I can now play like... four complete songs on my uke (2 12 bar blues progressions with snappy turnarounds, "Stand By Me" and "Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay") and when I fuck around practicing - it doesn't just sound like isolated chords sloppily strummed.

So there's that.
I can also fingerpick a passable Brahm's "Lullaby," the intro to "Wish You Were Here" and the Simpson's theme.

Three months of dedicated time in the tent finally paying dividends for being able to entertain... myself...
I'm working on "Love Yourself" by what's his face - that kid who keeps making music and had the really pretty hair - and working on the "boom chicka" strum pattern so I can play "Folsom Prison Blues," "Ring Of Fire" and more Cash...
(I gave up on Leon Bridges' "River" because I am never going to be able to sing that shit in a million lifetimes, even though the song isn't that hard to play...)
Ok, so add "House of the Rising Sun" to that in a few hours. Gonna play until my fingers bleed like it's the summer of 69 or whatever
I followed back everyone who supports my baritone ukelele journey. <3
Update | Added "Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman to my repertoire. (I'm proud of this because I didn't like the arrangement that I saw on youtube and modified it a little, which means I'm learning to tweak and adjust things to suit myself and that's neato!)
Now I'm banging around "Black" by Pearl Jam, because it's one of my karaoke staples and then "If You Could Only See" by Tonic. I'm a lunatic and this is all a little above my paygrade, but fuck it...
The intro to "Black" is hella easy(ish) and now I am insulted by 90s rock/alternative music in general. It's literally just E then A. E then A. E then A. Then E then E. Then E then A. For like five minutes. Fuck you, McCready, you lazy fuck. 😂
Also, I know this Aussie guy who plays live music every week in Nicaragua and when I go to "easy, beginner songs" - I find his entire repertoire and now I know why he likes "Riptide" so much. I was like, nobody likes Vance Joy this much??? lmao.
I'm on to you, "musicians."
Add "Fade Into You" by Mazzy Star.

I am going to have so much sex with fellow, depressive over-40s who want to badly warble virginity-losing songs together with me and forget our failures - when I finally get out of this fucking yurt. I am almost jealous of my future self.
Ok. Added fucking Hootie's "Let Her Cry." Fuck karaoke machines or human gatherings. I'll do it myself. (Also, a cool little E Blues shuffle to fuck around with.)
working on this, because i'm a nerd and it's (awful/terrible/hilarious).
If I can learn "Another Lonely Day," by Ben Harper; "Sleeping By Myself" by Eddie Vedder and "I Am the Highway" by Chris Cornell (also, his version of "Nothing Compares 2 U"), then I'm taking this depressing show on the road. lol
27 years from now, when I'm 69 (nice!), when I'm doing my Tiny Desk performance on NPR (god, I hope it doesn't exist then) as the world's foremost baritone ukeleleist - you can all look back at this thread and wish you had gotten in on the ground floor, my friends.
Oh, cool. A really simple-yet-passable arrangement for "Hey Ya" by Outkast so I can be the old white guy at the campfire with the ukelele covers of hip hop artists that people love so much... i think i got it, yeah i think i got it. g,c,d,e this was not on my list, but easypeasy.
this is so much more fun than hating myself. why didn't i do this forever ago? lol
Added "Last Kiss." (J. Frank Wilson. Or Pearl Jam. Or Wayne Cochrane or whatever.)
Had my first live gig for two ducks at Matthews Beach. They did not attack me, so...
Opened with Hootie. Into Last Kiss. Then Fade Into You. Then Otis. Brought it home with Wish You Were Here. Still not singing. That shit is scary. 😂
When I was done, a dude said, "you sound real nice. What is that - a banjo?" And I ran. Humans. Yikes.
Just realized I am a white dude walking around with a black gig bag about the size of a rifle in Amerikkka. Sorry to scare people.
I can play this part (and this part only)

đŸŽ¶Looking out the door
I see the rain fall upon the funeral mourners
Parading in a wake of sad relations
as their shoes fill up with waterđŸŽ¶

of Jeff Buckley's "Lover You Should've Come Over" now. lol
Would prefer to learn "Forget Her" because that song is my jam
Working on "Sympathy for the Devil" and "In The Pines" (made famous by Lead Belly but aka "My Girl" by Nirvana.)
working on Al Green's "i'm so tired of being alone"

my set list is a cry for help lol
looked at "Hasta Siempre, Comandante" by Carlos Puebla, then laughed at that intro and gave myself another year before I look at it again
Got "Sympathy for the Devil" and "In the Pines" down, adding "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds, "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" and part of Fiona Apple's "Paper Bag."

(This thread is now basically to remind myself to practice the songs I say I got now. lol.)
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