Ukulele Master, Keith Andrade
Keith's Questions & Answers
- At what age did you start learning to play your ukulele?
When I was about three years old my Dad Bill gave me an ukulele. He would
play and show me the chords and I would copy him.
- Is it true that all of your uncles & aunties were musicians?
No I can only think of three that I know of. Aunty Lani sings for luaus at
the Sheraton Hotel located in Kapaa on the east side of Kauai. My uncle
Carlos sings and plays ukulele and guitar he published his songs. My
grandfather also plays guitar.
- How long did it take you to learn how to play the ukulele?
About one year. About once a month. My Dad and me would get together and
play the ukulele
- What is the hardest song to play that you know of?
"Palolo" it is hard because it has a lot of picking no strumming. It took
me a long time to learn but now I play it really good.
- What song sounds more like a legend than a song?
- What is your favorite song to play?
- About many people did you teach how to play ukulele?
I teach about seven kids mostly in fourth grade.
- Did you ever have a role model for playing ukulele?
Troy Fernandez, Darryl, and Brother Isreal Kamakawewaole.
- Who is the best ukulele player that you think and know of?
I admire Darryl Rapoze he plays Papaa Bay Boys. My Mom introduced him to
me him. He lives on Kauai.
- What kind of ukuleles and how many do you have?
I have 4 ukuleles one is a 4 stringer Hilo, Two a 4 stringer Kamaka and a
6 stringer Kamaka. Each ukulele has its own tune. 6 stringer ukuleles
sound better but harder to pick two strings are close together.
- What was your first ukulele?
I got a 4 string Hilo ukulele. I got it
for my birthday from my grandpa.
- Did you write a song?
I have written two song s one is "Garden Isle", two "I Love You."