulele as much as i do.

seeso
03-29-2008, 09:30 PM
Whats up up ukulele underground my name is tim and i rep san diego,CA.
i have been playing uke four about 4 years and..... i am here to meet new people that enjoy playing ukulele as much as i do.

Welcome. That's some sweet inlay work, brother.

Ukulele_Junkie
03-29-2008, 09:35 PM
man i agree seeso, thats some serious custom work.

NukeDOC
03-29-2008, 09:48 PM
Whats up up ukulele underground my name is tim and i rep san diego,CA.
i have been playing uke four about 4 years and..... i am here to meet new people that enjoy playing ukulele as much as i do.
tim, nice to see you finally jump aboard.

sterlingcoolcat
03-31-2008, 04:24 PM
Hey guys

I'm Brandon, a student from WI who just started playing this December. Me and 4 of my buddies are trying to put a uke band togeather and we're all learning to play togeather. I'd like to say how much of a help you guys have been, especially Aldrine and Dominator.

Thanks

<~/UkeDude\~>
03-31-2008, 06:38 PM
Hey UU
I'm Jeff, I've been playin the ukulele for a little over a year now. I'm totally self taught, well unless you consider learning from youtube, and Dominator tabs a sufficient teacher lol.
My inspirations were Jake Shimabukuro, Bruddah Iz, and my friend Matt.
And uhh. . .the songs I've managed to learn all the way thru this past year so far consist of:

While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Blue Roses Falling
Touch
Crosscurrent
Me and Shirley T
Aloha For Now
Let's Dance
Bandito Tyler
Crazy G
and countless Praise Worship songs (I play in my churches Praise Band ^_^)

And uhh. . .yeah that's the story of my ukulele life thus far

la_ingrit
04-01-2008, 11:26 AM
Name: Ingrit
Location: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
How long have you been playing ukulele: Almost a month!!!!

Digital SQRATCH
04-02-2008, 02:31 PM
greetings all!

the name is Francis and i just wanted to say wsup to all! been playin the uke since xmas (wife got me one as a gift hehe :D ) and i havent been able to put it down since. :) theres always been something about the uke that had interested me...

i will admit though, i am pretty much 100% youtube, ukuleleunderground & iamhawaii taught lol. anyways, good to see such a supportive community here. you'll probably be seein me around the forums!

seeso
04-02-2008, 05:09 PM
hi!

my name is trish. i live in utah and try to stay connected to the islands through music. i love my uke and have been playing on and off since i was maybe 12. i really didn't get into it until about 10 years ago. i kinda taught myself but need help learning how to pick. so any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

Oh, hey Trish! I'm a subscriber of yours. I've been enjoying your stuff. Welcome to the Underground!


Hey guys

I'm Brandon, a student from WI who just started playing this December. Me and 4 of my buddies are trying to put a uke band togeather and we're all learning to play togeather. I'd like to say how much of a help you guys have been, especially Aldrine and Dominator.

Thanks

Hello Brandon. You guys beat my poor Cubbies again today. Hopefully you don't sweep us tomorrow. Good luck in everything except baseball, and welcome.


Hey UU
I'm Jeff, I've been playin the ukulele for a little over a year now. I'm totally self taught, well unless you consider learning from youtube, and Dominator tabs a sufficient teacher lol.
My inspirations were Jake Shimabukuro, Bruddah Iz, and my friend Matt.
And uhh. . .the songs I've managed to learn all the way thru this past year so far consist of:

While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Blue Roses Falling
Touch
Crosscurrent
Me and Shirley T
Aloha For Now
Let's Dance
Bandito Tyler
Crazy G
and countless Praise Worship songs (I play in my churches Praise Band ^_^)

And uhh. . .yeah that's the story of my ukulele life thus far

Wow, you started off with a tough choice, Jeff. I still haven't worked up the gumption to learn "While My Guitar..." Welcome!


Name: Ingrit
Location: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
How long have you been playing ukulele: Almost a month!!!!

Ingrit, congratulations on picking up the ukulele. You won't be able to put it down. Welcome.


greetings all!

the name is Francis and i just wanted to say wsup to all! been playin the uke since xmas (wife got me one as a gift hehe :D ) and i havent been able to put it down since. :) theres always been something about the uke that had interested me...

i will admit though, i am pretty much 100&#37; youtube, ukuleleunderground & iamhawaii taught lol. anyways, good to see such a supportive community here. you'll probably be seein me around the forums!

Hey Francis. A wife that buys her husband is a good wife indeed. She got a sister? :D Don't be a stranger to the forums, bro. Welcome.

Johnny Elsewhere
04-02-2008, 09:05 PM
Hey, guys.

I've been lurking for a while, but I haven't introduced myself until now.

I've been playing guitar for about thirteen years, now; since I saw Jake Shimabukuro in concert about four years ago, I haven't been able to stop playing my ukulele since.

I started off with a baritone ukulele, but it eventually started deteriorating, so I bought myself a Kala Tenor-sized uke.

Although, I think I'm starting to develop arthritis; it feels uncomfortable when I play sometimes, but I think I'll be alright-- might be carpel tunnel syndrome? Not for sure.

Anyways. I came here to be part of the community, and to better my ukulele techniques, and overall become a better player.

Yoroshiku!

-- Johnny.

jello
04-03-2008, 09:31 AM
I don't think I've seen this thread. Well, I'm bored... so what the heck?

Hi, my name is Angela & my nickname is Jello. (yeah, weird i know.)
So I've only been playing for like maybe 2 months. Maybe it's less.
My boyfriend (Ukulele_Junkie) got me into it & is letting me borrow one of his ukes (: I think he has WAY too many anyway.

I don't think I'm very good at all. I have trouble doing 2 things at once. Like keeping a good strumming pattern & singing. HA! So yeah, hopefully I'll soon figure it out. Hopefully I become better & can play as well as all you guys someday!...... HA. yeah right. (:

AKdocmike
04-03-2008, 07:48 PM
I know I'm a bit late here, but just wanted to jump in and introduce myself.

Name: Mike "AKDocmike" Okouchi

Been playing uke for like...15 years now. 1/2 of the group Acoustic Soul.

CDs: Acoustic Soul "Chapter One"
Featured on "Legends of the Ukulele"
Tiny CD 3 "Xtreme Christmas"
Christmas by the Sea

Hometown: Waialua (North Shore baby!)

Current residence: Huntington Beach, CA (the OC)

Occupation: Doctor of Chiropractic (clinical director at Velocity Wellness Center (http://velocitywellnesscenter.com))

degracia
04-05-2008, 08:32 AM
Hmm... I haven't introduced myself yet.

Name is Ibarr deGracia. (pronounced Eee-bar).
Residing in Hayward, CA Bay Area.
Got serious w/ the uke back in '03.

mr_leg
04-05-2008, 10:52 AM
evening all

the name's kester n i hail from the uk.

been playing the uke for about 6 months, self taught through bits cobbled together off net

got a few tunes learnt, but nothing on film yet, maybe one day.

nice to meet you all

dukenemesis
04-05-2008, 05:59 PM
Hey,

I'm Steve, I live on the north coast of Tasmania, Australia. :)

I watch watching jtv a few weekends ago and saw this guy playing a uke. He quickly showed off all the different styles which got me hooked into getting one. A few hours later I went into town and bought my very first uke. I pretty much played it for the rest of the day, and have been giving it a go every day since and loving it. I still got a long way to go.

There isn't really much of a resource for ukes on the web that I could find. I stopped by here and liked what I saw and signed up. I've been lurking the forum a bit, haven't really posted much yet.

See yous all around! :cool:

skaterboy
04-05-2008, 08:02 PM
I'm Andrew Garrido I am from the Island of Guam. I play the ukulele and Guitar.

Plainsong
04-06-2008, 01:57 AM
My first post may as well be to introduce myself. :)

My name is Kim, and I'm originally from Charleston, SC. I've been living in Helsinki, Finland for about 10 years, and my Finnish is still crap.

I took up the uke because guitar was kicking my butt in a way that wasn't fun. I'm used to picking up (wind) instruments with ease, my fingers just won't move on a guitar. In fact, I do have similar problems on the uke, but I do find myself improving in spite of myself. I'm far behind most here I suspect, but that's ok. :)

The size of a concert or tenor uke suits me fine, and makes it more enjoyable to play. Besides the size, I like the sound when playing laid back kind of tunes. My current weapons of choice are a tenor Fluke and a Risa uke-solid concert (stick) plugged into a Roland Microcube.

I'm currently going to send the Fluke on to a new home (hopefully my husband's little brother, who rocks that thing), and have a Pono PTO mahogany tenor on order from MGM. :) Pete Howlett is also going to bring one of his uklectics to Helsinki this summer for me to try out, and either I'll buy that one or I'll have him make one for me.

No, I don't have UAS. :eek:

CaliforniaKid
04-06-2008, 06:50 PM
I don't wanna give Oakland any worse reputation than it has, but let's just say my little uke wears a bullet proof jacket when in public.

I've been playing just about daily since Santa brought my uke to me (12/07).

According to the Portland Uke Fest "talent scale", I'm probably an "intermediate" player. Most chords don't scare me.

I attend the Mike DaSilva Ukulele Company twice a month meetings about every other time.

My next challenge is finger picking and playing above the 5th fret. I watch YouTube videos to learn more about finger picking.

I keep an uke at home, at work, and in the car. In bumper-to-bumper traffic, I will steer with my knees and play the uke.

I enjoy the uke so much that I bought one for one of my sisters and another for my brother-in-law. I'm about to give my 6y/o niece a pink one.

Jake S. is very talented, but my favorite uke players are James Hill and WS64, that German guy on YouTube. I think his first name is Michael. He does his own arrangements.

I've stuck half way through Jim Beloff's "Fretboard Roadmaps". The theory is getting a bit too deep for me. If you're an uke teacher that's familiar with this book and would like to make some money, drop me a note. You don't need to be local, as we can do the lessons over Skype.

UKEclear power!
Doug out
c/510.272.9700

Fred Miu
04-06-2008, 07:35 PM
I don't wanna give Oakland any worse reputation than it has, but let's just say my little uke wears a bullet proof jacket when in public.

I've been playing just about daily since Santa brought my uke to me (12/07).

According to the Portland Uke Fest "talent scale", I'm probably an "intermediate" player. Most chords don't scare me.

I attend the Mike DaSilva Ukulele Company twice a month meetings about every other time.

My next challenge is finger picking and playing above the 5th fret. I watch YouTube videos to learn more about finger picking.

I keep an uke at home, at work, and in the car. In bumper-to-bumper traffic, I will steer with my knees and play the uke.

I enjoy the uke so much that I bought one for one of my sisters and another for my brother-in-law. I'm about to give my 6y/o niece a pink one.

Jake S. is very talented, but my favorite uke players are James Hill and WS64, that German guy on YouTube. I think his first name is Michael. He does his own arrangements.

I've stuck half way through Jim Beloff's "Fretboard Roadmaps". The theory is getting a bit too deep for me. If you're an uke teacher that's familiar with this book and would like to make some money, drop me a note. You don't need to be local, as we can do the lessons over Skype.

UKEclear power!
Doug out
c/510.272.9700

yo dude, have i met you at Mike DaSilva's shop? im the kid that has dreads and wears glasses that plays the beatles songs

manuelzz
04-07-2008, 09:17 PM
Hi people!

i am new to this forum!! Just started learning ukulele after my dad bought one from Cebu on his holiday. Wondering if there are any ukulele lovers here from Sydney???

CYNICALifornia
04-08-2008, 05:06 AM
Howdy.

The name is Tom and I hail from Palmdale, California.

I've only been playing since March 2008 but am loving it. I've pretty much been self taught and picked stuff up here.

Why the ukulele? I've always wanted one (doesn't everyone?), but was finally pushed over the edge into insanity by watching one of my favorite movies: Joe vs. The Volcano.

Vroom
04-09-2008, 08:21 PM
Hey Everyone!

My name is Derek Vroom. I live in Medicine hat, Alberta, Canada.

I can't honestly say that I always wanted to play a ukulele. I did like how it sounded, but never wanted to play. But, just a couple weeks ago, I went on a trip to costa rica, and i met a guy on the trip that was from colorado. He had a tenor ukulele, and explained to me a lot about ukuleles and why it was larger than what i stereotyped ukulele's to be (soprano ukes) and he taught me how to play banana pancakes and bubbly toes. I pretty much got hooked after that, and when i got home i came across this site.

I still don't own my own ukulele yet, but I ordered one the day after I came back, and I'm expecting it in the next week... I seriously can't wait. haha

anyways, Yea thats about it. I'm so psyched to start playing its not even funny!

davoomac
04-10-2008, 12:32 AM
Hey Everyone!

My name is Derek Vroom. I live in Medicine hat, Alberta, Canada.


welcome to the site! by the way your last name and your town name are sweet. haha :D

Vroom
04-10-2008, 06:54 AM
Sweet thanks man lol

virginia_barkley
04-10-2008, 11:11 AM
Hey, folks!

It's been quite awhile since I've been an active poster....but here it goes.

Location: Oklahoma (and no, I do not live in a teepee)

How long have I been playing: 1 year and still loving it


Playing uke is a fun new hobby of mine but I can only hope to play as well as some of you guys. I've really enjoyed watching your videos and I've been inspired by them. Keep it up.

FroobLoops
04-10-2008, 04:56 PM
Hey everyone. I just made an account on this forum because I know I'm going to need to consult some expert musicians :) The name is Nick, I've been playing guitar for 4 years and love all stringed instruments (that I can get my hands on). My experience mostly comes from school band/jazz band. I found the site because I kept watching YouTube videos of various people playing ukulele, and this appears to be a great place for any musician.

Phil Major
04-10-2008, 07:16 PM
Hey Vroom, I'm from Alberta too! Edmonton... I bet you're a Flames Fan, No? Ukulele is barely visible in Canada. Its good to see some other people from Canada here.

I'm a Philosophy Graduate Student. I bought a cheap Mahalo suprano (the only thing I could find in Edmonton) when I started college in 2001. I played it for a few months and then got busy, moved out of country, some other stuff, and never really picked it up when I got home. I've just got back into it in the last couple weeks, and I'm shopping for a new Tenor. I'm horribly musically challenged, so right now I just want to learn some basics to justify my love of the Uke.

Vroom
04-10-2008, 07:27 PM
BOOO flames suck!! haha. I don't mind the oilers but i hate the flames.

I'm actually a Die hard leafs fan. and I mean Die hard. yes they did not make the playoffs... but thats okay because they are team building right now! I am originally from Thunder Bay, ON

I am graduating high school this year, and going into policing next year in lethbridge. I am still waiting for my ukulele! haha :)

Also, It's nice to know someone else from Canada is on here!

HaoleBoy
04-11-2008, 10:09 PM
Hey guys my name's Brandon and I have been playing Ukulele on and off for 2 years now (Uke got stolen at school xD) I am a military brat but I have family and lived on Oahu where I attended Radford and now I am chillin on the best damn island in the world:

GUAM BABY! LEEECCCHHHEEEE!!!!

I used to DJ at Ice Palace (for all you skaters in Hawaii) and I make techno, hip hop and all that good shiz with my gear...... the Ukulele has a feel similar to a piano when you jam and I fell in love instantly.... fingers have been caloused ever since xD

Kekani
04-12-2008, 12:42 AM
Aloha! Aaron from Kapolei. See some familiar names here. I guess I'll join the guys that represent the over 40 group.

Haven't played since I was a kid, picked it back up a number of years ago, but prefer to see my keiki play. Now, I just stick to building and artwork (and pickup installations for MGM) - keeps me busy.

Gotta make some time to start playing again, especially since the keiki are better than me (not too hard).

uke142464
04-13-2008, 03:18 PM
Hey, I'm from Pennsylvania, jjust ordered my makala, my first ukulele. I've been playing guitar for about 6 years but only took lessons for one. Can't wait for it to get here. Also, I'm pretty mellow, I like to meditate, and I burn inscence a lot. Pretty much it.

uluapoundr
04-13-2008, 09:43 PM
Aloha,
I'm Laron from Hilo. I've been playing for over 25 years. Took lessons from Roy Sakuma Studio and Jake but still cannot jam, ha! I love playing the uke, recenlty started teaching myself how to play the guitar. I may need to sell one of my custom ukes so I can get a better guitar, hmmmm, decisions, decisions.