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August 2010
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kikibird
kikibird
cory
Thu, Jan. 21st, 2010 11:34 pm
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So I totally stopped playing the guitar. On Christmas eve I played my super-slow version of silent night for the dad end of my family. We got into a conversation about how my hands are too small for the guitar and then a couple of days later they gave me a ukulele! Holy crap this is the instrument I was meant to play. Who knew? I always wanted to learn the cello (which also has four strings- coincidence?) but it never seemed worth the money/space/time. Well my ukulele was a gift; it's really small, so storing it is not an issue; and I had already put enough time into the guitar so spending under 30 minutes a day with the ukulele equals progress. It's really gratifying. Also, Mr. Wallace isn't scared of it (he hates the guitar), and there is a version of Leonard Cohen's hallelujah that I've already learned the first part of.
The thing about the ukulele that is sort of awesome is the way it's tuned. On a guitar the strings go in order. It goes E A G D B E, so the notes get higher and higher as you play them in order. I got a four string tenor ukulele, which goes E C G A, which is not in a scale order, but sounds really nice and sort of familiar.

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scout_is_dead
scout_is_dead
scout_is_dead
Fri, Jan. 22nd, 2010 05:08 am (UTC)

It's funny, Laura and her roommates are in a ukelele-based band; sometimes when I go over there her other roommate's boyfriend is there, also playing ukelele, so it's literally 4 ukeleles and a trumpet all night. It's great.


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kikibird
kikibird
cory
Mon, Feb. 1st, 2010 04:37 pm (UTC)

awesome! that sounds like a good time.


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