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On ‎07‎/‎09‎/‎2019 at 06:21, tom1946 said:

Then they should be burned with the wretched things.

To use a uke you have to have 'perfect pitch' , this is so when you chuck it into a skip it doesn't touch the sides....

Sadly we have two friends that are in a ukelele band, even worse for us we've been to a concert, only once mind.

I have been to see the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain not once but twice, and each time it was a good fun night out.

I think however that was more to do with the people in the band and less so with the instruments played.

Sometimes, if you're English, playing a uke seems like an excuse to be "Wacky", in a twee, self-conscious, cringe-inducing, middle-class kind of way....maybe that's just my perception.

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One of my brothers loves ukeleles, he works with people who have autism and he uses them in what could be called 'music therapy' along with a variety of other instruments from simple egg shakers to a full drumkit. Ukes are very accessible instruments to play as it's much easier to learn a couple of chords than with a guitar. Another one of the things he does with people is get them to build them from inexpensive kits.

The only objection I have is that awful re-entrant tuning.

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5 minutes ago, Stub Mandrel said:

The only objection I have is that awful re-entrant tuning.

You're right - from there it's but a short step to 5 -string banj….no, don't make me say it :angry2:

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So much ukulele hate here, I didn’t realise ukelelism of this sort would be tolerated on this forum, moderators! Some of my best friends play the ukulele imagine their poor bare laps once we leave the EU...

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Nothing wrong with ukeleles. Kala seems to be a good make, well made and finished and look good.

Tell 'your friend' to avoid the bright blue and pink 'toy' ones though..

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14 hours ago, mangotango said:

I have been to see the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain not once but twice, and each time it was a good fun night out.

I have also seen them twice. First time was brilliant. Seond time, a few years later, would have been brilliant had I not seen them the first time!

Ie a bit of a one trick pony.

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9 hours ago, Count Bassy said:

I have also seen them twice. First time was brilliant. Seond time, a few years later, would have been brilliant had I not seen them the first time!

Ie a bit of a one trick pony.

Yeh, they do tend to "re-cycle" stuff......however, second time I went, there was enough different material to make it worthwhile.

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On 17/06/2019 at 12:37, DaveFry said:

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Made from armadillo?

Which species?

Aren't they protected?

 

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43 minutes ago, Twigman said:

Made from armadillo?

Which species?

Aren't they protected?

 

The Charango is made from the shell of an armadillo.

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