Wednesday, May 31, 2017

ABC Wednesday: Round 20 - U

This time around, U is for....


The ukulele originated in Hawaii, sometime in the 19th Century. It's related to the lute, and looks like a small guitar. It generally has four strings that can be either gut or nylon. And it's amazing how much music can be generated with just those four strings.

When we visited Honolulu last year, a uke seemed like the perfect souvenir for M to bring home with us. When he plays it, I feel like I'm right back on the beach at Waikiki!

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  1. lovely instrument, seems to be forgotten lately doesn't it?

    Have a united, splendid AbC-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (ABC-team)
    In less then 6 weeks starting Round 21

  2. Every time I hear a ukulele I brighten up! How could anyone NOT???

    abcw team

  3. I should try to play it again...

  4. I've been thinking of learning to play one.


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