Every year, on February 2nd, World Play Your Ukulele Day encourages music lovers to take up four-stringed instruments and play. This is also a day to attract people interested in the ukulele.
Some thing about ukulele
The ukulele is a member of the guitar family of musical instruments. While the guitar has six strings, the ukulele has only four. The ukuleles are much smaller than the guitar, which make people with smaller hands choose the ukulele instead of the guitar. Because of its smaller size, the ukulele is also a good instrument for children.
The four notes on the ukulele are G, C, E and A. The word ukulele is a Hawaiian word for "jumping flea". It is so known because when played skillfully, it looks like fingers are jumping around on the string like a flea. Although it has a Hawaiian name, the instrument was actually brought to the island by Portuguese immigrants.
The ukulele was introduced to the mainland in the early 20th century. It became a popular instrument for jazz music of the 1920s. “Uke” as it is sometimes called, also has connections in the history of brass music. Village. Jimmie Rodgers and Ernest V both masterfully played the instrument. The ukulele also has a place in pop and rock music. Taylor Swift, Eddie Vedder and George Harrison played the ukulele in their performances.
History of World Ukulele Day
The ukulele is arguably the most iconic sound from Hawaii, which is where it started. Everything about this little harp is adorable, true to its name, "The Jumping Flea". Sure, fleas aren't all that cute, unless you imagine an adorable cartoon flea along the lines of a firefly in "The Princess and the Frog," then suddenly it’s the cutest thing you'll ever see. It's the ukulele, a cartoon flea with a bright voice and cheerful personality.
The ukulele dates back to the 1880s, although the name of its less endearing predecessor was "jump flea". The tool was originally from Portugal, and was called a machete. Sounds violent, doesn't it? Thankfully, the ukulele's sound and its name aren't too violent, and when plucked, it's sure to brighten up your day.
Instruments really play a central role in helping to revive Canada's music programs, as it is an inexpensive way to introduce music to students and is extremely practical to teach and foster skills. The Doane program, named after its creator J. Chalmers Doane, and during its lifetime, has taught nearly 50,000 children to love and play the ukulele. While the Doane show has ended, it still has a legacy led by James Hill in collaboration with the original Doane.
What do you do for World Play Your Ukulele Day?
As "Ukulele" Mike said, play your ukulele today! But don't just play it with yourself. Go out into the world with it, share your songs at work or at school, with people who may not often get the chance to listen to music, such as loved ones, and with family and friends. You can also post online videos of yourself playing so more people can hear you.
If you don't have a ukulele, you can buy one and pick up a few music books. You can listen to some of the recordings listed in the Description of the Vacation, some rock and roll tunes, or old recordings of George Formby, a comedic ukulele player is famous from England in the early to mid-twentieth century. Learn more about the ukulele from the Ukulele Hall of Fame Museum or support them by becoming a member. You can also check out Mike's website "Ukulele" where his YouTube Channels can be found.
ObservedWorld Ukulele Day has been observed annually on February 2nd.
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"Ukulele" Mike Lynch on February 1st, 2011