If you play a string instrument and like any of these styles of music (Bluegrass, Old-Timey, Celtic, Gypsy-Jazz, etc.) you may like this Website – it offers free backing recordings for playing along with. You can slow down or speed them up.
There is also a section of common Chord Progressions to practice.
This is similar but a little less daunting. It includes the words, but you can’t slow down, etc. https://toneway.com/songs
I use Chrome browser on my laptop and my audio volumes were too soft and so I searched for a solution and found this.
It works great!
NextAvenue.org posted an interesting article about Senior Citizens and the value of music in their lives. The article was entitled, “Music Matters for Older Adults: Just ask these six people who are in their 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s“
The title of this post came from Jan Fox’s words. Ms. Fox, 83, in retirement “took up line dancing, which she now teaches, and then a friend suggested learning to play the ukulele. Fox, who lives in Austin, Texas, did just that….”
She even started a performance group.
Do you like a little ‘Funk’? Who doesn’t, sometime?!?!
This is super easy and fun. Just awesome!
The only hard part is that you have to barr the chord (only 2nd if you leave 1st one open).
Relax the barr finger occasionally (maybe 2nd and 4th beats) to add different mute / percussive sounds and to relax the fingers.