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Snow
04-22-2008, 01:59 PM
Just a random question. I happened to play guitar for like a year.. learning only one song "Hey, There Delilah" hahaa, and i ended up quitting moving on to uke! Have you guys started uke before guitar? or never played..

Ukulele_Junkie
04-22-2008, 02:05 PM
i dont play guitar, but if sumone puts a guitar in my hand i know a few ukelele songs that sound good with plucking the 4 bottom strings of the guitar. I'll learn to play guitar eventually

Plainsong
04-22-2008, 02:07 PM
If by playing guitar you mean that I could switch between two chords, then why yes, yes I did.

seeso
04-22-2008, 02:08 PM
I played guitar for years before ukulele.

russ_buss
04-22-2008, 02:11 PM
guitar for about 10 years. i still enjoy it very much.

pinchmips
04-22-2008, 02:26 PM
I played guitar for 1 year, learned Blackbird and New Slang, and most of Canon Rock. I still play but not so much as I used to.
~2-3 months ago, one of my friends said, "Dude, get a uke..."
So I did. And now I play around on it as much as I can after I get home from school, because I only have half-days and I'm not actually supposed to have it. It's my graduation present.

Dominator
04-22-2008, 02:41 PM
I've been playing guitar since age 12. Took some lessons when I was 14 or 15 but from that point on I'm pretty much self taught. I picked up the ukulele on a trip to Hawaii in the late 90s. Was pretty much hooked about the time of the millenium.

I still enjoy playing guitar. I still gig with a classic rock band that I formed 15 years ago. Three of the five of us our the original members. We've been through a boat load of drummers and this in only our second singer. So I have been blessed to be able to find, not only good musicians but, great people to play music with.

Those interested can check out some sound files and older videos at this link.
http://www.rockslide.org/sounds.html

The band rocks real hard. We've always said we will quit when it's no longer fun but 15 years later we still act like a bunch of teenagers that won't grow up :D.

dafamcallsmebj
04-22-2008, 02:47 PM
I've been playing guitar since age 12. Took some lessons when I was 14 or 15 but from that point on I'm pretty much self taught. I picked up the ukulele on a trip to Hawaii in the late 90s. Was pretty much hooked about the time of the millenium.

I still enjoy playing guitar. I still gig with a classic rock band that I formed 15 years ago. Three of the five of us our the original members. We've been through a boat load of drummers and this in only our second singer. So I have been blessed to be able to find, not only good musicians but, great people to play music with.

Those interested can check out some sound files and older videos at this link.
http://www.rockslide.org/sounds.html

The band rocks real hard. We've always said we will quit when it's no longer fun but 15 years later we still act like a bunch of teenagers that won't grow up :D.

you guys sound good Dom...
listenin to Walk this way right now...
drummer kicks a$$!!

drubin
04-22-2008, 02:57 PM
I played guitar for about 10 years, did a jazz studies minor in college, then put it down for a few years to focus on piano. Played in a couple of bands in Seattle and Tuscon. Upon moving to Atlanta for grad school three years ago, I took up dobro and weissenborn and still play both daily. My musical background has definitely been a huge resource as I have discovered my desire to be a serious student of the ukulele during the last year.

russ_buss
04-22-2008, 02:59 PM
...We've been through a boat load of drummers...

This is Spinal Tap!!!!

cheers...

GX9901
04-22-2008, 03:02 PM
Does Guitar Hero count??? If not, then no, I have no guitar playing experience.:D

seeso
04-22-2008, 03:13 PM
I've been playing guitar since age 12. Took some lessons when I was 14 or 15 but from that point on I'm pretty much self taught. I picked up the ukulele on a trip to Hawaii in the late 90s. Was pretty much hooked about the time of the millenium.

I still enjoy playing guitar. I still gig with a classic rock band that I formed 15 years ago. Three of the five of us our the original members. We've been through a boat load of drummers and this in only our second singer. So I have been blessed to be able to find, not only good musicians but, great people to play music with.

Those interested can check out some sound files and older videos at this link.
http://www.rockslide.org/sounds.html

The band rocks real hard. We've always said we will quit when it's no longer fun but 15 years later we still act like a bunch of teenagers that won't grow up :D.

Dom, you are rocking out, man. Just watched "Keep Your Hands to Yourself." :D

Nice solo, dude!!

P.S. Rachel's a cutie... http://forums.404daily.com/style_emoticons/default/naughty17hs.gif

Dominator
04-22-2008, 04:13 PM
P.S. Rachel's a cutie... http://forums.404daily.com/style_emoticons/default/naughty17hs.gif

Ha! Yes, we always look forward to Rachel sitting in with us. She is off to college now but I hear she may make our next gig in Pleasanton on 17 May.

UkuLeLesReggAe
04-22-2008, 04:20 PM
i dont play guitar, but if sumone puts a guitar in my hand i know a few ukelele songs that sound good with plucking the 4 bottom strings of the guitar. I'll learn to play guitar eventually

same here haha :D

but i actually own an acoustic guitar, i just cant play it.. i tried last night and didn't go so well.

When you play im yours into an electric guitar hooked to the amp it sounds mad :D

Snow
04-22-2008, 04:58 PM
I played guitar for 1 year, learned Blackbird and New Slang, and most of Canon Rock. I still play but not so much as I used to.
~2-3 months ago, one of my friends said, "Dude, get a uke..."
So I did. And now I play around on it as much as I can after I get home from school, because I only have half-days and I'm not actually supposed to have it. It's my graduation present.

Haha, that's basically what happened to me.. kinda. I was searching up "I Want You Back" By Jackson 5 for the guitar, but i somehow landed on this one played on the uke. I thought the person playing it was great and I was inspired by it and thought i rather learn it on the uke than the guitar. And that's when i ended up getting my first uke and putting my guitar in my closet :). And my mom's pissed that I'm learning uke instead of guitar..

tad
04-22-2008, 06:25 PM
My fingers are ill-fitted to a guitar-- they're short, fat, and sausage-like.

This is one of the factors that drew me to the ukulele.

Misguided Musician
04-22-2008, 07:14 PM
I actually learned ukulele before the guitar. Learning the uke before guitar made things so much easier.

seeso
04-22-2008, 07:31 PM
Haha, that's basically what happened to me.. kinda. I was searching up "I Want You Back" By Jackson 5 for the guitar, but i somehow landed on this one played on the uke. I thought the person playing it was great and I was inspired by it and thought i rather learn it on the uke than the guitar. And that's when i ended up getting my first uke and putting my guitar in my closet :). And my mom's pissed that I'm learning uke instead of guitar..

Hey, was that my video?

Poi Dog
04-22-2008, 08:16 PM
I played piano first - then went to ukulele when I was a kid. It wasn't until many years later that I bought a guitar, but had since sold that and went back to the ukulele.

Vroom
04-22-2008, 08:32 PM
I can't play the guitar well. never took it up. Ukulele first, then guitar... maybe someday in the near future. right now its just piano and ukulele for me.

davoomac
04-22-2008, 09:00 PM
I played:

trumpet->
Piano->
guitar->
ukulele

UkuLeLesReggAe
04-22-2008, 09:03 PM
I played:

trumpet->
Piano->
guitar->
ukulele

haha the first intrument i played was a recorder then a piano then guitar then uke.

didnt get lessons but was the instruments i picked up :D

MGM
04-22-2008, 10:17 PM
Been playing guitar for 40 years first guitar was a harmony electric from a dept store for 29.00 then a fender mustang, gibson les paul cherry sunburst, gibson 335, finally a solid body gibson l-5 and a strat. havent touhed one recently too much though..mostly just play my dog has fleas on a ukuleles lol

Lanark
04-23-2008, 02:53 AM
Like some folks, been playing guitar for a few decades, been in a few bands and have a really nice collection of vintage guitars and pedals and amps and such. (I'm a serious geek about that stuff. MGM, tell me more about your Mustang) I actually was over a friend's yesterday and played guitar for the first time in a couple of months. I forgot how much I really like volume, feedback & distortion.

I do think all of those years of guitar playing and the stab I took at teaching myself banjo made it much easier to pick up the ukulele and get as far as I have so quickly.

If anybody's interested :

the Infestations (http://www.myspace.com/theinfestations)

That band ended in December (although a three piece version is going to play a thing called Art-A-Whirl next month and more than likely make unrehearsed unrepentant noise behind Grumpy's Bar NE) We entertained literally dozens over the course of three of four years...

nikolo727
04-23-2008, 04:15 AM
ive messed around with a guitar, but ive never really tried to play one correctly.


i just used the bottom four strings and had a party!

;)

Bourbon Boy
04-23-2008, 03:02 PM
Yup. PLay it for years. Still love it. But Uke is where it is at now...

Howlin Hobbit
04-23-2008, 05:37 PM
Played guitar since I was 15 (about 35 years now) but over the last 6 years or so my poor guitar has been sorely neglected.

I love good guitar music -- hell, good music no matter what the instrument -- but I really feel I've found my niche with the uke.