Ukuleles

The Ukulele is a stringed-instrument originally from Hawaii that has similarities to the guitar. However, the Ukulele has a much shorter scale than the guitar and as a result has a higher standard pitch. They typically have four strings that are made from Nylon. The Ukulele can come in four different forms; Soprano, Concert, Tenor, and Baritone. The Soprano Ukulele is usually considered to be the standard size Uke.

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Ukuele Facts

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The name Ukulele means jumping flea in Hawaiian.

The Ukulele is best known for its part in Hawaiian music but was derived from two Portuguese instruments.

The first Ukulele was made in 1879.

There is an instrument called the banjolele, a smaller version of a banjo, but with a ukulele’s tuning.

The Beatles all played the Uke.

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