No matter what the genre, Less is More is my preferred music style in performing or for therapeutic music. I took up with the ukulele 5 years ago to bring a happy, harmonious accompaniment for memory care sing a-longs. With only 4 strings, instead of 36 to 52 strings like my harps, and weighing less than 3 lbs, it quickly became a favorite instrument of mine. While I was seeking more overtones for therapeutic music, I discovered the harp ukulele.
8 String Irish 100% carbon fiber harp ukulele
(ukulele + 4 harp strings)
The harp strings on this 8 string harp ukulele is played more as bass notes enriching the harmony.
10 String Ukrainian maple wood harp ukulele
(ukulele + 6 harp strings)
With 6 harp strings on this 10 string harp ukulele, melody can be played in addition to bass notes.
Wild Mountain Thyme
Harp Ukulele combines the sweet ukulele sound with harp like resonance and overtones. Christina Cotruvo’s article Harp Ukulele for Therapeutic Music in the Folk Harp Journal Summer 2020 issue: Harp Ukulele_Folk Harp Journal Summer 2020 article
Beginning February, 2021 DUCS jam sessions will move to Duluth Community Education facilities and support. Strumming will be held according to COVID-10 safety protocols at the Ordean Middle School. If there is a snow day, school closure or pandemic restrictions change, then registered players will be provided a Zoom login for that session at the same day and time. You must register to participate in DUCS with Duluth Community Education.
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