Playing the Ukulele is great therapy – even for an injured goalie!

Justin Sheely is a high school soccer goalie who credits the ukulele for helping her through a season of injury - The Sheridan Press
Justin Sheely is a high school soccer goalie who credits the ukulele for helping her through a season of injury – The Sheridan Press (Wyoming)

“Zoie Jones won’t brag about it, but her teammates will implore her to play (her ukulele) more…

Jones started playing the ukulele…

as a way to relieve stress during a hip injury…

that cost Jones a full year of eligibility couldn’t keep her down. It allowed her to grow as a soccer player mentally … and it gave her an added talent in the ukulele.”

Read Zoie’s story!

NY Post: Watch the queen’s favorite ukulele band cover ‘Highway to Hell’

A quote from the NY Post article, “Watch the queen’s favorite ukulele band cover ‘Highway to Hell’:

“They’ve plucked their way into Windsor Castle, Carnegie Hall and China. Now, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is tinkling across America with a set list Tiny Tim never imagined: a mix of Tchaikovsky, Nirvana and “Highway to Hell.”

“And that, says one longtime orchestra member, is partly what makes the little uke so great…”

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Determine the BPM of a song’s tempo

Determining Beats Per Minute of a song to use a Metronome
Determining Beats Per Minute of a song to use a Metronome

On a metronome you set the ‘BPM’ or ‘Beats Per Minute’. Occasionally the BPM is marked on music.

If you don’t know the BPM you can determine it using one of many apps or by using TempoTap.com. Here is what you do…

Determine the BPM of a song’s tempo.

Use the space bar to tap each beat. The BPM (beats per minute) will be automatically computed to determine the tempo of a song. The more beats you provide, the more accurate the resulting BPM will be.

There are separate directions for using touchscreen.

Here are manual instructions for determining BPM of a song via WikiHow.com.