Dylan.Blog Writing and musings by Dylan Reed

Week Ten

Week Ten - Dylan looking insane at the end of a panoramic of Wellington NZ

Guess what the new hotness is? Ukulele!! I may have mentioned it before but I have recently started playing the ukulele. I started about three-ish weeks ago and it has been awesome.

I feel like it is the new drug that I take for my ADHD. It is meditative and fun. It uses all parts of my brain and it pushes me creatively. The most hilarious part is how much I want to practice.

Never before have I actually wanted to practice a musical instrument. Piano was fun, but I was so young and didn’t understand how important practice was. Tuba was easy and didn’t require a lot of practice, and I didn’t really care.

And then their was the accordion. I wanted to learn how to play the accordion to use as part of my clown show, but I didn’t want to work at it. In fact I don’t think that I ever really practiced.

Needless to say, other than a few small songs that I can play from memory, I am unable to play anything on any of those instruments.

The ukulele is different. I have read that a lot of guitar players consider the ukulele to be the clown of guitars… which is perfect for me.

Since I first borrowed my mom’s ukulele I have played for at least 30 minutes a day. Which, aside from my writing, is the most consistent I have been with a hobby.

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