Learn the ukulele the right way, you’ll have fun and get in the habit
Ukulele is usually associated with music from Hawaii, and his name translates roughly as a jumping valley, possibly because of the player’s finger movement.
The legend owes the British nickname Edward William Puvis (one of Edward Kalakau’s officials) as it is small, irritated and professional. The earliest words in print, ukulele (in the sense of a stringed instrument), appear in “All Bruce Collection Instruments National Collection” from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, published in 1907. The catalog depicts two ukulelees from Hawaii: the same size as the modern soprano ukulele , one with tenor.
The Ukulele was built in the 1880’s and is based on several instruments such as Portuguese, machete, cavaquinho, timple and rajão, introduced to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants from Madeira and Cape Verde. Islands.
In particular, three immigrants, maker of Madeiri cabinet Manuel Nunes and Augusto Dias, are generally regarded as the first producer of ukulele. Two weeks after they came down from the SS Ravenscrag in late August 1879, The Hawaiian Gazette reported that the population of Madeira recently came here to make people happy through a night-time concert.
One of the most important factors in establishing Hawaiian ukulele in Hawaiian music and culture is the encouraging support and promotion of RajaKalākaua. As an art patron, he included it into the Royal Party’s performance.