5 Reasons To Play The Ukulele
- 4th October 2017
- Posted by: SOPM
- Category: Hobbies
The ukulele is perfect for both the musically talented and non-musicians alike. It’s approachable, easy to hold and humble. If you’re interested in learning to play the uke, we at School of Popular Music have got a list of 5 reasons as to why everyone should be picking up the ukulele as soon as possible!
1. Ukuleles are small and portable
If you’re looking for an instrument that’s small, easy to hold and move around, look no further than the uke. Whilst the piano is a remarkable instrument, bringing it to a picnic isn’t a simple task. Even your acoustic guitar might be a pain to carry around. However, travelling with an averagely sized ukulele is a breeze.
Ukuleles are also a lot easier to hold thanks to their light frame and size, especially for children or adults who don’t like bulky instruments. They’re also far less expensive and last a lot longer than other instruments such as the violin, so you don’t have to worry too much about damage.
2. Most songs can be played on the ukulele
Many popular songs can easily be played on the ukulele by simplifying the chords. If you’re aspiring to become a singer, the ukulele is a great choice for you. With the massive amount of ukulele-related resources on the internet, it’s extremely easy to adapt your favourite songs for the uke.
Although it only has four strings, the ukulele’s limited range makes it an accessible instrument choice, by allowing songs to be easily adaptable.
3. Ukuleles are unique
Despite the fact that guitars and pianos are impressive instruments, they’re too commonly found in popular music. On the other hand, the sound of the ukulele is relatively new to pop music so it’s interesting to come across. If you’re an artist or performer, adding a uke can shake up the way you produce and perform.
The ukulele is known for making complicated music sound extremely simple. There are no sound effects or overwhelming solos to hide behind, so the uke brings out the vulnerability in a performer. Performing with a ukulele brings out the emotion and rawness in a performance.
4. Ukuleles are unpretentious
The uke is extremely easy to learn and makes it an instrument that can be played by everyone. It’s impossible to come off as pretentious while playing the ukulele. The ukulele is an amicable and laid-back instrument – qualities which are needed in music, for it to be relatable.
5. Ukuleles are fun
Playing the ukulele is good fun. If you’re after a no-pressure, inexpensive, healthy and fast way to unwind, then the uke is certainly the instrument for you! It’s easy to learn how to play your favourite songs in a short amount of time.
The ukulele doesn’t take up much physical or intellectual talent, so they’re perfect for people who want to live a minimalist lifestyle. People of every age and background can benefit from learning the ukulele. It’s a fun, stress-free activity that allows you to relax.
So what more do you need to be convinced? If like our team of teachers you have a passion for music and musical instruments and you’re looking for music tuition in Guernsey, remember that School of Popular Music offers classes and private lessons for students of all ages and abilities.