Wednesday, 10 June 2020

THE OLD UKULELE


I've got out my ukulele once more.
I used to tinker with the guitar as Tom did but sadly we never got to the Eric Clapton stage, lol
Bending over it didn't do much for both of our backs and so we sort of gave up.

I do play the piano but of course you can't sit on the sofa and play that.

Then recently I was drifting through You Tube and watching someone playing the Ukulele and it gave me the nudge I needed to get mine out again.
I did start to get the hang of it and then other things got in the way but I have it out again and am enjoying playing it and driving Tom nuts, lol


It's so much easier to play than a guitar and literally can be played anywhere.
Nice small neck and I can get my fingers around it easily and light to hold.
I don't think I'll ever be good enough to join a folk band but for my own pleasure and keeping the brain ticking over it's great.

Here is a good site for learning if you fancy having a go

18 comments:

  1. WOW, you both have musical talent and artistic talent! I laughed when you said you were driving Tom crazy. When we were younger, my sister and I bought ourselves kazoos. We played them in the car while Zip was driving. LOL! Yep, drove him crazy! Zip now plays the guitar (kinda) so it's my turn to suffer.

    I hope you make a video to show us. Please???

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  2. I always wanted to learn an instrument but I don't have the natural flair that I believe is important to some hobbies, like music and learning a language. A former colleague could speak 19 languages. He could learn from a text book in a few weeks....incredible. Well done on picking the ukulele up once more.

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  3. My grandson learnt to play at junior school.

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  4. Bob doesn't play any music musical instruments but he does Play the TV and it drives me up the wall. Haha I am assuming your ukulele playing is even better than Bob's TV playing

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  5. Good for you! It’s a shame to leave it in a cupboard.

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  6. How fun! Maybe you're just a soloist at heart, as opposed to a band member. :)

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  7. That's great you should keep at it, my sons all play classical guitar, but haven't played for years, my youngest did try the Ukulele I'm sure it's in the cupboard somewhere, it's a shame not to play when you have the talent.

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  8. I played the ukelele when I was in high school (not in school, just on my own). It's all of the things you said! How wonderful that you have picked it up again. I would like to get back to the piano but for quite a few years now it has been inaccessible due to my husband's boxes of papers from former and current business ventures. He is slowly clearing up so I hope some day I'll be able to get to it :)

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  9. I echo what Weaverpat says. When's the video? Layla please!

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  10. There are some astonishing ukulele players on You Tube. Try looking for James Hill, Jake Shimabukuro or Taimane. Have fun!

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  11. I admire anyone who can play an instrument, let alone two!! I got a ukulele for our granddaughter a couple years ago, and have not heard a thing about it since! I would love the see a video of you playing, but I bet you are shy about it!

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  12. Well get you George Formby... We will need a video now :-)

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    1. I'll have to learn 'leaning on a lamp post' Cherie, lol

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  13. 2 out of my 3 children play the ukulele, as does my oldest granddaughter. It's a fun instrument to hear played... and I had no idea there are 3 different kinds of ukuleles until I went to go buy one for our youngest daughter for Christmas one year. I wish I could hear you play one day, Briony. Perhaps in heaven come the by-and-by. Love, Andrea XOXO

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  14. Have you ever seen/heard the Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain? We saw them live some years ago in St. Albans.....it was a great night out. They can be found on Utube.

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  15. I bought my husband a guitar for his birthday years ago because he had told me he always wanted to learn to play. He went online to find lessons but I never once heard him play. He refused to play it in front of me until he thought he was good enough. It may be driving Tom nuts but at least he has the pleasure of hearing you play.

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  16. A ukelele got me back into playing guitar after years of playing infrequently. I got a baritone which is DGBA tuned like a guitar (rather than GCEA standard ukelele) so I could use the chords I know, and joined a local club. Fairly quickly, singing and strumming felt a bit basic as many in the club were beginners, but I then found a folk band in which to play guitar. Recently got a tenor guitar and now sometimes play that in the folk band.

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