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(Yesterday, 09:30 AM)Firefly Wrote: You know, I do remember ukulele's being popular because of Arthur Godfrey, back in the day.  In fact, I asked for one.  Got a toy one with both strings and a crank - the crank played some little tune that didn't sound like a uke, though.  I was just a little kid, though.  Funny how life goes around and hits back at ya when you're old with things out of your childhood, huh?  I can say this:  for only having 4 strings, you can get a lot of 'sound' out of the little devils!  And nothing you do makes it sound 'off key' or 'just noise', either.  Isn't that strange?

4 strings to bliss!!!

Honestly, I never gave much thought to ukuleles until the past couple of years. Then when I got one just over a year ago, I figured it might be fun to play -- sort of like a novelty thing, ya know? I had tried playing guitar before, but it's much harder to learn and definitely more grueling on the fingers. The uke and I became friends on Day One. I love it for its friendliness -- and I love its history -- and recently, I found out this fact:

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Who woulda thought this friendly little instrument is also known as a --- MACHETE!!!
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