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.