Ukulele & Languages

Different countries,
Different cultures
one common language... the ukulele.

Archive for September, 2009

After my post on Ukulele songs in Hungarian, it was only appropriate that I look for ways to try and understand the lyrics of the songs.

One thing is for sure, I need a different phrasebook than the Monty Python’s…
This sketch taken from the Monty Python’s Flying Circus is called Hungarian Phrasebook and definitely is a classic!
If you would like to see the script, you can find it here.

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The focus today will be on Eastern Europe with 2 new ukulele videos coming from Poland and Ukraine.

The first one is a nice cover of a Polish song called Jak anioła głos by Feel.

Lyrics can be found here.

Update of the 17th of september 2009 : sadly, the user has removed this video.

The second song is another song by Ukrainian Веселі Біоритми (Funny Biorythms) called Робот (Robot).

My guess from the few words I …

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This interview will be the first of a series of interviews of players from around the globe on the subject of ukulele fingerpicking style. The idea is to gather tips from skilled fingerpicking players to help anyone who would like to learn to play the ukulele using this technique.

Ken Middleton PUF09

Ken Middleton from the United-Kingdom has been very kind to accept to answer my questions.

If you are new to the ukulele, I suggest you subscribe to Ken’s YouTube channel

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It is a well-known fact that using French in menus of restaurants outside France is the “crème de la crème”.

This can sometimes lead to rather amusing menus.

In Dublin, Ireland, I found a “salade de fromage de chèvre chaude” in the list of possible starters. Spelt like this it means “cheese salad of hot goat”. If that’s what you have for starters, I wonder what comes next…

It should have been “salade de fromage de chèvre

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