Ukulele A-Z - D and E is for..... | GOT A UKULELE - Learn Ukulele, beginners tips and reviews

2 Apr 2011

Ukulele A-Z - D and E is for.....

Continuing my Ukulele A to Z, this time we are at the letters D and E




DECAY

The decline and fade in the volume and reverberation of a note


DOUBLE BAR LINE

The double vertical lines on a stave of musical notation that signifies the end of the piece of music.



DOWN STROKE

The strumming action across the ukulele strings, moving from top to bottom.



EIGHTH NOTE

In musical notation, this signifies the time value of the note as being an eighth of a whole note ( half as long as a quarter note)



EBONY

A hard dark wood favoured for fingerboards and in some cases, nuts and saddles.



ELECTRO ACOUSTIC

The term given to a ukulele that looks and plays just like a standard acoustic ukulele with a sound hole, but is fitted with a pickup system allowing the uke to be plugged in to an amplifier.



END BLOCK

A solid piece of wood inside the ukulele construction at the base of the instrument to provide structural support to the instrument, and in some cases support for a strap pin.



END PIN

A (usually) metal button fitted to the base of the ukulele into the end block for the attachment of a strap, or in the case of electro instruments, the jack socket for connection to an amplifier.

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