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mangorockfish
08-29-2012, 04:37 PM
I know this has been asked a zillion times, but it is always changing. Me, I'm working on House Of The Rising Sun, the strum pattern they use in Ukulele For Dummies. Also, working on Bob Dylan's, Bob's one of my favorites, Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again.

janeray1940
08-29-2012, 04:50 PM
I always enjoy these "what are you working on" threads, thanks for starting a new one!

Right now, a few for my uke ensembles(s):
So Nice/Summer Samba
Blue Moon
Eleanor Rigby
Sophisticated Hula

And solo/duet stuff:
The Girl from Ipanema
Mozart's K545/Piano Sonata in C, also called Sonata Facile (and proving to be anything but facile!)
You Belong to Me
It Could Happen to You
Piggies

All subject to change at a moment's notice!

Trinimon
08-29-2012, 04:55 PM
I'm trying to learn Piano Forte but only got the first few bars going. I'm trying to play catch up with my nephew who's probably reading this... lol

Hippie Dribble
08-29-2012, 04:56 PM
yes sir that's my baby
by the light of the silvery moon
old time religion
everybody does it in hawaii
paper doll
i bid you goodnight (traditional african lullaby/gospel)
love minus zero/no limit

Lideruke
08-29-2012, 04:58 PM
I just bought a Dylan chord songbook! Working on It's All Over Now, Baby Blue and Don't Think Twice, It's Alright

Bill Mc
08-29-2012, 05:04 PM
Chattanooga Choochoo - for my mom's 90th accompanied by my grandkids.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
08-29-2012, 05:12 PM
Always interested in what UUers are playing. I'm always getting new ideas and inspiration from the Seasons of the Ukulele contests, as you'll see from my list:

Learned for the 27th Season of the Ukulele (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?69000-27th-Season-of-the-Ukulele-The-Latin-Connection):

London London (Caetano Veloso)
Se Mi Quieres Escribir (Spanish folk song)
Spanish Bombs (The Clash)
Washington Bullets (The Clash)

Learned for the 28th Season of the Ukulele (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?69428-28th-Season-Are-you-Brittni-s-favorite-Who-s-the-next-UU-Idol):

Whistle (Flo Rida)
Good Time (Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen)

Just for fun:

The Waltz You Saved for Me (Gus Kahn, Wayne King, Emil Flindt)
Home on the Range (traditional)
Washington Bullets (The Clash)
minor key jams with Dm, Gm, and A7
Crazy G (my version's more like U900's version than Jake's version)

mds725
08-29-2012, 05:42 PM
One of my Hawaiian music ukulele classes is preparing for the Maui Ukulele festival in october, and I've been practicing the songs we're going to play there.

By myself, I've been working on:

I'll Never Find Another You
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

I'm also working on several original songs for which I have written the chords and melodies. I play these songs incessantly, waiting for lyrics to pop into my head. (It's already worked with one song, but not so much so far with three others.)

Yestyn The Great
08-29-2012, 06:04 PM
I am working Aldrine's Senor Viktor

Kem
08-29-2012, 06:11 PM
I'm working on a couple of my own songs, both of which I'll have to perform in two weeks. One is a Sasquatch love song; the other takes on the perspective of a dead psychiatrist. My songs can maybe be kind of odd at times.

UkuleleSprinter
08-29-2012, 06:30 PM
Keep Your Eyes On The Hands
Good For The Tongue (Good For The Wrist)

MGM
08-29-2012, 07:17 PM
I really having fun doing this one but it's a tongue twister and such a rascal song....I think it must be called Louie from Kahului...here is a video of imua Garza doing it

Check out this video on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xlsCDsFjKQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player


Sent from my iPad

BIGDB
08-29-2012, 07:32 PM
im working on ode to a frozen boot and assam like a bird by james hill

UKEonomics
08-29-2012, 08:38 PM
Right now I'm working on...

Staten Island Slide - Craig Robertson
The Charleston

...Staten Island Slide is an awesome little ditty. If you haven't been exposed to it yet, do yourself a favor and check it out.

gitarzan
08-29-2012, 08:56 PM
Lately I've been working some of the 1960s songs that sounded like 1920s songs.

Winchester Cathedral.
D W. Washburn.
Honey Pie.
Etc.

I grew up with these songs and loved them back then and now.
People I play for seem to like them too.

erivel
08-29-2012, 10:32 PM
Hey Soul Sister
I'm Yours
Somewhere Over The Rainbow...

Hippie Dribble
08-29-2012, 10:50 PM
Hey Soul Sister
I'm Yours
Somewhere Over The Rainbow...

ha ha good for you brother. Now you can hang out wit' dem cool folks :cool::p

webby
08-29-2012, 10:56 PM
I'm working on Bob Dylan's "Buckets of rain" in open tuning.

mangorockfish
08-30-2012, 01:33 AM
Glad to see some more Bob Dylan fans here. He uses some strange chords sometimes and the timing can be sorta strange, but I think it gives good practice. A nod to Bob.

dkcrown
08-30-2012, 02:07 AM
"Isn't It A Pity" and Jethro Tull's "Skating Away". Gonna give the Bee Gees "How Do You Mend A Broken Heart" a go next.

Mim
08-30-2012, 02:11 AM
Working on Political Science by Randy Newman! Love that song and I sang it for my parents and they think it is hilarious! It is a political year... political science seems appropriate! (Not that what it is suggesting is appropriate... just the fun-ness of the song)

Markr1
08-30-2012, 02:26 AM
Yesterday, the Beatles. Instrumental low G.

Fermin
08-30-2012, 02:52 AM
Greensleves.
A medley of Instant Karma and My Sweet Lord.
Wide Awake by Katy Perry (for the current season of the ukulele).

Captain_Lovehandles
08-30-2012, 02:59 AM
I kept forgetting and having to re-remember the songs on my mental list, so I wrote them down:

When You See Those Flying Saucers - DONE
Sweet Taters & Possum Meat
(secret parody) You'll know it when you see it.
Petticoat Junction - DONE
Queen - Dragon Attack
Beautiful City
Husker Du - Books About UFOs
Mustang Sally - DONE
Memphis Flu
Tom Waits - Blind Love
Long Black Veil
Guadalcanal Diary - Watusi Rodeo
Avengers Medley
Super Chicken
Tom Jones - Help Yourself

Hippie Dribble
08-30-2012, 03:16 AM
I kept forgetting and having to re-remember the songs on my mental list, so I wrote them down:

When You See Those Flying Saucers - DONE
Sweet Taters & Possum Meat
(secret parody) You'll know it when you see it.
Petticoat Junction - DONE
Queen - Dragon Attack
Beautiful City
Husker Du - Books About UFOs
Mustang Sally - DONE
Memphis Flu
Tom Waits - Blind Love
Long Black Veil
Guadalcanal Diary - Watusi Rodeo
Avengers Medley
Super Chicken
Tom Jones - Help Yourself

big props for throwing in a Guadalcanal Diary tune Cap'n...were big faves of mine...along with Green on red, jason and the Scorchers, georgia satellites, replacements, bodeans, rainmakers, timbuk 3 et al can't wait to hear your take on 'books about ufo's' too...awesome songs there mate :)

Captain_Lovehandles
08-30-2012, 03:29 AM
:D I was a big Bodeans fan too. There's an informal jam video on my channel of "Looking for Me Somewhere", and my friend Curt and I did a version of "Still The Night" at an open mic last year. I may have to move Watusi up in the queue just for you.

ichadwick
08-30-2012, 03:41 AM
Drifting and Dreaming, a song from 1924.... covered in the 50s and 60s by several pop and country stars.

GaryC1968
08-30-2012, 05:21 AM
I'm currently working on butchering some more 80's rap songs:

Paul Revere by the Beastie Boys
Square Dance Rap by Sir-Mix-A-Lot
Funky Cold Medina by Tone Loc

DaveY
08-30-2012, 05:54 AM
Your Arms Around Me by Jens Lekman - I sing and play, and the range in this one can be extra-humbling
a parody of Call Me Maybe
a parody of Take On Me

Newportlocal
08-30-2012, 07:05 AM
Wipeout
Misirlou
Bodysurfing
Me and Shirley T

Plainsong
08-30-2012, 02:44 PM
Working on an original by Joeybug and myself called Thank You. Now that over my SARS, I can record a working demo for live rehearsal this weekend. :)

patico
08-30-2012, 04:02 PM
i'm workin on a song called "el corralero"
at first the intro was an arpegio, but i changed it to a tremolo.
this one is done using 5plets, goes PIAMI for every beat
furthermore i tried sliding the pinky in the left hand, which gave a little different feeling also.
i enjoyed a lot doing this arrengement


it's posted in the videos forum

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?69662-Folclore-Chileno

Captain_Lovehandles
08-31-2012, 03:04 AM
I have a cousin who recently wrote on my wall that she had found an angel in the parking lot at Wal-Mart. Eventually I'll have to write a song about that.