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How to choose the right soprano, concert, tenor or baritone ukulele?

How to choose the right soprano, concert, tenor or baritone ukulele?

Ukuleles sopranos, concerts, tenors, baritones: how to choose your ukulele? The sound of the ukulele is a real bliss for the soul and the senses. We are immediately transported to the sun of Papeete and Tahiti, in French Polynesia. But the choice of instrument is very important. Soprano ukulele, concert ukulele, tenor or baritone, what to choose? How do you know which ukulele is right for you? What choice for a beginner and what instrument for the experienced musician? What price to put in his instrument? So many questions that you are probably asking yourself. In this article, Upa Upa Tahiti...

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Andre Bihannic
Tablature "Somewhere over the rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

Tablature "Somewhere over the rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

"Somewhere over the rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, better known as "IZ", is certainly the music that popularized the ukulele worldwide. It is no longer presented as it is well known. Covering the original version "Over the rainbow" of the Wizard of Oz, which was already famous at the time, IZ brought it a revival with an exotic sound and a tropical rhythm thanks to the ukulele. It is almost linked to the instrument. For some it's probably the first song that comes to mind when you talk to them about ukulele and for others, the one they would like to learn...

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Andre Bihannic
Kimo Hussey - upaupatahiti

Kimo Hussey

In this article, Upa Upa Tahiti wishes to highlight the musician Kimo Hussey. Originally from the island of Hawaii, he is a ukulele player of recognized talent. Today over 75 years old, it is said of him that he was born with a ukulele in his hands...

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Andre Bihannic
7 tips for learning to play the ukulele on your own - upaupatahiti

7 tips for learning to play the ukulele on your own

If you are reading this article, it is surely that the desire to learn to play the ukulele is very present. The good news is that taking lessons with a teacher is not essential to master this instrument. Today, the Upa Upa Tahiti team is going to give you their best advice to guide you step by step in learning this wonderful instrument!

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