Zara Jackson
Ukulele 101
Wed Apr 24, 2019 06:42

Zara was pretty psyched that both her song choices had made the selection for Teppenpaw's concert performance. She listened carefully to Georgia's intro speech. The other girl seemed a little intense but she was in charge, so Zara guessed she kind of had to be. It didn't dampen her spirits. It sounded like this was going to be a lot of fun.

She followed directions during the vocal run through of her first chosen song. Eleonora seemed pleased with her performance, and so was Zara. She knew she had a nice voice. She didn't push though, as they seemed to just be working out the general structure of things. She figured the time would come later to put herself forward for solos, once they worked out where and in which songs they were going. She was pretty sure she had shown both skill and enthuasiasm though, and hoped that she could get something, even if it was just a couple of lines.

Once they had finished that song, it was time to play with the ukuleles. Zara wasn't convinced of the assessment that this would be easy enough for them to pick up. Maybe it was just her lack of patience but she had never got on with a guitar or any other musical instrument that had appeared at family gatherings. She was therefore very surprised when the first chord they were instructed to try involved a single finger. She strummed the note in time with the rhythm being tapped out by the portrait. The next one was harder, but then they were back to a single finger, then... ow and what the heck and did fingers even bend that way? Then another simple one.

"Okay, so... every other note is painful and I can't make my hand do it. That really isn't bad though, is it?" she commented to her neighbour.

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    • Ukulele 101 — Zara Jackson, Wed Apr 24 06:42
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