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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80 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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  29. My son plays piano, violin, electric violin, guitar and electric guitar, all well, and practises them all every day! He'd love a ukulele...he can't get enough music.

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  30. I don't have any children, but my "inner musician" would like to learn!

    - Anthony G.

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  31. My son doesn't play an instrument at the moment but he would love to try an ukulele.

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  32. My Daughter can play basic guitar and keyboard, and would love this

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  33. Yes my daughter plays the harmonica and absolutely loves it but wants to branch out into other areas now :) shes very musical

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  34. What a fabulous instrument. The ukulele. Would love to learn!! 💖

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  35. What a fabulous giveaway 💖. Would love to learn the ukulele!! 💖

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  36. Both of my sons play the piano and are getting pretty good now so will play Christmas carols for us on Christmas Day which is lovely (Debbie B)

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  37. My daughter Gracie is actually learning to play the Ukulele in school and has been having so much fun.This would be amazing for her if i were to win!

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  38. My kids don't play anything yet except for picking out a simple tune on the electronic keyboard.

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  39. My oldest is learning the flute, but my younger 2 currently are not playing an instrument, they would love to try the ukulele!

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  40. My son plays guitar, but he would love a Ukuklele too

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  41. This is such a great idea my daughter has always wanted to play

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  42. My daughter plays the ukulele and keyboard at school

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  43. My son doesn't play an instrument but he used to go to music therapy and loved the drums and guitar!

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  44. My son plays the guitar for fun, grandson has just started guitar in music at school

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  45. My two children are learning to play the guitar

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  46. My son doesnt play anything yet but we're hoping to encourage him to learn the guitar soon

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  47. My son doesn't play any instruments but he seems to like pianos and drums. I'd love for him to try the ukelele.

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  48. This would be fabulous for my music mad nieces

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  49. Amazing competition, my daughter would love this - looks great fun.

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  50. My son is learning to play the guitar. He's getting on pretty well. Seems to have a good ear for music. Unlike his mum.

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  51. My little girl has just started playing clarinet and absolutely loves it! She is coming along very well (commenting as Jacqui Rushton)

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  52. This would be great for my nephew who is very musical. Thanks for the competition.

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  53. My son has just started to learn the keyboard and is getting quite good at it.

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  54. no but one asked for guitar for xmas and another a keyboard

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  55. My daughter is a beginner at guiter. she would love a uke

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  56. My little boy loves all music and has recently stated his interest in learning an instrument the ukulele would be the perfect instrument to learn

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  57. NO my son doesn't play an instrument but would love to play the guitar

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  58. My daughter plays nothing at the moment, but as she's gets older I'd love her to learn something.

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  59. My daughter plays nothing at the moment , but as she's gets older I'd love her to learn something.

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  60. My children don't play any instruments yet but my youngest is keen to play the ukulele

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  61. My granddaughter would love this...her step uncle plays one and she would love to be able to do the same. If we were lucky he would be able to teach her.

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  62. My children are learning to play the piano. My boys are also learning to play the ukulele, I would love to win this for my daughter so that she could join in with them.

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  63. Michelle Ferguson27 November 2018 at 05:15

    My nephew is learning to play the trumpet

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  64. My son doesn't play any instruments yet ...but keeps saying he loves the ukelele! 🎸

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  65. My daughter plays the recorder and would like to challenge herself with something harder now.

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  66. My son is learning to play the guitar in lessons at school. His little sister desperately wants her own ukelele to be like him

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  67. My eldest is just learning the flute but she loves music and keeps asking to learn more.

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  68. my daughter plays guitar and sax my son plays guitar piano and baratone. they both love music.

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  69. My son doesn't currently play an instrument but both my son and daughter want to play the ukulele and that's because their grandad plays it, they always have a little go when they are over.

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  70. My eldest son plays guitar, he is also helping to teach my two girls to play too, they all also love to play the keyboard

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  71. my granddaughter is learning the recorder at school, but wants to learn a different instrument

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  72. Our grandson is playing the flute bless lol

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  73. I take guitar lessons and take my little girl along with me. She enjoys playing tambourine to entertain herself :) I will buy her a full size guitar when she us old enough, a ukulele for now would be perfect

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  74. It’s the trusted recorder in our house (help meeee) lol. I think it’s a shame in my son’s school that the kids have to give up a lesson to learn any other instrument. There aren’t any music after school groups.

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  75. Not yet, but i would love that she wants too, because my family (Portuguese) is full of good musicians

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  76. My Xavier had ukele lessons last year at school and loved it . He's never shown any interest in anything else like this so I'd love to win for him

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  77. My son is way too young to play instruments at the moment, but I'd love to encourage him to try different things as he grows up :)

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  78. my daughter doesn't play and instrument yet, but i think she'd enjoy learning the ukelede

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  79. My children all love playing instruments. They haven't gone to any official lessons yet but they are picking up the tin whistle very well and like attempting to play the keyboard. They would love a Ukelele.

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  80. eldest can play a few songs on keyboard and youngest is a few weeks into ukulele after school club would be great for her to have a go at home

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