U is for Ukulele

a-to-z-letters-u Once associated with falsetto signing Tiny Tim and his Tiptoe Through the Tulips , the ukulele has been quietly making the rounds as the hipster instrument du jour in recent years.

It’s relatively easy to learn (or so I am told), its relatively inexpensive to pick up, and the fact that its more portable than say a full sized guitar means people can take it places with them.

SF Author John Scalzi demonstrates his cover of Radiohead’s Creep here.

Here’s a wonderful cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Jake Shimabukuro

And I’ll leave you with a third video of Danielle Ate the Sandwich, who’s both talented and funny, signing an original composition called Canada.

Don’t worry I don’t plan on picking up one any time soon, but I may continue to google some fine ukulele covers on YouTube.

EDIT: FOUND THIS VIDEO ONLINE TODAY (Apr 25th) Had to share. You rarely see people having this much of a good time on the Toronto Subway.

2 thoughts on “U is for Ukulele

    • Cool. I’d love to try it, but I think my caterwaulling would scare peopel away.

      BTW I just added another video to the post. This one was about a ‘gang’ of ukulele playing people invading the Toronto Subway.

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