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    For context, if I were a dictator of some banana republic, I would mandate that everyone should do something with their hands--either sculpt, paint, or play music. That being said, I'd at least wait until a child could speak so that it could express its desire. After the child had made the decision, I would implement a plan to realize that desire.

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    Great input from everyone! Thanks a lot. By the way, we did give our granddaughter a toy piano that she likes to play with.

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    Well, it depends on what you want her to do. Making sounds at that age would be just fine.

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    A friend of mine runs a childrens ukulele group and he finds that most of his 'members' are about eight or nine years old to begin with. They have the strength to hold down the chords and the mental agility to learn chord progressions and lyrics.He gets the odd one younger than that, but not many.
    Soprano is what does it for me every time!*

    *Other Scale sizes are available and very popular with many players.

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    Jake started uke at age four (mom was his 1st teacher), along with piano. Feng E started at five.
    Both had strong guidance, high quality instruction (starting with parents, which is a feat).
    keeping an eye out for a very special pre-owned concert....

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    Six seems to be a popular age for that.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
    https://www.catskillukulelegroup.com/

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    How about one or two years old? One Year Old.jpg Two Years Old.jpg

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    Older children like those 60 years old plus works -

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    I think that for every child prodigy who starts strumming at two and is a YouTube sensation by four, there are thousands who will break the strings off their Dolphin and stuff grass in the sound hole. My grand daughter is one of the thousands.
    Last edited by Rllink; 05-31-2021 at 10:38 AM.
    I don't want to live in a world that is linear.

    I just want everyone to understand that I am not a ukulele expert, even though it may look at times like I'm pretending to be.

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    Default "Crazy Without You"

    Not sure which one people should watch first...

    this kindergartner's cover


    Or

    the original band performing their original... PureHeart "Crazy Without You"
    keeping an eye out for a very special pre-owned concert....

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