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selvin Mar 16, 2010 2:57 AM

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.

Calicajun Mar 19, 2010 7:34 PM

A Ukulele at the beach, under a tree, someone is try to woe his girl.

selvin Mar 19, 2010 9:26 PM

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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