UKE YOURSELF! It's Ukulele Season at Dolphin Music!
Ukuleles have been increasing in popularity thanks to live acts such as the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, and the fact that they're so easy to play! Ideal for kids or adults, ukes don't require too much skill, and Dolphin Music is the best place to find your ukulele - we have several great quality, affordable ukes - it's time to Uke yourself!
The Hawaiian Ukulele is making something of a comeback - the instrument made famous by George Formby is now a popular choice for primary school children, because it is cheap, easy
Kids love the ukulele!
Even though the instrument has been around for a number of years, the current ukulele-mania is quite new!
According to a BBC report, in the last couple of years a growing number of school children it's out with the recorder, and in with the ukulele. The craze for the instrument has hit primary schools across Britain, with no signs of fading away!
But of course, adults also find much to like about Ukuleles!
Even The Beatles were heavily into the instrument - George Harrison wouldn't travel without his, John Lennon has been photographed with one, and Paul McCartney often plays it at his live shows, as a tribute to Harrison, the Beatle most in love with the instrument.
Watch this really great Paul McCartney performance...
At a recent George Harrison tribute concert at St. George's Hall, Liverpool, of course the ukulele had a special place in the proceedings, as George would even befriend people only on the basis that they were also uke players!
Out of the new generation of rock stars, the most notable Ukulele player is indie cult-hero Patrick Wolf, who many consider to be the 21st century David Bowie.
The Ukulele wall of fame
The Ukulele wall of fame (from left): George Formby, Elvis Presley, John Lennon...and Spongebob Squarepants
...and of course, the much-missed George Harrison, our favourite uke player!
Many top guitar manufacturers, such as Fender and Tanglewood, are now offering high-quality ukuleles suitable not just for beginners, but for pro musicians, too! Vintage has a wide range that'll suit beginners and intermediate players, whereas the kids will, of course, absolutely LOVE the Spongebob Squarepants models, which include the "flying V" uke!
Ukuleles are a delightful instrument to play - for small children and seasoned musicians alike! So what are you waiting for, get yours now!
Yamaha Guitalele Ukulele Key Features: small Quart-quitar Measurements 450 mm Back and sides from mahogany Top from spruce incl. bag 17" scale 18 frets Dolphin's Guitar Size Guide