The ukulele is a musical instrument that is increasingly played and highly appreciated by musicians these days. Since its appearance, this small instrument with its particular look and sound has made it possible to bring a unique and personalized touch to a song. And that, George Harrison understood it well by adopting the ukulele as a flagship instrument in his musical career. This former member of the Beatles indeed had a singular attachment to the musical instrument that is the ukulele.
Who is George Harrison?
Born on February 25, 1943 in Liverpool, George Harrison is a British artist known for being the youngest member of the Beatles group. Coming from a modest family living in a difficult district of Liverpool, George Harrison, still nicknamed the "calm Beatle", took only a few years to become the guitarist of the most famous group of his time. Living a more than exceptional life, this great artist initially trained to become an electrician was in a few years one of the richest and most popular musicians in the world. With his childhood friend Paul McCartney, also a member of the Beatles, George Harrison was a true ukulele enthusiast. They even contributed to the popularization of this instrument with the general public, by interpreting pieces on the ukulele during their show. Thanks to George Harrison and Paul McCartney, the ukulele has been a great success and is increasingly played by both music lovers and professionals working in this field. Died on November 21, 2001 in Los Angeles, George Harrison lived, so to speak, 58 years of succession of unforgettable and at the same time difficult moments.
George Harrison: a true ukulele lover
George Harrison is what one would say a curious musician of new sonorities to bring the final touch to his works. He had even found an incredible passion for the ukulele, and he even became a collector in addition to being a skilled player of this little instrument. According to him, this musical instrument of Polynesian origin fully deserves to be played by everyone. From its convenient size, the unique sound it produces, the ukulele is indeed an easy instrument to learn. Both beginners and experts in the world of music can play this little gem in just a few lessons. Particularly light, the ukulele is also a transportable instrument so that you will have no trouble taking it wherever you go to learn to play it. Note that this is how George Harrison was able to master the techniques of the ukulele, the instrument that reflected the latter's gentle and hopeful mentality. When George Harrison died, his friends felt that the ukulele was the best way to pay tribute to this outstanding musician. An act which materialized with the uke interpretation of “I see you in my dreams” by Joe Brown at the end of the concert performed in tribute to George Harrison at the Royal Albert Hall.