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Tuesday 15 December 2020

J. Chalmers Doane and the ukulele

The ukulele is a small stringed musical instrument famous both for its unique look and for the pain of its sounds. Appreciated for decades, the ukulele is an ideal instrument to begin learning music. Upa Upa Tahiti presents today the portrait of a great gentleman who contributed a lot to the learning of the ukulele in schools, here is the story of Mr. J. Chalmers Doane. Read more
Hawaii, la terre natale de Brittni Paiva

Wednesday 02 December 2020

Brittni Paiva: a Hawaiian ukulele star

Brittni Paiva is an artist who owes her fame to her talent and love for the ukulele. Known throughout the world for her incredible talent in the practice of this small string instrument, this artist who started her career very small seduces everyone of the ukulele. According to Brittni Paiva, between her and her ukulele, it's a true love story. This article provides an update on the history and career of this young Hawaiian woman of unlimited talent. Read more
Japon

Saturday 07 November 2020

The ukulele in Japan

The ukulele has found an important place in Japan. The proof, this small instrument is present almost everywhere in this Asian country and even gets the slogan "I am huge in Japan" on all surfaces presenting its photo. The ukulele which is an instrument considered to be unique to Hawaii has made a special place for itself in the hearts of the Japanese. Overview of the history of the ukulele in Japan. Read more
Enfants jouant du ukulélé

Sunday 01 November 2020

Music helps children memorize better

For many years now, the effects of music on a child's mental and psychic functions have continued to be justified. Studies have shown that the more children listen to classical music, the more active the right hemisphere of their brain. It is the same when he learns to handle a musical instrument, both the right hemisphere and the left hemisphere of his brain are activated. The reasons why music is perfectly able to develop a child's intellectual capacities are explained in this topic. Read more
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Wednesday 28 October 2020

New Zealand International Ukulele Orchestra

The New Zealand International Ukulele Orchestra, made up of many music fans, has been famous for many years for its unmistakable talent. As the name of the troupe states very clearly, this is a collection of players who use their small musical instrument to amaze our ears. Besides a double bass, the Wellington Ukulele Orchestra actually only uses this small stringed instrument during their public appearance. Note that the repertoire they perform is specially made up of covers of famous modern pieces in addition to some ukulele standards. Not to mention their quirky allure and the jokes they show about calling WIUO. Read more
Ukulele

Thursday 15 October 2020

George Harrison and the Ukulele

The ukulele is a musical instrument that is increasingly played and much appreciated by musicians these days. Since its inception, this small instrument with its distinctive look and sound has indeed allowed a song to add a unique and personalized touch. And that, George Harrison understood it well by adopting the ukulele as the flagship instrument in his musical journey. This former member of the Beatles had indeed a singular attachment to the musical instrument that is the ukulele. Read more
Ukulélé, Ayano Tsuji

Wednesday 30 September 2020

Ayano Tsuji and the ukulele

While the Japanese music industry is largely dominated by J-pop, a genre of music in which one would hardly ever suspect the use of a ukulele, one artist is the exception. It is Ayano Tsuji, a Japanese performer and composer who combines J-pop and ukulele, and who fascinates with her mastery of the instrument. Read more
makaha sons of niihau

Friday 25 September 2020

Do you know Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau?

In the world of music, certain groups will always stand out from others because they have left their mark on the musical history of an entire country and, sometimes even, that of the world. This is the case of the group "Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau" or "Mahaka Sons". Read more
banjo vs ukulele

Friday 18 September 2020

What is the difference between a banjo and a ukulele?

The banjo and the ukulele are both akin to revisited versions of the guitar. At first glance, the two stringed instruments are quite easy to distinguish one from the other. However, you can quickly get confused when you don't know the specific characteristics of each instrument. Some might even believe that the two pieces of equipment are quite similar in that they can be combined to form a single instrument: the “banjo-ukulele” or “banjolele”. So what is it that really differentiates the banjo from the ukulele? Read more
Ukulélé, Julia Nunes

Thursday 10 September 2020

Julia Nunes and the ukulele

The ukulele, this musical instrument of Hawaiian origin, is the favorite of many stars. For some artists like Julia Nunes, it is the instrument itself that is at the heart of their art. Read more