Forum

My First Ukulele
 
Notifications
Clear all

My First Ukulele  


(@joehempel)
Noble Member
Joined: 13 years ago
Posts: 2418
Topic starter  

I bought my first Ukulele today, it's a Christmas gift, so it goes away until next month, but I was able to mess around with it a bit.

I learned a couple chords, and started playing! This thing is incredibly fun!! It's a Stagg solid top Uke, was about $110 with the hard shell case, extra strings, and a pick....by the way, is the pick supposed to be gigantic??

Anyway, here's a little video I did with it. Sorry about the bad quality in the video, I used my webcam....I look like a terrorist. :lol: :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEpGaZC-w9Q

In Space, no one can hear me sing!


Quote
 Nuno
(@nuno)
Famed Member
Joined: 14 years ago
Posts: 3998
 

The ukulele is very cool! You and Dogbite will be responsible if I buy an ukulele for me! :evil:

Enjoy (after Christmas)! :D


ReplyQuote
(@joehempel)
Noble Member
Joined: 13 years ago
Posts: 2418
Topic starter  

I admit....it's so much more fun that I thought it would be.

Just playing it as so far put me in a good mood. Even the magled frets and the fact that I have to return it today to exchange it hasn't kept me down.

So I'd say GO FOR IT!!! :twisted: :twisted:

In Space, no one can hear me sing!


ReplyQuote
 Nuno
(@nuno)
Famed Member
Joined: 14 years ago
Posts: 3998
 

LOL!

It seems very, very fun to play. It is like a small and beautiful toy. And the tone is very pleasant, too. Now I am waiting for a new and different "toy" but I will consider put an ukulele in my Christmas list!


ReplyQuote
(@dogbite)
Illustrious Member
Joined: 16 years ago
Posts: 6353
 

uke are cool
they rule.

although they are toy sized they are not toys. (Nuno, I know hat you meant).

I have looked at professional ukuleles. think a few thousand dollars. OMG.

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=644552http://www.soundclick.com/couleerockinvaders


ReplyQuote
(@minotaur)
Noble Member
Joined: 13 years ago
Posts: 1092
 

That's great. :D I'm reading more and more about ukes. I have one, got it when I got my Jackson last year. The Uke is still in the box. I can't even tell you the name. But I remember it wasn't expensive, about $30. I'm going to start noodling around with it, myself.

It is difficult to answer when one does not understand the question.


ReplyQuote
(@smokindog)
Illustrious Member
Joined: 16 years ago
Posts: 5359
 

The Uke is VERY cool 8) 8) 8) Check this song out. Its done by kind of an Irish Skiffle group. The Uke is an old plastic one but sounds great :twisted:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3nRRtwOlkM

My Youtube Pagehttp://www.youtube.com/user/smokindoghttp://www.soundclick.com/smokindogandthebluezershttp://www.soundclick.com/guitarforumjams


ReplyQuote
 Nuno
(@nuno)
Famed Member
Joined: 14 years ago
Posts: 3998
 

I was watching some videos yesterday, that guy is awesome!


ReplyQuote
(@greybeard)
Illustrious Member
Joined: 18 years ago
Posts: 5899
 

Have a look at some of this young lady's vids. She plays a 6 string Uke.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GftSbMWvHoI&feature=related

I started with nothing - and I've still got most of it left.
Did you know that the word "gullible" is not in any dictionary?
Greybeard's Pages
My Articles & Reviews on GN


ReplyQuote
(@minotaur)
Noble Member
Joined: 13 years ago
Posts: 1092
 

Anyone ever see this?

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=829401773913198414 #

It is difficult to answer when one does not understand the question.


ReplyQuote
(@joehempel)
Noble Member
Joined: 13 years ago
Posts: 2418
Topic starter  

All of these videos are great!! I think I'm going to be leaning towards a concert Uke. The sopranos don't have the frets for what I'm looking to play.

In Space, no one can hear me sing!


ReplyQuote
(@minotaur)
Noble Member
Joined: 13 years ago
Posts: 1092
 

I took mine out of its box last night. It's a Hilo. The strings are plastic or nylon or some-such. It needs a little tuning, since the chord progression of Night Moves didn't sound anything like it does on the guitar (G F C F G). But I think these things could turn out to be fun.

It is difficult to answer when one does not understand the question.


ReplyQuote
 Nuno
(@nuno)
Famed Member
Joined: 14 years ago
Posts: 3998
 

What is the difference between sopranos and concerts? I though it was only the body. :oops:


ReplyQuote
(@joehempel)
Noble Member
Joined: 13 years ago
Posts: 2418
Topic starter  

There are apparently a few types of Ukulele's.

There is the Soprano, which I have, it's got about a 13" scale length and 12 frets

The concert is about 14" scale length and has something like 15 frets

The tenor (after doing research I think I want a tenor) is about 17" scale length, has 18 frets

The baritone is closest to a guitar without the top two strings.

Someone who knows more will hopefully correct me.

In Space, no one can hear me sing!


ReplyQuote
(@pleasing575)
Active Member
Joined: 11 years ago
Posts: 5
 

I love this ukulele sound... thanks!!


ReplyQuote