U… ugh. Tough letter. But I’ve been thinking the ukulele has been making a comeback lately. Well, not sure it was ever popular enough to warrant a comeback, but I think of it as a fun “gateway” instrument to other stringed things. My daughter recently received one as a gift, and it’s been fun learning more about this underrated, user-friendly unit of merry-music-making.
The unassuming ukulele has Jake Shimabukuro as its poster boy these days – he’s like the Jimi Hendrix of ukulele. Check out his treatment of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody to hear how layered and complex this 4 string beauty is.
And check out these other “Ukulele Rockstars”! Who knew?
Here are some brave uke players bringing the music to the people – a ukulele flashmob!
Do you uke?