Do you play the ukulele?
If so, chances are you love your instrument more than you can describe. People who have been playing for years often consider their uke part of them!
But not everyone can know everything about this tiny instrument. In fact, there are plenty of fun ukulele facts you may have never even heard.
As a lover of the instrument, you have to make sure you know all that you can. Otherwise, you may never reach your full potential as an artist. Lucky for you, we’re experts on this topic and have combined some of the best fun facts out there. Read on for 11 facts every ukulele player should know.
A Quick History of the Ukulele
Before learning fun facts, you should know the history of the ukulele. While you may have always known it, it wasn’t too long ago that very few people did.
The ukulele became popular in the 1880s in Hawaii. The instrument is a twist on a popular Portuguese instrument also like a guitar.
After becoming popular in Hawaii, the instrument moved into the United States’ mainland. During the early 20th century, the ukulele soon became a well-known instrument.
Other countries have also adopted the instrument. But it has stayed most popular in the United States. A few popular songs, like “Over the Rainbow,” have helped keep the instruments in style.
About five years ago, the instrument saw a resurgence of interest. Ukuleles now dominate the how to section on YouTube, and many groups are meeting up for jam sessions now.
Knowing this, you need to be able to set yourself apart as a ukulele player. One way you can do this is to know more about the instrument than anyone else. Read on for more. [Continue reading]