As I have mentioned in earlier posts, I have acquired a nice tenor ukulele, and this month have been pretty much exclusively concentrating on that, music-wise. At first, my playing was a bit halting, but now I am finding I am reaching the chords quite well, and have had good fun working out what popular songs go well with the ukulele.
However, tonight I was trying some Joe Jackson, and one particular song that I thought would work well, just didn’t. However, I was enjoying myself with the song, so I put down the ukulele and picked up my old EKO, to try it on there.
Except I couldn’t – my fingers were all in the wrong places, essentially trying to play 4-string chords on a 6-string fretboard. If I looked at what I was playing, I was fine, but the moment I looked away, I was all over the place. It is all rather weird.
I realise that with practice I will be able to switch instruments without problems, but for now I might just put the uke away until after filkcon. After all, I am going to want to be able to play my guitar!