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Old 08-18-2015, 07:04 PM   #1
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I bought a ukulele! Seems like it will be fun to learn how to play and a portable instrument for my escape!
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I bought a ukulele! Seems like it will be fun to learn how to play and a portable instrument for my escape!
I'm sure the camp site will be thrilled to hear you practice.
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Old 08-18-2015, 07:19 PM   #3
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You can play pretty softly they are pretty quite not as loud as most conversations. Not nearly as loud as the neighbors rap music or the playing children. I will be a very bad player for a while so i don't really want to subject anyone to it.
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Old 08-18-2015, 07:22 PM   #4
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Better a Uke, then someone playing scales on a violin.

I take my guitar and find it attracts other musicians- in July, at a small camp ground, we had every camper hanging around our site- some dancing!

We played swing, country, old R&R- great fun.
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Old 08-18-2015, 07:31 PM   #5
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UkuleleMark is a member here on the EscapeForum and has a 5.0TA in the pipeline. Wowser can he play! Great all around entertainer. He entertained us at the Oregon Gathering several years back.

I bet he'd really encourage your learning! Me too.
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My classical fits in one of the dinette overheads with plenty of room to spare. I like taking on fishing trips when I'm in the trailer by myself. Practicing gets to my wife after a bit. Fun fast learning instrument.

Here's one I've been working on lately. https://ukutabs.com/i/israel-kamakaw...nderful-world/

And this is the target.
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My classical fits in one of the dinette overheads with plenty of room to spare. I like taking on fishing trips when I'm in the trailer by myself. Practicing gets to my wife after a bit. Fun fast learning instrument.

Here's one I've been working on lately. https://ukutabs.com/i/israel-kamakaw...nderful-world/

And this is the target.
Absolutely love this song ! Pat
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Absolutely love this song ! Pat
Me too, a number of those 150 million hits are mine.
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:12 PM   #9
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Was never particularly fond of the ukulele, & it always made me think of Don Ho, but then a few years ago heard a fellow, don't remember a name, playing blues ukulele at the Comox Valley music festival. I went to the stage expecting a joke, but he was amazing! Changed my whole outlook (outhear?)
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GB&U on the Uke!

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I bought a ukulele! Seems like it will be fun to learn how to play and a portable instrument for my escape!
You would be welcome around our campfire any time. Rarely a night goes by without some playing of guitars and singing. One of the great things about camping, in my mind.

On the rare occasions when in campgrounds, I play more quietly, and not late. It very often draws in other musicians, or just others who love music.

This is old, but I have always loved it. Check out some of his other stuff, and while you are at it, find even more great ukulele music on YouTube.

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Fox Hunt, this sounds like a great way to spend a rainy afternoon....
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Old 08-19-2015, 12:30 AM   #14
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I know a guy who had a backpacker guitar for travel - not as small as a ukulele, but more compact than a normal acoustic guitar.

Another approach to compact stringed instruments is an electric version. There is the well-known electric guitar, but now there are electric violins and cellos, which play like the traditional acoustic but don't have the big soundbox. They can also be used quietly - with headphones - for practice or just to avoid annoying neighbors.
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Old 08-19-2015, 12:40 AM   #15
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Ok ... got me talked into it .... I'm bringing my Uke too .... I'm a ukenewby
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You would be welcome around our campfire any time. Rarely a night goes by without some playing of guitars and singing. One of the great things about camping, in my mind.

On the rare occasions when in campgrounds, I play more quietly, and not late. It very often draws in other musicians, or just others who love music.

This is old, but I have always loved it. Check out some of his other stuff, and while you are at it, find even more great ukulele music on YouTube.

NICE! Pat
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Old 08-19-2015, 03:56 AM   #17
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Some people have the talent to make great music, even with inferior instruments. These guys do a very credible job with a cheap plastic walmart guitar:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Z49QgiOB4Wg
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It's all about the musician not the instrument (says the tone-deaf guy who couldn't play a musical instrument if his life depended on it!) -- witness this guy (we had him for comic relief at a corporate retreat several decades ago):

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I'm an adequate guitar player -- been doing the same strums and picks for 40 odd years -- It's kind of a prop so I can sing folk music -- I had a martin travel guitar for years but being merely an adequate guitar player I couldn't make it sound like much. So now I have a mini Taylor -- I switch it back and forth from the trailer to the car -- I had hoped it would fit in the closet in the 19 but it takes up too much room so I put it in the corner of the dinette when it's not in the car. It''s lightweight and I don't have to baby it like I do my good guitar at home.

It makes a difference having music, especially on those rainy days we were talking about in another thread.
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