My Sunday Photo

Ukuleles seem to be the next big thing in our household.

First our eldest got one for her 15th birthday, then DD2 got one for Christmas. And when DS turned 9, he used his birthday money to buy himself the one below. He was the only one who would let me get a photograph of him.

Ukulele boy
They are all learning chords and strumming/ singing away.  Sometimes they even play together and learn from each other.

Ukuleles are a nice little instrument for kids. They are light, cheap ( although don’t get the cheapest as they go out of tune as soon as you look at them) and easy to learn. They don’t sound too horrendous when being practiced but shaping the chords does  make fingers hurt a little after a while, so it’s usually self-limiting. Don’t bother with books, just go onto YouTube where anyone wanting to learn will find all they need to know.

Next week DD3 will be turning 11. (Yes, we know, our family planning regarding births around Christmas leaves a lot to be desired.) I bet you can’t guess what she’s getting…Sunday photo

12 comments on “My Sunday Photo

  1. What a fab idea! Our eldest plays more traditional instruments – piano and viola – but the idea of playing the ukulele sounds like a lot of fun.

    • Ah yes, all 4 of ours play the piano, DDs 1 and 3 both play double bass, DD2 plays the trombone and DS plays the drums.
      So the ukulele is a bit of an added extra. I wish they’d spend as much time on their traditional instruments!

  2. What a musical bunch you have! Such a shame you can’t have a photo of them all strumming away together, I do understand though, mine are all turning into camera shy teens.

  3. What a lovely photo and I love how your kids learn from each other. Mine learn to play the ukulele’s at school when they reach year 5 and they’ve loved it.

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