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Music as a language - Victor Wooten

Music as a language - Victor Wooten | TedTalks | Scoop.it
Music is a powerful communication tool--it causes us to laugh, cry, think and question. Bassist and five-time Grammy winner, Victor Wooten, asks us to approach music the same way we learn verbal language--by embracing mistakes and playing as often as possible.
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Mysteries of vernacular: Ukulele - Jessica Oreck and Rachael Teel

Mysteries of vernacular: Ukulele - Jessica Oreck and Rachael Teel | TedTalks | Scoop.it
When 19th century Portuguese travelers landed in Hawaii with a small four-stringed guitar, a member of the king’s court, nicknamed Jumping Flea, or ukulele in Hawaiian, took to the instrument. Jessica Oreck and Rachael Teel explain how an affinity for the ukulele gave the instrument its name.
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