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    Clubs in China or Japan?

    Any ukulele get togethers in China or Japan?
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    Musicians@Google: Jake Shimabukuro

    A 1 hour+ video of Jake playing at Google: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiL6kBPSzcw Enjoy!
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    Get together in SF Wed. evenings

    A couple of us have been meeting a few times on the first and third Wed. evenings in SF in the Sunset district. If anyone is interested in joining, please PM me for the location. The next meetup is Wed May 6 from 6:30-8:30 pm.
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    50's progression (I-vi-IV-V)

    I was just wondering if anyone has a list of popular songs (including Christmas) which use the famous 50's progression (I-vi-IV-V). (There is a short list at this site). Last year, Ukulele JJ, also posted a list of songs here: http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?p=61308 I...
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    Alexander's Ragtime Band

    I'm going to be playing ukulele with a Kazoo band at a Mardi Gras party at work next week. We're going to be marching around playing "Oh When the Saints", "Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey", and "Alexander's Ragtime Band". I found the chords to the first two, but can't find an easy version...
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    Flight of the Bumblebee world record

    I can't even see this guys fingers touch the strings... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BynUZOJc8QI Start at 7:38 and see him play Flight of the Bumblebee at 320 bpm. :music::music:
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    Love my UU hoodie

    I was wearing my favorite UU brown hoodie the other night to an after work happy hour and one of my co-workers (his name is Mr. B) asked if I play ukulele. Well, I thought everyone at work knew that I'm into the ukulele, but I guess I missed a few. So, I told him about ukuleleunderground.com...
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    Ocarina iPhone

    So, not only can you play guitar and ukulele on your iPhone, but you can also play the Ocarina. How cool is that? It looks much better than the ukulele version. Unfortunately, I don't have an iPhone to try this one out. There's also a contest on youtube for the best ocarina video.
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    Request for Code Monkey

    Anyone have a nice arrangement for ukulele to "Code Monkey" by Jonathan Coulton? I found the guitar tabs for it, but it is in the key of E, which is my least favorite key.
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    Jake at the SF Jazz Festival, Nov 9, 2008

    For you San Francisco Bay Area folks, Jake will be playing at the SF Jazz Festival on Nov 9, 2008 at The Palace of Fine Arts in SF. http://www.sfjazz.org/concerts/2008/fall/artists/Shimabukuro.asp Hope to see you there!
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    Super Chicken Theme

    I often wonder what made me want to figure this out... Super Chicken Theme Super Chicken Theme A |-------------------------------------------------1-----------------| E |-4-3-4-3-4-1-----2-1-2-1-2-------4-3-4-3-4-1-2-4---4---------------| C...
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    PocketGuitar Review for iTouch/iPhone

    I'm not sure if this is the right category. If not, please move to the Video Game topic. Here is a review of the PocketGuitar application for the iTouch or iPhone. It has a Ukulele setting, so I thought I would post it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzhWTBHx5z8 I guess this is close...
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    Koko Ni Sachi Ari (Here Is Happiness)

    Here's an old japanese song on the ukulele: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKbITSGwC_Y I'm still not good enough to play it perfect in one take, so pardon the errors. What I was intending to play is here: Koko Ni Sachi Ari (Here is Happiness) C Em F C...
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    Practicing while on travel

    I may have to travel to Bangalore for work this Fall and my hands are itching just thinking about not being able to play ukulele for 2 weeks. ;) Any suggestions on how to practice while on travel? I don't want to bring my concert uke (and definitely not my baritone), but I really want to...
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    Elk Grove, CA Aug 16 or 17?

    I might be in Elk Grove, CA (near Sacramento) and was wondering if anyone wants to get together to jam? :music:
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    Aloha Festival, SF, Aug 2-3

    The Aloha Festival in SF is Aug 2-3 in the Presidio: http://www.pica-org.org/AlohaFest/index.html I'm not sure how much ukulele will be at this event. Anyone been to this before? Want to meet there to jam or just look around?
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    Cable recommendation to cut buzz

    My son has a VOX DA5 amp and an Ibanez electric guitar. I get a lot of buzzing noise as soon as I plug my cable into the amp and before plugging it into the guitar, so I figure that the cable must be bad. Any recommendations on good brands of cables and where to buy them in San Francisco or...
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    Barbershop arrangement request

    So, after talking about Barbershop songs in another thread: http://ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3986 I decided to create this thread for just Barbershop songs. Anyone know of any tabs or chords for playing Barbershop style songs on the ukulele? There are 4 strings and 4...
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    Ukulele standards

    Hey I was just wondering if there is a short list of songs which every ukulele player around the world should know (or maybe a set per country/language). When I was in college, I tried (unsuccessfully) to get into Barbershop singing and there was a set of 10 or so songs which everyone was...
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    Fate Yanagi

    I don't know why I did this... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V68EPei6WGQ