no you I tried guitar a couple of times and just could not do it. I'm getting on much better with the ukulele but I wouldn't say it was easy! Regular practice is the way to go, even 10minutes a day has helped.
I've got a beginner ukulele (looks like little four string guitar). It's a Makala dolphin (google should bring up examples, sorry can't link on phone). They come in different colours. fine for beginning on, strings are ok and it has a nice sound.
thanks, i got too excited and after searching past UKe threads i ordered a mahalo soprano 2011 beginners uke in union jack design . i then found local to us for three pound is a beginners workshop every Wednesday - wish i had got black now
ok so after posting i got it back out and tried with some success to tune her by ear then i practised going from c to f and that was short lived and my fingers have dents in them . i was following some t tube to learn this. is this the best way or can anyone recommend a dummies music book? thanks
thanks for that - just come in and my tuner still hasn't come so im royally peed off - went on amazon and saw it was coming from Singapore grrrrrrrrrrr so just ordered another one for next day delivery - a snark one? Will ebay tuther if it arrives ever........
im in tune , I can go from c to f and am doing down down up up down up and I freakin love it - dh not so much ha ha! My strumming is a bit patchy - doing the claw method - dear me this is going to affect my life somewhat!
Oh I also have to say the group I was going to go along to I rang today to book on it only to discover its for over 50's!! I was gutted - the lady told me to come along anyway as they are not overly strict but now im not so sure - I don't want the over 50s ganging up on little me
noyou, i thought i had killed the thread till you came on i have no idea where all the ukulele people went. i am finding the strumming really hard, i have learned a few chords had a try of a few others and just thought that it's actually impossible to get my fingers in those positions have had a response about a beginners group starting in september though
hello i started googling some beginners stuff and downloaded a free crash course booklet by some bret bloke then i printed off somewhere over rainbow and can play that slowly with hit and miss chord changes but getting there . today i found a site with cooler songs on i think it was UKedaily and decided to learn songs i like. i printed off a chord diagram thing too. i feel happy all the time ha ha
now that sounds fun!! i have been googlin various songs and trying to learn them , i did hallelujah for hours last night and dh still didn't get it!! tried a bit of finger picking as well but need to watch that you tube clip again