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Once their contract ended and they left the sugar cane fields, theyquickly started making versions of their native instruments for themselves and their friends - identified on contemporary ads for their shops as machetes.
Dias opened a small shop making and repairing musical instruments (as well as furniture), in 1884. The next year, the ukulele was played at a party aboard a British yacht anchored at Honolulu.
Ukes are good for guitar playing I think- they open up your style I think, and in regular uke tuning t's actually like you are playing 5th position on guitar, while you are in first- so all that experience translates right over and you can even use the uke chords to form chords or partiall chords on the guitar higher up then.
The ukulele isn't a native or ancient instrument: it started with Portuguese immigrants to Hawaii in the late 19th century.
These and other European instruments were originally imported into Hawaii by the immigrants, and continued to be imported through the late 19th century, even after local makers started building their own.
According to John King, the uke's tuning came from the rajo: "The ukuleles famous my-dog-has-fleas tuning was actually borrowed from another Madeiran instrument, a five-string guitar called the rajao (pronounced rah-ZHOW).
These instruments are all in a family of small guitar-like instruments dating from the 18th century.
These and similar forms are still popular throughout Latin America, Spain and Portugal.
The largest wave of Portuguese immigration lasted about 30 years, and 11,000 Portuguese immigrants would arrive in its first decade.
The ukulele is not a direct descendant of any particular instrument; rather it is a hybrid, most likely of the machete and the five-string rajo.