New Ukulele Books: Friday Links

No shortage of ukulele book releases at the moment. Here are some of the more promising ones:

Mark Nelson (who you might know as the writer of the essential Fingerstyle Solos for Ukulele) has a tab book of his latest album featuring blues, ragtime and hokum tunes. There’s a tab from it and a video tutorial here on Uker Tabs.

Ian Whitcomb’s latest is Ukulele Heroes. There’s a podcast about it here.

Left handed chords for ukulele and other instruments.

New long playing record from Mr. B The Tweed Album.

Garfunkel and Oates appear on the Savage Love Podcast singing songs and dishing out sex advice. And Dan Savage talks about how he discovered G&O via Uke Hunt.

After a long hiatus the Ukulele Hall of Fame is inducting two new members: Sam and Fred Kamaka.

When You First Get a Ukulele – well worth a read even for non-noobs.

Videos: A 25 minute lesson with Jake Shimabukuro from Play Loud Ukulele, Ukulele film quiz (with very entertaining clues here if you get stuck).

Pictures: Ukulele nails, Fred, my uke and me.

I’ve started a Spotify playlist of the best ukulele tracks of 2012. Listen to last year’s list here. For non-Spotifiers, here’s the list:

LP – Into The Wild – Live
David’s Lyre – Heartbeat
Leftover Cuties – Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
The Beach Boys – Isn’t It Time
OK Go – Needing/Getting – Video Version
Humming House – Gypsy Django
Katzenjammer – Cherry Pie
The Magnetic Fields – Andrew In Drag
The Vespers – Flower Flower
Garfunkel and Oates – Go Kart Racing
Mr B. the Gentleman Rhymer – A Rummy Old Day

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