What Is Ukulele

Ukulele is a Hawaiian instrument that belongs to the category of lute family. It generally consists of four nylon or gut strings. The instrument originated in the 19th century in the form of a Hawaiian adaptation of a Portuguese machete, which was a small guitar like instrument gifted to Hawaiians by the Portuguese. The instrument belonged to Madeira and Azores. Later it gained popularity in USA and during the 20th century it spread internationally. 

9 Musicians Who Play the Ukulele

  1. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole: Israel was an extremely popular musician who had a humble beginning from his homeland. He was the man who advocated his political and social views through music. He was also one of the first world famous musicians to be seen wielding a ukulele. 

  1. Taylor Swift: Taylor Swift has been killing it over the past few year with her music seeing a significant change year after year if not month after month. But count on this young and pretty lady to strum a few strings before she leaves, be it on a guitar or a banjo or even a ukulele. 

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