We take the “work” out of learning to play an instrument. Learning to play can be comfortable, fun, and easy when you have a Populele smart ukulele.

Through Bluetooth connection, Populele’s smart fretboard lights up to show exactly where your fingers go. Using hardware and software integration, Populele brings technology and music together to make a truly unique and quick learning experience for beginners and advanced players alike. From in-app video tutorials to chord and song libraries and gaming modes to recording and sharing, this is the most integrated music experience on the market.

As Seen In:
“Like any stringed instrument, learning chords is a bit of pain. We can solve this with technology.” – The Verge

“A wild new startup is about to unleash Populele, an electric Ukulele that will teach you how to play old Uke standards like Ukulele Lady, D’yer Maker, and Tiptoe Through The Tulips”. – Tech Crunch

“It connects to an app where users can get instant feedback and correct themselves.” -- CNBC


Game Mode - Add some fun to learning ukulele skills! Our games cover strumming, plucking, chord switching, and more.
Tools: Find a tuner, chord library, and other useful tools all in one app. Turn on the dazzle mode or light up your own LED pattern and let your music shine.
Song Library: Learn over 100 songs in your library. Can’t find your favorite songs? Tell us. We’ll add them for you.
Recording & Share: One-click record and share your new, multi-track work.

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What’s New

Version 1.9.4

Adapt to full screen

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

J@zzyF!zz13 ,

Great in concept, execution falls a bit short

This is a great idea. I think it should be mentioned up front that you don’t NEED the uke turned on for play, it’s merely the lights. In addition, there are so many bugs with the available songs. I really want to learn Let It Be, but that and several more just wont work. Also, this markets that you can learn over 100 songs. I counted, there’s 83, and if some of them don’t work anyway there’s far less. I would hope the company would pump out more fixes. I understand if you’re a small shop, but there’s an expectation of a product being up to snuff if someone spent ~$200 on it.

Kfishsticks ,

Great tutorials

The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because the content isn’t available when offline.

So I bought this a few months ago and when I’m able to connect to the internet it’s great. I’m made a lot of progression in a short about of time. And it’s really fun. Definitely recommend.

JS5095 ,

Don’t waste your time

I purchased the populele for the kids as a Christmas gift thinking it would be a great introduction to musical instruments. After waiting 2 months to open it I cannot manage to get the app to work (IOS and app are updated). The device won’t connect to Bluetooth and the app crashed before I can do anything. Waste to money. I will be contacting my credit card company to get a refund.


Beijing Visual & Sense Technology Co., Ltd.
307.9 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 Beijing Visual & Sense Technology Co., Ltd


  • Family Sharing

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