Daughter’s 1st NGD

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  1. Dr Cannonball

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    EE9C659F-9EFD-4743-A7F6-1682C24C2230.png My 6 year old recently decided she was ready to learn so here we are - her 1st NGD.

    She briefly tried a 3/4 squire strat but it was hard to balance for her and she could really only reach the D string. Then came an inspired idea... a baritone ukulele is tuned DGBE and not only fit her hands well but is amendable to 1 and 2 finger chords like Em G C Dsus2. The chord forms will translate to guitar easily.

    I picked up a new Kala baritone with spruce top and mahogany sides for a fraction of a beginner acoustic - and its a high quality instrument (I play uke as well).

    Anyways, she is all in and practices twice a day!
     
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    Very cool! HNGD to your daughter!
     
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    the best gift for any child...congrats!!!!
     
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    dirocyn Senior Stratmaster

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    Baritone uke is an inspired choice for a 6 year old. Well done.

    Get her playing some songs where you can do duets, and enjoy these times while they last. She'll be 18 before you know it.
     
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    BallisticSquid Most Honored Senior Member

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    That's awesome!! My daughter has and plays a uke also. It worked well as a gateway to the guitar that she now has.

    Congrats!!
     
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    3bolt79 Most Honored Senior Member

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    My granddaughter has a soprano Ike, and I just got her a mini Squier. So far she is able to play an A5 at the second fret. The Squier is too big for her, but she will grow into it. Enjoy the time together with your daughter. It will be New Car Day before you know it. I still can’t believe my daughter is 31 already.
     
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    Very cool and a great age to start.
     
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    abnormaltoy Mouth draggin' knuckle breather Silver Member

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    What a great work around...good for her as well.
     
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    The first of many … so cool :cool:
     
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    Great gift- the gift of music!
     
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    Awesome! HNGD!
     
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    Congrats to her !
     
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    sgarnett Senior Stratmaster

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    I started on a baritone uke too, an all-mahogany Harmony (back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth)!

    My daughter went through guitar, uke, and violin without any of them taking. She caught some traction with the flute, but gave it up in high school when the focus shifted too much toward marching band competition.

    She finally found her voice, so to speak, and a true love of music, with singing. I think this one is for life. It’s all good.

    Enjoy!!!
     
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