Wednesday, April 30, 2014
I saw on a ukulele instructional DVD that putting a strap on the instrument is very helpful in getting one's fingers at the proper angle on the neck without having to also hold the weight of the instrument. So, I decided to try it out on my soprano uke and see if I liked it. I had the buttons put on (they had to drill into the wood, which made me nervous) and bought the best looking strap in the shop! After I got it home, I tried it out...immediately. And I love it! Therefore, I am now willing to let them put buttons on my standard uke, which is my favorite because it has a full sized neck, translating into more room on the frets for my big fingers.
In the past week, learned the strum pattern and chords for "Seven Bridges Road," by the Eagles. It's a great piece; I love the sound. It will be one I'll introduce to my students soon. Can't wait.