Passionate Uke Players

MikeZito

Well-known member
Joined
May 5, 2023
Messages
124
Reaction score
661
Location
Montville, CT USA
I know that I have only been on this forum for a couple of weeks, but I have noticed something . . .

Not only am I a huge fan of learning how to play new instruments (mostly stringed instruments) but I am also reasonably meticulous about trying to learn about different aspects of each of the instruments that I try to learn how to play. Over the years I have been a part of many different online forums for many different instruments, and I think that I can safely say that ukulele players seem to be (as a whole) the most passionate about their instruments.

Uke players seem to absolutely LOVE their instrument, and sharing that love with others.

I am glad that I found Ukulele Underground . . . keep up the good work!
 
I have to believe it’s got something to do with the world’s historical insistence that the ukulele is a toy and not an instrument like, say, a guitar. On this board, we feel like we know the truth about the ukulele and what a great instrument it is. It’s kazoo people who really have it tough.
 
I wonder what is the best tone wood for a kazoo.....:unsure:
Canadian cedar. I've had this for many years, $13 US on Amazon.

Woodman Kazoo.jpeg
 
I have to believe it’s got something to do with the world’s historical insistence that the ukulele is a toy and not an instrument like, say, a guitar. On this board, we feel like we know the truth about the ukulele and what a great instrument it is. It’s kazoo people who really have it tough.
🤣 Hilarious!
 
I would say that I am passionate about music. Also singing, ukulele, and kazoo (in the form of my own "Palm Trumpet" that I invented using a jam funnel, a cap from a 2-liter bottle, and a piece of plastic bag.)

As an example, here is a heavy hitter from Chicago:
 
About 20 years ago (or was it 20 years ago, today?), back when I played with a small ukulele club, one member showed up with a bag of plastic kazoos. She gifted each of us a kazoo, and we proceeded to play them during a song break. As intuitive as playing kazoo goes, we managed to perform miserably together. The kazoos never reappeared during my tenure.
I still have that gifted kazoo (thank you), and a nice anodized aluminum one too. It's yet another noise maker that disturbs my dogs (and probably any person within earshot).
 
I know that I have only been on this forum for a couple of weeks, but I have noticed something . . .

Not only am I a huge fan of learning how to play new instruments (mostly stringed instruments) but I am also reasonably meticulous about trying to learn about different aspects of each of the instruments that I try to learn how to play. Over the years I have been a part of many different online forums for many different instruments, and I think that I can safely say that ukulele players seem to be (as a whole) the most passionate about their instruments.

Uke players seem to absolutely LOVE their instrument, and sharing that love with others.

I am glad that I found Ukulele Underground . . . keep up the good work!
I have poked around a number of forums being a multi instrumentalist, all strings, but I have to say this is the most interesting and kindest , most respectful forum in which I have participated.
 
Top Bottom