Neil Armstrong: Friday Links

Neil Armstrong: first ukulelist on the moon. You can celebrate the great man with the chords to Allo Darlin’s Neil Armstrong (thanks to Konrad).

New Music: Two solo ventures from band members. Small Fry by Will Grove-White (of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain) and Nocturnal Emissions by Ian Emmerson (of The Re-entrants). Also out is the marvellous One, for Words by Keston Cobblers Club; James Hill influenced uke and bass music 12 Ornli’ Syge Tracks For Ukulele Og Kontrabas by Elof & Wamberg; L’Uke Play Ukuleighties and La Bohème Moderne by MeggFarrell’s Whiskey Social

Further listening: new track from the upcoming Jake Shimabukuro album

New Books: Ukulelezaza Solo Ukulele Book and DVD, Ukulele Bartt’s beginner book and a free chord ebook from Craig Robertson, That Dress Song and Poster Book.

Further reading: Acoustic Guitar: Digital Edition Ukulele Special (Thanks to Ron Hale)

Pictures: Loads of vintage photos and ukuleles on uketeecee’s Tumblr dedicated to Martin ukuleles. Machete museum pieces. Goat ukulele salesman (via beginnersuke)

On Video: Inside Elderly Instruments documentary (via Ukulelia).

On Uker Tabs: Iron and Wine’s The Sea and the Rhythm

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  1. Ron Hale August 31st, 2012 11:26 pm

    Speaking of Allo Darlin’, Al, love the Mustang Elizabeth has taken to playing. I remember when this was Fender’s student guitar and priced not much over $200.

    Can’t get them for that price these days.

    When I was taking lessons (mid ’60s) I’d bring my Kay electric – ouch! my poor fingers – to the shop and the teacher would bring a Mustang in from stock and we’d both plug into a Fender amp.

  2. Woodshed September 1st, 2012 10:27 am

    Ron: Finally! Something we agree on.

  3. Snojimbo September 2nd, 2012 1:32 am

    Hey Woodshed. Any chance of ‘Fly Me To The Moon’ tabs/chords in Neil Armstrongs’ honour? Or is that just a bit too cheesy? Maybe I’ll just have a crack at your Star Wars theme tune instead.

  4. Woodshed September 3rd, 2012 12:25 pm

    Snojimbo: It is a bit cheesy! I do have Blue Moon on my todo list.

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