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Ukulele: A great instrument for amateurs

This is a guest post by Mike Pope, a technical writer and editor in Seattle who plays the ukulele in his spare time. Mike writes a fine blog about language and another blog on general-interest topics; when we read his December post about Christmas tunes on the ukulele, we wanted to know more. Happily, Mike agreed to write for us about getting started on the ukulele, an instrument introduced to the Hawaiian Islands in the 1880s by Portuguese immigrants and now played around the world.

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