if you didn't already know, mr. bee got me a banjo ukulele for christmas, and i love it. cannot get enough play time. it's so cheering!
in addition to practicing at home for a few hours a week (usually about an hour a day during the week), i've been playing with Steel City Ukes every other wednesday at our local community center and taking lessons at Calliope School of Folk Music every tuesday. i'm also contemplating starting a different class with a different instructor at the community center on thursdays, but it feels like a lot all at once (though the calliope lessons will end in two weeks, so maybe not). it's a ridiculously easy instrument to learn the basics, but there's a lot of stuff one can do with it--hence the desire for lessons.
anyway, i want to keep track of what songs i'm working on learning on my own, and i guess that's one thing one can do with one's blog. if one wants to do that. right now, i'm working on these: "it's time to get laid," "keep on the sunny side," "merry minuet," "operator," "RAND hymn," and "turn around." the chords are easy-peasy on most of those, but my singing needs work :)
i already want another uke. and a banjo. but i'm going to make myself wait as long as i can before i start collecting instruments. give me strength. (is there a song about that?)