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What is a ukulele?

The ukulele originated in the 19th century as a Hawaiian adaptation of the Portuguese machete, a small guitar-like instrument, which was introduced to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants, mainly from Madeira and the Azores. … Ukuleles commonly come in four sizes: soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone.

What is the best ukulele for me?

Whichever feels right and sounds good to YOU. I would urge anyone to go to a shop and try one. See if it feels smooth, get the shop person to tune it for you, and see if it sounds good. Try out holding it, if it feels right then it’s yours.

How hard is it to learn to play?

Some people will pick it up in 5 minutes, some people will struggle it makes no odds. If you can produce a good enough sound and you can sing along and if that’s all you want to do then that’s good enough. Sometimes your fingers will get sore, sometimes you will struggle to reach those chords, but practice is all about muscle memory. Of course joining your local ukulele club is one way of progressing. We will drag you along for the ride by the seat of your pants. If you know at least 3 chords pop in. Our motto is play what you can.