You may or may not understand and/or appreciate my joke. Sorry to disappoint, but there we be no wonderwall playing... yet!
Now that I have learnt some important chords (check out the last post) I am now moving down my learning project plan. This week I am deciding on the song I am going to teach myself how to play.
When making this very tough choice, I first decided to look on my favourite ukulele channel, The Ukulele Teacher, and see what kind of songs he has tutorials on. Along with this I did some googling about what songs were easy. Once I noticed that there were hundreds of songs that will be relatively easy to learn, I decided I wanted to choose something I would enjoy. I then thought to myself what songs I liked would be cool to learn. After days of thinking I finally figured it out.
The next best ukulele cover will be ...... Cigarette Daydreams by Cage the Elephant.
This is one of my current favourite songs. If you don't know it, you should check it out.
After I decided I wanted to learn how to play this song, I put a poll out on twitter with a few options just to see what I would get... even though I already knew I wanted to learn this song in particular.
The options I decided to include are:
- I'm Yours by Jason Mraz (ukukele cover)
- Cigarette Daydreams by Cage the Elephant (ukulele cover)
- Drunk by Ed Sheeran (ukulele cover)
- Otherside by Red Hot Chili Peppers (ukulele cover)
The very first person to vote on my poll chose the same song, which I thought was kind of funny and another confirmation that I should learn it.
As the poll continued, the votes were changed and my choice did not end up winning. I still found this poll to be very interesting and as a way to bring more interactions with my peers and twitter community into my #learningproject
However, I am still going to first learn Cigarette Daydreams. But now have lots of awesome songs to continue after this first song is (if ever) completed.
To check out my progress and future cover of this song - don't forget to follow #ukecandoit