The ukulele has traveled through numerous areas of the world and appeared in a variety of musical styles over the years.
The largest of this family, the baritone uke, is closest in form to an acoustic guitar.
The smallest of the ukulele family of stringed instruments is found most everywhere now.
It is called a soprano uke and offers a light, higher-pitched, harp-like sound.
Tiny Tim popularized the instrument for the baby boom generation.
Learning to play a soprano uke is not that difficult. Its size lends itself to easy control.
The frets are confortably spaced and chords can quickly be memorized.
Much more material has recently been released that is arranged specifically for perforance on the soprano uke.