PREVIEW: Jake Shimabukuro, Ukulele

This performance is being put on by UMS Wednesday, November 7th at 7:30pm in Hill Auditorium. Jake Shimabukuro first got famous through YouTube when he played a dazzling cover of While My Guitar Gently Weeps by The Beatles.

I am a guitar player, but the first instrument I ever owned was a Ukulele which I would fiddle around with as a kid.  The ukulele is a fun instrument to mess around with and play simple chords, but I switched to guitar because I thought the ukulele was too limiting. There aren’t many notes and a generally homogeneous sound amongst the strings. I thought of the ukulele as an instrument only meant to accompany singing by the beach.  I am hoping Jake shows me how wrong I am Wednesday. Maybe I will be so inspired that I will take my old Ukulele out of storage and start playing again. Hope to see all of you there!

Ronald McTrump

I am a senior studying business and I have lots of travelling experience in Asia. I am very pessimistic and opinionated about life, but art brings me happiness and I hope my pessimism isn't apparent in my reviews, for the sake of the artists!

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