The ukulele, or the uke as it is sometimes known, became a huge hit in Hawaii and by 1879. The instrument has long been associated with Hawaii, but its origins were actually in Portugal. In the late 1870s, Portuguese sailors brought a ukulele-type instrument called the braguinha to the Hawaiian Islands. The native Hawaiians were impressed when they saw the speedy and intricate finger-work of the man playing the stringed instrument; they dubbed it a “ukulele,” which means “jumping flea” in English. In only a decade, it became Hawaii’s most popular instrument.
The ukulele players captivated fans with the beautiful sounds and speedy fingers on those traditional and popular repertoires with their 4 strings ukulele. Now, you could do so with your fingers on your lovely ukulele. The course is divided into 4 levels, from preliminary to advance. During the course you will be introduced to the elements of ukulele, the techniques of strumming and plucking, reading of musical notation and play them on the fingerboard, recognize the chords and play them together with the singing. At the end of this course, you will be enjoying the songs that you like on this lovely instrument.