In 1996, The Ukulele Hall of Fame was founded. It is a nonprofit organization that both seeks to educate people about the ukulele as an instrument and to honor people who have contributed significantly to its legacy as an instrument and as a distinctive part of Hawaiian culture.
This site is quite well developed and has a great deal of information on it. In addition to extensive historical information on the instrument, it also provides a place for ukulele players to network with one another. Some of this networking results in people meeting off-line and forming friendships and playing music together.
The Uke Hall of Fame does more than provide information. They also provide a place for people to advertise events related to the ukulele. These events include ones that are designed for very professional players and events that are designed for beginners who have an interest in the instrument. This is a great way for people to find new music to play on their ukuleles and, with so many experienced players being available at the site, to learn very developed techniques to improve how they play.
For those who simply want to hear someone play a ukulele, and play it well, the Ukulele Hall of Fame is a great place to find out where one can find good ukulele players and hear them perform.
Possibly because the ukulele was considered a novelty instrument for so long, there are a lot of people who are working very hard to get it established as a more serious instrument. To that end, the Uke Hall of Fame is a great place to go for this type of information.
Many of the people at the site are experts in ukuleles and can identify collectible ukuleles and, in some cases, even given idea on how much it’s worth. People who are seeking out a particular type of ukulele would do well to look on this site. Likewise, people who may have found a ukulele that belong to a relative or someone else that they knew may be able to get a decent estimate on how much they could sell it for on this site.
Important ukulele players are inducted into the Hall of Fame on a yearly basis. This is only one reason to take a look at this site, however. With so much information available about the instrument, it is a perfect resource for beginners. There are also resources for music, which makes it a great place to go for people who want to find music that’s a bit off the beaten path to play on their ukulele.
One of the reasons for the resurgence in and continuing popularity of the ukulele is because of the strength of the community of players and aficionados behind it. The Ukulele Hall of Fame is a great place to go meet those people, learn more about the instrument and improve your own playing abilities and overall knowledge of the history of the ukulele.Return to Home Page