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    Default Greetings from a London newbie

    Hi all,

    I've only been playing for a month or so (just completed 4 weeks of beginners' group lessons) but am already completely hooked. Been learning the harp for the last couple of years - I love it but it's a fiendishly difficult instrument so I've been looking for something with a slightly shallower learning curve to go alongside it. Not much desire to return to piano or flute (which were the instruments I learned at school) but I hit on the uke as a choice and am thrilled I can already play Hotel California (simplified, just strumming with 6 or 7 chords)!

    I'm a left-hander though and that is proving a challenge in that I have to do all my own chord-charts (trying to use mirrors etc left me hopelessly confused in the early stages). Thank goodness there are a few online resources for lefties.

    I can see I'm going to have to resist the temptation to amass a collection of instruments - just over one month in and I already have two! My first purchase was a Duke solid top mahogany soprano DUSX which has a beautiful rich tone and is very easy to play; but (with future improvement in my playing in mind!) I've also invested in a solid mahogany Snail concert (SUC-M3). Both are strung left-handed.

    I look forward to exploring these forums and learning all I can!

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    Welcome to UU. You are off to a good start for already taken a group lesson.
    Tenor: Kinnard, Mya Moe 2052, Mya Moe Resonator 1581
    Concert: Hoffmann ML, Oceana Slothead Cutaway, LoPrinzi Nova MS-C, Kanile'a KPA C, Kiwaya KMC-K, Pono RC-C-PC, KoAloha Mango, Waterman KA CWB
    Soprano: Lanikai LU-21(Starter uke!), Kamaka Pineapple 100th Anniversary, Maui Music SK-41 "Pre-Fire", Romero Creations XS, Ohana SK 50G, Zimnicki #20, Makayla Dolphin Light Blue Burst, Fred Shields Oval, KoAloha KSM-02 (Long Neck), Barron River
    Mini: iUke Piccolo, Fred Shields Pocket

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    Welcome aboard.

    I learned to play uke, & then went back to harmonica, it really helped me get to grips with them, I now play chromatic harmonica more than uke, but I intend getting better at both - enjoy the journey.
    Trying to do justice to various musical instruments.

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    Welcome from another Londoner!

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    Welcome to UU Melusine
    All the best,
    Campbell


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    Hiya, I'm sort of London (Ruislip) but born in Scotland. REALLY hard not to buy too many ukes
    Last edited by Iulia; 03-03-2018 at 09:47 AM.

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    Welcome to the forum

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    Welcome form the East Midlands!
    All power and respect to you Concert,Tenor and Baritone players, but Soprano is what does it for me every time!

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    Welcome to the forums, Melusine!!

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    Thanks for all the lovely welcome messages, this seems like a very friendly board! Also, I've already learned tons from reading various threads

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