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DD wants a ukelele for Christmas - any advice please?

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GrimmaTheNome Sun 18-Nov-12 20:20:16

She's 13, and they use ukes in school music lessons.
I know nothing about them.... having had a brief look on the net I assume that I should be looking at soprano. There seems to be a vast range of prices - are the cheap (<£20) ones ok for a beginner or are they nasty?

I should also get her some tutor/tune books.

Any recommendations much appreciated.

charllie Sun 18-Nov-12 20:23:44

My DD has had one since she was 3 and loves. If you have a local musical instrument shop near you, go in and have a chat, they're a great help smile

PseudoBadger Sun 18-Nov-12 20:27:42

My 33 year old friend has just started having lessons so that she can play along with her children when they sing. She's never played an instrument and doesn't read music, and she's really loving it! I know that's not really applicable to your DD (sorry!) but her enthusiasm has been so infectious that I had to share it grin

Durab Sun 18-Nov-12 20:49:15

Lidl has one in this week here . I know nothing about music, but if it's like the rest of their specials, it will be excellent quality for the money

cockneydad Sun 18-Nov-12 20:53:52

I play guitar and uke (20+ years) - I would spend 40-60 quid rather than 20,but not more than this, then you will get you something decent. Soprano is the size most people start with.

GrimmaTheNome Sun 18-Nov-12 22:31:18

I'd never have thought of Lidl ... no idea how to judge a uke but looking at the next item (yamaha keyboard) that looks like good beginner item for lower price than anywhere else

TravelinColour Sun 18-Nov-12 22:32:36

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GrimmaTheNome Mon 26-Nov-12 20:33:59

OK, I think I've found one that looks OK (she wanted wood not coloured - I rather liked the Union Jack one!) so now need a beginners guide/chord book/song book or whatever... any particularly good ones?

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