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brickerenator
10-24-2009, 04:56 PM
So kids, I've been looking at these contests, and I'll be honest, some are pretty hard.

So I wanted to do something for all of the other beginners out there.

This contest is open to those who have been playing for 6 months or less (I'm currently at 1.5).

I've found that I really enjoy making up strum patterns using the F, C, and G7 chords.

Your challenge is to submit a video of you playing those chords, any order, any pattern, the more improvisation the better. At the beginning of your video, please say "For Brick's beginner contest". I will post a sample video sometime this week.

A few rules:
1. Cannot be a portion of a song already written (be creative)
2. Must be under 1 minute in length, but longer than 20 seconds. However, I won't mind you going over a little bit.
3. No singing, unless you have to.
4. Beginners only!
5. 2 submissions per person
6. Contest ends Dec 1st.


Oh yes, prizes.....hmm
Depending on the number of entrants/submissions
A. Strings of your choice (Aquila's, D'Addarios etc...)
B. Tripping Lily CD (I LOVE this cd)
C. $10 itunes/gift card/cash

The more that enter, the more I'll give away.


Contest is now closed


Entries
mrUKETOBER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i5OOKd0jnU&NR=1)
trant (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z7ZgX1vR3o)
Chris=] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtXPNLHKo0s)
Lazy Pancakes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91GLkDDX3M4)
NewMexicoDawg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAVqZxzOcWo)
Ser-T-Fide (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SlH71FgXVE)
CountryMouse (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK3v9miNgWs)
funkyjedi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aT-mOt5Aqg)
Big e (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXkp_uNeFdE)
Ukulelegal (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi5QE0nWIZY)
Ukulelegal-2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWYEK3s38i8)
Toobis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJrs--sF3PU)
joehempel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lxq9QGKlnD0)
joehempel-2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWs6x3PylNc)
tmoon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRKq6ucrWqM)
tmoon-2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQ7u4QGo7pw)
GregL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQnc_FmJ07U)
3nails4holes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLvwaTwBuPQ)
18 entries!!!

seeso
10-24-2009, 05:00 PM
Great idea for a contest!

phanzo
10-24-2009, 05:05 PM
Man, cool contest! My playing ability would qualify me (I think) but I have been playing for much longer than 6 months. I'm interested to see what people submit!

liagiba
10-24-2009, 05:29 PM
Great idea! I just realized that as of today, I've been playing the uke for three months so I'm right in the middle of the six month mark :D

LazyPancakes
10-24-2009, 09:35 PM
im down for this, i started to play the uke the day i joined UU lol

Playscool39
10-25-2009, 01:15 AM
Nice, Tom! Can't wait to see the vids:rock:

Rainhill
10-25-2009, 01:44 AM
I've been playing 20mins here and there in the car at lunch time for around a month now, so I guess I should do something....

Reasons to enter

-I've been practicing a very poor I'm Yours since I got a uke, wanted to do something for the Up Yours Deach contest (which brought me to this board), but that finished A YEAR AGO :eek:.
-I'm not a great player, but singing?....Phew.....
-I have actually tried playing and singing together, it dont work. I'm the type of guy who can only do one thing at a time - never call me when I'm ironing.........

Things to do

-practise crossing over from G7 to other chords (aw man! Cudda been worse tho, its not B!)
-find a mic for my pc
-find a camera for my pc
-join YT

We shall see.....

cocohonk
10-25-2009, 03:53 AM
What a good contest!

hoosierhiver
10-25-2009, 04:41 AM
Great contest!~ Go Noobs!~:nana:

LazyPancakes
10-25-2009, 06:09 AM
Great contest!~ Go Noobs!~:nana:

:D haha yeaaa!

mailman
10-25-2009, 07:40 AM
Started last January....DOH!

Maybe next noob contest will make it a year......

LazyPancakes
10-25-2009, 01:46 PM
wait so how do we do this just put it up on youtube? and put the link here?

mrUKETOBER
10-25-2009, 02:00 PM
sweet contest bro ! im def in :D

mrUKETOBER
10-25-2009, 02:41 PM
ok so a minute is kinda short but i hit my last note on 58 seconds lol it just took me 4 seconds to turn off the cam lol but anyway THIS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i5OOKd0jnU) is what i came up with

brickerenator
10-25-2009, 04:16 PM
wait so how do we do this just put it up on youtube? and put the link here?

Yep, exactly


ok so a minute is kinda short but i hit my last note on 58 seconds lol it just took me 4 seconds to turn off the cam lol but anyway THIS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i5OOKd0jnU) is what i came up with

^^^Like what he did

I'm not super picky about time, so if it's a little under or over, I won't mind.

UkeMan09
10-25-2009, 04:36 PM
ok so a minute is kinda short but i hit my last note on 58 seconds lol it just took me 4 seconds to turn off the cam lol but anyway THIS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i5OOKd0jnU) is what i came up with

WOW. That was amazing for a beginner.. Anyway I could get that tab? That was phenomenal!

-UM :shaka:

3nails4holes
10-25-2009, 04:44 PM
the only contest so far that i felt i had even a ghost of a chance on was the ohana legend contest a while back. and i was beaten by a better story.

and after getting my first uke at the end of summer, real life began its encroachment. sadly it spends more time up on the hanger than being played. argh. i vow to spend more time with the uke minutes and lessons on here.

so thanks for this contest. i'll see what i can come up with!

mahalo!
:shaka:

mrUKETOBER
10-25-2009, 05:52 PM
WOW. That was amazing for a beginner.. Anyway I could get that tab? That was phenomenal!

-UM :shaka:



thanks bro ! uhh ill try to see if i can tab it out.. i just picked f g7 and c and then made up little licks in between some of them then did a reggaeish strum with some chunks

CountryMouse
10-25-2009, 06:00 PM
ok so a minute is kinda short but i hit my last note on 58 seconds lol it just took me 4 seconds to turn off the cam lol but anyway THIS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i5OOKd0jnU) is what i came up with

Oh wow, I just watched your video--I have no hope. Fingerpicking and chunking--I can't do either! Your video is great!

CountryMouse

UkeMan09
10-25-2009, 06:02 PM
thanks bro ! uhh ill try to see if i can tab it out.. i just picked f g7 and c and then made up little licks in between some of them then did a reggaeish strum with some chunks

Haha, don't worry about it.. It was really good though!

-UM :shaka:

mrUKETOBER
10-25-2009, 06:04 PM
wow thanks bro and countrymouse :D lol im sure someone will come along and knock me out of the water.. i only have 4 months.. this contest is up to 6.. lol someone will be better i never win contests and i dont expect to win this one lol

Rainhill
10-25-2009, 11:53 PM
wow thanks bro and countrymouse :D lol im sure someone will come along and knock me out of the water.. i only have 3 months.. this contest is up to 6.. lol someone will be better i never win contests and i dont expect to win this one lol

Wow, I've said it before man, you rock. I just didnt realise you only had 3 months in.

You may even win by default, looking at the other comments on here - everyones terrified of ya :D.

Great playing dude......did you only use those 3 chords though? A practice video I did S-U-C-K-S compared to that!

trant
10-26-2009, 01:29 AM
Allow me to bring the level down quite considerably :o 4 months playing if you include an abortive start in March whilst on holiday. Started properly in August
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z7ZgX1vR3o

I'm hoping MrUketober has played another instrument before, otherwise I'm feeling inadequate!

Chris=]
10-26-2009, 06:17 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtXPNLHKo0s i think im aboutt one month in.

LazyPancakes
10-26-2009, 06:22 AM
;236741']http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtXPNLHKo0s i think im aboutt one month in.


O.o chris lol.. since when.

anyways

the last two vids were what i thought the contest was suppose to be about just strumming since it was suppos to be begginer ish aha

Awesone job on the vid reguardless uketober

mrUKETOBER
10-26-2009, 08:02 AM
Wow, I've said it before man, you rock. I just didnt realise you only had 3 months in.

You may even win by default, looking at the other comments on here - everyones terrified of ya :D.

Great playing dude......did you only use those 3 chords though? A practice video I did S-U-C-K-S compared to that!


yea was only 3 chords f g7 and c

mrUKETOBER
10-26-2009, 08:05 AM
O.o chris lol.. since when.

anyways

the last two vids were what i thought the contest was suppose to be about just strumming since it was suppos to be begginer ish aha

Awesone job on the vid reguardless uketober


he didnt say we couldnt pick some too .. i was trying to be creative and it is beginnerish cause he said if you have been playin less than 6 months and i didnt start till the very end of june like the 28th or something so i guess 4 months

mrUKETOBER
10-26-2009, 08:07 AM
and great job chris and trant !



oh and yes i have played another instrument before uke lol i play guitar and drums

CountryMouse
10-26-2009, 08:12 AM
Allow me to bring the level down quite considerably :o 4 months playing if you include an abortive start in March whilst on holiday. Started properly in August
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z7ZgX1vR3o

I'm hoping MrUketober has played another instrument before, otherwise I'm feeling inadequate!

Yeah, but you can CHUNK! I'm not even there yet--eep! Nice video! :)

CountryMouse

CountryMouse
10-26-2009, 08:13 AM
;236741']http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtXPNLHKo0s i think im aboutt one month in.

Way to go--good video--yet another chunker! :)

CountryMouse

spazus_maximus
10-26-2009, 08:30 AM
ok so a minute is kinda short but i hit my last note on 58 seconds lol it just took me 4 seconds to turn off the cam lol but anyway THIS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i5OOKd0jnU) is what i came up with

:eek::eek:gawwleee man! Very clean!

mrUKETOBER
10-26-2009, 08:34 AM
:eek::eek:gawwleee man! Very clean!

lol thanks ! i messed up a few times but oh well

Rick
10-26-2009, 09:33 AM
so what qualifies as a beginner other than the amount of time you have been playing ukulele? let's say someone has a huge musical background, and although he/she just started uke, they already understand it more than other people who haven't played anything else before.

is that fair? i dont think there should be a time playing limit because the amount of time you have been playing means nothing if there are people who can learn rather quickly. i thought this contest was for beginners -_- as in just started playing who cant even improvise yet.

inmho i think there should have been some better guidelines. im not entering the contest, i already have more than 6 months under my belt. im just saying its not so fair if you define beginner as 6 months worth of playing.

that's like saying someone who has been working out for 6 months is still a beginner. you get results in 3, and by the 6th month you already know the best exercises and diet plans.

just my 2 cents. actually it seems a lot more than 2 aha

CountryMouse
10-26-2009, 10:18 AM
I tend to agree--some guitar background sure gives one an edge.

I know a little about strumming, which helped me at the very beginning; but no one chunks on the autoharp, that I know of! And the autoharp helped me a bit in knowing what chords go together in what keys...well, heh, the keys of G, C, and F, mostly.

But I never got into ukeing to be a virtuoso and that's never gonna happen. I wanted something to accompany my voice with...and the autoharp is no longer an option for me. To me, the uke seemed like it would be easier than guitar. But this is the first instrument I've had to make chords by myself on. So there's that to think of before the fancy strumming and fingerpicking.

Maybe I just don't have a multi-track mind.

So I won't be entering this contest.

CountryMouse, who has only been playing ukulele for 2 months

Rick
10-26-2009, 10:27 AM
I tend to agree--some guitar background sure gives one an edge.

I know a little about strumming, which helped me at the very beginning; but no one chunks on the autoharp, that I know of! And the autoharp helped me a bit in knowing what chords go together in what keys...well, heh, the keys of G, C, and F, mostly.

But I never got into ukeing to be a virtuoso and that's never gonna happen. I wanted something to accompany my voice with...and the autoharp is no longer an option for me. To me, the uke seemed like it would be easier than guitar. But this is the first instrument I've had to make chords by myself on. So there's that to think of before the fancy strumming and fingerpicking.

Maybe I just don't have a multi-track mind.

So I won't be entering this contest.

CountryMouse, who has only been playing ukulele for 2 months

beginner. no offense or anything im just saying, that the contest is for people with your understanding, with your beginner-ness!

brickerenator
10-26-2009, 11:13 AM
so what qualifies as a beginner other than the amount of time you have been playing ukulele? let's say someone has a huge musical background, and although he/she just started uke, they already understand it more than other people who haven't played anything else before.

is that fair? i dont think there should be a time playing limit because the amount of time you have been playing means nothing if there are people who can learn rather quickly. i thought this contest was for beginners -_- as in just started playing who cant even improvise yet.

inmho i think there should have been some better guidelines. im not entering the contest, i already have more than 6 months under my belt. im just saying its not so fair if you define beginner as 6 months worth of playing.

that's like saying someone who has been working out for 6 months is still a beginner. you get results in 3, and by the 6th month you already know the best exercises and diet plans.

just my 2 cents. actually it seems a lot more than 2 aha

Point taken.
However, I think people are smart enough to know whether they might qualify as a "beginner" or not. If Phil Keaggy had never played the uke before, he would technically qualify to enter. But I think he would know it wouldn't be proper for him to do so.

I'm not necessarily going to pick the "best" video. I'll pick the one(s) I like. The winning video may or may not be very good in terms of skill, but if they put some real effort into it, they could very well be the winner.

If that makes any sense at all.



So I won't be entering this contest.

CountryMouse, who has only been playing ukulele for 2 months

I see what you are saying, however, feel free to enter the contest.

Rick
10-26-2009, 11:36 AM
Point taken.
However, I think people are smart enough to know whether they might qualify as a "beginner" or not.
I'm not necessarily going to pick the "best" video. I'll pick the one(s) I like. The winning video may or may not be very good in terms of skill, but if they put some real effort into it, they could very well be the winner.


I understand. It's still a great contest idea though. good on you for hosting!

trant
10-26-2009, 12:00 PM
;236741']http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtXPNLHKo0s i think im aboutt one month in.

That's awesome, I listened to that a couple of times. I could have that playing on repeat in the background whilst I work. What was the strum pattern you used?

I think this thread is a great idea, I'm not in it to win it, but it's nice to see how other people are doing.
It's also fun to compare mrUKETOBER, who has a guitar background, with someone like me, who has no music background at all. Are there any beginners with musical backgrounds but not with a stringed instrument before?

Come on other beginners, post a video.

specialmike
10-26-2009, 12:41 PM
could I submit a video that was recorded when I had only been playing for about ... 5 months? :P , I feel the old me still should be able to compete :D

Chris=]
10-26-2009, 01:55 PM
That's awesome, I listened to that a couple of times. I could have that playing on repeat in the background whilst I work. What was the strum pattern you used?


I played piano for a little while haha but the strumming was DDUCUDUUDUCUD
i think haha then you play it twice for C

I did the first part twice then I did DUCUUC

mrUKETOBER
10-26-2009, 02:56 PM
wow i cant believe people are slamming me for being able to fingerpick and improvise..i worked very hard on this and put alot into it ! let me make this clear ... my main instrument is drums and ive only been playing guitar for about a year.. and i barely play just every couple of months which i had hardly ever picked it up since ive been ukeing.. i JUST bought an acoustic this week.. only played it a little.. being a quick learner has NOTHING to do with this.. but i dont think anyone has the right to slam anyones performance or musical ability.. having a musical background doesnt mean anything .. i sucked on the uke for a long time.. but i played every single day since i got it except for about 2 weeks. im sorry that i am dedicated to music and something i enjoy but you are making a bad impression of the ukulele community by slamming it.. personally i dont care what you say or think. this is not your contest and the person who is running this contest didnt say anything bad about it. i am within his guidelines he has requested .. i dont expect to win i entered for fun so please get over it


hell i never would have entered if i thought all people were gonna do is complain

Rick
10-26-2009, 03:44 PM
wow i cant believe people are slamming me for being able to fingerpick and improvise..i worked very hard on this and put alot into it ! let me make this clear ... my main instrument is drums and ive only been playing guitar for about a year.. and i barely play just every couple of months which i had hardly ever picked it up since ive been ukeing.. i JUST bought an acoustic this week.. only played it a little.. being a quick learner has NOTHING to do with this.. but i dont think anyone has the right to slam anyones performance or musical ability.. having a musical background doesnt mean anything .. i sucked on the uke for a long time.. but i played every single day since i got it except for about 2 weeks. im sorry that i am dedicated to music and something i enjoy but you are making a bad impression of the ukulele community by slamming it.. personally i dont care what you say or think. this is not your contest and the person who is running this contest didnt say anything bad about it. i am within his guidelines he has requested .. i dont expect to win i entered for fun so please get over it


hell i never would have entered if i thought all people were gonna do is complain

dude youre taking this way out of proportion. having a musical understanding does help you a lot, and sure you fit the criteria. i just dont think you should qualify yourself as a beginner.

thats all i have to say. take it or leave it. best of luck to you.

mrUKETOBER
10-26-2009, 05:08 PM
well i am not going to continue in this stupidity... i have sent brick a message asking whether or not he thinks i qualify for his contest.. if he says no then thats that i will withdraw my entry.. its not a big deal.. i was just for fun but on another note.. BEST OF LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO DOES QUALIFY :D

mailman
10-26-2009, 05:25 PM
mrUketober, I don't really think anyone meant to "slam" you. I think a couple of things happened here.

One....you are obviously very musically talented, as demonstrated by your great playing, even as a beginner. This is the exception, rather than the rule. Most beginners are not as accomplished as you obviously are.

Two....yours was the first entry in the contest. This, combined with your skill, had the effect of setting the bar very high for all who would follow. Yours was literally a "tough act to follow".

Try not to take the questions that were raised as personal criticizm. I think folks just felt that they couldn't compete at your level....I know I couldn't. I don't qualify for the contest because I've been playing for 10 months, but there's no way I could see myself submitting an entry against yours solely because there's no way I could compete....you're too much better than I am. Try to take it as a complement to your progress and your talent, rather than a personal slam.

Just my .02 cents....

mrUKETOBER
10-26-2009, 05:29 PM
thanks mailman .. i get where you are coming from .. and i kinda did think that way at first but a couple of the other comments just felt like personal attacks and it didnt sit well with me lol .. i dunno i enter alot of contests just to get shot down so i thought a beginner contest that in my eyes i qualified for would be a better chance.. and some more fun. these contests are lots of fun and are really why i am getting better.. but i think everyone has a chance at winning this .. i personally loved trant and chris's entries better than mine ! they were great :D so i dont want anyone to be discouraged at all :D

Rzr
10-26-2009, 06:45 PM
I think all the entries have been great and I hope there are more. I was going to enter, but it's been more than 6 months for me. I might enter anyways not because I must win, but because I consider myself a beginner and thought it sounded like a fun thing to do. I don't think I should get upset that someone who has played for a shorter time is getting better faster than me. We all learn at different paces and as long as we keep trying and are having fun that's the main thing. Every now and then the ukulele magic happens for me and I can do something I couldn't do the day before. I know I'm having fun learning and I hope everyone else is. Now bring some magic, I can use it!:)

Rick
10-26-2009, 07:11 PM
I didn't mean for it to sound like I was getting upset about the whole thing. sorry to mr. uketober if I sounded like a douche, that was not my intention.

CountryMouse
10-26-2009, 08:48 PM
Well now I'm feeling bad too, mrUKETOBER. :( I'm sorry if I came off blaming you for being good.

I just get so discouraged about my (non)abilities. But that's no excuse to make others feel bad for being better than I am.

Sorry.

CountryMouse

ukeshale
10-27-2009, 01:59 AM
Group hug :D now let's get back to some more great entries!

ainokeato
10-27-2009, 02:29 AM
Uketober I had a question, lol the fingerpicking style was that the In and out picking style Aldrine taught in his earlier videos? Lol your thumb hardly moved so kinda on the fence about it but without the string manipulation it sounded really similar. If it's not :) and you can reproduce that, would you mind telling me? I really like how you picked that improv sounds really good.

Also on subject lol it sucks I can't enter six months over the contest regulation xD

spazus_maximus
10-27-2009, 04:23 AM
lol...I love this thread!

mrUKETOBER
10-27-2009, 06:04 AM
Uketober I had a question, lol the fingerpicking style was that the In and out picking style Aldrine taught in his earlier videos? Lol your thumb hardly moved so kinda on the fence about it but without the string manipulation it sounded really similar. If it's not :) and you can reproduce that, would you mind telling me? I really like how you picked that improv sounds really good.

Also on subject lol it sucks I can't enter six months over the contest regulation xD


lol uhh i actually have no idea man.. i dont even know what that is.. lol i did use my thumb also ... i used my thumb and my pointer finger but they stayed the the same places and i just picked the c string with my thumb and the e and a string with my pointer finger.. in this order.. CECAECEC so i dont know if that helps any ? lol

mrUKETOBER
10-27-2009, 06:06 AM
I think all the entries have been great and I hope there are more. I was going to enter, but it's been more than 6 months for me. I might enter anyways not because I must win, but because I consider myself a beginner and thought it sounded like a fun thing to do. I don't think I should get upset that someone who has played for a shorter time is getting better faster than me. We all learn at different paces and as long as we keep trying and are having fun that's the main thing. Every now and then the ukulele magic happens for me and I can do something I couldn't do the day before. I know I'm having fun learning and I hope everyone else is. Now bring some magic, I can use it!:)


amen bro amen ! and i am sure you are totally rad on the uke :D



and rick and countrymouse its cool it just kinda got to me yesterday cause i did put alot of work into it and had to try to record my video like 25 times cause i messed up so doing all that just for people to critisize it sunk pretty low

brickerenator
10-27-2009, 06:39 AM
I'll just re-clarify that Uketober's vid is staying

mrUKETOBER
10-27-2009, 06:47 AM
thanks brick :D

ainokeato
10-27-2009, 11:56 AM
lol uhh i actually have no idea man.. i dont even know what that is.. lol i did use my thumb also ... i used my thumb and my pointer finger but they stayed the the same places and i just picked the c string with my thumb and the e and a string with my pointer finger.. in this order.. CECAECEC so i dont know if that helps any ? lol

lol It's cool it's cool, so CECAECEC over and over again? Say I repeated that twice it would look like. CECAECECCECAECEC? If so then I got it from there :)

mrUKETOBER
10-27-2009, 04:29 PM
yep that should do it

LazyPancakes
10-27-2009, 06:48 PM
I've been sick with the flu for a while so my hands are pretty weak right now but I had to get a vid up just because my brother got his up before me. Its not perfect lol.

Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4ubQs8p4YU)

CountryMouse
10-27-2009, 06:53 PM
I've been sick with the flu for a while so my hands are pretty weak right now but I had to get a vid up just because my brother got his up before me. Its not perfect lol.

Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4ubQs8p4YU)

Sounds pretty darn good to *me*! :)

CountryMouse

bobbagump
10-27-2009, 07:11 PM
can we add a little more chords?

LazyPancakes
10-27-2009, 07:35 PM
i have to re-up on a different account. lol my mom thinks its bad to have my name on my youtube account.

Edit: here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91GLkDDX3M4) lol filipino moms :|

ukeshale
10-27-2009, 08:46 PM
i have to re-up on a different account. lol my mom thinks its bad to have my name on my youtube account.

Edit: here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91GLkDDX3M4) lol filipino moms :|

Rockin entry!

mrUKETOBER
10-27-2009, 08:48 PM
awesome job lazy ! what kind of beginner has a koaloha ? lol so jealoys

mailman
10-28-2009, 01:31 AM
I've been sick with the flu for a while so my hands are pretty weak right now but I had to get a vid up just because my brother got his up before me. Its not perfect lol.

[URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4ubQs8p4YU"]Here[/URL

It says the video has been removed by the user....:confused:

brickerenator
10-28-2009, 01:50 AM
can we add a little more chords?

You can, however, it won't increase your chances of winning.

i have to re-up on a different account. lol my mom thinks its bad to have my name on my youtube account.

Edit: here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91GLkDDX3M4) lol filipino moms :|
Nice Entry!

LazyPancakes
10-28-2009, 07:58 AM
thanks guys,

@mruketober

haha I wish it was a koaloha! Its a koalana but I still love it lol
its the first uke that I bought with my own money

mrUKETOBER
10-28-2009, 08:12 AM
still looked and sounded great man ! i was lookin at those last week lol

lovedcfc
10-28-2009, 03:44 PM
hey count me in -- but question: are we limited only to those chords?

--edit-- NVM disregard this i saw that its been answer...

LazyPancakes
10-28-2009, 04:34 PM
if we were able to play other chords at least keep it beginner ish. still a 3 chord progression.. or something

bnicholas26
11-02-2009, 02:50 PM
I'm not a beginner but here's a nice progression i figured out. C, Cadd9, Am, F, Fm (and then back to C again) (4 beats for first 3 chords then 2 beats for f and fm, or mix it up find your own timing) drop me a line tell me how you like it, stay with it don't quit it becomes addictive.

Paisa
11-02-2009, 02:56 PM
This is so cool. Too bad I dont have my Uke yet :S You think more than one contest like this can be made? Like one every month or so?

brickerenator
11-04-2009, 02:05 AM
This is so cool. Too bad I dont have my Uke yet :S You think more than one contest like this can be made? Like one every month or so?

Hurry up and get one! You have until the 1st of December!

More than enough time

Ser-T-Fide
11-04-2009, 09:33 AM
I've been sick with the flu for a while so my hands are pretty weak right now but I had to get a vid up just because my brother got his up before me. Its not perfect lol.

Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4ubQs8p4YU)

says removed from author, both of his entries?

NewMexicoDawG
11-04-2009, 01:41 PM
*Hides*
My Entry:)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAVqZxzOcWo



MAINLAND FO LIFE!

brickerenator
11-05-2009, 03:27 AM
says removed from author, both of his entries?

Yeah it does

brickerenator
11-05-2009, 03:28 AM
*Hides*
My Entry:)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAVqZxzOcWo



MAINLAND FO LIFE!

Good job

nice uke, I want it

Big_e
11-05-2009, 05:41 AM
Great job NewMexicoDawg! I may give it a shot myself when I get home from work. There's some stiff competition here and I've only played the uke for about 2 months.
What I like about this contest is that it shows what you can do with just 3 chords.
Ernest

NewMexicoDawG
11-05-2009, 06:27 AM
Great job NewMexicoDawg! I may give it a shot myself when I get home from work. There's some stiff competition here and I've only played the uke for about 2 months.
What I like about this contest is that it shows what you can do with just 3 chords.
Ernest
Ty so much I am so a noob:)

NewMexicoDawG
11-05-2009, 06:29 AM
Good job

nice uke, I want it

Ty u bricks I may do one more :)U can do 2 right?

ricksan66
11-05-2009, 07:17 AM
Good job, Dawg. Good luck.

NewMexicoDawG
11-05-2009, 08:31 AM
Good job, Dawg. Good luck.
Ty:)
http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk251/outkast90130/MyJezebel.jpg

CountryMouse
11-05-2009, 09:13 AM
Okay, I did one just for the heck of it--I don't expect to win anything, though. :p

I mostly am into playing to accompany my singing and don't have any serious licks at all. I've been playing for a little over 2 months.

Here's my video (I kept it under 1 minute!):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK3v9miNgWs

CountryMouse

Ser-T-Fide
11-05-2009, 04:17 PM
good job mouse, i have finished my entry, just loading it up now

CountryMouse
11-05-2009, 04:22 PM
good job mouse, i have finished my entry, just loading it up now

Thanks! Have I subscribed to your channel? If not, I'll go do that. :)

ETA: Whoops! I don't know where your channel is! I'll wait for you to post here, then I'll see your video. :)

CountryMouse

Ser-T-Fide
11-05-2009, 05:07 PM
Thanks! Have I subscribed to your channel? If not, I'll go do that. :)

ETA: Whoops! I don't know where your channel is! I'll wait for you to post here, then I'll see your video. :)

CountryMouse

no you have not! as you wish my lady, as you wish...

my entry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SlH71FgXVE

CountryMouse
11-05-2009, 05:31 PM
no you have not! as you wish my lady, as you wish...

my entry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SlH71FgXVE

Thanks! I just watched and was very very impressed! :)

CountryMouse

Ser-T-Fide
11-06-2009, 03:29 AM
Thanks! I just watched and was very very impressed! :)

CountryMouse

thank you for the kind words.

matt

brickerenator
11-06-2009, 07:33 AM
Ty u bricks I may do one more :)U can do 2 right?

yessir you can

brickerenator
11-06-2009, 07:35 AM
Whoo! 7 contestants so far!
All videos are very good, I have my work cut out for me!

I wish I had more time to play, but 2 jobs, school and other things have limited my free time.

Paisa
11-06-2009, 02:55 PM
Maybe if it's extended until new year (one month longer) and it matches holidays as well as it gives more time to people :P Even me my Uke is on it's go from Hawaii to Buenos Aires Argentina lol :S haha :P Na keep posting it's gonna turn out good :D

tmoon
11-11-2009, 10:28 AM
Hey all,
I'm going to enter I think, as I'd like to try making an ukulele video and this contest gives me a reason to do it :).
I first picked up an ukulele sometime in the last couple of days of May, so I qualify, just! The ukulele isn't my first instrument but it is my first stringed one.

Love the entries so far! It's interesting to see how different players are approaching their new instrument, OK there's not much to be seen from just one video but it's interesting to look at everyone's playing style.

See you again soon once I get hold of a videocamera...

brickerenator
11-12-2009, 08:43 AM
Hey all,
I'm going to enter I think, as I'd like to try making an ukulele video and this contest gives me a reason to do it :).
I first picked up an ukulele sometime in the last couple of days of May, so I qualify, just! The ukulele isn't my first instrument but it is my first stringed one.

Love the entries so far! It's interesting to see how different players are approaching their new instrument, OK there's not much to be seen from just one video but it's interesting to look at everyone's playing style.

See you again soon once I get hold of a videocamera...

cool!

Do it!

funkyjedi
11-15-2009, 06:40 PM
wow, ok, well, I submit the following:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aT-mOt5Aqg

two things you should know--
1) It blows compared to the rest of you all, but after 3 weeks of playing, I thought what the heck, it says beginners only and I am the epitome of beginner..
2) My hatchet is a cheap soprano beater... Santa actually went to a music shop here in denver that specializes in all things folk and picked out a sweet pono that Mrs. Clause will be getting him for christmas. But the current uke has some real charm, you know, if buzzing and ringing is charming.

no less, it was fun to do and my first post ever on youtube. so hoooooha!
vote early and vote often.

Big_e
11-15-2009, 08:14 PM
Here goes my entry (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXkp_uNeFdE) to the contest. I've been playing a little over 2 months, almost 3 months now. I'm using my Ohana Sopranino. It's my regular stand-by axe when I need a pick-me-up.
Ernest

sunflower
11-16-2009, 10:13 PM
So I wanted to do something for all of the other beginners out there.

phanzo
11-16-2009, 11:31 PM
I'm sure it has been asked but i am too lazy to read through all of the posts. Is there still a "6 month or less" requirement? I have been playing for much longer than 6 months but I really dont hve any "whole" songs in my repertoire. I would like to enter, since I have never made a video before, but if the 6 month thing still exists, then I wont be able to that. What's up?

funkyjedi
11-17-2009, 04:46 AM
sunflower, what are you doing for us? :)

brickerenator
11-17-2009, 07:34 AM
2 weeks left!

chad4000
11-17-2009, 12:57 PM
so I played for a couple months when I first got my uke but havent played in a few years. since then I picked it up about a month ago... can I enter? I dont have a concrete time frame... hehe

brickerenator
11-18-2009, 04:07 AM
I'm sure it has been asked but i am too lazy to read through all of the posts. Is there still a "6 month or less" requirement? I have been playing for much longer than 6 months but I really dont hve any "whole" songs in my repertoire. I would like to enter, since I have never made a video before, but if the 6 month thing still exists, then I wont be able to that. What's up?

Since you've never made a video, I can't judge your skill. It's up to you, watch the entries, and if most are better than you, feel free to enter.


so I played for a couple months when I first got my uke but havent played in a few years. since then I picked it up about a month ago... can I enter? I dont have a concrete time frame... hehe

Sure, go ahead.
The more the merrier

ukulelegal
11-19-2009, 06:04 AM
www.youtube.com/profile?user=glorygrl1997#p/u/0/pKQw0YJmotI Sorry about the sync issue.

I really like this idea. I have wanted to enter a contest but like you said they were a bit too hard for me at this point. Thanks for comming up with this one.

The Pinneapple Pirate
11-20-2009, 01:16 PM
ok so a minute is kinda short but i hit my last note on 58 seconds lol it just took me 4 seconds to turn off the cam lol but anyway THIS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i5OOKd0jnU) is what i came up with

wow im jealous, that's some awesome stuff

mrUKETOBER
11-20-2009, 09:34 PM
wow im jealous, that's some awesome stuff



lol thanks :) i have another one i made up but im holding off on entering it untill more people enter since some got bent out of shape last time lol

The Pinneapple Pirate
11-20-2009, 09:58 PM
lol thanks :) i have another one i made up but im holding off on entering it untill more people enter since some got bent out of shape last time lol

well you could always post it in the song writing forum instead, i'd like to hear it

UkuZombie
11-20-2009, 09:58 PM
cool!! i am a beginnner too!!!

brickerenator
11-23-2009, 01:53 AM
Only a few days left!

fivetide
11-23-2009, 04:19 AM
Nice idea for a contest. I'm a little too much of a beginner to compete against some of these entries, but if you could run another <6 month contest in, say, four months... :)

brickerenator
11-23-2009, 04:31 AM
Nice idea for a contest. I'm a little too much of a beginner to compete against some of these entries, but if you could run another <6 month contest in, say, four months... :)

try anyhow :)


I'm awarding prizes on effort, and randomness

skill may or may not factor into my decisions :D

Besides, you learn best by trying challenging things

ukulelegal
11-23-2009, 06:10 AM
should i redo my first entry or just do a second entry? Or both? I decided to just do a second entry: www.youtube.com/user/glorygrl1997#p/a
Even better I redid my first entry: www.youtube.com/user/glorygrl1997

Toobis
11-26-2009, 10:18 PM
I've gone ahead and recorded my entry into this contest, and hopefully it's good enough to win something!

You can find my video Here! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJrs--sF3PU)

Hope you enjoy it

ukulelegal
11-27-2009, 04:12 AM
Three more days!

Big_e
11-27-2009, 10:20 PM
THIS IS NOT AN ENTRY!
I thought I'd post this to show you guys what a charango sounds like. A Charango is tuned just like a ukulele only with an extra E string, or pair of strings. I'm using the very same chords that we are using for this contest, C, F and G7. Hope you enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OM_NctwQLp4
Ernest

joehempel
11-27-2009, 11:59 PM
Ohhh....this sounds pretty cool...3 days?? Okay I'll give it a shot!!

I've been playing for 1 week!

Entry 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lxq9QGKlnD0

Entry 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWs6x3PylNc

tmoon
11-28-2009, 04:19 AM
OK, finally got hold of a video recorder so here are my entries, one for each of my ukuleles.
I play other instruments but the ukulele is my first string instrument. We had a midsummer love affair and despite my clear lack of smiling in either video, trust me the passion is still as strong as ever :p.

I've focused on improvisation, as requested in the contest description. I hope you enjoy the results!
And yes I'm one of the guys who names their ukuleles.

Tom and Natalia's entry:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRKq6ucrWqM

Tom and Sonia's entry:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQ7u4QGo7pw

CountryMouse
11-28-2009, 07:31 AM
OK, finally got hold of a video recorder so here are my entries, one for each of my ukuleles.
I play other instruments but the ukulele is my first string instrument. We had a midsummer love affair and despite my clear lack of smiling in either video, trust me the passion is still as strong as ever :p.

I've focused on improvisation, as requested in the contest description. I hope you enjoy the results!
And yes I'm one of the guys who names their ukuleles.

Tom and Natalia's entry:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRKq6ucrWqM

Tom and Sonia's entry:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQ7u4QGo7pw

Very nice! What kind/brand of ukulele is each of yours? They are BEAUTIFUL!

CountryMouse

tmoon
11-28-2009, 09:30 AM
Very nice! What kind/brand of ukulele is each of yours? They are BEAUTIFUL!

CountryMouse

Thank you very much. It's a good time to say that I have seen several of your videos and am very impressed. Especially the videos with the cigar box ukulele, what a wonderful gift!
Natalia is made by Brüko (http://www.brueko.de/en/index.html), out of maple wood, and is their Soprano No. 4 model.
Sonia is a Mahalo LP-style ukulele, made of cheap and cheerful plastic :).

CountryMouse
11-28-2009, 05:31 PM
Thank you very much. It's a good time to say that I have seen several of your videos and am very impressed. Especially the videos with the cigar box ukulele, what a wonderful gift!
Natalia is made by Brüko (http://www.brueko.de/en/index.html), out of maple wood, and is their Soprano No. 4 model.
Sonia is a Mahalo LP-style ukulele, made of cheap and cheerful plastic :).

Thank you! And thanks for the info! I just looked up the Mahalo LP-style ukulele, and I found on amazon.com that it says it's got a maple body. Hmm. I need a black ukulele...for when I do really depressing songs. :p (voice in the back of my head says, "Saaaave your money!")

CountryMouse

dirk.li
11-28-2009, 05:44 PM
Thank you! And thanks for the info! I just looked up the Mahalo LP-style ukulele, and I found on amazon.com that it says it's got a maple body. Hmm. I need a black ukulele...for when I do really depressing songs. :p (voice in the back of my head says, "Saaaave your money!")

CountryMouse

I have a black Kala tenor which sounds really nice. But I'm not sure if they still make them... There's also a black Lanikai tenor I have seen on YT and it seems to sound nice, too.

CountryMouse
11-28-2009, 06:17 PM
I have a black Kala tenor which sounds really nice. But I'm not sure if they still make them... There's also a black Lanikai tenor I have seen on YT and it seems to sound nice, too.

I haven't had a chance to see what a tenor would feel like for my fingers or for that matter how large the body would be for me--I'm a small person! I hope to see what one is like in a music store maybe in a month or so, if Cat'r decides to go shopping for a tenor.

Ooo, there are Lava Fleas and Flukes! Hmm!

Thanks for letting me know, Dirk. :)

CountryMouse

GregL
11-30-2009, 12:44 PM
Getting my entry in under the gun:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQnc_FmJ07U

My first-ever uke vid, been playing for about a month.

ukulelegal
11-30-2009, 01:38 PM
Wow...definitely under the gun. Nice entry. I have had a lot of fun watching everybody's different interpretations. Stiff competition. ;) ~jody

3nails4holes
11-30-2009, 05:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLvwaTwBuPQ

here's my go at this contest.

way to go brick for a great idea! it inspired me to actually write a little song. thanks for running this contest!

i do apologize for the video/audio not being 100% synched. i'm not sure why it does that when i post using imovie. it's happened before.

please let me know if the link doesn't work for some reason.

to all the uu universe--thanks for these kinds of contests where we newbies have a shot!

best of luck to all contestants!

:shaka:

brickerenator
12-01-2009, 02:25 AM
Contest closes tonight!

I'm liking these last minute submissions!

I wanted to be a little more active in this thread, but I've been pretty busy lately (haven't played my uke this week!) Might take me a day or two to catch up on all of the entries.

funkyjedi
12-01-2009, 09:50 AM
"
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/images/icons/icon1.gif My Entry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLvwaTwBuPQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLvwaTwBuPQ)

here's my go at this contest.

way to go brick for a great idea! it inspired me to actually write a little song. thanks for running this contest!

i do apologize for the video/audio not being 100&#37; synched. i'm not sure why it does that when i post using imovie. it's happened before.

please let me know if the link doesn't work for some reason.

to all the uu universe--thanks for these kinds of contests where we newbies have a shot!

best of luck to all contestants!"




awesome. just awesome.

I know I don't have a vote, but if I did, you'd get it.

mrUKETOBER
12-01-2009, 10:25 AM
Contest closes tonight!

I'm liking these last minute submissions!

I wanted to be a little more active in this thread, but I've been pretty busy lately (haven't played my uke this week!) Might take me a day or two to catch up on all of the entries.



what time is the deadline ? im trying to squeeze out my 2nd entry

mrUKETOBER
12-01-2009, 10:26 AM
"
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/images/icons/icon1.gif My Entry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLvwaTwBuPQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLvwaTwBuPQ)

here's my go at this contest.

way to go brick for a great idea! it inspired me to actually write a little song. thanks for running this contest!

i do apologize for the video/audio not being 100% synched. i'm not sure why it does that when i post using imovie. it's happened before.

please let me know if the link doesn't work for some reason.

to all the uu universe--thanks for these kinds of contests where we newbies have a shot!

best of luck to all contestants!"




awesome. just awesome.

I know I don't have a vote, but if I did, you'd get it.



wow man ! amazing song :D what a great entry ! you rock !

brickerenator
12-01-2009, 10:33 AM
what time is the deadline ? im trying to squeeze out my 2nd entry

midnight

or whenever

mrUKETOBER
12-01-2009, 11:03 AM
midnight

or whenever


lol ok awesome i think i can get it all together by then :D

brickerenator
12-02-2009, 02:05 AM
It's December 2nd. :)

Gonna have to close the contest now. :)

ukeshale
12-02-2009, 02:08 AM
It's December 2nd. :)

Gonna have to close the contest now. :)

Thanks for putting this on :) It's really helped some beginners come out of the woodwork and get more involved in the community. Great idea.

You da man ;)

mrUKETOBER
12-02-2009, 05:50 AM
It's December 2nd. :)

Gonna have to close the contest now. :)



dang ! lol just my luck :( i fell asleep hahah oh well i guess ill just have to stick with one entry then

brickerenator
12-03-2009, 05:08 AM
I have a lot of judging to do...

NewMexicoDawG
12-04-2009, 06:31 AM
when we gonna know the winners?:D

brickerenator
12-04-2009, 10:12 AM
Tomorrow morning I will be able to sit down and watch them all a few times. Should be Saturday noonish, if not, Tuesday afternoon.

3nails4holes
12-04-2009, 12:12 PM
Should be Saturday noonish, if not, Tuesday afternoon.

hey! do you work for the cable company or something?!?
:)

brickerenator, thanks again for the running contest! we anxiously await the results.


:shaka:

brickerenator
12-07-2009, 01:58 AM
hey! do you work for the cable company or something?!?
:)

brickerenator, thanks again for the running contest! we anxiously await the results.


:shaka:

haha, actually i have 2 jobs, worked 57 hours last week, oh yeah and college....


I didn't get a chance to watch them all on saturday, so keep waiting for results :D

I like keeping people in suspense

mrUKETOBER
12-07-2009, 07:27 AM
haha, actually i have 2 jobs, worked 57 hours last week, oh yeah and college....


I didn't get a chance to watch them all on saturday, so keep waiting for results :D

I like keeping people in suspense




lol dang you ! i saw you posted in here again and i was like yay who won ? and yea nothin lol ! but anyways just wanna say again good luck to everyone ! you all deserve to win ! you are all very talented and amazing ! i had alot of fun in this contest ! and i hope you all did too ! hope all of you win !

brickerenator
12-08-2009, 03:46 AM
And the winners!

:music:








:music:










:music:








....wait for it













trant (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z7ZgX1vR3o)



and





CountryMouse (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK3v9miNgWs)






























but wait there's more!























funkyjedi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aT-mOt5Aqg)







































oh yeah and:
Toobis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJrs--sF3PU)



























and squeaking in:
GregL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQnc_FmJ07U)

:smileybounce:

ukeshale
12-08-2009, 04:09 AM
Congrats to all the winners and a big thank you to Brick for putting this on :)

brickerenator
12-08-2009, 04:13 AM
prizes forthcoming

CountryMouse
12-08-2009, 04:44 AM
And the winners!

:music:

:music:

:music:

....wait for it

trant (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z7ZgX1vR3o)

and

CountryMouse (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK3v9miNgWs)

but wait there's more!

funkyjedi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aT-mOt5Aqg)

oh yeah and:
Toobis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJrs--sF3PU)

and squeaking in:
GregL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQnc_FmJ07U)

:smileybounce:

::faint!:: Oh thank you!! I sure didn't expect this! And congratulations to all the others!

CountryMouse

thisnthat
12-08-2009, 04:45 AM
Congratulations to all of the winners. :)

Ser-T-Fide
12-08-2009, 04:52 AM
Congrats guys! Big ups to Bricks for the competition.

:iwant: (What the hell do I have to do to win a competition around here!!!!)

Rzr
12-08-2009, 05:00 AM
Congrats guys! Big ups to Bricks for the competition.

:iwant: (What the hell do I have to do to win a competition around here!!!!)

Hold your own?:)

Congrats to everyone.

funkyjedi
12-08-2009, 05:26 AM
I can't say enough how cool this is! Thanks to Brick for doing this! Had you asked me a month ago if I thought I'd ever post a video of me playing the uke online, I would have laughed....

To everyone that entered: I thoroughly enjoyed watching your videos and seeing the styles. Mr. uke and Sertfide, I watched your videos a ton, I've actually been trying to play them.. :)

C-mouse: My wife watched your video and said, "that sounds so beautiful, why can't your ukulele sound like that?"

My fav was 3nails4holes though, being a quasi-parrothead, I appreciated the nod.

thanks again to brick and everyone that made this so much fun!

mrUKETOBER
12-08-2009, 06:26 AM
Congrats guys! Big ups to Bricks for the competition.

:iwant: (What the hell do I have to do to win a competition around here!!!!)




im with you on tha one bruddah ! man...



see guys you all made a big deal out of nothing ! i told you i wouldnt win lol


congrats to the winners

brickerenator
12-08-2009, 07:35 AM
I wanted everyone to win, lol

But i'm not that rich.

Most of the vids weren't picked by the player's skill, just so you know.

tmoon
12-08-2009, 08:48 AM
Well done everyone!:D
Thanks for hosting this contest Brick, it's been a lot of fun and a great idea.

Ser-T-Fide
12-08-2009, 08:56 AM
Hold your own?:)

Congrats to everyone.

I hold it all the time :)

funkyjedi
12-08-2009, 10:23 AM
thats what she said.

mrUKETOBER
12-08-2009, 10:37 AM
I wanted everyone to win, lol

But i'm not that rich.

Most of the vids weren't picked by the player's skill, just so you know.



lol oh its all good i didnt think id win anyway

GregL
12-08-2009, 01:41 PM
And the winners!

trant (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z7ZgX1vR3o)

and

CountryMouse (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK3v9miNgWs)

but wait there's more!

funkyjedi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aT-mOt5Aqg)

oh yeah and:
Toobis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJrs--sF3PU)

and squeaking in:
GregL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQnc_FmJ07U)

:smileybounce:



Whoa. I'm incredibly unworthy, but thanks!

Congratulations to the other winners, and huge thanks to brick for the contest. There's no way that I would have started trying to record playing this soon without it, but now that I've started, I'm gonna keep on. (Is that a threat?)

(BTW, I'm totally adding "award-winning ukulele player" to my resume now.)

3nails4holes
12-08-2009, 05:01 PM
congratulations to the winners!

this was a fun contest. better luck next time i guess!

:shaka:

brickerenator
12-08-2009, 06:39 PM
Whoa. I'm incredibly unworthy, but thanks!

Congratulations to the other winners, and huge thanks to brick for the contest. There's no way that I would have started trying to record playing this soon without it, but now that I've started, I'm gonna keep on. (Is that a threat?)

(BTW, I'm totally adding "award-winning ukulele player" to my resume now.)

:)
Like I said, it wasn't skill based.

This was exactly the result I had hoped for.
Just don't let it get to your head :p

Toobis
12-08-2009, 09:55 PM
Wow! Thanks a lot, Brick, I feel honored that you chose my video as one of the winners! I'm seriously surprised, and extremely happy that you liked it!

Thank you so much!

trant
12-09-2009, 02:13 AM
Wow, that's awesome! Thanks for putting on the contest Brick, it was a great idea and fun to see how everyone's doing; I've quickly realised that I have to pull my socks up as the standard is so high.

I particularly liked CountryMouse's plucking in between strums, very cool and created a great sound with so few chords.


:)
Like I said, it wasn't skill based.

I could almost take offence at that. Almost ;)

brickerenator
12-09-2009, 02:17 AM
Ok

So the prize is $10 any way you like it.

$10 itunes gift card (or any gift card)
$10 Amazon mp3 download
$10 via paypal
$10 through snail mail
$10 to your favorite charity
$10 in Christmas cards and postage

So basically, anything that would cost around $10

Your choice :)

I'll send out a PM to the winners.

CountryMouse
12-09-2009, 03:56 AM
Wow, that's awesome! Thanks for putting on the contest Brick, it was a great idea and fun to see how everyone's doing; I've quickly realised that I have to pull my socks up as the standard is so high.

I particularly liked CountryMouse's plucking in between strums, very cool and created a great sound with so few chords.



I could almost take offence at that. Almost ;)

Thank you! I might've seen that strum in either a Mel Bay book or a Jumpin' Jim book! I learned it really early on! I need to work on more strums. Actually, I need to work on getting my fingers in the right places more accurately and more quickly! LOL!

CountryMouse

brickerenator
12-09-2009, 03:58 AM
By "not based on skill" I meant not based on skill alone

I was looking for effort, creativity, and fun!

skill sorta factored in, but as you can see, the best played vids (mruketober and 3nails4holes) didn't win.

CountryMouse
12-09-2009, 04:00 AM
Ok

So the prize is $10 any way you like it.

$10 itunes gift card (or any gift card)
$10 Amazon mp3 download
$10 via paypal
$10 through snail mail
$10 to your favorite charity
$10 in Christmas cards and postage

So basically, anything that would cost around $10

Your choice :)

I'll send out a PM to the winners.

Eee, Brick, that's generous! I gotta think on that one a little bit! I am sooo addicted to apps on my iPod Touch--that iTunes gift card would be great! Maybe I could buy Rock Band for the iPod Touch now!

Wow, thanks!

CountryMouse

brickerenator
12-09-2009, 04:01 AM
If you haven't gotten Tripping Lily's album "The Day Everything Became Nothing" I highly recommend it.

CountryMouse
12-09-2009, 04:05 AM
If you haven't gotten Tripping Lily's album "The Day Everything Became Nothing" I highly recommend it.

Oh, that's an even better idea! Because someone in my family might get me an iTunes gift card (if they were paying attention to my wish list :D ).

Let me think on it a little more until I get your PM.

Thanks again! Eeeee! I never in a million years thought I'd win!

CountryMouse

brickerenator
12-09-2009, 04:09 AM
I sent the PM about 10 minutes ago

No hurry really

CountryMouse
12-09-2009, 04:16 AM
I sent the PM about 10 minutes ago

No hurry really

I just now answered you...dithering because I don't know about PayPal. :p

Thanks!

CountryMouse

deach
12-09-2009, 04:50 AM
Cool contest. Congrats to all.

Papa Dave
12-09-2009, 07:32 AM
And the winners!
:music:
:music:
:music:
....wait for it
trant (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z7ZgX1vR3o)and
CountryMouse (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK3v9miNgWs)
but wait there's more!
funkyjedi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aT-mOt5Aqg)
oh yeah and:
Toobis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJrs--sF3PU)
and squeaking in:
GregL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQnc_FmJ07U)
:smileybounce:

Congratulation's winner's!!! Nice contest!