Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Why I play the ukulele

About two years ago I decided to order a ukulele.  My wife plays the piano, my dad the guitar, and several of my friends can play multitple musical instruments. Up until then the only thing I could do was tap along to songs on myn steering wheel.  I wanted more.  But I'm also a dad, I work full time, and I wanted something I could get up to speed and enjoy quickly.

I have a guitar from my father-in-law.  My dad plays it when he's in town.  I tried to learn and play but i couldn't get my fingers to co-operate.  I didn't find it fun so I stopped.  Yes this is a lack of willpower, but at this point I had no intentions of going pro and I wanted this as something fun to kill time and mess around.

I needed something easier, something relatively inexpensive, and something i could be up and running in a few hours of playing time.  Enter my first purchase:

Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Bare Necessities - Ukulele Chords

I've been playing the ukulele for about a two years now.  One of first songs I learned was The Bare Necessities from the Jungle Book.  Its a fun song and plays very well on a ukulele.  I watched several videos and read chords around the internet and finally made my own hybrid version that I find very playable.  I've made a PDF of the chords available HERE for your download.