Q: What is a Ukulele?
"A ukulele is a small four-stringed instrument, similar to a guitar. The ukulele is popular in Hawaii. The word 'ukulele' itself is Hawaiian. It translates to 'jumping flea'. If you have an opportunity to watch a band play in Hawaii, watch for the mini-guitar that is the ukulele! You can also see the ukulele in some modern music, such as Train's rendition of "Hey, Soul Sister" or "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz.
The ukulele is considerably easier to play than the guitar, because it has only four strings. Also, the ukulele has softer strings that did not cut into the fingertips, the way guitar strings do. Having these different strings gives the ukulele a completely different sound than the guitar. While the guitar has a metallic sound, the ukulele sounds warmer and is more suitable for the island music it plays." Answers.com
I play a Mitchell MU-100/n. It plays beautifully and has a wonderful sound. If you have never played an instrument before, I would highly recommend starting on Ukulele. It's the easiest instrument to learn. ~ Susie
Students will attend my studio in Highland Utah. Please contact me to set up your in-person lesson.
What you’ll need:
- A free Skype account and username
- A built in or external webcam and microphone (most computers, smartphone's and tablets have a camera and microphone built in)
- A fast internet connection Kid's Lessons
Parents of young students should always be present for the child’s lesson ages 5-10 years old. Parents learn with their child to help ensure productive and correct practicing habits at home.