View Full Version : Ukulele Genre

02-25-2008, 07:41 PM
Ok hears a question what kind ukulele genre do you play or prafer

I play what ever sounds good at the time so all i guess.....

Fred Miu
02-25-2008, 08:37 PM
basically anything, as long as its not country

02-25-2008, 08:41 PM
anytings good wit me! depends on my mood.

02-25-2008, 08:49 PM
true it all sounds good to me but i put new hawaiian because i dont think i have even heard any and i like hawaiian music <<doesnt make much sense, just agree ^^

02-25-2008, 10:27 PM
Same here.....I'm pretty broad based in what I like to listen too and that transfers onto what I like to play.

02-26-2008, 04:46 AM
I like classic Hawaiian, and new hawaiian.
Plus most things that Jake and Aldrine play.


02-26-2008, 05:29 AM
I tend to prefer Hawaiian (old and new) but experiment with a lot of others (mostly fingerstyle).

I haven't however found any of the tin-pan-alley tunes to my liking. These are often associated with the uke but they seem too anachronistic for me. Unfortunately, they tend to show-up in a lot of ukulele method books that are published outside of Hawaii (because they're royalty-free).

02-26-2008, 05:50 AM
What I "attempt" to play depends on my mood. I will give anything a shot and enjoy most styles of music... Hawaiian, Reggae, Rock, Blues, Vintage Country, Punk, Rockabilly. I will "attempt" play anything from Hawaiian songs like "Hanalei Moon" or "Island Style" to Reggae like "Redemption Song" to old songs line "King of the Road" or "Ring of Fire". I find it fun to mix it up a bit and try something new.

02-26-2008, 06:09 AM
I'll play anything as well, but I started playing in church. I sing with a guitar ensemble and sometimes I'll play piano with them too.

One weekend, my parents found my ukulele that I'd bought as a souvenir in the Philippines. I found a chord chart online and started playing again. A week or so later, I brought it to church just to play during practice. It filled in pretty well and I just stuck with it.

Modern liturgical music has really worked well on the ukulele.

The Epigrammic Poultry
03-10-2011, 08:15 AM
Anything that is truthful and is art.

03-10-2011, 08:29 AM
A little of everything... except maybe for heavy metal, rap, punk, that sort of thing. But hey, never say never!

03-10-2011, 08:31 AM
Jazz and Swing standards. 1910-1960.

That would be it...

03-10-2011, 05:22 PM
Tin Pan Alley

Hippie Dribble
03-10-2011, 06:11 PM
folk mainly, with a little tin pan alley, show tunes and novelty tunes thrown in, plus the odd original