Here is the 1st musical instrument that I will learn for the “5 album 5 instruments in 1 year” musical challenge I have given myself. Thanks again for walking each of these days with me…
Here it is..the Ukulele’!
Isn’t she lovely! She’ll sound super sweet on the country album and I hope I will be able to do this instrument justice. I know I will try hard! This Ukulele was bought a few months ago, but hasn’t seen much action, until today! Here are some more pictures of this curvey beauty!
As I promised earlier, here are some helpful links & information for beginning your Uke journey or for the advancement of it.
- Cool on-line tuner! FREE http://www.get-tuned.com/online_ukulele_tuner.php
- The Uke strings used to be made from cat-guts (or so I have read… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukulele) and the history this instruments holds is immense. For such a small thing, I have to say… dynamite comes in small packages!
- Another GREAT resource I have found is http://ukecanplay.com/blog/speak-ukulele-course/ I purchased the Uke song book that has hundreds of beautiful songs translated to Uke fingering. There are video tutorials and even a community of Ukulele’ players from across the globe, on-line chatting it up with each-other. They problem solve, discuss purchase possibilities and even video their own efforts and personal growth. It is AMAZING!
So, here it goes fingers…get ready for the ukein’-lovein! OMG!