I Play the Ukulele

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    The Amazing Ukulele!

    What an amazing instrument.  I bite my fingers down to the nubs as well as the skin around them, and yet can still play.  Last week I sliced the bejeebers out of my ring finger on my strumming hand.  It should have had stitches, so the doc told me.  Yet I still could play...
    theremustbeawayout theremustbeawayout
    Jun 13, 2012

    I adore my ukulele! I haven't been playing

    that long but honestly it makes me so happy just to strum random tunes. Hands down one of the best instruments
    AutumnTea AutumnTea
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 14, 2015


    I learned to play ukulele in grade school. I went to a private school in Dallas where the principal played baritone ukulele, and we had ukulele lessons as a mandantory part of our curriculum from grades 1 - 4. Every so often the principal would would have all the grades gather...
    Pidgie Pidgie
    46-50, F
    Jun 1, 2009

    Just Started Playing

    I love playing so much that not even a month went by before I upgraded my uke. I went from a lanikai lu-21 to a nice mahogany mainland that I love sooo much! The lanikai is awesome, and was in the right price range for me to pick up to see if I liked playing the ukulele at all...
    triptastic triptastic
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jul 29, 2013

    I Love My Uke

    I have been playing the ukulele for 8 years now. It started in elementary school since our school had ukuleles instead of recorders. I loved it and joined our schools "Uke Club" that met at lunch to play. We played around the city and even made some CDs. I stayed in the club...
    Flotte Flotte
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Aug 31, 2010

    Just My Luck!

    I have been wanting a ukulele for months now, but I have been very hesitant to purchase one, since I might accidentally spend a $#!%load of money on what turns out to be the wrong one. One day I was at a friends house, thinking about ukuleles (literally), when my friend says "Ooh...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 8, 2013

    = )

    It's so pretty. My friend is letting me borrow hers right now, and I looove it. I'm not very good, but I can play a few songs, and it's so relaxing. You'd be surprised how pretty songs are on the ukulele. For example, listen to Julia Nunes' cover of God Only Knows on ukulele...
    fitterhappiervelcro fitterhappiervelcro
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 24, 2008

    I Have a Tenor Uke

    I used to play it in college but am rusty for sure.  I love to sing and play.  Sang a duet with my old college friend last year - it sounded good and it was so much fun to do.
    moxiesurvivor moxiesurvivor
    66-70, F
    1 Response May 25, 2007

    The Ukulele Anthem. . .

    . . .by Amanda Palmer. Listen. Love. Be Amazed:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni6qaNUcd9ETotally expresses how I feel about this instrument.  Any uke song that starts out by talking about Sid Vicious is an attention grabber by definition.You.Must.Listen.
    theremustbeawayout theremustbeawayout
    1 Response Sep 22, 2013

    Learning a New Song

    The only song I've ever played is "Somewhere over the Rainbow & What a Wonderful World" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.  I played that at my high school graduation!  Other than that, I've never learned any other songs.  That is...until now...I've found a...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Nov 10, 2008

    It's Fun!

    I've been playing for about 8 months and am really enjoying it. I found it alot easier than learning guitar which I also play but pretty badly! Think am doing ok but my tutor reckons our class is good enough to join the local emsemble, playing to an audience. The thought of that...
    Eggyegg Eggyegg
    46-50, F
    Jun 29, 2010

    My sister's bf is teaching me.

    It's fun but I'm not very good.
    deleted deleted
    Dec 8, 2015

    I've always had a huge interest in music ~

    and just earlier this year I began to play the ukulele for my music class. since then, I haven't gone a day without practicing my little blue ukulele and honestly I couldn't see myself without it. it has become a passion and I can always just play my ukulele to make myself feel...
    mollehbro mollehbro
    18-21, F
    Oct 3, 2014
    Niqua0507 Niqua0507
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 1, 2014

    I was hanging with friends one time

    and I saw a guy playing an ukulele. I asked him where he learned it and apparently his whole family has been playing for a few generations. He taught me some songs before he left town. I hope to meet him again to show him how I improved. ^_^
    OnlyDaughterOf4 OnlyDaughterOf4
    13-15, F
    Mar 21

    Kauai has always been my favorite place to visit

    and this summer i decided to start playing the uke as a way to stay in touch with my hawaiian side! it's so fun and easy for me to play and i love singing along (when i'm alone)
    daydreamer27 daydreamer27
    18-21, F
    Nov 15, 2014

    I'd like to purchase a ukulele

    for my boyfriend as a gift he plays guitar but wants a ukulele, does anyone know what kind I should get him? I'm not sure which would be best and I wouldn't want to buy something super pricey that's not worth it either, thank you :)
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 24, 2015


    I do NOT play the Ukulele, but I love musicians, especially those who know how to play instruments. Okay, and those who sing. Okay. I love musicians period. I melt whenever I hear passionate music being played. Strings are my favorite.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 28, 2009

    It'S My Instrument Of Choice!

    I love the ukulele! It has such a bright sound, and it's portable, and it's so easy to play! When it's happy, it's the happiest instrument. When it's sad, it's strangely haunting. I have three, and I'm eventually going to collect more. I love them! I want to play them all...
    LouiseTheTurtle LouiseTheTurtle
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 25, 2013

    Ukulele Saved My Life

    seriously.   About 6 years ago I was working 70hours a week (no overtime pay) few friends, poor health and pretty much just a sad and lonley existence. Those factors led to a minor heart attack and 33 years old. Then, while on recovery leave from work, I picked up a...
    sirant sirant
    7 Responses Feb 27, 2009


    :) this is me. tell me what you think.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dhsOU6La8U   i like this one better, however, hah.
    definitionofplain definitionofplain
    13-15, F
    Nov 30, 2010

    It's so simple to me.

    I've played since the age of 6. c:
    DezSheeran DezSheeran
    16-17, F
    Jan 13, 2014

    By 'play' I mean tune every now

    and then. I want to play more but there aren't enough people around me who are as interested in the instrument as I am. So I see it as a moot point. I practice some times and I get a little better every time but I don't carry it with me all the time(though I kind of want to...
    FallenPride FallenPride
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 26, 2014

    Be Jealous

    My ukulele's name is Phillip.... That is all.
    catchingyourclouds catchingyourclouds
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 1, 2013

    The Ukulele Is Amazing

    I freakin love my ukulele.. I think I'm going to name him phill. I've had phill since last Christmas, but I've only really learned 1 full song. But I've made up others because I've learned the notes, and I'm pretty good at it if I do say so myself :) I play guitar too, and there...
    meandmyuke meandmyuke
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 4, 2013
    Imactuallyareallyhappyperson Imactuallyareallyhappyperson
    13-15, F
    Jul 9, 2015

    I Love My Uke

    I've been playing it for about six months now.  I think I play rather well given that amount of time.  It's a really nice way for me to calm down when I'm stressed out.
    MsStarrShine MsStarrShine
    22-25, F
    Apr 1, 2010

    Playing the ukulele and singing is probably my

    favorite thing to do in the whole world. Unfortunately I don't have a very nice one , and i'm self conscious about my voice so I don't play very often :( I don't really want people to hear me. I honestly wish I lived alone just so I could play music all the time!
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 20, 2015
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