Just back from Las Vegas where I went to see Bette Midler at Caesar’s Palace. (“The Showgirl Must Go On”) it was a terrific show accentuated by her strumming away on a ukulele! From where I was sitting it looked like a bejeweled Fluke (by Flea.) It sounded gorgeous too! What a great addition to all the showgirls, fancy lighting and fun costumes!
It is helpful to learn the names of the strings so you can build chords and so you can tune your uke. Here is how I remember the names of the strings : Good Cats Eat Ants. It’s silly enough to remember! The string that is closest to your face while holding the uke as if you are playing, is the G string(top string)- going down toward your feet is the C string, then the E string, and lastly, the A string.
According to the NFL, all kids should play 60 minutes. I wonder how good I’d be at the uke if I played 60 minutes per day! When I first got my little blue ukulele, I wanted to play that much, but the tips of my fingers were so sore! Now I have calluses and am ready to go–just need to find that hour!!
Keep in mind if you have your uke re-strung (re-stringed?) it will go out of tune like crazy because the strings are stretching. You may want to invest in a tuner- or if you have a good ear you can use a piano. You may want to try to find an online tuner.