The Ukulele is a four-stringed musical instrument.
Similar in look and feel to the Guitar, the Ukulele belongs to the Guitar family and can also be referred to as a four stringed guitar. Just like the guitar, the Ukulele too is fretted.
Origin of the Ukulele
It is believed that the Ukulele originated in the 19th century. It was brought to Hawaii by the Portuguese and was popularised there in the version known today. The Ukulele is based on the Cavaquinho, a musical instrument of Portuguese origin. Over the years, the Ukulele also became popular in Europe.
Different Types of Ukulele
The Ukulele is available in four sizes –
Each of these have 4 strings and different number of frets ranging from 14 to 22.
Famous Ukulele Players & Artists
Some well known Ukulele Players –
- Ernest Kaai
- Andy Cummings
- “King” Benny Nawahi
- Eddie Kamae
- John Kameaaloha Almeida
- Uncle Moe Keale, among others.
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