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PhilUSAFRet
01-21-2014, 02:33 AM
OOOOPS, I mean Ever Search Ukulele on Facebook......sorry

Got some time on your hands? If you haven't searched Ukulele on Facebook, give it a try. I don't know why I never tried it before.

https://www.facebook.com/search/str/ukulele/pages-named

FrankB
01-21-2014, 03:30 AM
Hi Phil,
I search everything on YouTube! I was able to replace my Jeep's ignition lock and switch after watching a 10 minute video a few months ago, and saved a fortune.

There are a lot of excellent ukelele videos on YouTube, and my wife and I enjoy watching those more than silly TV shows. I play classical guitar, and got into the YouTube thing for that several years ago. Jake Shimabukuro is a hit on YouTube, along with several other noteworthy players. While most of the tutorials are fine, I'm not thrilled with the lack of musical literacy. Too many of the tutorials fail to mention notes by name, saying instead, "Put your pointer finger on the 2nd fret of the top string", etc. It would seem that most playing is done on the first five frets, so learning the notes on a four-stringed instrument shouldn't be too difficult.

Captain America
01-21-2014, 04:14 AM
Yes, I do. It was useful to check over finalizing Pinewood Derby wheel alignment just recently!

I very much used to float around YouTube looking at music videos. Sometimes like a DJ, focusing on one decade or another, or kind of music. The advent of commercials all over ended this enjoyable practice.

Most tutorials are difficult to follow and poorly produced. Some videos are curious: why make a music video if you can't produce good sound?

Peterjens
01-21-2014, 05:22 AM
Been using Youtube for years. Whether it's for ukulele or West Coast Swing lessons, I capture the Youtube video with www.keepvid.com and then import the video into iMovie to be able to adjust the speed or zoom in to a specific area. Makes it very easy to see strum patterns, fretwork or footwork.

Like FrankB, I replaced a power window master switch. Mechanic wanted to charge me $120 for labor. I did it in five minutes with only a screwdriver.

sukie
01-21-2014, 07:05 AM
Been using Youtube for years. Whether it's for ukulele or West Coast Swing lessons, I capture the Youtube video with www.keepvid.com and then import the video into iMovie to be able to adjust the speed or zoom in to a specific area. Makes it very easy to see strum patterns, fretwork or ...

That's really cool. I've never heard of that before. Thanks!

moetrout
01-21-2014, 07:12 AM
I just picked up my first uke after Christmas. Youtube has been 90% of my learning so far. One of my favorite people to learn from there is Ukulenny. Great tutorials from that guy! I like that I can play one part of the song over and over until I pick up what I am doing wrong. The good tutorials have the video and the accompanying tab and lyrics. This video is the one that hooked me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZz2qlKeAJk

I can play the song, but I still can not sing it at the same time I am playing. Practice, practice, practice!

TG&Y
01-21-2014, 07:29 AM
All the time, though most frequently I search a song title I have on my mind and then type 'ukulele'. I even like terrible renditions of songs that interest me (sometimes especially those) - I once stumbled across a young devout christian lass who played and sang a remarkable version of '25 or 6 to 4' on acoustic guitar, supplying the various horn sounds and wah-wahs vocally. In another lifetime I might have laughed at the roughness and amateurish nature of it, but I now get what she was doing - within the limits of her skill - especially since she was more skillful with her rough guitar than I am with my rough ukulele (and now that I know what happens to resolve when the little video light comes on. gulp) It's my absolute favorite version of that song ever. Youtube is bursting with little surprises and treasures like that.


Got some time on your hands? If you haven't searched Ukulele on YouTube, give it a try. I don't know why I never tried it before.

https://www.facebook.com/search/str/ukulele/pages-named

Rodney.
01-21-2014, 07:43 AM
Been using Youtube for years. Whether it's for ukulele or West Coast Swing lessons, I capture the Youtube video with www.keepvid.com and then import the video into iMovie to be able to adjust the speed or zoom in to a specific area. Makes it very easy to see strum patterns, fretwork or footwork.

Like FrankB, I replaced a power window master switch. Mechanic wanted to charge me $120 for labor. I did it in five minutes with only a screwdriver.

Another wat tot store youtubevids locally is tot change the video URL from www.youtube tot www.ssyoutube. Adding those two s's brings you to a site with multiple options to download the vid to your hd.

ricdoug
01-21-2014, 09:48 AM
I watch movies on YouTube. Search CHUCK NORRIS FULL MOVIE on YouTube and watch Chuck Norris movies. Search HAWAII CONCERT on YouTube and watch Hawai'i music concerts. My young son in law replaced the screen on his iPad using YouTube instructions. Ric

uke552
01-21-2014, 10:18 AM
Yes, been doing this for several years. I learned to play from YouTube (some of the first videos that I studied were from HMS). YouTube is a great source of music and an incredible time waster all wrapped into one! :)

JamieWG
01-21-2014, 11:55 AM
......... If you haven't searched Ukulele on YouTube, give it a try.......[/url]

That's what made me decide to buy a ukulele in the first place!

PhilUSAFRet
01-21-2014, 02:35 PM
OOOOOPS, meant to ask if you've searched ukulele on Facebook, not YouTube. Sorry, corrected post.

mds725
01-21-2014, 04:09 PM
What's been amusing about this thread is counting the number of people who have responded to the thread title (ukulele searches on YouTube) instead of, and apparently without even reading, the actual first post, which makes it clear that the OP meant Facebook, not YouTube. This thread is actually an interesting social psychology experiment. :)

janeray1940
01-21-2014, 04:12 PM
What's been amusibng about this thread is counting the number of people who have responded to the thread title (ukulele searches on YouTube) instead of, and apparently without even reading, the actual first post, which makes it clear that the OP meant Facebook, not YouTube. This thread is actually an interesting social psychology experiment. :)

Ha ha I was wondering how long it would be before anybody pointed that out :)

Red Ruckus
01-21-2014, 04:37 PM
i never bothered with facebook, but i always surf youtube in my free time. ususally something involving Group B rally cars or pre war grand prix european racers. but when i got the Uke flu, i searched and watched and saw some pretty killer stuff... search ukulele shred and be amazed!!

their Ukes go to eleven!!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6snNwJNl-o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HQOpkTGatg

TG&Y
01-21-2014, 04:49 PM
Well, whatever the original misstated intent, the thread seems to be about Youtube now!
Facebook doesn't have a place-setting at my table. Ever. YMMV

Peterjens
01-22-2014, 12:19 AM
Facebook doesn't have a place-setting at my table. Ever. YMMV

Agree. I have never and will never click on a Facebook link.

PhilUSAFRet
01-22-2014, 07:07 AM
Yeah, sometimes getting old is embarrassing. These kinds of mistakes becoming unfortunately more common.

Actually, there are lots of ukulele related groups, clubs, musicians, uke dealers, and other uke related sites on Facebook that might easily be overlooked by other search engines.

Kayak Jim
01-22-2014, 10:31 AM
What's been amusing about this thread is counting the number of people who have responded to the thread title (ukulele searches on YouTube) instead of, and apparently without even reading, the actual first post, which makes it clear that the OP meant Facebook, not YouTube. This thread is actually an interesting social psychology experiment. :)

To be fair, the responses were made prior to the first post being corrected.

Now I think I'm going to search YouTube for Facebook......

TG&Y
01-22-2014, 12:14 PM
And here's that '25 or 6 to 4' version I mentioned (+ some other Chicago songs in her tribute). It was hard to find her again, but I have her bookmarked now, by golly. A+ for effort for Meg. I sincerely love her wah-wah and horns. Way. Now if she'd just pick up the ukulele...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxX8bo-0pR8

drbekken
01-27-2014, 05:09 AM
I never searched 'ukulele' on Facebook, but I did on Twitter, and came up with some interesting results. On Youtube? Oh well....YT is the greatest invention that I as a fan of all things jazz have ever come across. Piano, uke, guitar, specific artists and recordings, footage that used to be ultra rare...it's there. I love Youtube.

Cohumulone
01-27-2014, 05:25 AM
I never searched 'ukulele' on Facebook, but I did on Twitter, and came up with some interesting results. On Youtube? Oh well....YT is the greatest invention that I as a fan of all things jazz have ever come across. Piano, uke, guitar, specific artists and recordings, footage that used to be ultra rare...it's there. I love Youtube.

I agree with this completely. I look things up on YouTube for just about anything and everything. Mostly music, but I even look up some car repair stuff on there too. It's a handy invention.