Win a KoAloha, Ukulele Guild of Hawaii Exhibition 2009: Friday Links

You can win a KoAloha ukulele and help build schools in Cambodia on Nerd’s Eye View.

Video from the 8th Annual Ukulele Guild of Hawaii Exhibition. Some unbelievable, crazy ukulele work going on.

Todd’s doing a great series of turnarounds on the ukulele.

Bid on a ukulele lesson from Victoria Vox for charity. And here’s the best video I could find of her appearance on Jay Leno.

You can now get ukulele chord shapes sent to you via Twitter and SMS. Tweet the chord you want to @ukechord or read the instructions here.

Xmas MP3s: Garfunkel and Oates have recorded a new extra-Christmassy version of Present Face you can grab it for free on their website. And you can get Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer’s Christmas Song in exchange for your email address here.

Pictures: Fire (Turn the Hose on Me), folk.

From ReyalpEleluku: “A young man who was inebriated and who was carrying a ukulele had been arrested and charged with unlawful possession. His only offence seemed to be that he was playing his own ukulele.”

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  1. Acilius December 4th, 2009 4:06 pm

    That’s the longest I’ve ever been able to watch the Jay Leno show. Thanks for the link- I had no idea V V was on.

  2. todd December 4th, 2009 5:23 pm

    -maybe i haven’t been paying attention but, …..i haven’t noticed any other instrument community being this generous with regard to give-aways and contests….truly generous cool people….

    -i’m now wiping the covetous drool from my wee beard after watching the ukulele guild vid

    -thanks for linking to the ‘turnaround vids.’ i hope some folks enjoy and benefit from them….

    ahhhhh Friday,


  3. Nick B-C. December 5th, 2009 9:43 am

    …@Todd, many thanks for the turnaround vids, they’re really cool…coupled with Als awesome and all things considered, under priced Blues ebook, they’re helping to improve my bluesing…I’ve even asked my good lady to get me a harp and a jim dunlop harp handle for christmas…

    …I was almost loving the arch tops on the guild vid…shame about the weird cutaway shape…the bass ukes were well represented…

  4. todd December 5th, 2009 3:36 pm

    @ Nick, you’re most welcome… glad you’re enjoying….oh yeah, uke and harmonica make great partners!!!

  5. Woodshed December 6th, 2009 3:19 pm

    There’s a better quality version of the VV video here:

    Acilius: I think it’s the first time I’ve ever seen any of that show. Don’t think I’ll be rushing back to it.

    todd: Thanks for doing the videos (and bigging me up in them).

  6. Ron Hale December 15th, 2009 10:57 am

    A great example of her mouth trumpet – Youtube

    Peeping Tomette NY Uke Fest 2009 Victoria Vox

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