Baritone Book, Ukulele for Dummies Videos: Friday Links

I regularly get asked to recommend a beginner’s baritone book and I’ve never had a good answer. But I do now: Lil Rev’s Baritone Ukulele Method.

The videos that accompany the iPad enhanced version of Ukulele for Dummies are now available to download online. Scroll down to the bottom of this page and you’ll find ten videos with Lorraine Bow taking you through some beginner lessons. And if Lorraine on video isn’t good enough for you, she has a new beginners course kicking off next week in London.

Videos: Teaser video for Jake Shimabukuro’s new album, June’s most popular ukulele videos, Dracula ukulele serenade (thanks to @n0s0ap), Laurel and Hardy ukeing (thanks to Karin), Warren Buffett & Jon Bon Jovi do a ukulele duet.

Tom ‘The Idler’ Hodgkinson asks ‘Do women consider the ukulele sexy?’

On Uker Tabs: Jonathan Coulton’s Code Monkey

Smithsonian profiles Ella Jenkins

Pictures: Collection of vintage newspaper ads for Hawaiian bands and ukuleles, Greed-ler Ukulele, correct ukulele-playing stance.

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  1. pepamahina July 7th, 2012 11:13 pm

    Taking a suggestion from Tom Hodgkinson’s Freedom Manifesto was how I first picked up a uke. Now I also owe it to him for teaching me the deliciously British phrase “I’ve been puzzling my bonce” as well.

  2. Woodshed July 13th, 2012 12:27 pm

    pepamahina: I love those idle books!

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