Friday, December 21, 2012

I Perform 10 Ukelele Songs

As you may or may not know, I have been teaching myself to play the ukelele for a couple of weeks now. I have made very little progress. However, I can play parts of or the essence of or the general idea of 10 songs.

Here is a ukelele recital for you, to make you happy and proud of me or of yourself for being much, much better than me. My technique? Wretched. My chord changes? Painful. My uke? Out of tune. I've played extra slowly and added some false starts to my 10-song medley to make it extra hard to discern what I'm playing. My new favorite thing is to pluck out songs while staring into the eyes of an unwilling listener until they figure out what song it is. I just love doing that now.

Can you name the 10 songs I play? No hints. Just let your love for the ukelele guide you.

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In my mind, my video is exactly like this:
Good luck guessing my songs! I'll gladly play them for you in person if I see you over the holidays!

7 comments:

  1. My 12-year-old is shaking her head. But she did add, "If she can play those four chords, she can play any song."

    I said, "She *is* playing any song. She's playing TEN songs!"

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  2. impressive. I will expect a concert when I'm in town.
    I tried to teach myself the guitar once. I never got even remotely close to being able to play one song, let alone 10. I am forever bowing to your greatness.

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  3. I was just at your house and you didn't offer to play for me. What gives?

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  4. I would pay good money to play the Guitar Hero version of both of those videos.

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  5. Did I hear some Seven Nation Army in there? Nice. I bought my kid a child size guitar for Christmas, so it looks like I'll be learning to play as well. Though, you're far better than I'll ever be!

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  6. "My new favorite thing is to pluck out songs while staring into the eyes of an unwilling listener until they figure out what song it is. I just love doing that now." Hahaha.

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  7. I played both videos blindfolded and I swear I couldn't tell which was yours!

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