Populele: Smart ukulele that teaches you how to play.
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Populele App-Controlled Ukulele

Smart ukulele that teaches you how to play.

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Item #4478

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Technological advances have made learning easier, faster, and more convenient than ever. But you still don’t know how to play Maroon 5’s new hit on a tiny lute.

Well now Bluetooth and LED technology can help you learn to play the charming ukulele. This island instrument connects to your smart device and walks you through every step from how to hold the instrument correctly to how to play today’s radio hits.

The LED lights in the fretboard sync with the app to show you exactly how and when to place your fingers to form the chords you’ll need to play your favorite songs. Just set your phone or tablet in front of you and begin your musical journey.

With Populele's fun and easy help, you'll quickly become a ukulele pro! The free app can even record your sessions so you can share them with other players around the globe.

Features & specs

  • App-controlled smart ukulele
  • Helps you learn and share music
  • 72 LED lights integrated into fretboard
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • iOS and Android compatible
  • Free app for iOS and Android
  • Spruce wood sound board and maple neck
  • ABS plastic fretboard and base
  • Italian Aquila strings
  • Micro-USB rechargeable (cable included)
  • Ages 4+
  • Note: This item ships in its own packaging

Understand the ukulele

Learning to play an instrument is a rewarding and enriching creative venture. Getting through those early lessons, however, can feel frustrating.

The soprano-sized Populele upgrades your ukulele lessons by pairing this smart uke with a phone or tablet to guide you on your musical journey. The instrument itself teaches you fingerings using lights on the fretboard while the app gamifies strumming patterns to make practice fun.

App-enabled smart uke!

Wood workin’

Plenty of learning tools and smart devices shave off quality to cut costs, but the Populele is a good-looking, good-sounding ukulele made to last. While it does feature electronics to pair with your smartphone, the body of the Populele is made from real spruce wood with a maple wood neck. The result is a beautiful instrument you’ll keep playing after your last lesson.

Populele being played
It's a real ukulele with a maple neck and spruce body!

Learn by light

This ukulele makes learning fun and easy thanks to its ability to show you the fingerings you need to make directly on the fretboard.

Populele's maple neck is studded with 72 individual LEDs that can independently light up, showing you exactly how to place your fingers. This accelerates your lessons and turns you into a natural musician in less time and with less frustration than just looking at printed off charts.

LED fret markers and the corresponding app showing the chord
Learning is easy thanks to LED fret markers.

Awesome app

The free-to-use Populele app, available for both Android and iOS devices, unlocks the true potential of your Populele.

Start by using the tuner to get your ukulele to sing just the right notes. Feel free to browse through the lessons at a pace that works for you.

Once you've mastered the basics, you get to turn your practice into a game. And while you're learning how to play, you might as well learn the songs you'll want to play thanks to an ever-expanding library of ukulele standards and pop hits arranged for the ukulele.

Screenshots from the Populele app
Use the app to tune, learn the basics, play games, and discover new songs.

Lovely lute

Populele is an instrument you're sure to cherish long after you've mastered the basics thanks to its stunning good looks and quality wood finish. And since the Bluetooth-enabled technology is rechargeable via USB, you'll never need to swap out batteries before you start a strumming session.

Various perspectives of the Populele
USB-charging Populele is the ultimate uke.

Populele Unboxing

Jon and Joey, members of the Vat19 video team, take a first look at this Smart Ukulele.

Jon and Joey take a first look at the Populele Smart Ukulele.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Does it really make a sound, or is it just a controller that plays through your phone speaker?

Answer: The Populele has a real hollow body made of wood that really resonates and acoustically generates sound.

Question: Does the smartphone app have a subscription?

Answer: The Populele app is permanently free to download and use.

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