So all that listening to the amazing Luka Bloom yesterday got me thinking about how much I wish I could play guitar.
I bought an acoustic guitar with my first paycheque from my first ever job at 15. I didn’t know much about them and ended up being sold a huge thing with a thick fret and steel strings. Not very playable for someone with short girlie fingers. So I learned a few chords but never did much else coz well, it hurt and I struggled to make chord shapes with short little fingers.
So yesterday I thought “what about a little Ukulele?” and I might just go ahead and give it a go this weekend.
So Ukulele connoisseurs, any advice on what to buy/not buy/where to go in Dublin for one?
2 thoughts on “I can has Ukulele?”
I got a gift of a white flying-V ukulele last year, and despite it being awesome I have never worked out how to play it…
They’re tuned differently to guitars (having 2 less strings) G-C-E-A, as a result chords and scales I know from guitar don’t translate… rather than learning how to play the Uke properly I generally resort to playing along one string and tormenting the neighbours
The Makala is a good, cheap starter uke. If you can afford a bit more, go for an Ohana.
One to avoid: the Flying V Mahalo. Horrible instrument.