Learning the Ukulele

Yesterday was the last of our two “Introduction to the Ukulele” lessons at a music school in town.

Great fun, and not as hard as the guitar (at least the basics!) – although holding it is a bit odd if you’re used to a larger guitar.

We learnt Aloha Oe first, and then a Japanese song which was famous in the west as Sukiyaki. That’s a fun tune, and after 90 minutes of practicing, almost recognizable – if you ignore the bits where I couldn’t find the chords in time.

All I need to do now is buy my own ukulele and learn While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Mondai nai as we say here! (No problem!)

Comments (2)

Mun-Keat LooiAugust 1st, 2010 at 7:06 am

I’m doing a ukulele course in September. Look forward to playing with you one day Jim!

SilentjimAugust 1st, 2010 at 10:23 pm

Really? Cool.
We can do a duet of “When I’m Cleaning Windows”.

I bought my first ukulele the other day, now I just need to find time to practice.

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