String, Strang, Strung

Moloka’i ‘Ukulele Restrung

The more they are played, the more often their strings need changing. Also, wood and fretboard conditioner can be applied with the strings off to preserve the ‘ukulele’s appearance. This is my solid koa wood tenor ‘ukulele that I purchased from a luthier in Kaunakakai, Moloka’i. In honor of its roots, I tuned it to C Taro Patch slack key instead of the usual tuning and mainly play Hawaiian style with it (more on this on a future post).

Also in honor of its roots, I spell it beginning with the okina (apostrophe), the Hawaiian spelling, and it is pronounced “oo-koo-lay-lay. Learn to play the ‘ukulele, and pronounce it correctly, and even a haole can earn some respect from native Hawaiians.

#’ukulele #moloka’i #slackkey #ctaropatch

Published by eskildoodle1

Retired physician with interests in writing, photography, music, and astronomy. I have written multiple stories of life experiences, travel, and astronomy, and have been playing the ukulele for 10 years. My wife Fairy and I travel frequently to the Pacific Islands of Hawaii, and French Polynesia, and I have learned several of their native-language songs. This blog will be a forum to share experiences with family and friends.

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