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We know that the Ukulele catches your attention, and who doesn't? It is a very beautiful instrument, with a sweet sound, capable of hypnotizing and attracting the attention of anyone, besides being very easy to transport, it has become the sensation for children and adults because of how easy it is to start playing. So if you want to get into the world of music with this beautiful instrument, there are some things you should learn ... that's why we leave you
The Ukulele is an instrument of Hawaiian origin that has an older brother named Cavaquinho, this instrument of Portuguese origin arrived on the Island of Hawaii in 1879 with some migrants from Portugal who were going to work on the island. When they got off the boat, they began to play the Cavaquinho and it quickly attracted the attention of the natives of the island, who called it Uku Lele, which means, Jumping Flea.
In 1886 the first Koa Wood Ukuleles were made, and in 1920 and 1930 they became popular as many artists began using it, mainly to play Jazz. Then came globalization with more recognized artists such as Elvis Presley, Tiny Tim, Madona, the Beatles and currently Mexican artists such as Zoé and Natalia LaFourcade continue to make it fashionable.
Already more into what you need to start playing, you have to know that there are different sizes of Ukulele, and it is very important to choose the size that suits you best, depending on the sound, needs you have, and even the one that is most comfortable for you. turn out according to your age and size.
El soprano It is the traditional size, 53cm, that of the sweet sound, with a small arm and a body that fits all kinds of people, from 5 years old children to adults, age is not important for our beautiful soprano.
El Concert, which is a little larger in body and arm, its 58cm provides more size to the arm, which allows you to move more easily, since the frets are wider, in addition, without losing the characteristic sound of the Ukulele, its box causes a louder and slightly lower sound, which makes it perfect to accompany you singing and is recommended for teenagers and adults.
The size Tenor and its 67cm gives you a deeper and more powerful sound, perfect to accompany with a band or to be second by a guitar. It still does not lose the beautiful sound of the Ukulele, although this is a little lower, and the neck has more frets.
El Baritone He is the largest of the house, and his 76cm makes him worthy of that position. It is more similar to a guitar, not only because of its size, but its tuning is different from the other sizes, that gives you another sound in the musical artillery.
To give more flavor to the matter, we have different materials, some more resistant and others that provide a much more pro sound, such as the solid wood, which in its construction of only one piece for the box, makes the resonance more even; then we have the laminated wood, is the most common construction of all, the porous texture of this finish gives us a brighter sound on the Ukulele, layer by layer of our Ukulele will give us the perfect notes.
El plastic It is a very resistant material, and if the Ukulele is for a child or a traveler, this is the ideal one, since in addition to resisting the inevitable blows of bringing it from here to there, and best of all ... THEY ARE RESISTANT THE WATER! so they are great companions for the beach or taking a dip.
As in everything, Ukulele brands abound and it is normal to ask ourselves, What is the best brand? Of course, nobody wants to buy something that is not good or lasts only two days. Well, from commercial brands and recognized for making all instruments such as Fender, independent brands and even brands that are exclusively dedicated to making Ukuleles, such as Kala, Luna, Flight, Amahi, Cordova, Bamboo y Ohana.. brands 100% recommended by the Ukuleleria, which will offer you a lot of durability and a great sound,
The final question we all ask ourselves ... And how much does a Ukulele cost? Well, that varies depending on the material with which it is built, a solid wood Ukulele is usually more expensive than a plastic one, it also influences a lot if it is an acoustic or electro-acoustic Ukulele that you can connect to an amplifier. Another thing that makes a lot of price differences are the types of wood and brands, although each one has its economic lines that can be adjusted to all types of budgets. In Ukuleleria we have some that range from $ 980 pesos to $ 12. It will depend on what you are looking for.
We hope that this blog has been very useful to you, and that you can soon have in your hands a beautiful Ukulele to join this community of Ukulelists that grows more every day. Aloha!
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