This is an encore of a post first published on June 14, 2011. The response at that time was, shall we say, less than enthusiastic. Nothing much has changed except that now I’ve been plucking around for three years and, as I predicted, I’m still a beginner. I desperately need other uke players to to cover up my mistakes, so again I put out the call.
The ukulele, a diminutive but powerful instrument, has gained immense popularity in recent years. It, like people, comes in a large variety of sizes, shapes and tones. And, like us, when performing together, can produce joyful, soulful and even inspirational sounds.
I am a beginning uke player. I think I will always be a beginning uke player. However, after nearly a year of self-teaching I now have just enough confidence to want to share my uke enthusiasm with others who may have picked up the bug.
So, if there are any ukulelists out there who would like to get together, learn from each other, experiment and, above all, play together for fun, let me know and I’ll try to set it up.
BIG TIME DISCLAIMER: I am not a musician, know next to nothing about music theory, can’t sing worth a damn (that doesn’t always stop me from trying) but simply like to strum chords (when they are in front of me) and enjoy the sound of many people playing more or less together.