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Wednesday 02 September 2020

Upa Upa Tahiti is developing in New Zealand!

Upa Upa Tahiti makes its debut in the land of the long white cloud, a country that the young Tahitian ukulele brand is particularly fond of for several reasons explained in this article. Read more
sophie madeleine

Friday 21 August 2020

Sophie Madeleine and the ukulele

With her folky music mixed with her crystalline voice, Sophie Madeleine is an artist who seduces a good number of people. The ukulele is an instrument she has always appreciated and which has contributed from afar to launch the career of the young singer. His tender and soothing music in particular captured the attention of his audience, which ensures that his songs never go unnoticed by their ears. With her ukulele in hand, no one can actually resist the music of Sophie Madeleine. Read more
Ukulele

Saturday 15 August 2020

Taimane Gardner and the ukulele

Appearing towards the end of the 19th century, the ukulele is a traditional musical instrument of Polynesia. More and more popular, this small instrument has its place in the world of modern music. On the continents, the ukulele has more particularly known about it in addition to seducing many artists. Taimane Gardner, a renowned artist recognizes the ukulele as an instrument that can be combined very clearly with all types of music. Passionate, Taimane Gardner met the ukulele very early in her life. She even ranks among the best ukulele players on the planet. Follow us for more details. Read more
Ukulele

Saturday 08 August 2020

Eddie Veder and the ukulele

The ukulele has always been one of Eddie Veder's favorite instruments. He was already playing it when he was still a member and guitarist of the American grunge band Pearl Jam. Along with the cencerro, harmonica, accordion and sitar, the small Hawaiian guitar even became a mainstay of his compositions when he joined the group Temple of The Dog. The ukulele is indeed heard in many titles of the latter. Eddie Veder has also dedicated an entire album to this musical instrument which has always fascinated him. Read more
Ukulele

Sunday 02 August 2020

Taylor Swift and the ukulele

With 35 Grammy nominations and 10 awards she has won, Taylor Swift is currently one of the greatest artists on the planet. In fact, the award for "Best Solo Performance" she recently received at the NME Awards is another testament to her exceptional musical talent.
His reputation is therefore well established in the world of showbiz. However, although his hits are no secret to his fans, very few know that the American star has always had a keen interest in the ukulele. She is even very skilled with this musical instrument. Read more
différence ukulele et guitare

Friday 31 July 2020

What is the difference between a ukulele and a guitar?

The ukulele and the guitar are both plucked string instruments. Seen from a distance, one seems to look exactly like the other. Their operation is, moreover, based on the same principle: the sound is produced thanks to the vibration of the strings and is then amplified in the resonance chamber.
The resemblance is quite logical when you consider that the ukulele is, in reality, the little brother of the guitar. However, despite their fairly similar appearance, the two instruments each have their own specificities. If you've always asked yourself the big question: what makes the guitar different from the ukulele (and vice versa)? This article should interest you.
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tablature de ukulélé

Thursday 23 July 2020

How to read a ukulele tablature?

Widely used in the world of stringed instruments, tablatures are useful and practical supports. They allow, in fact, the musician to play a song without knowing the notes.
The tool is a visual representation of the handle of the instrument. The notation system is made up of characters and numbers that have been designed to make it easy for the user to read, understand and interpret.
In the particular case of the ukulele, the tablature system has certain specificities that every player should know if they really want to master the instrument.
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Paul McCartney

Thursday 16 July 2020

Paul McCartney and the ukulele

The ukulele is a multifaceted musical instrument. Instrument of predilections originating in Polynesia, the ukulele is a musical instrument played by almost all the inhabitants of this small island of France. Capable of producing a calming and more than original sound, the ukulele has charmed artists from all over the world. Among the world-famous singers is McCartney with a ukulele in hand to perform a song. An event etched forever in history as this act brought complete notoriety to the musical instrument, the ukulele. Follow us to find out more. Read more
Elvis

Thursday 09 July 2020

Elvis Presley and the ukulele

Also known as The King, Elvis Presley is an American singer who has long contributed to popularizing the ukulele. The latter being an instrument straight from Polynesia has become a staple in the world of music. Indeed, just like the guitar or the piano, there are many artists who play the ukulele. Especially since it is a unique musical instrument, recognized for its ability to provide unusual sounds for an original song and easy to assimilate. Certainly one of the reasons why Elvis Presley did not hesitate for a second to adopt the instrument that is the ukulele. In this article, learn the story of Elvis Presley and the ukulele. Read more
Koa Hawaii

Wednesday 24 June 2020

What is Koa Hawaii?

Hawaii is reminiscent of heavenly beaches, volcanoes, lush forests and of course the ukulele. It is indeed a traditional Hawaiian musical instrument that was originally made exclusively from koa wood. It’s precisely koa from Hawaii that we’re going to talk about today. Let’s see what it’s more about. Read more