Wednesday, January 9, 2013

By Popular Demand

So, one of my New Year's resolutions was to learn how to play my ukulele, or at least learn how to play a song that people know. If I'm being honest, I can actually play two songs: Jambalaya and Little Liza Jane. They both use the same two chords (C and F) but the strumming pattern is different for each one so technically they are different. 

Last night I busted the ukulele out along with my Ukulele for Dummies ebook and decided to try and progress beyond the C and F chords I already play like a pro.

The next lesson was to learn how to play I'll Fly Away. I don't know this song, but I'm sure someone does so it falls into the catagory of a "song that people know". Bonus to this? I got to learn a new chord! 

And to make this all the more interesting (yeah, that's the word to best describe this), I video taped myself trying to play it. 
I wasn't sure I would share this with anyone outside of my husband and daughter (because they know the level of my oddness and love me despite it), but I had a group of weirdos friends on Facebook that wanted to witness this for themselves.

So this is for them. Just remember, you asked for it.


  1. Oh my god. The rock star flourish really made the whole damn thing. Seriously, though -- couple of things:

    1. I am one of the people who knows that song. I LOVE that song. It was in Brother Where Art Thou. (Amazing soundtrack.) So, yessss.

    2. You. On video. The world needs more of it, is all. It makes me miss you! You're so funny and silly.

    3. You playing ukulele is awesome. You're doing great. I loved it. I look forward to more, my friend. :)

    1. You are too kind. I was home alone when I did this (although other people being in the house certainly wouldn't have stopped me). When I watched it afterward I laughed and laughed and thought "People will think I'm psycho if I post this." :D Like they didn't know that already...

  2. you will have to come to bluegrass night at my local pub. jump in and play whatever you like... they play on Sunday nights...7-9pm... ROCK OUT!


  3. Why does the video no longer exist? I, in my ukulele melee, wanted to to go back and watch you play again and LO! It is gone.

    I have a sad.

    1. I have no idea why! I'm a little irritated by this...