30 Days… Give or Take

An addict or an alcoholic would be feeling pretty proud having achieved 30 days sobriety, and I must admit that I’m proud to have achieved 30 days as well. To commemorate the occasion, I’m giving myself the UkeMarket 30-day chip.

30DayFeltChip
Totally earned it!

You may recognize the chip as a felt bolopick, a ukulele accessory that I’ve been acquainting myself with as of late. I will pass judgement on this fuzzy plectrum in a future post, but at the moment we’re still in that awkward early stage where we’re just getting to know each other. I’m still Continue reading “30 Days… Give or Take”

Keeping the Passion Alive

One of the hardest things to do when it comes to playing the ukulele, is actually playing the ukulele. One common theme in the forums and on Reddit is how to be better faster, how to get the most out of practice sessions, or what to learn next now that you’ve “mastered” C, G, Am and F. I’ve had these same thoughts, and I absolutely believe that you can devise a routine that provides maximum benefits to make you the best player in the shortest amount of time. But, c’mon…

We play the ukulele because it’s fun. Because we love singing along with our favorite songs, or because we took a vacation to Hawaii and found this little piece of magic that we wanted to keep a little piece of for ourselves. Continue reading “Keeping the Passion Alive”