Ukulele Hotdogs and Gravy

You do belong to a ukulele club, don’t you?

I think it’s the single best thing you can do to get better a playing uke.

You’re surrounded by other players, some of whom will be better than you, and you can observe and absorb in a friendly setting.

(Be aware, too, that YOU are probably better than someone else–so you may be under observation, as well!)

At last night’s meeting in Somerville (called, of course, Strummerville), we had a couple of REALLY GOOD players show up.

And it’s fun to watch what a great response they get. It’s almost like, “Wow, I didn’t even know a ukulele could sound like THAT!”

And you could see it in their eyes–“I’m going home and I’m going to practice and I’m going to learn to play like THAT.”

Maybe some of them of will.

But I hope not all.

Because, yes,  you need some hotdogs in the group. They add the color and the flavor and the spice, when everyone else is strumming along.

But, if you’re one of the strummers, don’t despair.

Color and flavor and spice are all very well, but they're best with a hearty plate of potatoes.

And since I’m a bad poet, I’ll just state that I’m trying to say metaphorically that the strumming is the potatoes.

So even if you want to be spicy, you gotta first be potatoey.

(Hmm, looks like I’m not much of a speller either…).

If you want some good ideas on becoming more potatoey, you can check out the upcoming video series, “Ukulele Strumming Mastery,” starting very soon on a Internet connection near you.

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Hope to see you there.

And, in our on-going metaphor, you’ll never even guess what “gravy” is…

your pal,

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