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My new friend...
An introduction to a new member to my musical instrument family. :)
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Kiara
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February 1, 2015 - 11:32 pm
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Hello all,

Meet my new instrument.... P1070760-1.JPGImage Enlarger

It's a Ukelele, just in case anyone was wondering. :)

My sister plays so will be helping me along with it. And it is a great instrument for car trips, camping trips etc, because it's so small and you can sing along and it's not very expensive so I wouldn't be too worried about it getting damaged.

It's much easier on your fingers than guitar so that's a bonus for me. Take it from a person who can play maybe one song on the guitar before her fingers give out. :P

The colour might not be everyone's piece of cake (it took me a while to convince my sister) but I quite like it. And especially because it has a matt finish, rather than shiny. I think it looks kind of vintage...

Anyways, just thought I would share.

Thanks,

Kiara

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Highly cool!  Love the shark shaped bridge!

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That looks awesome, Kiara! I do agree with the colour making it look like vintage, I dunno how that works but it does look like vintage. Before the violin, I considered on buying a ukulele. I forgot how the violin changed my mind, but the thing that I like about the ukulele is that it's very small and thus, portable. The violin is small as well, that's probably one of the reason why I liked the violin.

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It looks really cool Kiara.  

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Kiara!!!

I love your new friend.  The color is beautiful.  I too, like the shark.  I hope you get to strum and sing along while going down the road. 

Are you familiar with that lil gal.. Emi Sunshine.  She plays and sings her lil heart out.

https://www.facebook.com/emisunshinemusic

I hope you share some tunes with us.   :)  I have wanted to have an learn on one for a long time.   I always get the roll eyes from the peanut gallery.facepalm :)

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I thought it was pretty cool too @DanielB, the shark shaped bridge was certainly a bonus. :)

@ozmous glad you agree that it looks vintage ;) you could learn Uke still, I bought mine fairly cheaply, I guess it wouldn't be too different over there...

@Uzi thanks, I like it. :D

@coolpinkone I am sure it will get played a lot. I hadn't seen that girl Emi Sunshine, she sure can play and sing! Maybe one day I will share something, no promises though. Nothing wrong with learning now, never too late. I'm sure you'd do fine. :)

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February 3, 2015 - 7:51 pm
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Very nice, Kiara! I hope you and your new friend have some fun times together. I can see why you think that color makes it look vintage. I think that shade of blue/green was very popular in the 1950s and 60s, and was often called "aqua." It reminds me of my grandmother's kitchen. :)

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How cool!  I love the color!  I have a few decorating accents around my home in that color!!

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