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100 Rock Riffs on the Ukulele!

I kinda want to get this good. XD

Yeah, I know. I’ve been harping on and on about guitars, but with teeny tiny fingers like mine, there is a tendency that I’m going to end up using a ukulele for any musical inclination that I might have.

It doesn’t sound so bad, you know, playing guitar rifts in an ukulele. It makes it sound much fun more even. Not to mention I already have them. I don’t need to buy a guitar for it, I just need lessons for them.

There’s a shop near my place, just a jeepney ride away, that sells ukuleles and gives lessons. Maybe after I finish my masters studies, I can take the lessons. (I’m going to need to look for lower G strings for my ukulele though, maybe https://www.guitarcenter.com/ has them?)

Also I just realized, looking at the foot of my best, that my ukulele case is gathering dust. I think it’s high time to take my baby Maki (short for Makala XD) for a bit.

0 Comment(s) - What do you think?  Posted by ZenkX - April 9, 2017 at 9:12 am

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SUMMER TIME!

Yep. It is OFFICIALLY summer.

I know because I’ve started wearing sleeveless shirts. And I HATE sleeveless shirts. I have like these freckle-like things on my arms that remind of chicken skin that I don’t want to show.

So, summer!

I used to love summer because as a child, I could take a 2 month vacation to my parents’ provinces of Marinduque or Pangasinan. Aw, man. I miss those days. I’d go to the province with a light skin tone and I’d come back looking like a burnt eggplant because I was so dark from all the swimming in the beach or river. XD

But now I am stuck to having a weeks vacation from work instead, just in time for the Holy Week, which, after working 8 years, is not as bad as I thought it would be. Yeah, it is just a week, and after wards, I’m going to complain that I need more vacation time, but hey, a weeks vacation is better than no vacation, me thinks.

Anyway, I’m rambling aren’t I? I tend to ramble when I think of what to pack up for a vacation. (Yes, I’m packing up. XD)

I should bring a book, though. I need to read a book…

If anybody sees me in Marinduque, give me a wave. XD

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Guitar help anyone?

Okay, so here’s the thing…

I still haven’t bought a guitar… even though I’ve been ranting about it all the frickin’ time.

Maybe I’m just daunted. I can’t even play my ukulele decently (I keep forgetting chords to songs, and I’m totally tone deaf when it comes to music, it seems), and now I’m hoping to make the transition to guitar. I mean, I’m sure a lot of people say that it would’ve been better transition FROM guitar to ukulele to get a better feel of the changes in chords, but I have to admit, I bought the uku on a whim to play “Creep”by Radiohead like Amanda Palmer does (I still love her, though).

So question time…

Is it too late for me to learn guitar?

I have really short fingers, I’m practically tone deaf and I can’t remember chords for sh*t… but I really want to learn.

Or maybe I should stick to using a korg padkontrol and make MIDI songs instead? I’ll end up making MIDI remixes of Dragon Age soundtracks. XD

I. Swear. To. God. I feel like I’m the only one in my family without any sense of music or tone AT ALL.

Ugh… this makes me so sad.

And I still have an assignment with my Statistics subject (and I suck at math!).

I guess I’d better stick to studying. I think I’m better at that than music anyway. XD

0 Comment(s) - What do you think?  Posted by ZenkX - January 16, 2017 at 9:43 pm

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