How About Learning to Play Those Hawaiian Ukuleles?

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Real Estate Agent with Lyon Real Estate BRE #00697006

You can't swing a dead cat in Hawaii without hitting a ukulele player. Oh, where did that expression come from anyway, it's such a horrible thing to say. But I use it because it's amusing, not because I would ever throw a dead cat much less want to watch somebody else do it. The point is the ukulele is a popular instrument, and almost everywhere I go in Hawaii, I hear a musician playing this instrument.

Fat, skinny; old, young; male, female; doesn't matter. Every ukulele is different. Tones and pitch varies. You can pay $100 or $10,000 or more. Go ahead, you can read more and see more photographs in my personal blog today at this link: Just Ukes Offers Wide Variety of Ukuleles in Kona.

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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
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I need a vacation Elizabeth. So maybe I can make it into a musical experiment in Hawaii. Let me think about that...

Dec 26, 2016 11:01 AM #1
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Elizabeth --- your post made me think of my maternal grandparents who had a ukulele. I remember being allowed to play it in their den which always reminded me of Hawaii with its wicker furniture and tropical wallpaper.   Thanks for the trip down Memory Lane ---- cue Adam to start strumming....with you holding an umbrella drink, of course.   

Dec 26, 2016 11:21 AM #2
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Hi Elizabeth

It really is true. Not the dead cat part but the fact that there are lots of ukuleles around, and places to buy them and learn to play them. We say a number of them on Kauai.

Jeff

Dec 26, 2016 11:45 AM #3
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Michael Jacobs Well, we have tropical wicker furniture in our house. We had Christmas dinner at a neighbor's yesterday and their house looks so "grown up" as compared to our beachy playground. When I said that, they didn't know what to make of it, LOL.

Dec 26, 2016 12:15 PM #4
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Jeff Dowler Never thought I'd have a ukulele in my family, though. I looked at the chord progressions on a sheet at the shop and they are similar to guitar. I know guitar but I know nothing about ukeleles.

Dec 26, 2016 12:17 PM #5
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The ukelele has a particularly soothing sound as it reminds me of Hawaii.

Dec 26, 2016 02:17 PM #6
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Not a chance that I will ever be able to play a musical instrument.

Dec 26, 2016 04:42 PM #7
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They definitely remind me of being in Hawaii, makes me want to go back!

Dec 26, 2016 09:39 PM #8
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents If you are interested in Hawaiian art, you need to go to the Isaacs Art Center in Waimea. It's both a museum for such fine artists as Herb Kane and also a sales center. But I think they are closed through this week.

65-1268 Kawaihae Rd, Kamuela, HI 96743 · (808) 885-5884
Dec 26, 2016 09:46 PM #9
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Gabe Sanders Why do you say there is not a chance you will ever play a musical instrument? Have you no fingers?

Dec 27, 2016 10:12 AM #10
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Hella Mitschke Rothwell I don't know if I'll have time to go there with the limited amount of time I have left in Kona. I'm leaving for Maui on the 3rd. And I've been super busy, believe it or not, taking listings. I just got two more between last night and this morning. WTH? Isn't this Christmas, LOL.

Also, I took the plunge and bought an orchid oil painting from Wayne Keeth. It's the most expensive piece of art I've ever purchased but I LOVE it. Told my husband it's our Christmas present to ourselves.

Dec 27, 2016 10:15 AM #11
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents - Good for you! Are you sending it to your California home or keeping it on the Big Island one?

Dec 27, 2016 11:51 AM #12
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Sounds like Annie needed your pep talk about real estate.  And I have no doubt your husband will figure out how to make music on that ukulele.

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They can make pretty music but probably not something I could do 

Happy New Year hope 2017 was great and 2018 will be better for you.

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