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ukestang
04-08-2010, 12:36 PM
Just wondering, and just for fun, what Uke and what song are you playing right now? Or last Uke and song you played. I am playing my Lanakai LU-21 TE, playing, kinda, Hey Bulldog. It's 6:36 est according to my atomic clock on the wall.

Paul December
04-08-2010, 12:43 PM
Echo & the Bunnymen - Killing Moon :cool:

wickedwahine11
04-08-2010, 12:43 PM
"Paris Nocturne" from Ukulele Mike on a borrowed KoAloha Sceptre at the KoAloha factory in Oahu.

Raygf
04-08-2010, 12:51 PM
Concert neck Surf Flea/Bushman Jenny concert.
Pua Lililehua, Willie and the Hand Jive, One Note Samba, Baltimore, Sunny.
Working up a short set to play for some friends tomorrow night along with a 4 song guitar set.

Regards,
Ray

RyRod
04-08-2010, 12:53 PM
uke: kala travel tenor
song: crosscurrent by Mr. Shimabukuro

Huckleberry
04-08-2010, 01:10 PM
Kamaka Concert - Sweet Pea, Europa

Pookie Uke
04-08-2010, 01:22 PM
Playing Cute Without The E by Taking Back Sunday on my kala acacia tenor.

robbocx
04-08-2010, 01:58 PM
Ocean Deep by Andy Durant

(but I play it in G not E)

csibona
04-08-2010, 02:07 PM
Mya-Moe Tenor classic

All those years ago - George Harrison

Trying to get down that F#m7. That fingering position is not so natural for me.

CountryMouse
04-08-2010, 02:22 PM
Just wondering, and just for fun, what Uke and what song are you playing right now? Or last Uke and song you played. I am playing my Lanakai LU-21 TE, playing, kinda, Hey Bulldog. It's 6:36 est according to my atomic clock on the wall.

This afternoon I did a video with my Enterline soprano CBU called "Tagged!". The next song I'll be doing will probably be "Sail Away" (from Fraggle Rock) on my soprano mahogany Eleuke. But I'll probably play around/practice other songs on several of my other ukes (see my .sig). I'm really drawn to my Denim Flea concert right now...

CountryMouse

SmokeyStubbs
04-08-2010, 02:37 PM
What a great thread. I've seen 'What are you listening to right now' threads, but this is much better.

There are several songs I'm playing at the moment, but I can't tell you what they are as they are for upcoming videos.
Yes, It's been a while, but I'm finally getting some stuff done. And by telling you this, It'll make me get it done quicker.
Apart from those tunes I'm always playing 'I Will Survive' by Gloria Gaynor, just love playing it.

The ukes I'm playing these songs on are my Makala Dolphin soprano, Rich Wood tennor, Kala archtop tennor,
and Mainland mahogany concert
(prize from the “All Things Reggae” contest from a year ago! :o It's finally gonna feature in a video, sorry it took me so long).

perep
04-08-2010, 02:46 PM
Its only a paper moon, great song

the52blues
04-08-2010, 02:51 PM
Trying a few Jazz standards on my Kala Jazz archtop. Stuff like Desifinado, Fly me to the Moon, Satin Doll etc.

heyjude
04-08-2010, 03:49 PM
I've been playing my KoAloha tenor with low G tuning and working on two songs, "Carter Blues" by the Original Carter Family, which was also recorded as an instrumental by Flatt & Scruggs and called "The False Hearted Lover". The other song is an old gospel number, "When They Ring Those Golden Bells".

Jude

scubatrevor1024
04-08-2010, 04:00 PM
Summer Breeze - By Seals and Crofts

mds725
04-08-2010, 04:13 PM
Cool thread.

Somethin' Stupid (made famous by Frank and Nancy Sinatra) on the Kala travel concert ukulele I keep in my office.

cletus
04-08-2010, 04:56 PM
"Creep" by Radiohead on my Kala lacewood/spruce tenor.

MisoHappy
04-08-2010, 04:58 PM
Tenor Applause, koa top

Aloha For Now, by Kaleo

kalmario
04-08-2010, 05:01 PM
late lunch break, makala dolphin, (modded with a slotted headstock, tenor strings, just added a mahalo pickup- i love it and its just as well as it is completely unsaleable) tiki taane's 'always on my mind', and trying to sort out some picking lines to michael smith's 'agnus dei'

lonsilog
04-08-2010, 05:39 PM
Trying a few Jazz standards on my Kala Jazz archtop. Stuff like Desifinado, Fly me to the Moon, Satin Doll etc.

Nice...

I was just playing along to Sinatra's "Summer Wind," "Summer Samba," "The Way You Look Tonight," "For once in my life," and "That's Life." I usually follow with some Bossa Nova. Tonight, I felt like playing my Pono koa tenor... nice and chill...

Skottoman
04-08-2010, 05:46 PM
Funny, i was just playing my Kala Flamed Maple Concert next to my computer, put it down and turned on UU.
This is the first thread I saw. Haha....

Well I don't play that many "known" songs, but was just messing around with some of my own chord progressions I like.

Cheers,
Skottoman

eleuke
04-08-2010, 06:21 PM
Georgia on my mind - on my self-built Stew-Mac kit tenor. Love that song! Love those jazzy chords. Love my Stew-Mac kit tenor. I'm just full of love today...

sebi
04-08-2010, 09:48 PM
Working on a video of The Girls by Calvin Harris, with my Kala UkuleleBass and Big Island HONU concert.

micromue
04-08-2010, 11:38 PM
"Queen of hearts" by Juice Newton on a Koaloha Sopran.

ukantor
04-09-2010, 04:05 AM
Kala acacia soprano - "You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me", "I'm Through With Love", "Trying To Get To You". Preparing for an open mic. on Sunday.

John Colter.

molokinirum
04-09-2010, 04:09 AM
Kamaka tenor, Margaritaville

CTurner
04-09-2010, 04:16 AM
Kanile'a Concert, Ohta's "Memories of You" and "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square"

dkcrown
04-09-2010, 04:22 AM
"We're all in this together" by Old Crow Medicine Show on my Pineapple Sunday

Coconut Willie
04-09-2010, 04:29 AM
Makala concert......Tiny Bubbles (with a Mai Tai at my side)

Uncle Rod Higuchi
04-09-2010, 04:46 AM
"Kimo Hula" and "A'oia" on my Kala Travel Soprano which I tend to take everywhere.

wxtornado
04-09-2010, 05:27 AM
Concert Surf Flea ukulele, playing Kawika by Sunday Manoa.

brickerenator
04-09-2010, 06:27 AM
If I could right now: Mainland Concert, Forks and Knives by Beirut

Uke_Windu
04-09-2010, 08:16 AM
Someone To Be Around - Six60

AzMichael
04-09-2010, 10:26 AM
The Beatles' In My Life (from Dominator) and George Winston's (Variations On) Bamboo on a Kala Acacia Tenor.

~Michael

SailQwest
04-09-2010, 10:30 AM
I Only Want To Be With You...Bushman Engelmann Concert Cutaway

BadLands Bart
04-09-2010, 10:35 AM
It don't come easy.......makala concert

Tudorp
04-09-2010, 10:52 AM
Sunny Afternoon (Kinks)

Tigeralum2001
04-09-2010, 11:07 AM
"Paris Nocturne" from Ukulele Mike on a borrowed KoAloha Sceptre at the KoAloha factory in Oahu.
You got to play one? I'm jealous!

Uncle Rod Higuchi
04-09-2010, 11:09 AM
Hi SailQuest,

"I only want to be with you" and "You don't have to say you love me" are a couple of
my favorite Dusty songs.

I'm glad others enjoy belting out those lyrics!

http://www.4shared.com/audio/Zqjf2sWR/I_only_want_to_be_with_you_1.html

Keep uke-in',

BadLands Bart
04-09-2010, 11:14 AM
Hi SailQuest,

"I only want to be with you" and "You don't have to say you love me" are a couple of
my favorite Dusty songs.

I'm glad others enjoy belting out those lyrics!

http://www.4shared.com/audio/Zqjf2sWR/I_only_want_to_be_with_you_1.html

Keep uke-in',

You are right Uncle Rod, Dusty was a great singer an put out some great songs!

haole
04-09-2010, 11:17 AM
Working on "I Could Die For You" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, on my concert pineapple Flea (how appropriate!). Can't sing my way out of a paper bag, but the chord changes are beautiful.

ukestang
04-09-2010, 01:04 PM
Doing a little medly, Walking on Sunshine/Rain(Beatles) Is that an oxymoron? On my Ibanez UEW20SG. Oh Wait, I am replying to my own thread. But seriously folks, I started this thread for fun and out of curiosity but have been impressed by the different types of music played on the uke, have also seen some songs that I want to play but haven't thought about. Keep em coming.

thejumpingflea
04-09-2010, 01:20 PM
Norwegian National Anthem

Moore Bettah "Not So Basic" Tenor.

happyslappysoong
04-09-2010, 01:22 PM
Chord/Melody version of Scarborough Fair. Awesome.

kalmario
04-09-2010, 02:10 PM
Someone To Be Around - Six60

legend! just got their ep in the mail this morning!!!

uke552
04-09-2010, 03:28 PM
I have been working on "Take me out to the ballgame" since we have a new MLB season. Go GIANTS!

shimpiphany
04-11-2010, 07:23 PM
paint it black, rolling stones - on my koaloha concert.

mds725
04-11-2010, 09:00 PM
"When You're Smiling" on my Kala mahogany concert. I hope the whole world's smiling with me.

pulelehua
04-11-2010, 09:48 PM
Writing an arrangement of "Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered" on my Kala acacia concert.

duster bunny
04-11-2010, 10:23 PM
Playing Dylan's "To Make You Feel My Love" on my Bushman tenor.

nscafe
04-12-2010, 04:38 AM
"You and I" by Ingrid Michaelson (duet with my wife) on my Surf Fluke.

Mim
04-12-2010, 04:45 AM
I am learning "I feel Fantastic" by Jonathan Coulton... because it is hilarious! And my sister always jokes around about her perscription meds, so I am learning it for her! The problem is it is FAST!!!

Wanna good laugh... here is a video of it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zidiWe9yq88&feature=fvst

gnordenstam
04-12-2010, 04:55 AM
"Knocking on Heaven's Door"

Sounds decent on my Flea.

fivetide
04-12-2010, 04:57 AM
The Penalty (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3qQciNuOzU). But I can't sing it at the same time (or at all, frankly). And my chord shapes seem a little too simplistic.

paraclete
04-12-2010, 05:19 AM
Last night, playing my Kelii, working on an arrangement of Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desire"... something I play on classical guitar, and trying to figure out how to make it sound good on uke.