Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro shreds four strings in Studio Q
After last week's great ukulele vs. recorder debate, we were flooded with letters praising both as great introductory instruments for kids — but ultimately, the ukulele pulled through as the fan favourite.
Today we follow our chat about learning with a demonstration of mastery. Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro perform three riveting songs live in Studio Q.
The YouTube darling and touring musician also sits down with guest host Talia Schlanger to chat about his four-stringed approach to genres like jazz, blues, classical, flamenco and funk.
How do you say ukulele?
Hey Q fans, there are two things we want to check with you real quick. First, do you know how to pronounce ukulele?(Are you sure?)
Secondly, did you know that a ukulele can sound like this? (Face-melting, in the words of our guest host!)