All my life I wanted to learn how to play a musical instrument. I was surrounded by many friends who played different instruments, I could only play a Gazoo. When I retired over twelve years ago I decided to try to and learn how to play the ukulele. After all, it only had four strings it 'couldn't be that hard'.
So I purchased a $100 uke and after a day or so I was hooked. I stumbled on Ukulele Underground and I was off and learning. I became a UU member and watched every episode of "Uke Minutes" over and over that Aldrine posted.
The more I learned the less I knew but I was able to strum and play many songs with the aid of Aldrine's postings. It has been a wonderful journey with my ukuleles. I have never had any formal music lessons and I don't know how to read music either, but now I play in Ukulele groups and have performed on stage which is something that I ever dreamed of or expected.