How many TBers play Ukulele?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Gord_oh, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Gord_oh


    Oct 4, 2008
    I just order my first soprano Ukulele. I pretty excited to start learning it. Its portable, and fun. Ive never seen an upset Uke player...Plus I like the idea of having something I can take with me just about anywhere.

    Just curious how many people actually play one?
  2. yamaha


    Apr 7, 2006
    Off topic, but I met this guy last year. Pretty damn amazing on the Ukulele. His name is Jake Shimabukuro.

  3. I be playin' the uke too sometimes
  4. arginator


    Feb 28, 2009
    Upstate NY
    Yeah it's hard to be pissed off when you're playing one.
  5. Gord_oh


    Oct 4, 2008
  6. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Supporting Member

    Fraid I don't. Is a mandolin close enough? I play a pretty mediocre mandolin but it's a ball at campfires.
  7. Murph#2


    Mar 24, 2010
    Tip Toe Through The Tulips
  8. rockwarnick


    Jul 29, 2006
    Rockville, MD
    I got one last year for my birthday. I should really get back into it so I play music everywhere I want.

    and i agree with the whole not being upset when you play. It's like seeing someone upset on a pogostick. Or as a Daniel Tosh says, a jet ski.
  9. vyse933


    Mar 31, 2006
    Grand Haven, MI
    I'm all about the baritone ukulele

    Gotta keep down the low end!
  10. Gord_oh


    Oct 4, 2008
    ill start on soprano and then we will see how things go.
    so far this summer im going to learn:
    acoustic guitar
    electric guitar

    i guess im going big. i have a list of instruments id like to learn, but this is a pretty full plate for now.
  11. Gord_oh


    Oct 4, 2008
    Michigan having a harder time waiting for my first uke, than i normally do waiting for a bass.

    watching videos and reading up on it while im slow at work, im uber excited
  12. TheDarkReaver

    TheDarkReaver Banned

    Mar 20, 2006
    Lincolnshire, UK
    I do, a bit. I know a couple of chords and can pop out a shoddy version of House of the Rising Sun and that's about it.

    I've got a purple Mahalo one that I got for £15.
  13. can_v


    Feb 2, 2010
    I do, but not much. My brother bought one for me as a gift. He's been playing it for a while and was looking for someone to play with. I'm the only guy in the entire family who play music instruments, so he got me one. it's a yellow Mahalo.
  14. I play a Tenor Uke ~ I'm up to 50 cover tunes

    great for camping or acoustic jams
    I put it in a backpack jump on my bike & cruise
  15. Muddslide


    Feb 23, 2007
    Gypsy Caravan
    I played pretty seriously from around 2000-2005. Still have a couple, but don't really pick it up anymore. Great, fun instrument though.