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The mumsnet Ukulele quiche.

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VivaLeBeaver Tue 09-Apr-13 18:21:31

Started a new thread as the other one is going to get lost in chat.

Place to share tips, songs, websites, compare prongs, etc.

HellonHeels Sat 22-Jun-13 09:36:47

no you I tried guitar a couple of times and just could not do it. I'm getting on much better with the ukulele but I wouldn't say it was easy! Regular practice is the way to go, even 10minutes a day has helped.

noyouhavehadawee Sat 22-Jun-13 16:19:27

anyone bought a decent enough kit they care to link to and is anyone lplaying the ukelele banjo?

HellonHeels Sun 23-Jun-13 07:41:57

I've got a beginner ukulele (looks like little four string guitar). It's a Makala dolphin (google should bring up examples, sorry can't link on phone).
They come in different colours. fine for beginning on, strings are ok and it has a nice sound.

noyouhavehadawee Sun 23-Jun-13 08:39:35

thanks, i got too excited and after searching past UKe threads i ordered a mahalo soprano 2011 beginners uke in union jack design grin . i then found local to us for three pound is a beginners workshop every Wednesday grin grin grin - wish i had got black now blush

HellonHeels Sun 23-Jun-13 10:17:23

Woooo! How exciting - are you going to go on Wednesday? Union flag design uke will be fun :-)

HellonHeels Sun 23-Jun-13 10:19:44

I should say something about tuners. I got a Snark brand tuner (the red one) and really recommend it. very easy to use.

DH has a different tuner for his guitar and keeps stealing mine, he says it's the best one he's used.

noyouhavehadawee Sun 23-Jun-13 12:35:58

i ordered a tuner with mine a cherub i think it was? delivery not due till Wednesday so it won't be this week. because of her union jack design i am going to call her Elizabeth - is that ok? grin

MsUumellmahaye Mon 24-Jun-13 09:19:25

cant find beginners group or lessons in glasgow at all, have emailed a guy but he never replied. does anyone know of any?

HellonHeels Mon 24-Jun-13 12:44:31

MsU I had a look at Glasgow Uke stuff and like you, found very little. There was a Facebook group and some people advertising private lessons.

How long ago did you email the tutor? They sometimes teach over school /college terms so this one might be on hols. The FB group might be worth a try for teaching or class recommendations.

MsUumellmahaye Mon 24-Jun-13 21:22:47

oo never thought of that, yes it was associated with stow college! going to messsage the facebook page, thanks.

noyouhavehadawee Wed 26-Jun-13 16:41:35

oh mine has arrived but no tuner yet though its been dispatched so i have stowed her safely. its a lovely Finnish on it grin

noyouhavehadawee Thu 27-Jun-13 06:48:23

ok so after posting i got it back out and tried with some success to tune her by ear then i practised going from c to f and that was short lived and my fingers have dents in them grin . i was following some t tube to learn this. is this the best way or can anyone recommend a dummies music book? thanks smile

MsUumellmahaye Thu 27-Jun-13 10:35:16

i bought a book but i dont find it easy to follow, think the you tube vids are best! easy it ain't!!!

noyouhavehadawee Thu 27-Jun-13 15:54:52

thanks for that - just come in and my tuner still hasn't come so im royally peed off - went on amazon and saw it was coming from Singapore grrrrrrrrrrr so just ordered another one for next day delivery - a snark one? Will ebay tuther if it arrives ever........

noyouhavehadawee Fri 28-Jun-13 21:49:03

im in tune grin, I can go from c to f and am doing down down up up down up and I freakin love it - dh not so much ha ha! My strumming is a bit patchy - doing the claw method - dear me this is going to affect my life somewhat!

noyouhavehadawee Fri 28-Jun-13 22:05:54

Oh I also have to say the group I was going to go along to I rang today to book on it only to discover its for over 50's!! I was gutted - the lady told me to come along anyway as they are not overly strict but now im not so sure - I don't want the over 50s ganging up on little me confused

noyouhavehadawee Mon 01-Jul-13 18:34:16

wow i proper killed this quiche !! i can play twinkle twinkle slowly and know four chords - others look a bit tricky grin

MsUumellmahaye Wed 03-Jul-13 08:28:28

noyou, i thought i had killed the thread till you came on smile i have no idea where all the ukulele people went. i am finding the strumming really hard, i have learned a few chords had a try of a few others and just thought that it's actually impossible to get my fingers in those positionssmile have had a response about a beginners group starting in september though smile

noyouhavehadawee Wed 03-Jul-13 13:18:23

hello grin grin grin grin i started googling some beginners stuff and downloaded a free crash course booklet by some bret bloke then i printed off somewhere over rainbow and can play that slowly with hit and miss chord changes but getting there smile . today i found a site with cooler songs on i think it was UKedaily and decided to learn songs i like. i printed off a chord diagram thing too. i feel happy all the time ha ha

noyouhavehadawee Wed 03-Jul-13 13:21:54

i keep changing my strum pattern or just do down ones, a plastic pick makes it easier but so loud so think i need a felt one. i think a group would be good attwg am going to continue going alone .

MsUumellmahaye Wed 03-Jul-13 13:44:35

i cant wait to go group. am finding it easier to just down strum. it does make you feel jolly smile

noyouhavehadawee Mon 15-Jul-13 22:23:15

how is everyone doing or have you all given up?

MrsShrek3 Mon 15-Jul-13 22:43:44

yay, can i join you? I have been learning froma work colleague - music lesson lunchtimes! grin

noyouhavehadawee Tue 16-Jul-13 13:52:54

now that sounds fun!! i have been googlin various songs and trying to learn them , i did hallelujah for hours last night and dh still didn't get it!! tried a bit of finger picking as well but need to watch that you tube clip again grin

MsUumellmahaye Thu 18-Jul-13 21:44:25

hi all, am currently learning twinkle twinkle, need to practice more!!!

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