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Join Ukulele Lesson World Record Attempt This Weekend in Welles Park

By Patty Wetli | Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Join world record ukulele attempt in Welles Park. Credit: Courtesy of Festival of Aloha

The ukulele seems to have finally recovered from the insult that was Tiny Tim. Now this cousin to the guitar is ready for its moment in the spotlight: a Guinness World Record attempt for largest ukulele lesson.

As part of the Festival of Aloha, the lesson will attempt to assemble the largest number of ukulele players in one place; the current record is 1,378. Bring your instrument to Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave., May 26, and gather around the gazebo no later than 2:30 p.m. The lesson will last approximately 30 minutes. Sticklers at Guinness insist that participants hang around for the entire lesson in order to be counted toward the record.

Lanialoha Lee will lead musicians in learning “E Huli M?kou.” All you brown-nosers out there can study a copy of the sheet music in advance, though no extra credit points will be awarded.

The free lesson is open to all ages and all levels of ability, from beginner to advanced – to be part of history, registration is recommended but no talent is required.

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