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Ukulele (Ukelele)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...As a multi-stringed, fretted instrument, the ukulele is capable of playing complex melodies, rhythms and chords. Due to its relatively small size, it is sonically a ‘soft’ instrument. Its timbre and tone vary depending on the kind of wood...
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...As a master of the ukulele and banjolele, George Formby became the UK’s highest-paid entertainer with his catalog of popular and comic songs. Formby was born in 1904 in Lancashire, England. His father was a music hall singer and strongly...