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Re: WTFIUO 1 Year Anniversary!!! :-) 5th July 2010

Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:57 am
by SecretCheri
nonchalant obsession wrote: I don't know how you manage playing softly...I want to play my uke like this...




:heart: :prayer: :heart: :prayer: :heart: :prayer: :heart:


That was awesome! I want to play my uke like that, too!! but stage fright usually gets the best of me :oops: Maybe if I let my hair get all in my face like the lady in that video, then I wouldn't get so nervous :wink:

By the way, I really liked the beginning that you added on to "You've got a friend in me"...did you find a version you liked somewhere? or did you just play it until it sounded right?

Re: WTFIUO 1 Year Anniversary!!! :-) 5th July 2010

Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:20 am
by nonchalant obsession
I was trying to find the little intro that Randy leads in with, and I stumbled onto that one. It was pretty easy once I got the hang of it. It's C, C7, F, F#dim, C, G7...then C (but played as a B moved down a fret), then B, Bb, B, "C", B, Bb, B then right into the first C of the song. Does that make sense? :rolleyes: Thanks for forcing me to learn that song. :lol: I laugh remembering how frustrated I was at first.

I bang on my uke all the time, chunking or as a drum even...and strum way too hard. I tried doing my fingers like Gabriela today. It doesn't sound quite right yet. :lol: I might try it on the guitar. But that thing is just so freaking BIG. :?


Zebra: :hug: We miss you.

Re: WTFIUO 1 Year Anniversary!!! :-) 5th July 2010

Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:30 pm
by LauraK
:clap: SecretCheri, that was wonderful! :rock:

nonch, I got BigDaddy out the other day and he felt Huge! :lol: I canNOT imagine playing a guitar!

Re: WTFIUO 1 Year Anniversary!!! :-) 5th July 2010

Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:28 am
by nonchalant obsession
LauraK wrote:nonch, I got BigDaddy out the other day and he felt Huge! ...

:o :snakeman:

LauraK, we have a new thread to chat about such things...it's called "Items for mommies and daddies who love each other very much." :lol:

And I think you promised us a video? :eyelashes:

Re: WTFIUO 1 Year Anniversary!!! :-) 5th July 2010

Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 4:16 pm
by nonchalant obsession
Ack! I've been so busy that I missed the WTFIUO 2nd Anniversary! :drinkers: :rock: :partyman: :rock:

I am determined to play my uke a lot today! I've just printed off "Longing to Belong" by Eddie Vedder and Waltzing Matilda (to keep my tab skills sharp!) Not sure I'll have time for a video but I wanted to give our orchestra a shout out!

:heart: :heart: WTFIUO!!! :heart: :heart:

Re: WTFIUO 1 Year Anniversary!!! :-) 5th July 2010

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:15 am
by Nancy
Here, here! Well said, nonch! And my uke's namesake, Kevin Youkilis, just got named as a replacement to the All-Star game, so it definitely is time to pick him up and play in celebration tonight! :rock:

Re: WTFIUO 1 Year Anniversary!!! :-) 5th July 2010

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:09 am
by LauraK
Happy 2nd Anniversary, WTFIUO Members! :rock: :supz: :clap: :drinkers: :rock:

Gosh, in the beginning I was all "Yeah! I'm making a video!" Now? "Oooo, I'm not making a video...." :lol:

I've not been keeping up practicing like I should. I pick up Iti Tahi most often and play the songs I'm familiar with. I need to find some new ones to practice.

One of my faves is the on SW found, Butterfly Nets. :D :rock: I just tuned her up and played a few songs- thanks, nonch!

Re: WTFIUO 1 Year Anniversary!!! :-) 5th July 2010

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:04 am
by nonchalant obsession
Why are you not making video's, Laura? I sometimes feel like I have nothing new to contribute, but I've been told online (very reputable) that it helps improve skills and sustain interest to exhibit one's improvements. (no matter how slight) :geek: :lol: So I will fight my nature and exhibit my latest....

(FYI please turn down your volume as I seem to play this song rather aggressively)



My apologies to Eddie...damn I love that song. :heart: I can't even pretend to get his magnificent strums down tho. :x What are your "go to songs"? I have several that I always play to warm up (and cuz I love them) and then my latest favorites which at the moment are: Dream A Little Dream of Me, Breathe, Falling Slowly and Short People. :thumb:

I spend lots of my spare time on Ukulele Hunt these days. I think I have a tiny crush on Woodshed. :blush: He both cracks me up and inspires me.

Two years! Wow. I will say that I don't think I've touched my piano in two years though. :worry: Blame the three ukulele's in my office within arms reach at all times. :P

Re: WTFIUO 1 Year Anniversary!!! :-) 5th July 2010

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:11 am
by ItsAllRyche
Wow, Nonch, that was terrific! I did not turn down my volume and it sounded great. You really have to play something on the piano too. I would really love to hear something, you are very talented.

Happy Anniversary to all the WTFIUO ! :party:

Re: WTFIUO 1 Year Anniversary!!! :-) 5th July 2010

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:34 pm
by SheWolf
Wow that was awesome nonch. I've been listening to the latest Eddie CD a fair bit lately and that song is one of my faves, your version sounds perfect.

Re: WTFIUO 1 Year Anniversary!!! :-) 5th July 2010

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:59 pm
by LauraK
Good lord, that was wonderful. :prayer: :clap: :rock:

Re: WTFIUO 1 Year Anniversary!!! :-) 5th July 2010

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:24 pm
by Venus
Yay, nonch!! That was wonderful! :cheer: :thumb:

Happy belated anniversary to the WTFIUO! :yay: :party: :clap: :dance: 8)

Re: WTFIUO 1 Year Anniversary!!! :-) 5th July 2010

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:10 pm
by biscuit
I can't believe I forgot the anniversay :P

Nonch, you rock!!! :cheer:

Re: WTFIUO 1 Year Anniversary!!! :-) 5th July 2010

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:42 pm
by nonchalant obsession
biscuit!!!!! :hug: :hug: Are you still uking? :D


Prove it. :P

Re: WTFIUO 1 Year Anniversary!!! :-) 5th July 2010

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:48 pm
by biscuit
Oooh. Is that a dare? You know I can't resist a dare ;-)

Of course I still uke. I've just been busy. Am going on holiday on Monday and I'm bringing McKenzie :D I'll try to make a video ;)