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”.