I initially took up the Bass for the same reason I took up the ukulele. Two less strings and the same fretboard layout as the 6 string at lest for a Baritone uke. So I figured chords on a Uke would be a breeze and they are. For example, a C chord on a Soprano, Concert and Tenor Uke is only 1 finger on the third fret of the first string.
I learned that the Uke was the perfect fit for things like playing campfire songs and improv sing-alongs and is a lot smaller than a jumbo or standard sized guitar, or even an acoustic travel guitar for that matter.
To me the Uke is primarily a rhythm instrument, but can be used to solo, but most players don’t, so the bottom line is you can play complete songs without any accompaniment at a sing-along.
I found the Bass to be a different kettle of fish altogether.
Finding, fretting, and playing notes was a breeze BUT playing chords solo to a song does not sound as good compared to the Uke, probably because a lot of the chords on Bass woud be played as power chords IMHO. I discovered it was not really something you could use by itself at a sing-along. Sure you could play the melody line up the fretboard but it would not sound as good without filling in the rhythm with some full chord tones.
I started B2B near the beginning of 2021 but cancelled it after a couple of weeks because I was not getting my money’s worth. I told Josh I would wait for the Intermediate course. He agreed. Then 5 months later when I asked when the Intermediate course was going to launch Josh said that there were plans for an intermediate course but it was not going to happen in 2021.
This was the reason I started to look for a harmonica course. My plan was, and still is, is to use it primarily in the same fashion as the ukulele ie. as a stand alone rhythm instrument. Of course the problem is you can’t play harmonica and sing at the same time but at least I will be able to play a complete song and listeners will know what I am playing, assuming they know the song of course.
That is how this whole harmonica thing came about being.
Don’t get me wrong, so far this is the best site I have found for learning the harmonica but I just pulled back a little when I saw the site similarities and wanted to see what the deal was.
Funny enough the ukulele course site is not structured the same.