Arts & Entertainment, Music
Okage Sama De
Lesson time 01:11 min
Jake explains the meaning of this Japanese saying and encourages you to share what you’ve learned with others.
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Jake Shimabukuro teaches you how to take your ʻukulele from the shelf to center stage, with techniques for beginners and seasoned players alike.Sign Up
[00:00:00.00] [MUSIC PLAYING] [00:00:07.08] - There's an old saying in Japan, and the phrase is okage sama de, which means I am what I am because of you. And having this opportunity to share these ideas with you-- I'm just representing or being a spokesperson, you know, for all the people who took the time to sit with me and share with me their ideas, their concepts, you know, things that help them to further their art form. And I'm so grateful that I'm living in a time where this is possible. So I thank you so much for this opportunity, or as we say in Hawaii, mahalo. Keep strumming, and have fun. [00:01:02.89] [MUSIC PLAYING]
About the Instructor
Called the “Jimi Hendrix of the ʻukulele,” Jake Shimabukuro won worldwide acclaim for his fresh and fearless musical interpretations. Now he’s sharing his approach so anyone can experience the joys of the ʻukulele, from the simple chords that make up hundreds of songs to more complex fingerings and compositions. Learn how to adapt songs you love for ʻukulele or write your own. Stop worrying and start strumming.
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