I have been learning to play the ukulele since my daughter swapped her soprano uke for my netbook back in 2016. At first I thought it would be all strum-strum-strum (and there’s nothing wrong with that), but I have learned that the ukulele can also produce the most beautifully toned melodies and melody-over-chords (although whether or not I can is another matter).
I now play a tenor ukulele which has 18 frets and reentrant tuning to GCEA which means 180 different chords and probably three times as many ways of playing them. Like most beginners, I started with fingerpicking tablature but now I am learning music theory so that I can read staves. I have an excellent music teacher who is guiding me through my RGT exams and showing me how to get the most out of playing music.