Did you know that the ukulele has been around for more than 138 years?
However, this century-old instrument is no way out of fashion. Ukulele sales have actually doubled between 2009 and 2012, and they’ve been going up ever since.
What is it that has caused this dramatic rise in popularity? Read on to find out all about why the ukulele is so “vogue” right now, and how the history of the ukulele began.
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s strum on!
Why is the ukulele so popular today? The ukulele is so popular today due to famous songs such as “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”, “I’m Yours”, and “Hey, Soul Sister” and exposure from top ukulele players such as Jake Shimabukuro, James Hill, and others.
What’s so Special About Ukuleles?
What’s so special about the ukulele? Is it the chunk-a-chunk sound? The teeny, tiny body? Or the Hawaiian Roots?
Ukulele mastermind Jake Shimabukuro said, “There’s something about the ukulele that just makes you smile. It makes you let your guard down. It brings out the child in all of us.”