Thursday, 21 April 2016

Lesson on Ukulele Tuning & the Different Sizes

Welcome to the wonderful world of ukulele. This tiny instrument has a fascinating history. Although most commonly associated with Hawaii, it was actually first invented in Madeira, a tropical island in the Atlantic southeast near Portugal. It later spread to Hawaii when many Madeirans came there to work in the late 1800s. The name itself comes from the Hawaiian words 'uku, which means flea, and lele, which means jumping. To the locals, that's what it looked like when they played: fingers moving like jumping fleas over the strings.

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