September 14, 2013
As a long -time fan of the Beatles, I have watched the Concert for George many times and love Joe Brown singing "I'll See You in My Dreams" - just beautiful. Joe Brown was a pop singer when I was knee-high and has always been regarded as a maestro of guitar and his friendship with George brought on many a ukulele night. I bought one each for my grand children and then played around with one that was left behind. I looked up several teaching videos on You Tube and discovered that I could get a tune happening! It really does make you smile! (As Joe Brown in one of his songs on his "Ukulele Album" says, "They should put 'em on the National Health!") I am married to Greg Henson, who is one of the top drummers in Australia, so I'm hanging out to jam with him.
Tutorials (the one on picking by Bill White at the September meeting was really good), play-alongs for varying degrees of competency, as you do and most of all - fun!
Since...what's the time now?
A fairly rudimentary piano - just scales, really and those annoying tunes that someone showed you when you were 4 years old.
Absolutely! I'm serious when I say that they could be used as part of mental health treatment, including brain injury, rehab facilities for depression and addictions. I also think the Ukulele would be good for busy working people at lunch breaks etc. It's amazing that 3 simple chords can get everyone so happy!
I am 57 years old (25 in my head!) I was born in England and moved here 19 years ago. I teach TV prod. at TAFE and I am a Marriage Celebrant. Since being in Australia and meeting my husband, I have become a mad Rabbitohs fan - who'd have thought?