Origin of ukuleleHaw, literally , leaping flea from uku, flea ( from Proto-Polynesian an unverified form kutu from source cootie) + lele, to jump: origin, originally a nickname of Edward Purvis, nimble player who popularized the instrument there
a small, four-stringed, guitarlike musical instrument introduced from Portugal into the Hawaiian Islands about 1879
colloquially shortened to uke
A small four-stringed guitar popularized in Hawaii.
Origin of ukuleleHawaiian 'ukulele probably from 'uku lele jumping flea (perhaps in reference to the movement of the fingers when playing the instrument) 'uku louse, flea ( from Proto-Polynesian kutu louse ) lele to fly, jump ( from Proto-Polynesian lele )
From Hawaiian Ê»ukulele, from Ê»uku (“flea") + lele (“jump, jumping")
- Despite a hard family life, Hendrix discovered a love of music, reportedly "playing" an old broomstick until his father provided him with a ukulele and then an old acoustic guitar.
- Sometimes musicians will call me if they have a gig, and I'll come sit in with them on mandolin, banjo, guitar, bass, ukulele, whatever - anything with strings.
- Similar systems are in place for other instruments, including the bass, ukulele, mandolin, banjo, and even free reed aerophones like the harmonica.
- Before too long, you will be swaying with the sounds of the ukulele and telling the stories of the ancient Hawaiians.
- In addition to singing, she also plays the piano and ukulele.