I’LL BE A STRUMMING FOOL IN 2017

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So. I could post one of the thousands of sunrises, sunsets, ocean and mountain and forest vistas. But really? This year, I’m going to learn to really play the ukulele. Yup. I have a goal other than mere survival. I’m going to actually learn to play that instrument, or at least, strum it and sound like I know what I’m doing. Not going for concert quality. Just basic musical competence.

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  1. Great goal! I have a music goal too! You’ll have to post some videos so we can hold you accountable to the ukulele progress you’re making🤗

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    • I was afraid someone would ask me that. My intentions are honorable, but like many intentions, unless frequently reminded, they have a tendency to slip away. I guess I still need my mom to remind me to practice “You don’t go out to play until you’ve practiced the piano!” 🙂

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  2. The moment we stop learning new things, that’s when we stop living. New in, new out… Nothing in, nothing out. I hope you accomplish your goal and surpass it. Thank you for sharing.

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    • I totally agree with you. If you aren’t changing, you are not alive anymore. Too many people are so afraid that bad things will happen that they don’t let anything happen.

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      • So true, if we are not uncomfortable then we have not made strides out of our comfort zone. Hoping you somehow include sampling as you progress, no matter what level you achieve. That is truly something different. Looking forward to your progress in 2017. #NoPressure

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  3. Excellent goal Marilyn – good luck!! Loved your opening photo.

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  4. Good luck. I’ve been play a uke for almost 70 years, and I still love it.

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  5. I just checked it out and it is G, C, E, A.
    Leslie

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  6. I think that would be fun too. There are four strings. Are they the same as the violin G, D, A, E ? It would make sense.
    Leslie

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  7. So, will you be posting videos of you playing the ukulele and you and Garry singing along? What fun!

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  8. One of our bigger music shop in town gives ukulele lessons every Saturday morning–they even have a club–and it’s free! Come on–I’ll drive!

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    • Do you live around here????? Because that actually sounds like fun and I never think anything sounds like fun. Ukes are SO easy to play. If you aren’t tone deaf and you have all 10 fingers, you can learn in a few hours to sound not too bad.

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      • Come on down to sunny Florida, Marilyn. Darn! I didn’t know they were easy to play. I should try it!

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        • If you have any kind of ear and all you fingers, ukuleles are the easiest. You can sound pretty good in a few hours. Being REALLY good obviously takes longer, but if you like to sing, strumming a ukulele is a great accompaniment. It’s also small, light, very portable … and you can get a pretty nice one for less than $100. A really superb one is another story. Of course.

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    • Lois, Marilyn and I could be the new Les Paul and Mary Ford with roles reversed. I could sing “There’s A Goldmine In The Sky” and we’d rocket to the top of the charts.

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  9. What fun! I certainly want to know how it goes!

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