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Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro shreds four strings in Studio Q

Hawaiian ukulelist Jake Shimabukuro performs three songs live and speaks to his four-stringed approach to genres like jazz, blues, classical, flamenco and funk.

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. 

*Click here or on the listen button above to hear the full segment (audio runs 24:59)

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!) 

One man. Two Hands. Four Strings. Jake Shimabukuro has been praised for surpassing the perceived limitations of the ukulele. (JakeShimabukuro.com)

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