Playing the Ukulele on a Lake Michigan Beach

by | Aug 18, 2013 | Beginners | 2 comments

Playing the ukulele brings joy and peace of mind so you can play it anywhere you want, even at the beach on a cold weather day. Here I am enjoying the day at the beach. And also having fun with my ukulele.

Our water is colder than in Hawaii, but it is still fun to play the uke before a long swim in the lake! Our water is COLD, hence the wetsuit!

In Chicago, we are on Lake Michigan. It doesn’t smell like the ocean, but the lake is huge. You cannot see land on the other side.

Over the years many ships have been wrecked in the Great Lakes when they have run aground during big storms. It can be peaceful to sit by Lake Michigan, but it can also be a place where there are great storms and waves. I love playing my ukulele outside and communing with nature.

What about you? When is your favorite time to play ukulele?

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  1. Mary Whitney

    Our fledgling ukulele club inTulsa, Oklahoma, is looking for ways to help our beginners learn and our intermediate students to advance their skill set. We are preparing to include some instruction as part of our regular gatherings. I'd be interested in know what your methods are.

    • Rebecca Bogart

      Thanks for your comment.

      Basically, we first teach people how to hold the uke and how to strum with the right hand. Then we move on to left hand and learn three chords, one chord at a time, starting with C Major. We teach three songs (all rounds) for each chord. Then we work on learning to change between two chords, with lots of practice songs with two chords. Finally we move on to three chords.

      I'm hoping you might consider using our eBook with your club. We are preparing our ebook “21 Songs in 6 Days” for release in the next 3-4 weeks. We would like to give it FREE to as many people as possible during the first five days it is up on Amazon because this will improve our placement on the site. So, if you haven't done so already, please sign up for our mailing list. Then you, and maybe your whole club, can download book for free soon!

      Thanks again for stopping by. Please pass the word on about our ebook!

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