I don't like [cue Murray voice] sending money through the Enternit
so I think I'm stuck with what I can find around Melbourne.
Update on the first....twenty-three hours spent with the (still-unnamed) uke:
I had some issues tuning it; I could tune three strings and then I'd suddenly go pitch-deaf for the last one. First it was C that I couldn't hear, then E, then A, then C again, then A again...it probably didn't help that I was trying to play it "silently"! I didn't want my dormmates to hear and every time it made a noise I panicked a little bit.
I eventually got it sorted, but every time I put it down and pick it back up it seems to go out of tune again; first thing I do when I get home tonight will be to pinch my dad's toolbox and tighten the screws! (And try and tune it at full volume; that might help.)
I looked at Chordie, too, and fell in love. THEY HAVE CHORDS FOR EVERY SONG YOU COULD POSSIBLY IMAGINE! Now I'm trying to decide which song to learn first; I've fiddled around (quietly!) with about a dozen so far but I'm leaning towards Blue Smoke - easy and just plain gorgeous.
I'm looking forward to playing along to all my 20s music
Someone's beaten me to the Helen Kane impersonations though! http://ukuleledisco.com/helenkane
(Plug for my vid...it namechecks everybody's favourite instrument http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAi8WU58WvY
As for the name...I've spent hours trying to convince myself that Bret is NOT a good name, but it's hard...then I thought of Little B, but seeing as it's a Mahalo, Little M might be more appropriate...?