Learning the Ukulele
By: Luciano Quagliaroli
I've decided to learn how to play the Ukulele over this period of online schooling. I've had the instrument for years but I've never picked it up and really dived into it. I was able to finally do this because of all the free time I have on my hands. My goal is to be fluent in the majority of the chords and be able to play five songs very well.
I chose learning Ukulele because over the last couple months I´ve realized that music is the most important thing to me. I appreciate it tremendously and I have no outlet to express my creativity or love for it. Learning the Ukulele has given me some sort of connection to the musical world besides just listening to it. My plan is to switch to guitar when I feel confident on Ukulele.
My experience thus far has been such a blast. The first time I sat down with it, it was intimidating. But I was patient and stuck with it and I learned my first song, Let My Baby Stay by Mac Demarco. After that learning more chords and songs was just a matter of taking the time to do it and it came a lot easier to me. It is so much fun and I have moments when I play where I feel very at peace with myself. I hope to master the five songs I know by next week.
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