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Thread #84223   Message #3651956
Posted By: GUEST
19-Aug-14 - 04:19 AM
Thread Name: Are ukuleles a real instrument?
Subject: RE: Are ukuleles a real instrument?
Don't think it is snobbery, it's certainly personal, but when the best even its defenders can come up with is that they kinda like them, then I think that's a mile away from "this instrument is so brilliant we've got to have one" and rest my case. I hear them and don't hear something I particularly like, because it doesn't express anything much, and that's not snobbery, it's my sense of what is music coming through.
Sure, if you're having fun with it and it leads you on to something more expressive, like that small guitar, then it's not a bad thing. I just don't think it's sufficiently good to want one around. There are many more instruments in our heritage far more deserving of the work, for one thing.