Ukulele historical development

- Dec 29, 2018-

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Ukulele is also highly regarded by the royal family and nobles, such as King Kalakaua, Queen Emma and Queen Liliuokalani, who have played Ukulele. As a result, Ukulele has been accepted by more Hawaiians. From fishermen, taro growers, to kings and queens, everyone loves to learn and play Ukulele. Around 1915, the Ukulele piano flew to the North American continent. Hawaiian music hit San Francisco and swept across the country, stimulating the sale of Ukulele on the North American continent. This whirlwind also swept through the Atlantic to the UK.


The huge demand of Ukulele piano led to the production of Ukulele. By 1910, only three of the three original Portuguese producers were still in Manuel Nunes. The order is too large for him to cope. Young Samuel Kaialiilii Kamaka began apprenticeship with Manuel Nunes. New competitors have also joined the Ukulele piano production, which has led to the innovation of Ukulele piano design and sound quality. One of the competitors, Kumalae, opened a new factory that can produce 300 pianos per month. Despite the competition, the business is still full of orders.


In 1915, competitors from the continental United States also joined the Ukulele piano production. The Hawaiians are very angry and disappointed. Because these companies in the continental United States have carved the words made in Hawaii. The Hawaiians countered and they designed different trademarks to be protected by law. Hawaiian Ukulele piano producers are authorized to indicate the words "Made in Hawaii" on Ukulele. This distinguishes the Ukulele pianos that are not produced in the Hawaiian Islands.


In the 1920s, American mainland producers, like Gibson, Harmony, Regal, National, Dobro, and Martin, produced thousands of Ukulele pianos in large quantities. Based on the design of ManuelNunes, Martin produced the first Ukulele in 1916. Many Hawaiians praised Martin's Ukulele, calling it the sound quality of the Ukulele.


In the 1940s and 1950s, the great GeorgeFormby of the United Kingdom and Arthur Godfrey of the United States continued the development of the Ukulele piano, making it still in the mainstream American instruments. Great performers like RoySmeck and Eddie Karnae continue to play Ukulele. However, by the time of the TinyTim in the late 1960s, the Ukulele piano seemed to have been forgotten in the closet at home. By the 1970s, Kamaka was the only Ukulele piano manufacturer in the world.


Today, Hawaiian music and Ukulele have re-emerged. There are many talented producers in Hawaii, and they are starting to look at the production of Ukulele. MauiMusic is a good example. His piano has a slender and beautiful body and a moving sound. He uses the abalone bone beam and the inlay to give the Ukulele a gorgeous appearance. In the production history of Ukulele, Kamaka has an important position and has stood the test of time. This is reflected in the fact that their order has been sent for twelve months.


In Hawaii, a country with a large immigrant population, Hawaii is greatly influenced by Western culture due to the cultural integration brought by immigrants. After the Spanish brought the guitar to the Hawaiian Islands, the locals became interested in it. In the 1870s, they gradually formed their own unique style. After the improvement, the small guitar used for accompanying dance was officially called Ukule. Korea.