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.
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