In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Thus the guitar-banjo has six strings tuned like a guitar; the banjulele or ukulele-banjo is tuned like the ukulele; the mandolin-banjo is tuned like a mandolin, and so on.
- A great friend of mine bought his granny a ukulele: a four-stringed guitar.
- This Web site replicates a complete manual for self-instruction on both the ukulele and its cousin the banjo ukulele, circa 1914.
- The extraordinary dexterity he shows on the oud, the grandfather of the guitar/banjo / ukulele etc, recalls masters like Paco Pena and Jimi Hendrix.
- The ukulele, the Hawaiian gift that enlivened vaudeville halls across North America and Europe in the early 20th century, has two exemplars in a glass case, next to a paragraph of dry information.
- It's just like the difference in tone between a ukulele and a guitar.
- A thousand attics and flea markets must have been raided to yield the album's menagerie of castaway ukuleles, autoharps, Marxophones, Aqualins and peck horns.
- Featuring Simpson's virtuosity on guitar, banjo and ukulele, this collection of songs and tunes, mainly recorded in New Orleans, is a homage to the American South.
- Designed to sound as though a real riot was going on while it was being recorded, this 1967 cover of the Elvis classic is so thrillingly unhinged, you won't even notice the ukulele and accordion.
- On the instrument respect scale, Casio keyboards have got to be pretty darn close to the bottom - somewhere around guitars with built-in amplifiers and ukuleles.
- They've grown up and want us to realise it; this album is more low key and features an impressive array of instruments including a ukulele, zithers, brass and strings.
- Contemporary Hawaiian music is characterized by slack key guitar, ukulele, and themes particular to Hawaii such as Hawaiian sovereignty and native Hawaiian values.
- But in his obscurity he's free to make sparse use of gentle wurring noises and allow intermittent glitches to engulf the beauty of his ukulele and string-laden folk songs.
- Sitake also plays guitar, ukulele, harmonica, and trumpet, and has recorded a compact disc mixing Tongan and western music.
- In fact, Harrison's love for Hawaii, where he had a house for many years, shows through in the rhythmic ukulele strums that form many of the songs' foundations.
- The homespun girl trio weaves melodies in and out on guitar, mandolin, harmonica, ukulele and banjo as vocals float across each note.
- John also plays a mean harmonica, guitar, ukulele, tambourine, cymbals, as well as all the bells and whistles.
- One of the most well-known Polynesian musical instruments is the Hawaiian ukulele.
- While trying to incorporate such a wide range of influences could result in an utter mess, trying to incorporate these influences into, say, a three-minute pop song with a ukulele yields much more contained, interesting results.
- Armed only with a piano, ukulele and bass guitar, this down-to-earth and charming performer looks set to create an intimate and highly charged atmosphere on her solo tour.
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