I'm new to ukulele. I took a few group lessons in the fall, enough to get some basic chords, but there's still plenty of room for improvement! Looking forward to hearing any tips you all have to share!
I started helping three new strummers last March. Claimed that I'd been a beginner for 60 years and hand a handle on beginning uke playing. That group has grown to at least eight and are what I'd term "Advancing Beginners" They are catching up to me with their skills. (Not hard). Next Tuesday we'll discuss where the group goes from here; genre, and new skills like picking.
AND, I'm on tap to start another beginner group. Have 5+ adults that are interested in learning to play this fun little instruments.
Uke has come to dominate my life in the past year. Its okay, I resigned from a big volunteer job in October. so, I've got something else to fill my Retired schedule.
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Hi... I started playing the uke last August when my partner was beginning a long series of radiations and surgery for a rare cancer in her leg. As a recovery distraction she was going to get her guitar fixed but ended up buying a baritone uke and I didn't want to leave the store without one too. So I bought a Kala TG, a spur of the moment decision, but a very good decision.
I've always wanted to play an instrument, piano, violin, trumpet, flute and guitar. I was never very good at guitar or had the stickiness required to get much past beginner level on other instruments. But now I have a uke and I can't put it down.
E has recovered from her treatment and is about ready to return to work. So, as sucky as all that cancer stuff has been these past six months, it brought us two ukes and so much joy. She strums chords, I pick the melody. We sound awesome.
Right now I'm working on Norwegian Wood. I'm also thinking about an upgrade.
Also, I lost 35 pounds before August last year, but have managed to regain about 15 due to the inability to focus on less food and more activity. So, I'm back here to smarten up about food and I think playing uke is going to help me with that. ;)
Thanks for starting this team. And Happy New Year to you and yours.
Hi I'm an old guy who has been a beginning uke player for about 60 years. Mostly I amuse myself with the uke. But I enjoy getting involved with several local ukulele groups in my area. Always enjoy a good jam.
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