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UKISOCIETY
06-20-2012, 05:38 AM
I'm compiling a list of all the sub-genres that exist within the ukulele playing community. By that, I mean the various groups that form in the uke community that involve another area of interest, or shared similarities.

Such as:


Uke players that hula-hoop
GIGAPUs (Girls in Glasses and Playing Ukulele)
Plastic uke players.


etc.

What other sub-groups exist in the uke community? Thanks!

snunez
06-20-2012, 05:48 AM
i play uke and i also like to play basketball.. is that something?

pootsie
06-20-2012, 06:02 AM
Hand-drummers?
Unicycle riders?
Lawyers?
Jugglers?
Bald?
With tattoos?

I'm in all these groups!

Oh, and don't forget TINY TIM HATERS!

hoosierhiver
06-20-2012, 06:30 AM
Bearded Ukulele Players

Mandarb
06-20-2012, 06:37 AM
What other sub-groups exist in the uke community? Thanks!

Ukulele players that compile sub-groups of ukulele players. :)

sim4lin
06-20-2012, 08:17 AM
Devilishly handsome ukulele players (ahem...),
2fers (Play ukulele and another instrument at the same time {kazoo etc...})
...

luluwrites
06-20-2012, 08:19 AM
Ukulele players who feel like a nut
Ukulele players who don't

sukie
06-20-2012, 08:34 AM
Uki, Uki, Uki -- you will not be getting any serious answers.

Tee-hee

Hippie Dribble
06-20-2012, 09:08 AM
Ike Freaks

Hippie Dribble
06-20-2012, 09:10 AM
Bearded Ukulele Players

Mike you'll love these guys
http://www.youtube.com/user/thebeardsaustralia?feature=results_main

seeso
06-20-2012, 09:13 AM
At the UWC, Zoe and I came up with a new group:

MAWGWABAPUS

Middle Aged White Guy With A Beard And Playing Ukulele Society.

janeray1940
06-20-2012, 09:13 AM
Uke players who don't sing. There aren't many of us, but we're out there.

pootsie
06-20-2012, 09:21 AM
MAWGWABAPUS

Middle Aged White Guy With A Beard And Playing Ukulele Society.

Where do I sign up?

bpedaci
06-20-2012, 09:36 AM
Or you could categorize them by playing style:

Chunk Monkeys - people who have to throw in two or three chunks with every measure of music
Thumb-Strummers
Barre-Flys

Skitzic
06-20-2012, 09:42 AM
Uku-readers. People who spend way too much time reading about ukuleles while their uke gathers dust.

Hiddencross
06-20-2012, 11:12 AM
At the UWC, Zoe and I came up with a new group:

MAWGWABAPUS

Middle Aged White Guy With A Beard And Playing Ukulele Society.

Where can I get my membership card?

Plainsong
06-20-2012, 11:12 AM
Uke players who don't sing. There aren't many of us, but we're out there.

Yes, this a me. I'm also a GIGAPU when not wearing contacts.

OldePhart
06-20-2012, 11:21 AM
Ukers Taking Ukulele Breaks At Work (UTUBAW)
Ukers Needing Lead Sheets(UNLS)
Ukers Three Sheets to the Wind (UTSW)

UkeNukem
06-20-2012, 01:44 PM
Those who play in front of others (this includes Youtube!)
And those that don't

itsme
06-20-2012, 01:56 PM
There are nearly 200 user created social groups at UU, including one for Bearded Uke Players, hoosierhiver. :)

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/group.php

drbekken
06-20-2012, 10:53 PM
Norwegians are born with skis on their feet. That makes me one of those rare ukulele players who are born with skis on our feet. Nice group.

His Sinfulness
06-20-2012, 11:30 PM
I think your research question needs refinement. To operationalize the concept of "ukulele player sub-genres" as you have presented it, you need to clearly define what constitutes the formation of a group. Is making a social group on UU enough for your purposes, or does the group need to actually have a certain number of adherents to be considered a legitimate "sub-genre" on your list? At what point does it cease to be just a few ukers joking around about their similarities and become a recognizable entity? Also, you might want to consider other factors, like the activity level of the group's members and the types of activity they engage in together, if any, as well as the durability of each group. The presence of charismatic leaders would also probably have a large impact on the growth, cohesion, and durability of any given group...

Sorry, sorry - never mind. That was just my grad school PTSD acting up.

Plainsong
06-21-2012, 02:15 AM
Uke Players with Dogs!

1931jim
06-21-2012, 02:20 AM
I think your research question needs refinement. To operationalize the concept of "ukulele player sub-genres" as you have presented it, you need to clearly define what constitutes the formation of a group. Is making a social group on UU enough for your purposes, or does the group need to actually have a certain number of adherents to be considered a legitimate "sub-genre" on your list? At what point does it cease to be just a few ukers joking around about their similarities and become a recognizable entity? Also, you might want to consider other factors, like the activity level of the group's members and the types of activity they engage in together, if any, as well as the durability of each group. The presence of charismatic leaders would also probably have a large impact on the growth, cohesion, and durability of any given group...

Sorry, sorry - never mind. That was just my grad school PTSD acting up.
You are quite correct, I can clearly see that my subsubsub-genre I jokingly proposed is very far down.

luluwrites
06-21-2012, 02:42 AM
I think your research question needs refinement. To operationalize the concept of "ukulele player sub-genres" as you have presented it, you need to clearly define what constitutes the formation of a group. Is making a social group on UU enough for your purposes, or does the group need to actually have a certain number of adherents to be considered a legitimate "sub-genre" on your list? At what point does it cease to be just a few ukers joking around about their similarities and become a recognizable entity? Also, you might want to consider other factors, like the activity level of the group's members and the types of activity they engage in together, if any, as well as the durability of each group. The presence of charismatic leaders would also probably have a large impact on the growth, cohesion, and durability of any given group...

Sorry, sorry - never mind. That was just my grad school PTSD acting up.

Uke players with grad school PTSD

Uke Whisperer
06-21-2012, 02:43 AM
Those who ride Harley's and don't play their Ukes at the same time.
Those that rode Harley's and played their Ukes at the same time.

His Sinfulness
06-21-2012, 06:25 AM
Uke players with grad school PTSD

I could be the president of that group... :rolleyes:

luluwrites
06-21-2012, 06:55 AM
I could be the president of that group... :rolleyes:

Do you allow members who are ABD? Or do I need to start a sub-sub group?

jmw
06-21-2012, 07:41 AM
Uke Players with Dogs!

And/or Cats!

Uncle Rod Higuchi
06-21-2012, 07:49 AM
Uke players with expensive or custom-made ukes...

who tend to play their beaters most of the time :)

janeray1940
06-21-2012, 07:53 AM
Uke players with grad school PTSD

Hey wow, I'm a member of a subgenre and didn't even know it! :)

UKISOCIETY
06-21-2012, 08:03 AM
I am SO glad not to see "ukin' Furries" in this thread!

Although, I know they exist.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60ibA2Bofbg

UKISOCIETY
06-21-2012, 08:04 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL5Nj-ol_r0

Plainsong
06-21-2012, 10:48 AM
Furies... there just had to be furies.

His Sinfulness
06-21-2012, 08:49 PM
Do you allow members who are ABD? Or do I need to start a sub-sub group?

ABD is a special kind of PTSD. I bow before your pain - I'll be your vice-president....

Regarding the Furries... My officemate, roommate, and I wrote up a research proposal on furries during my Master's. We wanted to gather demographic info on them via an online survey - we actually got it approved by the Uni's IRB but we didn't get enough responses to make a decent sample.

The discovery of "Ukefurs" or "Furkulele" does not surprise me. After I stumbled onto "JugFurs" - furries who are also Juggalos (fans of Insane Clown Posse) - NOTHING can damage my calm.

Ukuleleblues
06-22-2012, 01:49 AM
Left handed disenfranchised middle aged socialists with capitalistic tendencies who play sopraninos

luluwrites
06-22-2012, 02:15 AM
ABD is a special kind of PTSD. I bow before your pain - I'll be your vice-president....

Well, I'm forever ABD, and it is no longer painful at all, thank goodness.

Your furries research, however, seems scarring. At the bookstore, I had to be inside one of those "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" mouse suits for a half an hour. I still have nightmares . . .

Maybe we can add Ukulele Players Who have Nightmares about Furries to the list?

Ukulele Fozz
06-22-2012, 03:00 AM
Think I'm going to start 'The Bearded Funky-Chunkers'.....

UKISOCIETY
06-22-2012, 09:43 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9sMWqp5KHQ

Still waiting on my application approval for the Hula-hoop ukers.

pootsie
06-22-2012, 09:59 AM
OK, so I'm nowhere near as cute as Ms. Fotheringham and still need to work on my act, I can be a member of the uking-while-something-else group

http://youtu.be/Ql3Qv0S_tGk

tigersister
06-22-2012, 10:03 AM
Formby followers, drinking group with a ukulele problem, uking cyclists, throne ukers (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?58992-quot-You-need-one-for-the-bathroom!-quot)

Hippie Dribble
06-22-2012, 11:25 AM
Formby followers, drinking group with a ukulele problem, uking cyclists, throne ukers (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?58992-quot-You-need-one-for-the-bathroom!-quot)
hmmm...wonder if the Queen plays uke. No shortage of throne time there he he