With my little ukulele in my hand

I bought my little ukulele about two years ago, with some money left to me by my late father-in-law.  If I’d known how much pleasure it would bring me, I’d have bought one years ago.  I don’t know what it is about a ukulele that makes you feel good, but it works.

I have enjoyed listening to some ukulele music, not least The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.  Their performances are sheer fun.

On the technical side, I like the way that you can completely change a chord by just moving one finger.  Little things please little minds, I guess.  It’s a four-string thing – doesn’t work on a guitar in the same way.

But, more than anything, it’s just fun to sit and strum or pluck.  So, to really give you something to laugh at, here’s a video of me playing Joe Brown’s classic “I’ll see you in my dreams”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4v46BOqnKc

 

5 thoughts on “With my little ukulele in my hand”

  1. I just watched your video. It is a fun window into your life (I see a guitar in the background…) and a lovely rendition of a song that I have never heard. I agree about the satisfaction of moving one finger and creating a different chord. In fact I used a version of that idea in lyrics for a song I wrote last year. Maybe I will post it on my blog — inspired by YOUR blog.

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