May 25, 2013

The Arts of singing & playing on musical instruments.

Awww, thanks, Marilyn!

1 Geet vidya—art of singing.
2 Vadya vidya—art of playing on musical instruments.

It looks like I'm jumping into the Sixty Four Arts at numbers one and two after all! Mr H and I decided today to fulfill a long held desire to become ukulele people. Nights of singalongs with stringed instruments and giggles are not lost on us now, and ukuleles apparently come with an ease of use that suits my musical abilities (or lack thereof.) I've tried to learn more than a handful of instruments in my time. I have an ear for pitch,et al, but seem lacking in the skills to duplicate it. Well, excuses no longer. I've found myself two helpful websites, Uke Hunt and Ukulele Underground and have a rather helpful fiance, who can learn some of the more confusing chords ahead of me, and help me out now and then. 

Look at my little uke! I almost chose red. Almost.

So here's to the start of my Sixty Four Arts journey. I shall be a cutesie folk singer with ukulele yet! Tonight I plan to master Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.

Rock on!

Image credits: 
If you can help me find out who the Marilyn picture-taker is, that would be a delight. 
Ukulele photos taken by me. 
Clara Bow image is a Ross postcard, circa 1927.

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