ukulele update

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I am still happily wending my way down the ukulele path. I managed to graduate from my beginner group, earning a full set of ribbons, a nice whack at the gong, and – very cool – a nice strap for my ukulele.

Since then, I attended my first session of the intermediate club. This is not so much a class as a group of intermediate level folks learning some songs together.

I was very intimidated to attend. I imagined everyone else would be far, far ahead of me. As it turned out, some were, but some were also about where I am.

The first song we worked on made me wonder whether I could continue with the group. I did not know any of the chords for the song, and they weren’t especially easy chords, either. I was not the only one in that boat, though, so I just made the best of it and followed along.

Thankfully, when we moved on to the next song, I knew all the chords and had no problems at all strumming along with everyone. Even better, we practiced picking the song after we strummed it – super fun!

Finally, we worked on a third song that was relatively easy to pick up with just a few tricky spots to work on.

I could not believe it when we were done. The time had passed in a flash. I never before sat down to just play music with other folks like that – and it was a truly enjoyable experience.

I have my work cut out for me in terms of practice this week, but I am very much looking forward to my next session, strumming along with everyone else.

5 thoughts on “ukulele update

  1. Hi Nancy,
    Thank you for your recent like on my blog post about my blogging break. Every now & then I dip into blogs I follow and came across this post.
    On Thursday of this week I am going to the see a ukulele group at a local friendship group in Wigan, Greater Manchester. An older ex colleague introduced me to the group and I am the baby member. I attend occasionally and this group’s performance is usually the finale prior to the group’s summer recess. Everyone loves it. The group is made up of u3a (university of third age) members.
    Of course George Formby a ukelele player came from Wigan.

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