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Big Al Whittle Should We Take Ukuleles Seriously? (118* d) RE: Should We Take Ukuleles Seriously? 05 Jun 21


I would venture to say that the ukulele is at a funny stage in England. Its a bit like the guitar was in the 1950's. There is instruction - but its very bad generally speaking.

The uke has yet to go through the Bert Weedon moment. Weedon, looking back though I would never have realised it at the time, was a teacher of genius - who somehow managed to convey the vastness of the subject simultaneously with the instant gratification of the two and three chord trick.

I've just spent a year doing nothing with the uke, because I just couldn't see a way forward.

Then suddenly the I understood the rhythmic possibilities inherent in that high top string. None of the videos on youtube had pointed this out. And this single revelation has given me a huge vista of possibilities.

Its such a basic point, and I wasn't picking it up.


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