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You Need A Ukulele in Your Life - Here’s 5 Reasons Why!

Updated: Jul 6

The ukulele is a fantastic instrument to learn and perform with. Whenever you play one it really is difficult not to smile, and you will no doubt bring joy to others when playing! Below we have 5 Reasons for you to start learning Ukulele today:

1. Buying One Won’t Break the Bank

This is a biggy for many - they are super affordable! A beginner’s ukulele for a child can cost very little (see our website for ukulele and course book bundles). They come in several sizes and to fit several budgets, but any version you have will help you learn your ukulele chords! Our students can even purchase a super-affordable Ukulele bundle to help with their weekly lessons from our online store.

Musician playing ukulele by Ralph (Ravi) Kayden

2. Ukulele Is Easy to Learn

The ukulele is easier to learn than the guitar and most other stringed instruments. Its softer nylon strings are gentler on your fingertips and the fret sizes mean that minimal stretching is needed. And because it’s small, it’s easy to hold and won’t cause as much tension in the wrist when learning your ukulele chords!

3. An Instrument for All Ages

The ukulele is the perfect instrument for all ages ranging from small children to the elderly. It is easy to travel with and even easier to store at home!

4. They Have A Great Sound Which Just Makes You Smile

Most popular songs can be simplified to be easily played with ukulele chords. This means that most of the music you come across can be adapted to the ukulele and it will sound awesome. Ever heard ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole? It’s killer! He took a classic and with great vocals and simple ukulele chords he reinvented it completely.

5. Fantastic Foundation for Graduating to Other Instruments

Once you have mastered the basics on this fun four stringed instrument, you will have built the foundations to transition to guitar or many other instruments. As you will have learnt the basics of understanding rhythm, reading music and developing chord vocabulary using ukulele chords, all of these skills can help you transition easier!

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