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Thread #84223 Message #3651871
Posted By: JennieG
18-Aug-14 - 06:13 PM
Thread Name: Are ukuleles a real instrument?
Subject: RE: Are ukuleles a real instrument?
They are as real as you wish to make them.
Our uke group has people who will never be of the standard of some of the 'masters', but they are having a great time just the same. Some have never held an instrument in their lives before joining, couldn't read music - still can't - but they have a lot of fun. We recently played a couple of songs at a concert and feedback was "you were all enjoying it so much"! Yes, we were! Isn't that what music is about?
I have two ukes, a $50 soprano which makes a surprisingly good sound, and a hand-made tenor which cost many noughts more than $50 and sounds much better too, made by one of Australia's best luthiers.
Perhaps it's time to put away the musical snobbery, and just enjoy the music.