I just started playing uke, I'm actually a guitar player. And I got curious about ukes since they seem to be fun and interesting to play with.
Just like you, dude, i use to play the acousticguitar and the melodica, and the uke just fit in my musical interests as well.. Though it's been only 4 months I've been playing it, but i feel i'm getting into the thing ^^ The tuning of strings scared me at first, but then i realized it was quite similar to the guitar.
me too! it took me some quite time tuning my uke when i bought it since it was out of tune, and it was my first time to hand a uke. i really thought a four string instrument would be way easy to learn than a six string instrument. i mean switching from guitar to uke. but i'm actually still a beginner with ukes and so far i'm having fun with it!
I play guitar, and I also picked up the banjo a couple years ago. I'm enjoying the ukulele because it's a lot easier to play it wherever I want without worrying that I won't have enough space to store it. I also like it because it is a relatively quiet instrument, especially when compared to the banjo, which means I can get away with playing it when other people are trying to sleep. There's no way I could do that with a banjo without waking everybody up.
woah. so much talent there! yup, you got a point. ukes are very handy, small in size, light in weight, very easy to bring when you're going somewhere else. they're definitely quiet, cause the strings are made from nylon (just like mine, or I just got a cheaper one) and they are very intact from the nut to the saddle. but i find the strings easy to bend, but hard to ring
looks like our ukes share the same age. i also got mine over a year now, yet i haven't had more time playing it. you're really in to music eh? i also wanna learn how to play the piano but i guess it's too huge to store, i'd be needing more space for that. on the other hand, that's the good thing about ukes you could just bring it anywhere you want. and i guess i get overwhelmed with the number of keys in piano.
Hi all, first post and first day as a neuker (new ukulele owner).
Took uileann pipe lessons as a child, played guitar (badly) on and off for years , played bass as a kid (pretty well according to peer feedback), took bazouki lessons for a while (enjoyed playing, hated tuning), traded my bazouki in today for a concert uke.
1st lesson tomorrow night but I've already used up 7.3 billion trees printing out uke tabs to songs & tunes (I think) I already know!!
I don't read music. My younger sister was the family musician but she gave up violin very young as it seemed it posed her no challenges.
Looking forward to swapping uke experiences.