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pixiepurls
03-15-2014, 04:12 PM
I would love to know what your favorite song to play on your Ukulele is :)

Hippie Dribble
03-15-2014, 04:18 PM
Aaaaw Pixie....just ONE?????!!!! LOL :p I think mine changes from day to day. Today it's "All Of Me" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHwxSvDOLkk). :)

Icelander53
03-15-2014, 04:30 PM
http://chordify.net/chords/oh-my-stars-michael-hurley-goosebearmusic

It's something I can muddle through as a beginner. I'm a big fan of Michael Hurley.

Bookworm
03-15-2014, 04:31 PM
My favorite song is pretty much whichever one I learned most recently. XD Right now it's Somewhere Over the Rainbow... does that mean I'm an Official Ukulele Player now? :D

ukantor
03-15-2014, 09:50 PM
"Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone".

John C.

peanuts56
03-16-2014, 02:33 AM
I'm new to fingerpicking and started studying privately last Sept. My teacher asked mw to pick something I would like to work on. I've always admired George Harrison. My favorite piece by George is Here Comes The Sun. It's got a lot of interesting twists and turns. It took awhile but I feel comfortable enough to play it in public. George was also an avid ukulele player!

NOTLguy
03-16-2014, 03:16 AM
Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens. I love this song and finger picking the chords is a blast.

Bill

UkerDanno
03-16-2014, 04:26 AM
definitely Mr. Bojangles, on my 30's Martin soprano!

not sure if this will work, but...
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10203122442204566&set=vb.1312092731&type=3&theater

drmosser
03-16-2014, 04:41 AM
"Dream a Little Dream of Me". This song is making the partial strumming/plucking really click for me. I began with just the chords and then my right hand just started improvising with plucking specific strings, chucking, etc., and it sounded reasonably good. Some songs have inspired me to make leaps in technique and this is one of them.

Donald

pixiepurls
03-16-2014, 04:46 AM
Most of the songs online and in the ukulele books I've not heard. I think I am a bit young for most of them. I wish there was a nirvana uke book!!!

Kanaka916
03-16-2014, 04:54 AM
Most of the songs online and in the ukulele books I've not heard. I think I am a bit young for most of them. I wish there was a nirvana uke book!!!
Don't know how accurate these are and you may have to transpose to find a suitable key . . . http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/n/nirvana/greatest_hits_album_ukulele_crd.htm

RAB11
03-16-2014, 05:06 AM
Most of the songs online and in the ukulele books I've not heard. I think I am a bit young for most of them. I wish there was a nirvana uke book!!!

Pixie, I found a nice simplified version of All Apologies, just strum C in the verses, then F for the first part of the chorus, and it's one strum of G and whatever finger picking of that chord you come up with for the 'married, buried' bit. I like to hum the riff while strumming C before singing.

Bill Mc
03-16-2014, 05:06 AM
Most of the songs online and in the ukulele books I've not heard. I think I am a bit young for most of them. I wish there was a nirvana uke book!!!

You are never too young for a good song.

vanflynn
03-16-2014, 06:04 AM
+1 on Dream a little dream of me

Pixie, for Nirvana have you found Chordie? http://www.chordie.com/song.php/songartist/Nirvana/index.html
You can change the chord diagrams in the tuning pull down and change the key if you want.

hibiscus
03-16-2014, 06:14 AM
"Today" arranged by Mike Lynch.

dickadcock
03-16-2014, 06:35 AM
I used to love playing songs like "San Francisco Bay Blues" and "Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out" on the guitar back in the 60's, and find they are just as fun to play & sing today on tenor or baritone uke.

pixiepurls
03-16-2014, 06:44 AM
+1 on Dream a little dream of me

Pixie, for Nirvana have you found Chordie? http://www.chordie.com/song.php/songartist/Nirvana/index.html
You can change the chord diagrams in the tuning pull down and change the key if you want.

Yeah that site is super cool but it intimidates me :)

OldePhart
03-16-2014, 08:21 AM
Just get a guitar fake book for whatever band/album you like. An A chord is an A chord no matter what instrument you play it on!

John

WashAshore
03-16-2014, 09:07 AM
Today it's "White Silver Sands"
http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/m/misc_unsigned_bands/don_rondo_-_white_silver_sands_crd.htm
Easy to transpose using up/down arrows.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
03-16-2014, 09:10 AM
"Straight to Hell" by the Clash. Or any other song by the Clash. (I like the Clash.)

GeorgeUke
03-16-2014, 09:17 AM
12th Street Rag. That one gets me every time!

pixiepurls
03-16-2014, 09:30 AM
Pixie, I found a nice simplified version of All Apologies, just strum C in the verses, then F for the first part of the chorus, and it's one strum of G and whatever finger picking of that chord you come up with for the 'married, buried' bit. I like to hum the riff while strumming C before singing.

I tried again today I'm not good enough yet to do it.

ichadwick
03-16-2014, 12:21 PM
How can anyone have just one favourite song?

What I like to play at any moment in time depends on my mood, the day, what music I've heard recently, what I've been practicing, the phase of the moon and whether it's a month with an R in it. Am I feeling happy? Sad? Romantic? Angry? Philosophic? That plays into the mixture. So does what I am reading at present.

In fact, it often changes hourly, depending on when (and where) I pick up my instrument. And which instrument I pick up.

And it depends on what I've started working on, and learning. Even after more than 40 years playing music, I still learn new songs. I tend to play those I've had most recent practice with. But I still play songs I learned in the 60s, too.

rem50
03-16-2014, 12:45 PM
for me right now it is utilizing pretty much the whole neck picking "edelweiss"

bonesigh
03-16-2014, 03:36 PM
Hey there, pixie. Try out "One Thing" by Finger 11. It's only got 2 chords in the whole song but it's a good one. I just did a cover of it for our weekly ukulele contest here at UU. You can check it out at my YT https://www.youtube.com/user/tippytoetoli?feature=mhee if ya like and pm me if you have questions.

Most of the songs online and in the ukulele books I've not heard. I think I am a bit young for most of them. I wish there was a nirvana uke book!!!

bonesigh
03-16-2014, 03:40 PM
When just sitting a strumming without music in front of me I one of my standards to play is "Your Just Too Good To Be True" 'ol Frankie Valli (:

pixiepurls
03-16-2014, 04:51 PM
Just get a guitar fake book for whatever band/album you like. An A chord is an A chord no matter what instrument you play it on!

John

Okay!! :) this is re-assuring!

frukmana
03-16-2014, 06:46 PM
For the moment i think Assam/Like a Bird and JF Polka.

mangorockfish
03-16-2014, 08:50 PM
Knockin' On Heaven's Door.

actadh
03-16-2014, 09:12 PM
Killing me softly

Ukejenny
03-17-2014, 03:56 AM
Stars Fell on Alabama