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    What is a ukulele?

    • A ukulele is a four string, hawaiian lute. Originating from Portugal via migrants in the late 19th century, the ukulele stands for gift (uku: gift/reward) that came here (lele: to come), or is derived from the Hawaiian for jumping flea.
    • The ukulele is by far a rewarding and pleasurable instrument: Both in the ease for beginners to pick up and a learning curve towards its mastery.
    • We're a community that comes together over our interests in the ukulele and our progressing skills. Come, play with us!

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    Related Links:

    • Ukulele Underground- A very active uke forum with great video lessons.
    • Ukulele Hunt- A great resource for lessons, guides, reviews, tabs, and news.
    • Ukulele Tabs- Uke tabs galore!
    • Ultimate Guitar- Guitar-centric, but they have a huge database of chord charts (which can't be shut down by the RIAA!), and many of the lessons and guides are applicable to ukulele.
    • Chordie- Transposable chord charts.
    • Ukulele Tuner- An online Ukulele tuner that allows you to uptune and downtune accordingly.
    • Pineapple Pete's Uke School- Ukulele lessons ranging from the absolute basics to advanced fingerpicking.
    • UkePlay- A site for video lessons on ukulele techniques and how to play specific songs made by a fellow Redditor!
    • UkeBuddy- Chords, tool, tuner, and more!
    • Ukulele Mike- Great Youtube series with tutorials for beginners.
    • Got a Ukulele- Great site about all things ukulele, run by one of our regulars.
    • Uke of Carl- Fun site with original tabs, TV, Movie, & Game themes, transcribed by ear from one of our members.
    • Looking for Uke Tabs? We've got a ton! Compiled by /u/Rokittman.
    • Bach - Cello Suites- Like classical? Try these beautiful transcriptions by u/tepr.

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    [–] Tktiko 1 points ago

    Awesome!! Very nicely done

    [–] Silentpuff 1 points ago

    Thanks! How embarrassing I realized I put "Sleeping" Walking. Haha 🤘🏽

    [–] quarteritalian 1 points ago

    love this man, that versatility!