Polynesian party and ukulele

ukulele whistle of the ocean
In Polynesia, party is well known for being rhythmic and exotic. It must also be said that music is in a way written in the DNA of Polynesians, as they prove during these moments of magical rejoicing, which have become a true tradition. This great zest for life is punctuated by the exceptional sounds of traditional and improvised instruments, including the ukulele.

The Polynesian party atmosphere 


The Polynesian celebration will always enchant us! It is a real part of Polynesian culture, in which friends and even strangers come together to "connect", as they say. Whether it is for a wedding, a birthday or whatever, everything is a valid reason in Polynesia to party! Everyone brings their favorite instrument, without forgetting their voice, and the festivities can begin. Whatever the instrument (ukulele, guitar, djembe, etc.), everyone does their best to maintain the atmosphere and have fun. Polynesians play music and sing with all their hearts during the holidays, and there is an intense energy that comes from these good times. For Polynesians and enthusiasts of Polynesian culture, nothing like these local festivals to enjoy the present moment and have fun. As we just mentioned above, instruments are important at local festivals. What if there was no instrument? Polynesians have only one goal: to have fun! In such situations, they improvise instruments themselves, such as homemade maracas with an empty beer bottle and two spoons, or rope bins. Anyway, the ukulele is the instrument to remember at a Polynesian party, because it is undoubtedly the best to play and rhythm Polynesian folk songs.

The types of ukuleles to make Polynesian party

To party, Polynesians prefer to use Soprano ukuleles, Concert ukuleles and Tahitian ukuleles. First of all, there are 4 standard types of ukulele: the Soprano, the Concert, the Tenor, the Baritone. Have you noticed that the Tahitian ukulele is not on the list? So let's start by explaining this to you. The Tahitian ukulele, as its name suggests, has its origins in Tahiti. This instrument is widely used in other regions of Polynesia. It is more exactly a modified version of the old Hawaiian ukulele. The Tahitian ukulele is differentiated by its open back, and it produces a higher and slimmer sound. It is important to know that ukuleles are distinguished by their size and pitch. The Soprano ukulele is the most common, with the original size of ukulele (between 30.5 cm and 35.5 cm). As for the Concert, it can measure between 35.5 cm and 40.5 cm. 

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