What’s the first instrument that pops into your head when you think of Hawaii?
You probably think of the humble ukulele thanks to the song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Although the song was originally recorded for The Wizard of Oz, Hawaiian ukulele player Israel Kamakawiwo’ole released his cover that has earned over 500 million views on YouTube.
There’s a reason why it’s nearly impossible to find someone who hasn’t heard his song. His beautiful voice complemented by the simplicity of his melodies touches everyone.
You may not think of the ukulele as glamorous, but this tiny instrument has wormed its way into the hearts of millions of people.
If you’ve always wanted to learn how to play an instrument but felt too intimidated, the ukulele can be your perfect match. Besides being undeniably charming, the ukulele has so much more to offer. Learning how to play ukulele is a blast!
In this article we’ll go over 25 reasons why I think everyone should take up the ukulele. I really believe the ukulele to be an instrument for everyone. And this would be regardless of age or whether or not you are musically inclined. So you could totally be 3 years old or 83 years old with or without musical knowledge or experience – and you’d still be a great candidate for the ukulele.
As I’ve stated before on my blog, If you want to learn how to play an instrument, the easiest one to get started with is the ukulele. There are so many types of instruments you can choose from, but there is something about the ukulele that makes it unique for those that want to start playing their first instrument. Even if its your second or third, it’s quite a cool instrument to pick up. It has become common, for example, for guitar players to pick up the uke. Many of them get so caught up with the ukulele that they end up spending more time playing it over their other instruments.
Here are 25 reasons why you should get intrigued and pick up a ukulele.