Instrument trends come and go, year in and year out. Whether you’re a fan of the tiny musical instrument, or you’re nostalgic for the late 2000s, there are plenty of reasons to love ukuleles. This quaint, Hawaiian instrument dates back to the early 19th century and is making another comeback in 2021.
Whether you’re a longtime player or new to the charming instrument, there’s no better time than the present to get into ukuleles! Here are some reasons why learning to play the ukulele is a great idea this holiday season, to help get you in the mood! Go back to 2015 and learn to play this wonderful Hawaiian instrument!
Easy To Play
The great thing about ukuleles is that they’re much easier to play than other string instruments. Because of their small size, they’re easier to play than a guitar, and you don’t have to hurt yourself to play them like a violin or viola. Ukuleles also have softer, nylon strings, you don’t have to hurt your fingers while you have fun playing. Thanks to its boom in popularity from 2009 to 2018, there are plenty of easy Ukulele songs for you to choose, follow along with, and learn in no time! Whether you prefer covers of popular pop, rock, or even RNB, there’s a ukulele version out there for you!
Easy To Adapt To
If you’re a veteran guitarist and are looking for something new to try, why not go for the ukulele? Ukuleles are easy to adapt to from other string instruments, especially guitars. Whether you want to experiment with a new sound, improve your skills, or simply crave change, making the switch to the ukulele is a great idea. You can easily transpose and adapt your guitar chords and songs to fit the four-stringed instrument. Exercise your hearing and coordination and try to come up with the best version for your ukulele. Making the switch is also a great way to broaden your musical instrument CV, so what are you waiting for?
Portable And Lightweight
Another bonus of knowing to play the ukulele is that you can easily take your instrument with you anywhere you go. Not every musician has the luxury of being about to travel, pull out their instruments, and play at a moment’s notice. Guitarists need heavy cases, reed instruments need a lot of set-up, and pianists have to have an electric keyboard to travel and play.
Because of their small, compact size, ukuleles make the perfect travel companion for musicians. They won’t take up much room in your luggage and are portable and lightweight. If you’re a musician on the go, consider learning the ukulele to make your life easier!
Because of their size, and the material they’re made from, ukuleles are much more affordable than other string instruments. Musical instruments and classes can cost a pretty penny, and unless you’re serious about playing, you might end up wasting a lot of money. If you’re a beginner musician and aren’t sure what you’re interested in yet, the ukulele is the perfect, cheap, jumping-off point for you.
You can find a perfectly decent ukulele for under $100, which will cost you much less than other instruments. If you’re interested in playing a string instrument, but you’re short on cash, then the ukulele is for you!
Cute, Fun, And Friendly
Last but not least, the final reason why you should get into ukuleles is that they’re adorable and sound great! It’s no wonder people always come back to this charming Hawaiian instrument time and time again. Ukuleles have a sweet, warm, and melodic sound that can achieve many different effects and allow you to express yourself. The instrument is perfect for when you need a pick-me-up or a way to boost your mood. Ukuleles are a social and friendly instrument that attracts good vibes, friendly people, and won’t intimidate anyone.
So there you have it! Now that you’re all caught up on the hype, you understand why people fall in love with this instrument so easily! The ukulele is a beginner-friendly instrument that is easy to learn, play, and adapt to. It’s portable, lightweight, and easy to carry with you if you want to take your music on the road.
If you’re looking to get into music but don’t want to break the bank, the affordable ukulele is a perfect choice. Last but not least, ukuleles are a fun, friendly, and charming instrument which makes them perfect for almost anyone! So go out there, get your ukulele on and hop on this new instrument trend!