Saturday, 27 July 2013

The Sound of Happiness

Is a Ukulele.

Nothing (I have found) sounds so light and friendly and inspires such a happy mood.

We were lucky enough to have a friend sing at our wedding and among the song suggestions we gave her was 'Somewhere over the Rainbow' by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.  She came back saying she was unable to find a backing track for it,but had almost mastered it on the ukulele so would give it a go live if we wanted.

I was incredibly excited about this and she was amazing.  It made me cry!

This inspired me to have a go at learning the ukulele myself and just after Christmas I bought myself a cheap one and some books.

While the instrument may be cheap (I got it from Amazon for less than £20).  It has a lovely sound, I don't feel that I need to immediately invest in a high quality instrument, although I may at some point.  At the moment my lovely (yellow) ukulele is doing me proud.

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