Taylor Swift, Eddie Vedder, Amanda Palmer, Elvis, Jack Johnson – what do all these musicians have in common? They all play ukulele of course!
This small, four-stringed instrument is so delightfully easy and fun to play and is loved by musicians across the world. Perhaps it makes you dream of sunny Hawaii or want to sing along to ‘Hey, Soul Sister’, whatever your musical style playing the ukulele will have you smiling in no time.
The ukulele holds the record as being the easiest instrument to play. With only 4 strings, your fingers will have no difficulty constructing chords and playing uncomplicated rhythms. It is light, compact and inexpensive so you can take it with you wherever you go.
To quote Amanda Palmer in her ‘Ukulele Anthem’:
Ukulele small and forceful
brave and peaceful
you can play the ukulele too it is painfully simple
play your ukulele badly, play your ukulele loudly
ukulele banish evil
ukulele save the people
ukulele gleaming golden on the top of every steeple
So why not take up the opportunity to learn something new and enjoy the little bundle of happiness this instrument creates!