Did you know that your local county library gives many free music concerts! I have a friend who loves the sound that the ukulele makes and she has learned to play this instrument quite beautifully.
“The ukulele sometimes abbreviated to uke, is a member of the guitar family of instruments; it generally employs four nylon or gut strings or four courses of strings.
The ukulele originated in the 19th century as a Hawaiian interpretation of the machete, a small guitar-like instrument related to the cavaquino,timple, braguinha and the rajao taken to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants, many from the Macaronesian Islands. It gained great popularity elsewhere in the United States during the early 20th century, and from there spread internationally.” – Wikipedia
That brings me to this information that I found just browsing the information board at the library while waiting for my kids to finish with their free library camp @ the Independence Cuyahoga library branch:
“Ukulele Sing Along With the Cleveland Jumping Fleas” Tuesday, July 8, 2014 @ 7:00pm
Middleburg Heights Branch
“You can Uke!”
“Where you can learn to play some chords and a song on the world’s happiest instrument-the ukulele!”
Saturday, July 26th @ 2:00pm at the Middleburg Heights Branch
So get out and enjoy!
HAPPY FRREEEEE HUNTING!