Saturday, February 18, 2017

Scarborough Fair

I can hear something coming from upstairs that sounds a lot like "Scarborough Fair."

Good job, D!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Yet another ukulele II

C put new strings on D's loaner ukulele for him and gave him a tuner.  My husband put a hook on the wall in D's room, and now it's up on the hook.

I'm still waiting for his Hal Leonard Ukulele Method Book 1 to come.  Other than that, he's all set--it's strung, he has a hook, he has a case and he has a tuner.

Valentine's again?

Baby T wants to know when it's going to be Valentine's Day again.

Baby T wants music lessons

Baby T was just telling me she wants to have C teach her ukulele and asked when that could happen.  I told her in a few months (I was planning to try that this summer).

Baby T continued, "I want to go to Guitar Center and have a lesson with C!"  Guitar Center, sadly, does not teach 4-year-olds.

Yet another ukulele

Here's the new ukulele that C bought with a combination of cash and money from her ukulele fund:

http://www.ukuleleplace.com.au/snail-ebony-concert-ukulele-with-gig-bag-ukc-t483/

We got it used for $99 that at Guitar Center.  C's favorite go-to ukulele is also a Snail and both she and her teacher thought that this one is the best they've seen there.  We don't quite know what it's performance capabilities are going to be, because it's strung wrong.  It's going to be a long-term loan for D so that he has one in his room.

This is our household's 8th (!) ukulele, but you'd be surprised how much use they get.  A friend's kid is borrowing one, this new one is for D to borrow, C often has one at school for music class, and I usually bring 5 or 6 to ukulele club.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Pancakes and running

This morning, we woke up to the smell of C frying pancakes.

Later in the morning, D ran a 5k race and came in 2nd in his age class.  This is the first time he has run in a public race, although he has participated in rock climbing competitions.

Friday, February 10, 2017

New stuff

C's kind of between ukulele books at the moment, but she's been working on the Star Trek Deep Space 9 theme and has just started Ondrej Sarek's Jewish Songs for C Tuning Ukulele.  I'm very excited for her to learn Tumbalalaika.

She and D did an hour (!) of ukulele lessons together today.  Apparently, D has started working on Scarborough Fair and Amazing Grace.