Boost Your Mood with the Ukulele

Boost Your Mood with the Ukulele

As COVID-19 continues to ravish our country, it may be hard to get in the holiday spirit. Mental health is entering the forefront of conversations regarding quarantine and the pandemic. Tough as it may be, we must do what we can to boost our moods and make the best of this holiday season.

Playing Music Boosts Your Mood!

It may come to no surprise to you, playing music can make you happy. Scientifically speaking, playing a musical instrument immediately sparks the production of a happiness-inducing chemical in your brain called dopamine.

What is dopamine? Dopamine is a neurotransmitter—a brain chemical. Our brain is made up of neurons, which are units of nerve cells that work thanks to neurotransmitters. Dopamine is known as the “happy” neurotransmitter. It creates a sense of wellbeing and contentment.

Have you ever been in a sour mood that turned sweet when your favorite song came on the radio? That was dopamine at work. Familiar, preferred music lights up our brain and stimulate neurons to “fire”. When neurons are firing, they are active and therefore producing dopamine.

Playing an instrument, or better yet, learning a new one, creates that firing reaction with even more intensity. Imagine now how fun it would be to be able to play a favorite song yourself right when you need it the most!

Why Ukuleles?

Ukuleles are much easier to learn than traditional instruments like the piano or guitar. There are only four strings, they are made of nylon and gentle on the fingers. Chords typically use no more than two or three fingers. If you are interested in learning an instrument this holiday season, the ukulele is bound to bring you quick and rewarding results.

Why make life harder than it already is? Gift yourself or a loved one a little happiness this holiday season with some of our bestselling instruments.

The NoMad Soprano Uke- is called “NO-MAD” for a reason. You can’t be angry when you’re strumming the sweet sounds of this instrument.

The Tribe Concert Uke- Will bring you closer to your tribe, near or far. Music has a way of connecting us across distances and this concert ukulele is a quick means of transportation!

The Wanderer Soprano Uke- Take a musical adventure during quarantine this season and see where the Wanderer ukulele takes you!

Grab a ukulele and play a little quaran-tune to boost your mood this holiday season. Learn-To-Play resources are still available on our website and YouTube for free viewing. Don’t forget to grab a tuner or our Happy Helpful Guide to add to your learning regime! As always, happy strumming!

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