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Eddie Vedder
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anyone here play Ukulele?


I've never played a string instrument before but have always wanted to learn. Mrs. Vedder gave me a Uke last year, and I've decided it is time to learn to play it. I messed around with some internet videos but, with no musical instrument background, I needed more. Started lessons with an instructor yesterday.

For those that play, can anyone recommend any fun songs for beginnings? instructor wants me to bring some in...I'm grabbing some of Ed Vedder's songs, of course, but looking for other ideas.

This is my uke; a Kala solid mahogany concert ukulele








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atlau
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re: anyone here play Ukulele?


Never played a ukulele, but as a musician, I can guarantee learning an instrument is a very fulfilling experience. And taking lessons will help you avoid bad habits and lessen the frustrations of learning something new. Good luck.





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Eddie Vedder
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re: anyone here play Ukulele?


quote:

Never played a ukulele, but as a musician, I can guarantee learning an instrument is a very fulfilling experience.


that is what i'm thinking; i grew up with several good friends that played instruments, and continue to play as a hobby into adulthood. and they seem to get a lot of enjoyment out of it.

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Good luck.


thanks!






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quail man
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re: anyone here play Ukulele?


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Eddie Vedder


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I've never played a string instrument before










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Eddie Vedder
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re: anyone here play Ukulele?


i've done a pretty good job fake strumming behind that mike for the last 20 years...





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Kafka
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re: anyone here play Ukulele?


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can anyone recommend any fun songs for beginnings?


George Formby - "Leaning On A Lamp Post"

Hermans Hermits - "Mrs. Brown you've got a lovely daughter"

Jason Robards & Barry Gordon - "Yes Sir, That's My Baby"






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ChoupiqueSacalait
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re: anyone here play Ukulele?


"Somewhere over the Rainbow" - Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo?ole . I bit advanced for a beginner, but something to aim for...





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ChoupiqueSacalait
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re: anyone here play Ukulele?


"The Scarlet Tide" - Elvis Costello





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Kafka
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re: anyone here play Ukulele?


Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards - "Singing in the Rain" (original version)





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REB BEER
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re: anyone here play Ukulele?


Not me, but Ben Matlock used to strum a mean ukulele back in the day.





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Eddie Vedder
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re: anyone here play Ukulele?


Thanks for all of the suggestions!





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