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Thread #161679 Message #3844562
Posted By: Joe Offer
12-Mar-17 - 11:18 PM
Thread Name: So, if I were to buy a Ukulele....
Subject: RE: So, if I were to buy a Ukulele....
Hi, Susan -
Yes, send me a list of what you have. I'd be interested. I'm glad for the general recommendation not to look only at soprano ukes. My fingers are short and stubby, and it sounds like I should look at ukes with more substantial necks. I'm doing my weekly Trader Joe shopping tomorrow. I'll stop at the uke shop near TJ's tomorrow.
In researching the Rise Again Songbook, I came across two Hal Leonard publications, The Daily Ukulele and The Daily Ukulele, Leap Year Edition. The first book has 365 songs, and the second has (you guessed it) 366. They're both fun collections of a wide variety of songs, with melody notation and ukulele chords. I think the books should give me a good start.
Gargoyle, I certainly don't discount voice. I've sung mostly a cappella since the fifth grade, and I sing every day. Some complain that I sing "constantly."