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Help: Ukulele Tips

GUEST,UkeBob 21 Dec 00 - 07:56 PM
Rick Fielding 22 Dec 00 - 12:45 AM
GUEST,Mark Cohen (another late night at the hospit 22 Dec 00 - 02:20 AM
Mark Cohen 22 Dec 00 - 05:23 AM
Rick Fielding 22 Dec 00 - 12:32 PM
Whistle Stop 22 Dec 00 - 12:41 PM
Bert 22 Dec 00 - 12:52 PM
catspaw49 22 Dec 00 - 01:08 PM
Cap't Bob 22 Dec 00 - 01:21 PM
GUEST,Mark Cohen 22 Dec 00 - 06:20 PM
GUEST,UkeBob 22 Dec 00 - 10:28 PM
Rick Fielding 22 Dec 00 - 10:34 PM
catspaw49 22 Dec 00 - 11:28 PM
Cap't Bob 23 Dec 00 - 12:01 AM
Felipa 11 Aug 15 - 03:39 PM
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Subject: Ukulele Tips
From: GUEST,UkeBob
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 07:56 PM

I have recently acquired a well made ukulele from Hawaii. I am interested in any tips, or sources of uke info. Also is there any Hawaiin music or groups in the Toronto area?


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Subject: RE: Help: Ukulele Tips
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 12:45 AM

I should point out that "UkeBob" is the former "Bouzouki Bob" and he has a LOVELY authentic uke.

We have a couple of Hawaiian Catters Bob, maybe they can help.

Rick


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Subject: RE: Help: Ukulele Tips
From: GUEST,Mark Cohen (another late night at the hospit
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 02:20 AM

Bob, there is a nice series of books by -- oh, damn, can't remember his name! this is happening way too often -- One is Ukulele Gems, and the others are also lost in the depths of my fading memory. They're small paperbacks, each with a couple of dozen songs. After living in Hawaii for 6 years I finally bought a serviceable ukulele and this guy's books--I promise I'll post the name as soon as I get back home!--are very user-friendly. There are two main "venues" for the ukulele, traditional Hawaiian music, and Tin Pan Alley type standards, especially those arranged by Ukulele Ike, whose music is well represented in these books. I like the latter and am trying to learn the former.

I don't know if Banjo Bonnie a/k/a/ Little Neophyte, who is in Toronto, knows of any Hawaiian music in that neck of the woods. I know she's spent time on this island (Big Island).

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Help: Ukulele Tips
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 05:23 AM

His name is Jim Beloff. Jumpin' Jim's Ukulele Favorites and Jumpin' Jim's Ukulele Gems. They're distributed by Hal Leonard, so they shouldn't be too hard to find, even in the Great White North. He also has a more basic instructional book, Jumpin' Jim's Ukulele Tips and Tunes. If you are interested in traditional Hawaiian books, let me know and I'll scout around the bookstores here.

And although you probably know this, it's "oo-koo-lay-lay", not "you-ka-laily" -- but "uke" works even in Hawaii. The word means "jumping flea". (Although "uku" is also the word for the little buggers some of my young patients have in their hair...and they ain't fleas.) I had heard that the name arose as a description of the player's fingers, but recently heard a more interesting story: that the first person who popularized the instrument was a diminutive European whose nickname among the Hawaiians was "uku lele" because of his short stature and high energy level (of course, I can't recall his name).

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Help: Ukulele Tips
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 12:32 PM

Hi Mark, I was hoping you'd see this.

Bob, you may find that you're "IT" in Toronto. In which case it's up to YOU to start the "UKE CLUB". When Andre Seguinot put up his first poster looking for people to come to "Club Django", I don't think he ever dreamed the response would be a great as it was. Now he even has his "gypsy" nickname, "Papy".

You can be "cool Hand Uke".

Rick


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Subject: RE: Help: Ukulele Tips
From: Whistle Stop
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 12:41 PM

I don't know much about the ukulele, however it's pronounced. But if you haven't already figured this out, the standard "my dog has fleas" ukulele tuning is the same intervals as the four highest strings on the guitar (except that the "my" string -- the one closest to your chin -- is an octave higher). So if you already know some guitar chords, you can cheat on the ukulele by just playing it like it's a guitar missing the low-E and A strings. It's a place to start, anyway.


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Subject: RE: Help: Ukulele Tips
From: Bert
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 12:52 PM

Don't leave it on a chair


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Subject: RE: Help: Ukulele Tips
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 01:08 PM

Ah, Ukelele Tips...........Haven't had any in years, but sauteed in olive oil and a bit of Burgundy, with scallions, mushrooms, and black olives then served in the half shell of a split pineapple, they're hard to beat!

Bob, have a good time playing with your "little instrument."

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Help: Ukulele Tips
From: Cap't Bob
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 01:21 PM

UkeBob ~ you have probably already checked out the "Ukulele Diner", however, if you haven't I would recommend that you give it a try. Go to their LINKS page and you will find all kinds of info.

You will find it at:

http://ukediner.ukulele.org/

Cap't Bob


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Subject: RE: Help: Ukulele Tips
From: GUEST,Mark Cohen
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 06:20 PM

And here is a link to the Hawaii Ukulele Guide, with lots of references for instructional materials, music, etc. And the aforementioned Uke Diner gives both legends for the name, and includes the sailor's name, Edward Purvis. Good luck! And if you ever come out to the home of the uke, give me a shout--I'm in the book.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Help: Ukulele Tips
From: GUEST,UkeBob
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 10:28 PM

Thanks Mark, I will check out these sites. I was lucky enough to have been in Hawaii for 2 weeks in September of this year. I bought my uke directly from G-String. I saw a lot of good players including the groups "Kapena" "Mannalua" and Jake Shimabukuro. What an incredible time we had! Such good music, excellent weather, friendly people, beautiful scenery and very tasty food. We cant wait to go back, but it will likely be years before we can afford it.You are very fortunate to live there. What do you do for a living in Hawaii? PS We have about a foot of snow in Toronto,with a forecast high of about -10 c. U.B.


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Subject: RE: Help: Ukulele Tips
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 10:34 PM

And our damn heat's off!

Rick


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Subject: RE: Help: Ukulele Tips
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 11:28 PM

Your heat's off? Geez Rick.........Gotta fireplace or some backup?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Help: Ukulele Tips
From: Cap't Bob
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 12:01 AM

Drink lots of Hot Buttered Rum Rick. You may freeze to death but I guarentee you will die a happy man.

I visited Hawaii six times during the early 50's while in the Navy. The Royal Hawaiian Hotel at that time was about the largest structure on Waikiki Beach. Ah, the good old days. At the time I had a uke made in occupied Japan that cost me around 700 yen (360 yen to the dollar in those days). We had a great time playing on the beach with frequent trips to Don the Beachombers for a pineapple filled with some kind of rum ~ what a drink. WOW those were the days. I still have the ole uke inscribed with the names of my buddies and all the places where we had been ~

Mark, you are a very lucky man. Don't spend too much time in the lava tubes.

Cap't Bob


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Subject: RE: Help: Ukulele Tips
From: Felipa
Date: 11 Aug 15 - 03:39 PM

at least I know why during one of my searches for a "tenor ukulele" I was asked if I meant a "diner ukulele"!


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