Friday Links

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Kimo Hussey’s right hand technique.
– Ralph Steadman – his Hunter S Thompson illustrationshas a bit of a strum in his studio.
The Plight of the iUke Piccolo Ukulele (thanks to Ron Hale).
Cliff “Ukulele Ike” Edwards and Charlotte Greenwood sing Frankie and Johnny.

Ukulele fan art.
More ukulele fan art
Ukelele Boys
The ukulele player under the red lamp
Italian Love Songs (c.1920)
Mexico City 1941
Melody Sisters (c.1920)

– The Barnkickers are Barn-Kickstarting their second album.

Free Tabs from Aaron Keim
10 ways to optimize your music practice.

Kala Ukelimba.
Baritone harp ukulele (via Humble Baritonics).

Friday Time Waster
PicTune: a musical listening game (via Nerdcubed).

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  1. herman Vandecauter September 13th, 2013 6:18 pm

    10 ways to optimize…..
    1 Do exercise in noisy places (mostly the same environment as ukulele gatherings)
    2 Never use a pencil since you don’t read notes, use your memory instead! (Shame you if you part of those who can read notes!)
    3 Switch off your technology app…..
    4 Start intuitively without thinking to much before.
    5 Practice the chaotic model. Great inventions have been made that way.
    6 Don’t try to be smart, thinking can be a great barrier!
    7 Always start at the beginning, you don’t play a piece like you are used to read a magazine.
    8 Don’t make things to complicated, you will lose your time.
    9 Always keep your uke with , doesn’t matter where you go!
    10 keep smiling even if you didn’t got the time to touch your uke! :)

  2. Woodshed September 14th, 2013 8:37 am

    Herman: Excellent list! I agree with everything except the last one!

  3. Michael Madden September 14th, 2013 8:58 am

    The book, Ukulele Player under the Red Lamp, has nothing to do with ukuleles. It does, however, have an interesting chapter on Roy Rene (an famous Australia Vaudevillian from the 1920s and 30s, who made a second career on the Radio). The books is a memoir of an Australia journalist turned gag writer. He attended a school in Scotland and did other things.

  4. herman Vandecauter September 14th, 2013 4:09 pm

    Well I did make the opposite statements then the list “10 ways to optimize your music practice” and it seems to fit also and surprised myself with it! So just “don’t listen to what your papa said” :)

  5. Woodshed September 15th, 2013 8:41 am

    Michael: Thanks for the info.

    Herman: Hahaha! I think I prefer your list!

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