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Old Mar 16, 2010, 2:57 AM   #1
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Default Making Music: The Ukulele or "Jumping Flea"

THe Ukulele derives from a modifed Portuguese "machete" stringed instrument which early Portuguese settlers in Hawaii designed and used because of its relative simplicity and low cost.

This is an archival shot of an Ukulele . The term is from the Hawaiian meaning "jumping flea," which is the name given to it by Queen Liliuokalani because of the action of the fingers while playing.

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Old Mar 19, 2010, 7:34 PM   #2
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A Ukulele at the beach, under a tree, someone is try to woe his girl.
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Old Mar 19, 2010, 9:26 PM   #3
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Calica,
That's a nice thought.
The reality is a fellow brought it along to serenade his family and friends at a beach pinic.
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