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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 It is indeed a traditional Hawaiian musical instrument that was originally made exclusively from koa wood.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
angelo, star du ukulele

Tuesday 16 June 2020

Who are the best Polynesian ukulele artists?

Polynesia is an island in love with music and the latter makes it well. Rooted in customs, it constitutes a real mode of communication and is used above all to convey a message. The fact is that Polynesians have always been rocked to the sound of ukuleles. It is not uncommon to hear reggae sounds, old French songs, Hawaiian strolls or even pop music in the street. Note that Polynesian ukulele music presents as much a catchy rhythm, a jerky tempo as lyrics that address key themes. Namely the love of the traditions and culture of the places as well as the attachment of its inhabitants to the land or to the vagaries of life. Then discover in this article a small overview of Polynesian singers who touched hearts in addition to being engraved in the minds of these followers. Read more
joueuse de ukulele

Friday 12 June 2020

Playing ukulele: with or without pick?

This question often comes up, when we talk about the ukulele, in dedicated forums and discussion spaces. The fact is that some artists and enthusiasts advocate the use of the pick while others prefer to stick to traditional techniques.
It is important to state at the outset that this beautiful musical instrument works very well in both cases. The real question then is: when to play the ukulele with your fingers and when is it better to use a pick? Read more
Thomas Fersen

Sunday 07 June 2020

Thomas Fersen, passionate about ukulele

“The ukulele is to the guitar what the string is to the pants. This is probably the most famous quote from Thomas Fersen. The French singer-songwriter has more than one string to his bow since he plays different musical instruments including the piano and the guitar. But in this post, we're going to focus on his passion for the ukulele. Read more
Mareva GALANTER

Saturday 30 May 2020

Mareva GALANTER, sing and play ukulele

You may not have known it, but many stars, national and international, play ukulele. This is particularly the case for Madonna, Paul McCartney, Tom Hanks, Ryan Gosling, Taylor Swift, Thomas Fersen and Mareva Galanter. It’s the latter and his passion for this little stringed instrument that we’re going to talk about. Galanter is a Miss France with many talents because it turns out that she is a good singer who plays the ukulele wonderfully well. Read more
Jake Shimabukuro

Friday 22 May 2020

Who is Jake Shimabukuro?

A ukulele interpretation of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", the famous Beatles song written by George Harrison. A video with 16.5 million views on Youtube. A virtuoso American musician of the traditional Hawaiian plucked string instrument. You will surely have guessed, it is indeed the great Jake Shimabukuro.

Jake is one of those talented artists whose fame has been amplified thanks to the Internet. However, if the ukulele player owes a large part of his reputation to the web, it must be admitted that it was also thanks to his unwavering passion for music that he was able to chain festivals. But who is Jake Shimabukuro really? What about his musical journey? Read more
changer cordes ukulele

Monday 18 May 2020

When to change the strings of a ukulele?

The ukulele owes its magnificent playful sounds to its four strings which make it an exceptional musical instrument. The great Iz (Israel Kamakawiwo'ole) certainly could not have produced his most popular song, the medley "Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World", if he did not have at his disposal a ukulele and good quality strings.
The condition of the strings is therefore an essential aspect that any good player must absolutely take into consideration. But how do you really know if it's time (or not) to replace the strings of your ukulele? Read more
morceaux tahitiens ukulele

Saturday 16 May 2020

What are the best-known Tahitian pieces of ukulele?

The ukulele is an inseparable part of the daily life of the inhabitants of Polynesia. All Polynesians play ukulele, it is the musical instrument par excellence in our sweet islands. In this article, Upa Upa Tahiti invites you to discover three famous Tahitian songs! Read more
maîtriser le ukulélé

Tuesday 12 May 2020

How long does it take to master the ukulele?

Are you passionate about music? Do you want to learn to play the ukulele? In case you're wondering how long it takes to learn and master all of the ukulele techniques, you should know that there are some important things to know. In addition to certain factors that will determine whether you will succeed in playing the ukulele in a few days or in a few months. Follow us for more details. Read more