Can ukuleles bring world peace and save the world? Probably not, but they are happy little instruments with a lot to offer. Once upon a time, they were considered to be children's toys. This is no longer the case. There are fabulous musicians, like Jake Shimabukuro, who have taken the ukulele far past the limitations that others had placed upon them. They are relatively cheap, portable, and quite easy to learn on.
There are many. many, many songs that can be played with one, two, or three chords. As your joy grows, your passion and interest will expand and if you choose to learn music theory other worlds will welcome you. They are a great introduction to playing an instrument for small children. Durable plastic ones can be had for twenty dollars or less.
Ukulele Clubs around the world have people of extremely different backgrounds joining together for sing-a-longs, study, performances, and fellowship. A uke can be part of your airline carry-on baggage and it can be used to pummel paparazzi, or flatten amourous housecats!
For those who took music lessons as children, by choice or under duress, or those who have never played an instrument, they can bring a new happiness and sense of purpose into their lives. Senior citizens and senior centers love them! They make excellent Festivus presents!
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