My kids are grown but I know my practicing must drive my wife a little crazy at times. HaHa. This is a great idea if you have a baby or small child and you want to slip in a five minute practice while they sleep.
Kala Brand Music Co. offers a great line of ukuleles for every age and skill level from the Makala models which feature bright colors and either a dolphin or shark shaped bridge to the Kala Elite USA which are handmade in AMERICA ukes.
Did you know that they offer tools for getting started playing the ukulele via their Website and their APPS. Click here to get started – enter your email to register for ‘Learn to Play‘ resources.
Parts of the Ukulele
Videos on tuning, holding and playing the ukulele
and Videos on playing chords, playing styles/techniques, and learning songs
While you are there check out there APPS,
KALA TUNER APP
Whether in the studio or on the go, quickly tune your favorite Kala instrument with the free Kala Chromatic Tuner app!
Learn to play your favorite songs with the karaoke-style app, Ukeoke! Easy chords, lyrics and more for over 1500+ hit songs!
If you don’t know Amahi ukuleles, please give me the pleasure to introduce you. Amahi has been making fine violins for years under the name Amati (with a ‘t’). They recently started making intentionally inexpensive ukuleles and I believe that they are a great contender! They now have a broad range of ukes from $50ish student ukuleles which are similar to Makala to $500ish models. I really like the quality of their intermediates ($150-$300ish). They also offer more expensive brands under separate brand names. They are located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Visit their Website and ‘like’ them on Facebook to learn more about them.
They also offer less expensive AND more expensive brands under separate brand names.