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Re: Welcome to Uke Corner

Postby ZebraWarriorPrincess » Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:18 pm

http://www.ukuleleorchestra.com/main/home.aspx

Either way, this looks cool..... :D
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Re: Welcome to Uke Corner

Postby biscuit » Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:06 pm

ZebraWarriorPrincess wrote:http://www.ukuleleorchestra.com/main/home.aspx

Either way, this looks cool..... :D


Wow! Just wow! I want to play at the Proms too :rock:

(If only I hadn't bought tickets to see Coldplay in Norway on the 19th :P ...)
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Postby kellysouthpaw » Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:25 am

Well, here he is! Mahogany Makala Tenor :) Name to be determined...

Also - I was telling Turnip about it because she's been just a DOLL about helping me decide and giving me all sorts of great advice and links and whatnot. Anyway, Turnip has officially named my uke "Clement" and oh I am keeping it ;)

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Re: Welcome to Uke Corner

Postby vmh » Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:39 am

Nice! That's a fine looking uke if I do say so myself. I'm still waiting on mine to be delivered. I thought about naming it Jemaine for obvious reasons but have decided that a $30 uke is not worth of such a distinguished name so I think I will name my first uke...Solomon.
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Postby kellysouthpaw » Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:58 am

Solomon is nice too! This uke was about $85. It's real wood and comes from a VERY highly recommended ebay seller for ukes. I'm sure indigo has heard of him - musicguymic. He's already e-mailed me to let me know he's going to restring it with some really good aquila strings and ship it out asap. I e-mailed him about half an hour ago asking if he'd tune it to low G for me. He wrote back a few minutes later and said he absolutely would.

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Re: Welcome to Uke Corner

Postby Nancy » Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:43 am

That's a beautiful uke, Kelly. :thumb:

Is it a tenor? Is it usually tuned differently than the soprano (My Dog Has Fleas)?

Can't wait to hear of its arrival. :waiting:
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Re: Welcome to Uke Corner

Postby biscuit » Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:41 am

kellysouthpaw wrote:Well, here he is! Mahogany Makala Tenor :) Name to be determined...

Also - I was telling Turnip about it because she's been just a DOLL about helping me decide and giving me all sorts of great advice and links and whatnot. Anyway, Turnip has officially named my uke "Clement" and oh I am keeping it ;)


It looks beautiful! :D And a great name too (we should get together and play :lol: )
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Re: Welcome to Uke Corner

Postby indigo_jones » Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:49 pm

Congrats and a big welcome to Clement! That's great that the seller is restringing it with aquila for you and doing the start up tuning, as well, although with new strings and travel, you're definitely going to have to retune it yourself. Honestly, I know nothing about the online sellers, since I had a great store to go to when I was looking for mine, but he sounds like a good one if he's doing all that for you -- as he should.
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Re: Welcome to Uke Corner

Postby biscuit » Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:45 am

I just found this site called www.chordie.com Some of you who play the guitar may already be aware of this. The thing is if you register and set your instrument to uke all the chords will show up as uke chords :D In addition you can build your own songbook and, even better, there are already loads of public songbooks, some of which are dedicated to songs fitting the uke!
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Postby kellysouthpaw » Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:36 am

Aw thanks everyone! I am so excited for Clement to arrive you have NO idea! I've been spending a LOT of time at www.ukuleleunderground.com - as I'm finding a TON of video tutorials on how to strum, chunk, tune, etc! I've learned so much already, I just wish I had him here to start! There's also a forum on UU in case I run into any problems.

indigo - the seller I bought from actually owns a shop in Hawai'i and is an authorized Kala dealer. So he knows his stuff and I'm very impressed with him thus far!

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Re: Welcome to Uke Corner

Postby ZebraWarriorPrincess » Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:30 pm

biscuit wrote:
ZebraWarriorPrincess wrote:http://www.ukuleleorchestra.com/main/home.aspx

Either way, this looks cool..... :D


Wow! Just wow! I want to play at the Proms too :rock:

(If only I hadn't bought tickets to see Coldplay in Norway on the 19th :P ...)



Ukes are cooler :D :D
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Re: Welcome to Uke Corner

Postby biscuit » Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:39 pm

True :nod:

Coldplay is a bit gay :lol:

(And I mean that in the FOTC reference kind of way, not the completely non-PC kind of way)
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Re: Welcome to Uke Corner

Postby ZebraWarriorPrincess » Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:44 pm

biscuit wrote:True :nod:

Coldplay is a bit gay :lol:

(And I mean that in the FOTC reference kind of way, not the completely non-PC kind of way)

:D

not heard anyone say that for ages.

Thinking of playing my uke on bus to work. That and asking to be called by my rapping name should ensure that I am swiftly removed from the premises :D
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Re: Welcome to Uke Corner

Postby biscuit » Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:13 pm

I do bring my uke everywhere these days. Somewhere Over The Rainbow is sounding pretty good if I might say so. Currently working on Space Oddity 8)

Chordie FTW! :supz:

I want to be in uke orchestra so badly right now. I may be a complete dreamer, but a WTF uke project would be cooler than a Fisher & Paykel!
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Re: Welcome to Uke Corner

Postby ZebraWarriorPrincess » Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:16 pm

It could be a reality...sack off Coldplay and be in the Proms! :D
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