7 Reasons to Take Ukulele Lessons
The Ukulele is Easy
The ukulele is one of the easiest instruments to learn how to play. It is much easier than the similarly shaped guitar, the piano, violin, or any wind instrument.
The ukulele has only four strings, rather than the guitar’s six strings. Since most people only have five fingers per hand, four strings are much easier to manage than six!
The strings on a ukulele are typically made from nylon, which is much easier on the fingers than the usual metal strings of a guitar.
Chords are easier on the ukulele than guitar. Aside from the advantage of four strings, the ukulele is tuned differently than a guitar. The unique tuning makes chords much easier to finger.
The Ukulele is affordable
Ukuleles are much less expensive than guitars. A decent starter ukulele can be had for $40-$50. Of course, a concert grade ukulele can cost in the thousands.
The Ukulele is small & portable
This can be a big advantage for people with smaller fingers and hands. Additionally, it is easy to carry around and can even be packed and taken on a trip!
The Ukulele is a starter instrument
Because the ukulele is so easy to learn, it’s a great first instrument to play. Once you or your child are introduced to the world of music through the ukulele, you will likely be inspired to learn another instrument such as the guitar, piano, violin, or voice.
“There’s something about the ukulele that just makes you smile. It makes you let your guard down. It brings out the child in all of us.”
—Jake Shimabukuro, Ukulele virtuoso
Playing the Ukulele reduces stress
The soft pleasant sound of a ukulele can be quite comforting and assist in relieving stress and soothing the soul. It usually makes you imagine you are in Hawaii.
You can play almost anything on a Ukulele
One can play almost any genre of music on the ukulele. It works well with rock, pop, jazz, and even classical music.
The Ukulele is loved by many
The ukulele has a rich and interesting history. It was introduced to Hawaii in the 1880’s by Portuguese traders. King Kalakua, the king of Hawaii, liked the instrument and enthusiastically supported and promoted it. Additionally, George Harrison of the Beatles loved the ukulele.