Ever wanted to learn how to play ukulele? You’ve come to the right place.
The Ukulele is an excellent instrument to learn at any age. Lightweight and portable, it is the perfect addition to a summer night campfire circle or a terrific way to transition into playing the guitar.
People are drawn to the Ukulele for various reasons, from the wallet-friendly cost of buying a Uke compared to other instruments, to the fun, playful sound it produces. In this article, we will share our easy-to-follow guide on all things basic ukulele. Before you know it, you’ll be strumming to your heart’s content.
There are many different ukes to choose from, such as the baritone ukulele, the soprano ukulele, and even the banjo ukulele. However, before we get into choosing the right ukulele so that you can perform your first ukulele song, it seems fitting to explain where the ukulele originated.
The Ukulele originated in Hawaii during the 19th century when Portuguese immigrants brought a tiny guitar-like string instrument, similar to a banjo, to the island. Entertained by this new sound, the Hawaiians created their own variation of this instrument and called it the Ukulele. Depending on who you ask, ukulele means “jumping flea”, (perhaps in reference to the movement of the player’s fingers as they play) or “the gift that came here” – uku (gift or reward) and lele (to come).
The ukulele’s warm, jaunty sound is definitely something worth learning to play. Ukelelists remind us of our time on the beach, toes in the warm sand, and cool ocean breeze in our hair. Sometimes, they serenade us with sweetly romantic melodies that warm our souls. [Read more…] about How To Play Ukulele 101 (Step-By-Step Tutorial)