Ukuleles

Ukuleles are a stringed-instrument originally from Hawaii, similar to a guitar. However, the Ukulele has a much shorter scale than the guitar and as a result has a higher standard pitch with a percussive tonality. They typically have four strings that are made from Nylon.

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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.

Ukulele News

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Laka Ukuleles Now at Gear4music

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One of the richest men in the world has shown he is a class act behind a ukulele.

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