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The Northern Virginia Ukulele Society (NVUS) Pages

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The Ukulele was developed in the late 1800's and most likely based on different Portuguese instruments brought over to Hawaii by the Portuguese immigrants from Madeira and Cape Verde. Different historical accounts point to braguinha or cavaquinho and the rajao. For more details on the ukulele history, follow one of these links:

Ukulele (Wikipedia): http://en.wikipedia.o...
Prolegomena to a History of the Ukulele by John King: http://www.ukulelegui...
Over Centry of Ukulele History:

The Hawaiians fell in love with this instrument, as well as the guitar, and incorporated these instruments into their music lifestyle. Its size and shape has evolved over the 100 plus years, but has remain essentially small, easy to play, and a great sing along instrument. Well known musicians like George Harrison have been known to travel with an ukulele (not sure if this is just rumor but sounds nice), and everyone knows Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, or IZ.

This group's goals are to:

  • Cater to all levels of music ability from beginner to virtuoso (none in our group yet at the virtuoso level, unless they've been hiding in the shadows).
  • Learn, or try to learn how to play a variety of songs -- so more than just songs from Hawaii but also songs like from the UkeGotToBeKidding Song Book that has a few Beatles songs.

So, come join us when you can. Don't have a ukulele? No problem, come anyway -- you might change your mind and get one later.

When you join, we only ask you follow a few Ukulele Meetup Courtesy Rules.

Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
1st Lake Anne Ukulele Festival Performer Bios July 2, 2010 10:58 PM anonymous
Events March 3, 2015 1:59 AM anonymous
Group Rules June 12, 2010 10:59 PM anonymous
About The Northern Virginia Ukulele Society (NVUS) May 8, 2011 2:22 AM anonymous

Reston, VA

Founded Nov 4, 2008

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