Eddie Elvis has taken to playing the ukelele
Eddie Elvis has taken to playing the ukelele – to learning how to play the ukelele, to be precise. There are many reasons for this but the main one is that it is a fun and happy instrument, easy-to-learn, small, versatile, inexpensive and easy to carry about. Most of all, it is a great conversation piece between a few or even a group of friends where you can get together, sing and make music together.
The 1st and the 4th, or last string, on the ukulele are high notes on the musical scale. Therefore, the ukulele is also a happy-sounding instrument and being somewhat small, the unamplified and humble ukulele cannot and does not make so large a sound as to upset neighbours and friends in space-scarce Singapore.
Indeed, the ukulele fad is a growing phenomenon, not just in Singapore but worldwide. People all over are discovering its beauty in its simplicity – young and old. There are a number of ukulele groups/clubs sprouting up around Singapore at the present time. One will be able to find these via google. Elsewhere, for example, Jake Shimabukuro, a young native Hawaiian, from whence the ukulele originates, is also stirring up quite some interest with his rather unique style and form of ukulele play.
All in all, Eddie Elvis believes that ukulele-playing can help promote a sense of community and camaraderie amongst certain groups within our society – e.g. the active- agers, boy scouts, girl guides, friends/groups on an outdoor campling trip, teenagers, etc.
Where to buy a Ukulele:
Living Strings Pte Ltd
3791 Jalan Bukit Merah #06-02, E-Centre@Redhill, Singapore 159471
Raymond Tan @ 6272 7273 (off) 8127 6741 (mobile).