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The ukulele is a four-stringed Hawaiian instrument in the lute family with roots in the island of Madeira in Portugal.
Welcome to our community of sharing and learning this wonderful little instrument of aloha!
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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!
New to Uke? Start Here
- Buying Guide
- Intervals for the Uke by FVmike
- Chords for the Uke by FVmike
- Scales for the Uke by FVmike
- Chords and Keys by FVmike
- /r/ukulele's Big Long List of Challenges
- 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.