Me on Yousician

For Christmas, I wished for a mandolin.
I have no experience with it, I just love their sound and thought I would like to learn to play.
I’ve tinkered with an ukulele for months, to no true progress. I could play some chords, but I dislike the plastic sound of the strings.
Anyway, for Christmas, I got a mandolin! …and a guitar…
And still I couldn’t play the uke well enough to justify owning anything other than a set of tablespoons — I can play those all day long, easy peasy.
In my deliberate attempt to learn about at least one of the stringed instruments I now currently owned, I went to the Source for All My Info…Google.
And Google told me about an app called Yousician.
After playing along with the bouncing Yousician ball for several weeks now– following its progressive teaching and video method — I can officially tell you  that you, too, can use this app to have a ton of fun and build proficiency with a musical instrument.
I’ve improved by Uking, if that’s a verb, and I’ve managed to wrangle the guitar to let me play some chords until my fingers cry Uncle for the day — steel strings are intolerable for my fingertips, but I’m building up my immunity, because I really like to play.
So–to sum up: I got a mandolin for Christmas; I’ve been laying some sweet riffs (not verbiage I use in public, don’t worry) across both the uke and the guitar (I’m at level 5, I’ll have you know); I have yet to touch the mandolin.