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Thread #84223   Message #3652040
Posted By: GUEST,Stim
19-Aug-14 - 09:27 AM
Thread Name: Are ukuleles a real instrument?
Subject: RE: Are ukuleles a real instrument?
I am not sure why I need to defend an instrument I've spent the last thirty years playing to anyone, so I won't. GUEST may play the Charango to his/her hearts content, it is an interesting instrument, but I feel sorry for all those murdered armadillos.

It is worth pointing out that audiences both formal and informal have a fondness for the uke that doesn't extend to other instruments--walk into a room with a guitar and people regard you charily, a violin tends to put people off, and they pretty much ignore the others.

The uke makes people happy, no matter what you play on it, no matter how well or badly you play it. That's what makes it special.