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Thread: Hello from Upstate New York!

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    Default Hello from Upstate New York!

    What a wonderful place for a (relative) newbie to learn about the joys of ukulele playing! I look forward to learning from other uke enthusiasts here at the UU. I have played the cello for most of my life, and was convinced last fall by my SO that life was not complete until we learned to play the uke together! It has been a joyous journey, and I look forward to having even more time to explore the uke world when I retire next spring. I have so many questions about everything uke, so I will be 'talking' to you soon! Many thanks in advance!

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    Welcome cellotouke!

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    Welcome! I always marvel at how relative the phrase "Upstate NY" is to people from different parts of the state - I'm in Syracuse and people here sometimes refer to this areas as upstate NY, but then I hear people from Westchester County act like "upstate" belongs to them!

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    Thank you! Delighted to be here!

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    Howdy neighbor! I'm in the Syracuse area, too. Are you a member of SCU?

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    Welcome to UU, cellotouke!
    There are many people here, who've enjoyed and explored other instruments before they discover the uke. There are also many other who take it up as a first instrument. This little instrument spreads a lot of joy!

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    What a small world! I'm not a member of SCU but I know several people who are - it's a great group!

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    Indeed it does!! We’re having a blast!

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    Welcome Cellotouke! I think you'll find the ukulele is a lot more portable than the cello.

    That's great that you and your wife are learning to play together. Perhaps some day my wife will be interested in playing ukulele. It's a lot of fun.
    There is a subtle yet profound difference between the learning of something and the knowing of that thing.
    You can learn by reading, but you don’t begin to know until you begin to try to do.

    —Lou Churchill, Plane & Pilot Magazine

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    Yes, far more portable! I can carry 3or 4 ukes at a time! Although playing my ‘electric’ cello did expand my horizons beyond the classical genre, I will say that the uke has taken me to a new level of fun in the company of wonderful people!!

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