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Jake Shimabukuro - Life on Four Strings

Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings is a compelling portrait of an inspiring and inventive musician whose virtuoso skills on the ukulele have transformed all previous notions of the instrument’s potential. Through intimate conversations with Shimabukuro (she-ma-BOO-koo-row), Life on Four Strings reveals the cultural and personal influences that have shaped the man and the musician. 

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Jake Shimabukuro Life on Four Strings: Going Viral

Jake Shimabukuro shares his experience in rapidly gaining popularity after a video of him performing in Central Park was posted on YouTube and immediately went viral.

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Jake Shimabukuro Life on Four Strings: How Family Influences Music

In this video, Jake and his mother reflect on their musical history together and consider the influence of family on Jake’s musical style.

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Jake Shimabukuro Life on Four Strings: Improvising Melodies

Watch as Jake Shimabukuro, renowned ukulele artist, uses a piano to mimic the notes found on a ukulele.

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Jake Shimabukuro Life on Four Strings: Making Music in Times of Crisis

Through music, ukulele artist Jake Shimabukuro is able to touch the lives of those affected by a devastating natural disaster. Learn how Jake feels music can be therapeutic during difficult times.

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Jake Shimabukuro Life on Four Strings: The Business Behind The Music

Explore the relationship between Jake Shimabukuro and his manager Kazusa Flanagan and how they work collaboratively to make his career successful.

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Jake Shimabukuro Life on Four Strings: The Sounds of the Ukulele

Watch as Jake Shimabukuro demonstrates to a group of young students the different genres of music that can be played on the ukulele.

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Jake Shimabukuro Life on Four Strings: The Ukulele and Hawaiian Culture

Learn about the evolution of the ukulele in Hawaiian history.

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