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Transcript of Ukulele Presentation
Hawaiian interpretation of "machete" which was brought there by Portuguese in the 19th century
Hawaiians made slight changes and the instrument gained popularity in other places in the US in the early 20th century before spreading internationally The ukulele comes from a Portuguese instrument called the "machete"
"Machete de Braca" in Portuguese
Small string instrument like the ukulele but it has 4 metal strings instead
Originates in Madeira, Portugal Four Types of Ukuleles Soprano (standard) - 21"
Concert - 23"
Tenor - 26"
Baritone - 30" some ukuleles are pineapple shaped like the one above while most are shaped sort of like a figure 8 just like the one below First ukulele was made in 1879
Commonly known as a "uke" Ukulele actually means "jumping flea" in Hawaiian
By 2000 there were only 3 companies in the world that manufactured ukuleles The sound of the ukulele was first brought to American pop charts by Tiny Tim with his 1968 hit single "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" And now a song...