The ukulele is a high pitched, four string, hollow body instrument, averaging between 54 - 61 cm in length. The strings are made of nylon or gut. The ukulele is usually plucked and strummed with bare fingers and thumb.
The ukulele is mainly associated with Hawaiian music but is also found in Folk and Indie music.
When you borrow a ukulele from RPL, you will receive it in a case to protect it. You will also receive a pick and a tuner.
An instrument in good condition makes good music. Please see our Care and Respect video below, to learn how to take care of the ukulele while you have it.
Never played before? No problem! You can also access free step-by-step video lessons for a variety of instruments through Artist Works for Libraries.
Instrument photos courtesy of Vancouver Public Library