Came across this site by accident , I started playing with the ukulele about three months ago to pass time during this virus stuff. Didn't realize how addictive they are ! I've played the guitar for many years , which has helped me a lot. I have made several new friends ! I now have one of each size including a vintage banjo uke. I am waiting on my second Tenor as I type. I favor the tenor size . Thank You for the acceptance !
Hi, Well I retired a while back from the mess that I created at work.... since then I have been engaged in manufacturing various weird instruments and the like. It is very therapeutic to be honest. I have a wealth of band performing over many years, originally on percussions/drums, but morphed onto guitar many years back. Arthritis is now taking a hold in the digits, so chords etc can be a painful process to play, so I went onto slide guitar techniques. I like to think I got rather good at it in a performance level anyway. This has opened up an entire 'new' musical sphere for me. I regularly perform at 'open mics' with various resonators etc, some people there play Ukulele's quietly with singing all rather shakily. I come in with my raucus racket, and the entire thing tends to get foot tapping strength. Many of the Ukulele players seem to enjoy it all that much more as a result. We converse a lot, and the question of Baritones came up. especially with myself attempting to make my own version of a resonator Baritone. This will no doubt be another unique structure that has precious little to do with conventional Uke's, but that is the way I like it. soooo..... I joined up to see what I can learn...????? thank you for letting me in...... I reside on the Eastern side of England about a couple of miles away from the coast, in fact I often walk the dog there from my house.......
I had so many questions answered with a Google search sending me here, I just had to join. Since I have a small collection of a variety of ukuleles, I thought it best to seek out like minded people with experience to rely on.
Hello, I like to play ukulele and sing as a hobby for the last few years. I found the site looking for what is out there as far as solid body, metal string ukuleles or build kits so I can shred with old guitar pedals that I have. I'm lurking and reading threads on the subject.
Looks like a good site for uke related info all around. i probably won't post often but I'll be lurkin'.
I've never even been on a forum since aol lol
yet, after a local music store, Rainbow Music, announced it was retiring after since like the 70's (I picked up my first bass there in 86!), I finally picked up my first Taylor (acoustic guitar). The owner gave me a free copy of Ukulele magazine. When I left, I realized I forgot the magazine, so I went back in. I noticed he had about half a dozen ukuleles' on a rack, I never noticed. I decided to pick up a Makala on the fly for like 150, with a pickup. I never played one before, but suddenly it seemed like a real fun thing to try. So, as soon as I picked it up, well, it is all I have been playing. I have been playing like hours every day. I haven't been this happy with an instrument since forever. I don't even play the Taylor, maybe an hour at most, no joke. I quickly picked up a Kala all maple Tenor (the Makala was a concert size) It fits my hands great and I just love it. I am seriously considering trading in the Taylor at this moment for another real nice one Haa!