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12-04-2013, 06:22 AM
Monday was my granddaughter's 12th b-day. I pulled her aside and we learned how to pick happy birthday.

Then I gave her a choice of a $20 gift card or a ukulele. She picked a light blue burst Makala Dolphin. What fun!

Five Ways
12-04-2013, 06:46 AM
Congrats to your granddaughter on her new uke, that's the age to start playing, good luck.

12-04-2013, 04:38 PM
Another uke player! Congrats Johnny, playing with your granddaughter must be a joy :D

12-04-2013, 05:00 PM
Can't go wrong with a blue dolphin!

Glad she chose it. You now have a new jammin' buddy!

Hope you two make some great music together.

12-05-2013, 04:41 AM
What fun! Can't wait for my grand kids to play!

12-05-2013, 06:17 AM
Congrats! A well set up dolphin is great for her age. And its exciting to help kids find an interest. I wish I had been introduced to ukuleles at that age!

My younger daughter is 6 and a half now taking piano lessons. She started in late July but with some breaks. Sometimes she will grab a ukulele and pick the melody on it from her piano music, I only helped her with the first song and she uses all 4 strings. On piano she just started working on playing both hands together, beyond just playing one chord on her left hand.

12-05-2013, 07:08 AM
It is. We know two songs :)

12-05-2013, 07:10 AM
That's awesome.

12-05-2013, 07:19 AM
Thanks. That's the great thing about the uke, we can pick simple songs and start playing.