As is the way with blogs, I have several that don’t get updated very often. Like a lot of people I dip in and out of them as my interests wax and wane. Just noticed that it’s been almost a year since I’ve updated this one. And this isn’t even meant to be a post about ukes really.
I’m having a go at learning to play the cavaquinho. So I started a new blog at cavaquinhonaut.wordpress.com for that. Not because I feel the need to document my progress but because there are hardly any English resources for it. Most of what I have found on the Internet in Brazilian Portuguese, and I’m not much good at languages. It might be useful to the handful of other people who might be in the same situation.
As regards the uke, I am still very active with it. We’ve done loads of stuff with Moselele over the last year. I just don’t tend to blog about it much.
I also realised, when I attended the Ukulele Festival of Great Britain recently and saw a lot of very impressive acts, that there doesn’t seem to be that much point in trying too hard to be good at uke. I’m competent enough now, and it works in the context of our group. I’d rather focus my efforts on learning and improving on other instruments like my mandolin, guitar, cavaquinho or even banjo.