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pdxuke
01-01-2010, 12:31 PM
Happy Uke Year!

Here are my UKE YEAR RESOLUTIONS:

Practice, Practice
Explore The Ohana Line and add a Concert and Traditional Soprano
Try an all wood Kala
Give away a Uke to a Beginner, Probably one of my Students
Enjoyment

:cheers:


You?

Richie23
01-01-2010, 12:37 PM
Nice one for starting this here. This theme is also running on the Ukulele Cosmos Forum as well. Here was mine

1. Sing in tune (this is most unlikely - maybe by 2020)
2. Tune a uke properly by EAR
3. Find out what I can do beyond fret 12
4. Discover that my 'pinkie' finger is more than ornamental and can be used on the fingerboard
5. Record something and stick it on YouTube
6. Scare myself by doing a public performance by end of 2010 (like an open mic night or something)
7......and that Ohana SK35 that keeps calling me to buy it, but I must continue to resist.

Happy 2010

Sambient
01-01-2010, 12:44 PM
Get good.
Get good enough and brave enough to commit something to YouTube.
Write something.
Embellish some ukuleles for myself. If they turn out good enough, consider making some to sell.

Rick
01-01-2010, 12:45 PM
1. practicve (ofcourse)
2. learn and jam more than I ever have
3. teach all that I can to whoever wants to learn.

Those are obvious and uke related aha

KC8AFW
01-01-2010, 12:52 PM
Play an open mic
Go busking
Write an original song

scottie
01-01-2010, 12:59 PM
1. Practice
2. Practice
3. Practice
4. Practice

ak_uke
01-01-2010, 01:03 PM
Learn Happy Birthday for my son's first birthday and prepare for my trip the islands next Christmas so the family can jam to some tunes on the beach. :cool:

- Steve

d'uke
01-01-2010, 01:17 PM
1. Play more in public, try not to be shy
2. obtain a kanile'a by ANY MEANS NECESSARY :)
3. turn at least 20 new people into ukulele lovers!

CoLmes
01-01-2010, 01:23 PM
1. Get better.
2. Get a Kanile'a
3. Turn more people onto the uke (Currently at around 5)
4. Meet more of you guys.

Providence
01-01-2010, 01:33 PM
1. Buy another uke
2. Practice
3. Learn some popular ukulele music

haolejohn
01-01-2010, 02:02 PM
Happy Uke Year!

Here are my UKE YEAR RESOLUTIONS:

Practice, Practice
Explore The Ohana Line and add a Concert and Traditional Soprano
Try an all wood Kala
Give away a Uke to a Beginner, Probably one of my Students
Enjoyment

:cheers:


You?

Thom, What grade do you teach? Start a uke club at your school.

haolejohn
01-01-2010, 02:05 PM
1. Record more videos for You Tube
2. Develop a list of 10 or more songs that i know without looking
3. Get a solid wood mahaghany (6 string, tenor, or concert)

Zaza The Rebel
01-01-2010, 02:12 PM
Hmm...

Record more videos
Learn more techniques
Learn a new song, preferably involving new technique as stated above
Perform in the school music club
Buy a Flea (beater for myself) and/or Mahalo/Makala (birthday present for 5-year-old sister)

Mim
01-01-2010, 02:43 PM
1. Learn a song a week, completely. I have a tendency to leave out a part of the song when playing guitar... like learning everything but the bridge of a song. First one down: Lucky, by Jason Mraz. They do not have to be hard, just to where I can completely play them.

2. Get a display of 3-5 ukes in my shop that my customers can play... thus hopefully leading to some uke conversion, which will then hopefully lead to #3:

3. Start a monthly uke jam group at my business, so if you live in or near Charlotte NC... join us!

pdxuke
01-01-2010, 02:52 PM
Thom, What grade do you teach? Start a uke club at your school.

I'm a middle school drama teacher. I'd love to start a club, but I'm already after school most days rehearsing our plays. I did buy the Pink Makala Dolphin for my classroom, however, and my students think it's tight!

I might do a morning uke club. I'll have to get a grant written because manyof my students are free/reduced lunch (=poverty) and I'm certain that these families can't afford to buy an instrument.

thejumpingflea
01-01-2010, 03:04 PM
Make a CD .

franulele
01-01-2010, 03:38 PM
My Resolutions for 2010:

Increase my memorized repertoire to 12 songs
Learn a chord solo
Learn a finger picking piece
Play Dr Uke's Five Foot Two exercise (http://www.doctoruke.com/fivefoottwomultikey.pdf) in all 12 keys

If I can do that much, then I will reward myself with a custom uke

pdxuke
01-01-2010, 03:43 PM
My Resolutions for 2010:

Play Dr Uke's Five Foot Two exercise (http://www.doctoruke.com/fivefoottwomultikey.pdf) in all 12 keys

If I can do that much, then I will reward myself with a custom uke

That's a GREAT goal! :bowdown: I think I'll try and get half way down the key changes! (6):music:

If you learn all 12, you DESERVE that custom uke! Keep us posted!

Brad Bordessa
01-01-2010, 04:19 PM
Start a band
Write at least 5 songs
Find an ok amplified sound
Perform more
Learn the basics better
Create an original arrangement for all the songs I know

Have a great year everybody. May we all prosper in 2010.

pithaya9
01-01-2010, 05:01 PM
Make a CD .

I'll buy the first one.

Jack

haolejohn
01-01-2010, 05:20 PM
I'll buy the first one.

Jack

I agree. I'm getting excited. It would be my 2nd cd that wasn't from a christian artist.

haolejohn
01-01-2010, 05:23 PM
I'm a middle school drama teacher. I'd love to start a club, but I'm already after school most days rehearsing our plays. I did buy the Pink Makala Dolphin for my classroom, however, and my students think it's tight!

I might do a morning uke club. I'll have to get a grant written because manyof my students are free/reduced lunch (=poverty) and I'm certain that these families can't afford to buy an instrument.

You would be surprised. I'm at a school with around 50% free and reduced and I have 35 kids in our club this year. A few were sponsored (my grant was denied) and I allowed some to make payments (got burned by one so no oayments next year). It also helps when they get their own b/c they are more motivated to actually learn. Next year (unless I go DoDDS) I plan on starting a club at the middle school a well (since 2 years of students will be there).

RedRightAnkle
01-01-2010, 06:09 PM
1. Learn a song a week.
2. Try to get involved in school bands (Hi, Mr H, do you have any room in your band for an amateurish ukulele player?"
3. Write an original
4. Get a youtube channel.

ovation4what
01-01-2010, 06:24 PM
1 practice...real original i know
2 try and do a preformance
3 get someone else to play the uku at college so i have some1 to jam with

GX9901
01-01-2010, 06:36 PM
I'd like to learn a few new songs. It's been a while since I did that.

haole
01-01-2010, 06:46 PM
Find the confidence to post videos more frequently. Usually I get so frustrated listening to myself play that I give up and delete everything halfway through the editing process. :(

scottie
01-01-2010, 06:48 PM
I'd like to start a ukulele group here in Pittsburgh, there don't seem to be any around, at least I haven't found one.

ovation4what
01-01-2010, 08:50 PM
u just found 1

johncaudrey
01-01-2010, 11:03 PM
1. Practice lots more
2. Jam with more people
3. Learn more finger picking and solo techniques
4. Record more videos/songs for Youtube
5. Organise a UK ukulele event/gathering.
6. Spread the love of all things ukulele.
7. Oh yeah almost forget .... get my grubby hands on a Tenor uke.

Here's to Happy New Year of much ukeing!

John

snowy_zoe
01-02-2010, 12:05 AM
1. get better at uke
2. get better/more confident at singing
3. post on youtube
4. build a cigarbox uke

happy new year all

zoe

grammy
01-02-2010, 01:50 AM
buy a mainland slot head concert
buy a kala u bass - when they get round to making them for lefties. ( the wife will kill me for this, i just bought an acoustic bass in the sales yesterday)
teach my tone deaf wife to play her new dolphin
perform at an open mic.
learn more stuff.

nohandles
01-02-2010, 01:52 AM
After 8 months being unemployed I'm starting my own business in luithery. So my resolution it to make it. Have 4 instruments so far to build.

leftovermagic84
01-02-2010, 04:11 AM
Pracitce
build up enough confidence to put something up on youtube
play publicly
turn someone else onto the uke
and the tough one...NOT buy another uke for a year

deach
01-02-2010, 04:13 AM
Control my UAS...after my custom ukes get here of course.

Baldrick
01-02-2010, 07:57 AM
1. Practice
2. Build up some calluses to stop the pain in my fingers!
2. Learn to play a new song each month, all the way through without having to look at a tab
3. Post a video on YouTube

P-co
01-02-2010, 06:30 PM
Learn a whole song and not just bit's of many.

Harry R
01-02-2010, 11:11 PM
1. Practice
2. Finish my CBU and post contruction photos and a demo on YouTube
3. Be able to tune my uke by ear

UKISOCIETY
01-03-2010, 02:26 AM
Play more.
Get in some open mic time.
Play more.
Don't embarrassment myself (much) at UWC2010.
Play more.
Get some damn collaborations done.
Play more.

UKISOCIETY
01-03-2010, 02:27 AM
Make a CD .

I want one.

mailman
01-03-2010, 11:14 AM
I'd like to:

-practice at least 30 minutes each day
-learn some songs all the way through
-do a collab or duet with another UUer
-continue meeting with the new, local uke group
-buy a Mainland uke while at UWC2010

thisnthat
01-03-2010, 11:26 AM
Master the E chord amongst others that need cleaning up.
Learn my way around the fretboard.
Learn some theory.
Stop biting my nails so I don't have ugly uke playing days like today because I lapsed and chewed all the nails (such a gross habit) on my right hand making my playing sound awful.
Just improve, improve, improve. :D

whetu
01-03-2010, 11:42 AM
at the very least, I'll be happy to finally master the split stroke. It's always evaded me :(

ovation4what
01-03-2010, 04:13 PM
thisnthat i kno exactly what you mean. im regrowing my nails right now and my left hand is like bare becasue im favoring it so i dont bight my right side lol

GreyPoupon
01-03-2010, 06:39 PM
Develop my ability to sing so others will begin to enjoy my playing as well.

Develop capacity to perform complicated strum patters WHILE singing. (So far, not so easy!)

Post at least one video by 12/2010.

Find / develop some forum for meeting other ukers in the flesh so we can coach and learn from each other.

Link
01-03-2010, 06:44 PM
Nice thread!

Mine is to get more people on my youtube channel than just me. If it's getting stale for me, I can't imagine what my subscribers must think. I started by having my girlfriend on for a few videos. Hopefully I can get some of my favorite local musicians on. Another one is to get out of the apartment and play out more. I do open mics, I need to get videos of that.

sparkymocha01
01-03-2010, 07:05 PM
I love the idea of giving away a uke. .. its like passing on the love!

sparkymocha01
01-03-2010, 07:08 PM
I think to improve as much as possible, to perform for youtube from my first college dorm, build my first cigar box uke and bedazzle it! :P

mds725
01-03-2010, 07:40 PM
My list of non-ukulele resolutions is sorta long, partly because it includes all of last year's resolutions. :)

As for ukulele resolutions, in no particular order:
1. Start taking group lessons
2. Increase my use of video lessons at UU and on YouTube
3. Hold a contest for which the prize is an ukulele
4. Give away an ukulele to someone who doesn't have one

Happy new year to all. May you all choose wisely what you ask for and get what you need.

ovation4what
01-03-2010, 10:44 PM
i also plan on building my first cigar box uku

agent61
01-04-2010, 11:32 AM
I'll be happy if I can get over my shyness and post a dang video! ;)

Derick
01-04-2010, 11:54 AM
Hi
My new years resolution is to finish what i sta

argha
01-06-2010, 05:40 AM
1.practice ukulele and sing
2.post more video on youtube
3.write more song
4.get TV pal or islander plastic uke
5.make a custom ukulele @ gilles deneve

SailQwest
01-06-2010, 06:10 AM
1. Be able to play harmonica and ukulele simultaneously, without sucking at both of them.
2. Turn my pile of song idea scribbles into actual songs.
3. Spend more time serenading my kitty, who is a very appreciative audience.

molokinirum
01-06-2010, 07:26 AM
Not to make any resolutions!!!!

KoloheBoy
01-06-2010, 11:17 AM
1. Get better than aldrine
2. Get better than Imua Garza.
3. Get better than Jake Shimabukuro.

Okay now for real life resolutions...
1. Get a custom uke
2. Teach more people how to play.
3. Build an ukulele
4. Master improv