Thursday, October 2, 2008

Evolution of ukulele

Welcome to my blog on ukulele. In 1879 a Portuguese immigrant came to Hawaii and brought a certain instrument. This instrument was named "Braguinha". The first Hawaiian name was Pila li'ili'i which means little fiddle. Later it was then name ukulele. There are lots of ways on how ukulele got it's name. During my research i found out that one way they got the name was because it was named after the only Hawaiian stringed instrument Ukeke. Ukulele is translated as jumping flea and it is because when the Hawaiians saw how fast your hand could move and it looks like your hand is jumping from chord to chord. As you look through my blog i will show you the four standard types and two other types which one is from the past and one is the new and improve.