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  • I actually recently got a Ukulele but I haven’t got around to playing around with it yet. I do have a mandolin which I enjoy messing around with. I haven’t got around to playing chords on it yet but It’s great fun for picking out melodies and tunes.

    Seaman
    when I played around folk/country club circuit it was always the banjo player that got the stick

    This reminds me of the story about a banjo player who was on his way to a gig. On his way there he stopped at the shops and accidentally left his banjo in plain view on the back seat of his car. When he returned from the shops he found that the back window of the car had been broken and there were now three banjo’s on the back seat.!! :-)

  • How about a Forumate band those of you with musical instruments;    I'm not so talented but I've got some spoons in the draw, also have a piece of tissue paper and a comb so could start practicing  lol

    Paul A
    This reminds me of the story about a banjo player who was on his way to a gig. On his way there he stopped at the shops and accidentally left his banjo in plain view on the back seat of his car. When he returned from the shops he found that the back window of the car had been broken and there were now three banjo’s on the back seat.!! :-)

         lol,  that's a good one Paul

    ....... which reminds me,  I must go clean those windows !

  • I have three guitars and an amp, and I would love to be able to play them, I took two electrics to a nephew who has is own band in Blackpool and the one I gave a few quid for and made in Pakistan said he liked that one the best :)  

    Jim

  • HAZY
    How about a Forumate band those of you with musical instruments;    I'm not so talented but I've got some spoons in the draw, also have a piece of tissue paper and a comb so could start practicing  lol

    I suspect the weekly rehearsals may prove to be a bit of an obstacle geographically.!! :-)

  • James
    I have three guitars and an amp, and I would love to be able to play them, I took two electrics to a nephew who has is own band in Blackpool and the one I gave a few quid for and made in Pakistan said he liked that one the best

    You do get plenty of decent ‘non-big name’ gear, but I think in general, musical instruments are similar to photography gear/optics; the more you pay, generally the better quality of the instrument. I’ve never owned a really expensive guitar but I would like to think that in the future I may eventually get hold of a ‘high end’ acoustic…..which actually brings us back to the theme of this thread; if Santa had deep enough pockets, I would be quite delighted to wake up to a nice new acoustic guitar in my stocking. A Taylor 814e would be lovely, I’m not greedy, so I wouldn’t be upset if it wasn’t a 914ce.!! :-)

  • Dream on Paul!!!!!!  Hope you have a nice big chimney at your house, and Santa has nice deep pockets:-)

  • Evening, All.  Not particularly musical myself--my Dad sent us and Mum into town to sign up for guitar lessons; my Mum thought piano lessons would be better but we had no room for a piano, so we came home with an accordion (haven't played it in years but there are 2 in the cupboard!)  The abuse handed out to those folks outshines that given to banjo payers or to drummers!  Anyhoo, for those ukulele and mandolin fans, have you encountered these two?  Both groups are excellent musicians and humourous as well--highly recommended.

    www.ukuleleorchestra.com/index.php

    mandolin.co.uk/.../mandolinquents

  • Hi Ann, Yes I've listened to the uke orchestra, they are really brilliant.   Not had the pleasure of the mandolinquents yet, will have a listen later.  

    See you should have listened to your Dad!!!!!!  Time to pick up a Uke I think:-)

  • gaynorsl
    Seaman the Uke is good to play and also the mandolin sounds good, I was pretty musical when growing up but sort of lost it over the years.  Finding it again is a lovely learning curve right now.

    The Uke seems to to be popular at the moment. When looking into buying one I was surprised how cheap a playable instrument was compared to what I have paid for guitars and banjos over the years.

  • gaynorsl

    Dream on Paul!!!!!!  Hope you have a nice big chimney at your house, and Santa has nice deep pockets:-)

    I dunno, it's still cheaper than some camera lenses! :-)
  • Gaynor, We are off to a Mandolinquents concert on Thursday.  Their Christmas concert is particularly fun, so looking forward to it.

  • Nice one Ann, I'm sure you will have a fabulous time.  I cornered the "lady who drums" today and she is going to let me know when the next local drummers group for learners is in Bangor, can't wait.