- Nov 14, 2023
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Hello everyone, My name is Tom. I'm a long time Mandolin player with a little claw-hammer banjo thrown in for good measure. I picked up the ukulele about 2 years ago and it has now become my main instrument. The primary reason (besides the fact I love it) is its the one instrument my children love for me to play. Usually, when I play the mandolin or banjo I'm regulated to the back room, I love bluegrass / old time but the rest of my family doesn't. With the Ukulele my children regularly request me to break it out and play them songs. I've also found the song writing aspect of ukulele playing to be very satisfying. The one pet peave I do have is people that treat the ukulele like a joke. Being a bluegrass / old-time player I've caught a lot of flak from others in regards to the ukulele. They all seem to think ukulele players all wear tie-die shirts and play the same 2 chord songs over and over... Its become one of my missions in life to help show them that the ukulele can be a serious and beautiful instrument. Has anyone else had similar experiences?