Loving the Ukulele
So, you stumbled across my little tribute to the most awesome of instruments, the ukulele. I know that’s a bold statement. But it’s such a versatile and interesting instrument.
I was in Silver City Nevada and I came across some old timers that were sitting together at a park bench and one of them had a case that obviously contained a Uke. I asked him about it and he told me that it was one of nine that he owned. He also said it was his most expensive one too.
At the time, I had invested in my first. I have a mid priced KALA that I have been learning on. The old timer insisted that I play his Uke to see what I thought. He pulled it out of the case and I got a surprise. Here was this gorgeous Uke styled to look like an electric guitar. It was beautiful. My jaw dropped as I stared at it. The old timer said, “and it sounds better than it looks.
He handed it to me and I immediately started to strum out some of my novice chords. The sound was heavenly. I was truly in awe of this instrument.
The old timer and his friends commended me on my smoothness in playing and gave me some words of encouragement. As I gave him back his precious ukulele, he said something that I really appreciated, “once you pick up and really start working with a ukulele, you will never stop learning it and striving to learn new ways to play it”.
That’s where I am today. Everyday, I grab my little Kala Uke and strum out some chords and attempt to advance my skills with it. I crave the challenge. Hopefully you will too.