Motivation of the Day: Honoka & Azita

I am a huge ukulele fan. It feels like I have always been a huge ukulele fan but to be honest, the passion that I now have for this instrument started only a year ago when my boyfriend bought me a little blue ukulele for Christmas.

I played a little bit of guitar before, I am not very good at it and I never took classes but since the first time I picked up a guitar, it has always been a great pleasure of mine. I tried to thrive and improve myself but my performance seemed to plateau. I had to admit that it was probably time for me to get classes (which I still need to do).

I felt frustrated by guitar and played less until my blue ukulele came into my life and brought back the excitement of stringed instruments! ย Ukuleles are so fun to play with and their cheerful sound never fails to brighten up my day. I am in love. This was the best present anyone has ever gotten me. BEST PRESENT EVER!

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My little blue ukulele in Budapest

 

This little walk down memory lane wasn’t for nothing, I swear. I wanted to explain why I started to get into ukulele before getting to my point… After almost a year of owning a ukulele, I feel like I have reached a new plateau and the frustration I was getting with guitar is back.

Two days ago while I was looking up a ukulele tutorial from The Ukulele Teacher’s YouTube channel (check him out, he’s great!), I spotted a video on the suggestion bar called “Most incredible GIRLS playing UKULELE in the world!“. The caps, the words “ukulele” and “incredible” captured my attention. I had to check out these girls! Honoka (18) and Azita (15), two young and extremely talented Hawaiian girls shredding the ukulele and just sharing their beautifully contagious smiles.

As I watched the video I was just overwhelmed with feelings of admiration but also happiness (I am sure you just felt the same! Right? ๐Ÿ˜€) When these two girls play ukulele you can feel their love and passion for the instrument and music itself. In addition, their technique is simply mind-blowing!

I got sucked into watching several videos on their YouTube channel “Honoka and Azita”ย and just felt my frustration with ukulele turn into motivation! I will probably need a teacher at some point but for now I mainly need to hold on and keep exercising. If I really love ukulele as much as I say, I will make sure that I get better. Thanks to the inspiring Honoka and Azita I feel like I have a new found motivation that will help me achieve new goals and maybe one day I will be able to play with them and keep up (I am allowed to dream…no? haha).

More or less unrelated

My step-father has led on several times that he might get me a better ukulele for Christmas… I hope it’s true, I love my little blue ukulele but let’s be honest it is more of a toy than a proper instrument!

16 days until Christmas!

I will leave you with this lovely cover because, yes, these girls sing too!ย