I had an amusing experience when I decided to play the ukulele and treat my Philippine girlfriend to my crooning. Despite the fact I don’t sing at the club, I enjoy it and often break into tune on Messenger.
Little did I realise, I had left the sitting room window open and also treated half the block to the same. There happened to be kids playing outside who suddenly went quiet and clapped when I finished. To say I was embarrassed is an understatement. Me, I just had a great time.
Family tells me I have improved and my ukulele sounds better (now it’s in tune). Thanks to my friends at PLUC who are always willing to help and advise.
Regards tuning, I would recommend Get-Tuned.com. If I had visited there in the first place all would have been well.
I am basically a shy person but cannot help but get excited at my fortune. The ukulele is a great social instrument and most people enjoy listening whatever level you play at. The live music is a real treat and PLUC form the largest part of my social calendar.
Other PLUC Tales: I Never Liked The Uke – Steve H; Long-Distance Strummer – Gail; New Uker! – Sheila; A Tale Of Two Ukuleles – Tina; The First Rule Of Uke Club… – Anthony; Ron’s Progress; Probably The Most Fun Instrument In The World… – Jos; It’s Been A Year – Part 2 – Jeanette; From Classical To PLUC – Andrew; A History Of The Ukulele – And Its Part In My Downfall – James;Santa Rides Again – Alan F; Steph’s Story; Ron’s Ukulele Acquisition Syndrome; Uncle Ron’s Legacy… – Wee Kheng; Dan’s Story; Five Years & Loving It – Simon; My Ukulele Origins… – Rufus; Why Ed Started Playing The Ukulele; It’s Been A Year… – Jeanette