Thursday, 1 November 2018

First Act Discovery Ukulele - Review and GIveaway

When I was younger my musical talents didn't manage to stretch further than twinkle twinkle little star on the keyboard and an ok version of three blind mice on the recorder. It's not that I don't like music, I love listening to other people play their instruments, I just wasn't blessed with the musical genes. My little brother on the other hand is actually quite good, he plays the bass guitar in his own band and is quite the dab hand with his ukulele. 

Now my kids all adore their uncle and all look up to him in a their own way and when I was asked if I'd like to review the First Act Discovery Ukulele, it was my eight year old who jumped for joy and proclaimed that her Uncle Alec could teach her how to play. And if that wasn't enough, it turns out that her teacher is also a really talented ukulele player and she recently bought in her instrument to school to demonstrate just how fun it is to make songs with.

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The First Act Ukulele isn't a 'toy' instrument, it is the real thing. It comes complete with:


* Black with Blue Stars design (also available in white and blue butterfly design)
* Soprano Ukulele
* Traditional soprano-sized body with great sound.
* Easy to play nylon strings
* Tuneable, with guitar-style tuning gears

And the best part, no batteries required!

With real guitar style tuning gears, when you get your ukulele out of the box you do actually need to tune it properly before you can begin strumming away on it. I'll admit that I had absolutely no clue on how to tune the ukulele so sent my daughter into school to ask her teacher really nicely if she could do it for us, which luckily she was more than happy to do.

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Once the ukulele was tuned I had a little search around and managed to find an app on my phone that allows for easy tuning which shows you exactly which string to strum and it turns green when you've managed to hit the right note.

One thing I've always struggled with when learning to play an instrument is the fact that I'm left handed and a lot of the time things tend to get taught the right handed way, this is also why I could never teach someone to play an instrument myself and also why I left it to Youtube to show my daughter just where to begin when the ukulele had finally been tuned.

She actually picked up basic notes quite easily and was most eager to show us all her successes and to explain what each of the notes were and just where to find them, it was really lovely to see her so determined to learn something. The sound really is authentic and it makes for a great beginner instrument and at £14.99 it's very reasonably priced.

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I've now suggested that she tries to learn a Christmas song that she can duet on with her uncle when he comes home for the holidays,

If you like the look of the First Act Discovery Ukulele I have some fantastic news for you, you can now enter the giveaway below to be in with a chance of winning one. The giveaway is open to UK residents only and will close at 11.59pm on the 18th November 2018. The prize will be sent to the winner within 28 days of receiving winners details and the winner will receive one of two designs of ukulele picked at random; either black with blue stars or white with blue butterfly design.

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Simply fill out the rafflecopter form below to have a shot at winning. Good luck everyone.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

48 comments:

  1. I would love to win for my 7 year old granddaughter

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  2. This would be perfect for my son

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  3. I would love to learn but would probably be useless! So as I don't have any children would love to win this prize to donate to charity, to go to Romania.

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  4. would love to win this for my daughter

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  5. My son would enjoy playing this

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  6. I’d love to win this for my 7yo son, his sister is playing the violin and he’s a bit jealous!

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  7. I would love to win this for my niece as i think she would enjoy learning to play a ukulele

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  8. this would be for my little Grandson, keen to get him involved with playing an instrument.

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  9. For my daughter as she has started lessons at school and she’s really enjoying it. So would love for her to be able to continue to learn and enjoy at home.

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  10. Myself as it's about time I learned to play a musical instrument

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  11. Id love to win this for my nephew x

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  12. I'd love to win this for my nephew. He comes from a musical family but hasn't started an instrument yet.

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  13. My step-granddaughter would absolutely love it!

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  14. I'd love to win this for my son. He loves music and exploring various instruments!

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  15. My little girl Melody - with a name like that it's about time she became musical!

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  16. I would love to win this for my best friend's son Harry, he has a lot of energy & I think music wwould be a good direction for him.

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  17. id love to win for my dad, his is really old x

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  18. Perfect for my grandchildren

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  19. I'd like it for my son who's in primary 3 and has just started ukulele lessons, dunno how he's getting on though

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  20. Mygod daughter is now at the age where she is showing signs of wanting to learn music.

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  21. I would like to win for my grandson who loves his music

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  22. I would like to win for my daughter, they use these at school. Would be great for her to practice at home

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  23. My 10 year old daughter has recently expressed an interest in starting to learn.

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  24. I would love to win this for my daughter, she would really enjoy it

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  25. My youngest son would love this

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  26. My grandchildren could share this and improve their musical ability!

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  27. For my son who likes musical instruments.

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  28. For my son, he has been learning the ukelele at school and would love this for Christmas.

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  29. I would love to win this for my nephew who is very musical. Thanks for the competition!

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  30. This would be great for my daughter. She has one that is starting to come apart near the frets. So it would be nice to replace.

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  31. I'd love to win for my nephew. Thankyou x

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  32. My daughter Bridie - she is very musical :)

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  33. My daughter would really love this. I would love to win for her

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