LET THERE BE MUSIC! – Marilyn Armstrong

A Photo a Week Challenge: Music

There have been concerts — individuals and orchestral — and I have the pictures. But I thought my very neglected ukulele deserves some attention this morning.

Not only did I take some pictures, but I stopped for a while. I tuned it up using an electronic tuning device. Before now, I always had a piano in the house which I could use to tune, but this time, I needed the tuner.

Then, I took out a pick, the book, and learned a little more plucking. Which reminded me there’s no such thing as cutting your nails too short if you are playing a fretted instrument!

Duke learning to strum

As we get older, everything grows more slowly. Except for my fingernails which grow like mad. I like them really short, not only for the ukulele but for the computer’s keyboard. Didn’t I just cut them all the way down?


9 thoughts on “LET THERE BE MUSIC! – Marilyn Armstrong

  1. The uke used to be a favoured instrument I recall growing up. It’s becoming popular again and you see it quite often. Didn’t know about the fingernails being short though. I’d love to play an instrument. This could be interesting!

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  2. I don’t know how people who let their nails grow out so long (or even wear fake long nails) manage a lot of things. They’re nice for opening pull tabs on cans or if you have a really nasty itch, but other than that, they have to really get in the way.

    TMI alert: Mine are ALWAYS short, but that’s because I’ve had a lifelong nail chewing habit…

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  3. I love a well-played ukulele. Yours is lovely. And I totally agree on the fingernail length. I’m a pianist as well as a typist, so yes, there is no thing as too short. 🙂 Thanks for joining the challenge!

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    • I cut my fingernails regularly. Marilyn , thankfully, does my toenails because I have difficulty reaching and doing them at this stage of life. When my nails are cut, my whole body feels it’s been revitalized. I don’t play any instruments and am a 2 finger typist.

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