Wednesday, 31 October 2018

What Is The Best Ukelele To Buy?

Tilly aspires to be like her older siblings, they have an incredibly tight bond and she often forgets she is much younger than them. Her older brother is a musician and she has always wanted a ukelele to learn how to play. It is just the right size for her and it's easy for her to handle. I know that although she wants to learn how to play a musical instrument, she doesn't have the concentration to actually learn. So like many other parents, I don't want to throw money away on an expensive instrument.


The First Act Discovery Ukulele is such a good option when it comes to buying Tilly an instrument because it is affordable and easy to buy from Smyth's toy shop, meaning that I didn't have to go to a music shop - but it isn't a toy! Tilly as recently sent one to review and this is what she thought of it. The ukelele is only £14.99 to buy, making it not only such an affordable musical instrument but also an excellent Christmas gift for your child. Its made of good quality wood and isn't plastic like many kids musical instruments. The perfect age for this ukelele is 8 - 12, especially as kids this age start to discover music and aspire to be the next big thing.



Although the ukulele is sold in a toy shop, it is actually a proper instrument that you can play and tune. The strings are made from nylon and they are accurately spaced to play the ukulele. The strings are strong for little fingers to use. The ukulele is a traditionally sized soprano one and the sound that comes from it is actually really good. The First Act  Discovery ukulele comes in a couple of different designs, Tilly has the blues stars design on a black background, so its a grown-up design for her. It also comes in a white design with blue butterflies. It's easy to tune by turning the guitar style tuners at the end of the ukelele, but remember not to tighten them too much otherwise you won't get the right sound that you want and the strings will break.



When kids play music, they use it as an outlet for their emotions. So as it was half term and I was in Turkey without her, I thought it would be great to give it to her as a gift. Then if she felt sad, she could cheer herself up with some music. Music also helps kids to be creative, and sometimes Tilly likes to be in her own world and be creative. Other times, she just wants to be noisy and strum the ukelele like there's no tomorrow. But the music still sounds good to me, This week she has been a rock star as well as an Ed Sheeran wannabe.


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28 comments:

  1. That's so great that she wants to play an instrument. I hope she enjoys mastering those strings.

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  2. Honestly, I have seen and heard of them a lot but never been talented enough to think about buying one. But, this helps me now know enough to get one for my kids when they are the right age. Thank you

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  3. Such a cool uke! My daughter has just started playing and she has a pink one.

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  4. My daughter is learning ukulele at school! Would be great to practise at home.

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  5. I would love to win this ukulele for my budding musicians. They would love it.

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  6. My oldest daughter asked for a purple ukulele for Christmas last year and has happily strummed away all year. What a great giveaway! (And I love your daughter's sweatshirt!!)

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  7. i think it's great that there are instruments that are really great quality and sound. especially that kids can learn to play an instrument that wont heart your bank account. I remember when I was a teacher the school that I though music at had plastic fake recorders. The sound are terrible, but I had to teach music to them and most of them wasnt even used to music before. wasnt exposed to it, so when I played with my inspirment they laught at it, because they didnt had any music exposure before. I hope tha she would have many more happy music days.

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  8. My daughter has just started asking her big brother for a shot of his keyboard, she doesn't no how to play it yet

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  9. they don't so far they seem to love the guitar

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  10. My daughter does not play but would love to learn the ukelele x

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  11. A piano / keyboard and it looks good as the ukulele is relly big in girl bands like Katzenjammer around the EU

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  12. My nephews love Ed Sheeran, so they would like to play the guitar like him.

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  13. Not yet but I do want my son to take up piano soon

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  14. I don't have any kids but would love to be able to play the ukulele myself.

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  15. My Talulah plays the ocarina at the moment but I'm sure she'd like to play something more substantial.

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  16. Interestingly my daughter has started having ukulele lessons at school and absolutely loves it. It would be awesome if she were to win as she would really enjoy it:

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  17. My youngest niece is learning the guitar. I already play ukulele so sometimes we play together. It's so cute, especially as she is only 6.

    Helen
    Tea in the Tub

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  18. I LOVE WIN THIS FOR MY BUDDING MUSICIANS GRANDCHILD THEY LOVE IT

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  19. My daughter is called Melody but is not yet musical! This would be a good start!

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  20. My son has ukulele lessons. He would love this one xx

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  21. My daughter plays the recorder which is great because I used to also play the recorder so I personally think I am still quite good. Unfortunately she does not agree.

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  22. my daughter has piano lessons at school but she would love to play so many different instruments

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  23. My youngest plays the keyboard and mydaughter 10 yrs old plays the Guitar x

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  24. My son has played both the ukulele and the guitar in school and I know he'd love to learn more x

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  25. My granddaughter is learning how to play the guitar

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  26. My daughter plays the piano and the violin. It's me that needs to learn how to play something.

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  27. My son has a mini keyboard but just teaching himself and having fun

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  28. My son has been learning ukulele at school and has asked for one for Christmas!

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